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{Today new contributor Michelle Beaulieu kicks off "A Quick Take," a new series of quick looks at artists playing New Orleans.]

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For Bruce Springsteen, being a bar band was a starting point; for Southside Johnny Lyons, it was a destination.

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First Friday felt more like Locals Thursday at Jazz Fest yesterday.

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DJ Shub makes an unlikely return to Jazz Fest Friday.

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A lot has changed for Nas since his last full-length release, Life is Good, in 2012.

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Boyfriend didn’t overthink the title of her new EP, Next, but

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Mississippi Rail Company took a game stab at classic New Orleans R&B along with a number of related southern, piano-driven R&B s

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You can see how much Big Star meant to a generation

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The jam band wave that first hit Jazz Fest when Phish first performed 1996 and resurged yearly since owes everything to The Grateful Dead.

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The permission the Drive-By Truckers gave themselves to broaden

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Foxygen mines its raw materials from '70s rock but uses it to make something beautifully

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When Warner Brothers reissued Fleetwood Mac’s Tango in the Night, I messaged Jonathan Pretus of

Real Estate hasn't quite hit its stride on this tour, but New Orleans was only the second stop on its

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This Saturday, April 8, The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will literally perform upon the waters of Lake Pontchartrain at the Seabrook Boat Launch. The LPO will play an original work by Yotam Haber titled “New Water Music,” and for the occasion it has partnered with New Orleans Airlift to create a lively and celebratory event that brings attention to the somber and critical coastal erosion issues affecting the Louisiana coastline.

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In 2004, comedian Dave Hill sent odd, sometimes confrontational email

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[Updated] Today, an electronic music producer can travel with little more than a briefcase for his or her gear.

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Freshly Spilt Milk Returns with new music from Migos, Flume, Zedd, and more, including Cashmere Cat who'll play New Orleans April 14.

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Brian Wilson’s appearances in New Orleans didn’t promise a lot before he playe