“What would you do if I made this for you?”
The semi-wintry temperatures must be taking effect because all I’ve been wanting to do lately is cocoon myself into a ball of blankets o
[Updated] The Christmas music season starts in October.
Members of Generationals have spoken in interviews about not feeli
This past weekend, Essence Festival celebrated its 25th anniversary, and
[Updated] There are two key passages in the bi
Save Me feels like a 20-minute focus shift as
Anderson .Paak knows that his face is his money.
Tank and the Bangas treated their Jazz Fest set earlier
I started to write one review of Wednesday night’s Foo Fighters show at The Fillmore, but when I checked my review of their 2017 set at
Jazz Fest producer Quint Davis introduced the festival-closing set by saying that three acts had closed the fest on what is now the Acur
Music is only part of the story at Jazz Fest, which is part of why covering it is so interesting.
Bands have been trying for years to do what Moonlight Benjamin made seem
Think of Thursday at a test drive for this year’s Jazz Fest.
[Marisa Clogher, Kate Reed, Alex Rawls and photographer Erika Goldring contributed to this wrap-up.
Arctic Monkeys were the band everyone was supposed to know in 2013, but festival crowds today don’t se
[Updated] The last time Janelle Monae played Voodo
Travis Scott is a cultural curator.
Some celebrities would take a humiliating arrest and issue a public apology.
Much of the writing on Delish da Goddess’
There’s a school of cratedigger thought that equates rarity with quality.
The jam wave that followed Phish’s first appearance at Jazz Fest changed New Orleans’ nightlife during the festival, for years turning i
[Updated] This first weekend of Jazz Fest will be remembered—to the degree that it will be remembered at all—for its ex
Friday was as pleasant a start to Jazz Fest 2018 as you could imagine.
Friday's Pop-Up Magazine show at the Civic Theater was advertised only as a "live magazine," leaving the audience mostly in the dark about what to expect. After seeing the show, it's easy to see why.
Don't sleep on Spotify's Holiday Singles, Black Santa's Mixtape, Kaskade's late night Christmas, Bloodshot's irreverent holiday favorites-to-be, and new Christmas releases from Lindsey Stirling, Tav Falco and Sultans of String.
When LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy sang, “I can change, I can ch
Trombone Shorty’s last decade has been characterized by, among ot
The annual nature of Jazz Fest makes it a perfect time to reflect on how things have changed--not just how the festival or the grounds h
Writer John Swenson has argued that the change many feel in Jazz Fest has more to do with the passing of the generation of artists who d
[Revised] Men in the crowd Thursday at Jazz Fest envied Date Wats
After a soft Friday at Jazz Fest that included Trey Ana
First Friday felt more like Locals Thursday at Jazz Fest yesterday.
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
Buku made news Friday night when one patron had to be fished out
Last Thursday night, Toronto’s Austra played Gasa Gasa in support
The LEH's Brian Boyles saw his family's past in Willie Nelson's show at the House of Blues Sunday night.
[Thanks to photographer Steven Hadley for the photos and review.]
Historically, Christmas records served as a vacation from the artist’s career.
[Updated] Friday night, Anjunabeats artists Andrew Bayer
Saturday night, Dweezil Zappa brought the act formerly known as Zappa Plays Z
Sunday at Voodoo felt a little like the last day of high school.
Sunday frequently seems like Voodoo’s afterparty as part of Sat
On Wednesday night, two of Australia's best electronic music producers came together at the Orpheum theater.
Yet again, rain is on the Chicago weather forecast on Friday, the second day of Lollapalooza
[This review from The Republic last week is the first from new contributor Raphael Helfand.]
My last days of Jazz Fest were as odd as the days themselves.
Everything is relative. At a Lollapalooza or a rock festival, Red Hot Chili Peppers are funky. At Jazz Fest, they’re a rock band.
Still Life, the debut album by
It was a shame to have Voodoo 2015 come to an early end with Sunday lost to ra
The annual grousing that accompanies a Voodoo lineup is partly the grousing th
Friday night at Voodoo, I found myself thinking about why England makes such g
Bantam Foxes (Friday, noon, Carnival) display a classic love of big,
The isolation that insulated New Orleans’ music for so long died with the Internet.
Miguel blasted onstage at the Joy Theater Tuesday night with the ener
Friday night, I reviewed the New Kids on the Block/TLC/Nelly show for The New Orleans Advocate, and much of my take on that surre
[Updated] Sunday afternoon, country singer Kacey Musgraves
[Updated] The attendance Saturday at Jazz Fest wasn’t a record despite the speculation of some outlets, which gives tho
Thursday was a true locals day, with short, friendly lines, and shows you could get close to if you wanted.
It was bad enough that The Tontons couldn't play loudly enough to keep
[Updated] Saturday night at Voodoo was supposed to be about
The story Friday at Voodoo wasn’t so much
Sunday night, Beck played the House of Blues, playing a rare club show between weekends headlini
Sunday’s final sets at Jazz Fest couldn’t have been more different.
Any fears that Phish fans would once again descend on New Orlean
Backseat drivers have many ideas about what Jazz Fest should do differently, some of which
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell starts Friday, and we’re cove
On Tuesday last week, photographer Patrick Ainsworth went to One Eyed Jacks to see the return of Cibo Matto on the band's
Reviews of new CDs by Meschiya Lake and The Little Big Horns and R. Scully's Rough 7 on the eve of their CD-release parties.
Thursday's rain on top of last weekend's rain on top of this week's rain left the Fair Grounds such a mess that opening Friday was delayed an hour
This album of sea shanties from the Bywater makes me want a beer.