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Christmas records can often show all the imagination of gift cards in stockings, but on

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Friday: WWOZ 34th birthday with Davell Crawford, Ivan Neville, 10 p.m., Tipitina’s: Davell and Ivan will lead two appropriate trib

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[Updated] Nicholas Krgovich enjoys identity games.

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Johnny Mathis recorded Christmas music during its heyday, before the British Invasion ch

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Our highlights for this week in New Orleans include Usher, Anders Osborne, NOLA Polar Express, Nancy Whang, and a night of power pop with The Junior League and associates.

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It has long been my contention that most people who dislike Christmas music do so because they've had the same songs be the soundtrack to their hol

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What are some of the things you have to think about when making Christmas music?

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Saturday night, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Ave.

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Some people grow up with an antipathy for Christmas music. Not Elizabeth Mitchell.

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Earlier this Christmas season, someone posted belligerently on Facebook that it's "Christmas," not "Xmas," that the holiday is celebrating the birt

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Yesterday, we posted a number of Christmas mixes; today we post our own.

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You've heard Kishi Bashi whether you know it or not.

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When former BR-549 singer Chuck Mead recently passed through town, we talked about classic country and his new

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This time of the year, bands aren't touring and even local musicians would rather be home with their families.

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Christmas music has had an age problem.

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For Judith Owen, Christmas music is a full-contact sport.

"People don't realize how intimate an action singing together is," Lucas Davenport says.

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This week's musical highlights include Christmas shows with DJ Soul Sister, Kermit Ruffins, Curren$y an St. Cecilia's Asylum Chorus.

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When asked about Christmas music, blues singer Olga is quick to enthuse about

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This Week's Spotify Soundtrack touches on the season, explores Latin jazz, and previews shows by The Eastern Sea, Roseanne Cash, Soul Sister's Christmas Jam and more.

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The Eastern Sea's Matt Hines was annoyed when he entered a Walmart before Thanksgiving and heard Christmas mu

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A look at the week ahead with music by Anders Osborne, Chis Smither, DJ Shadow, Susan Cowsill and more, as well as the free screening of "Wheadle's Groove" and the 4th annual Caroling Pub Crawl.

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[NSFW] On Friday, The Howlin' Wolf hosts the

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The Polyphonic Spree seems like a natural for Christmas music, but so far we've had to

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Yesterday, I explained away much of the hostility some have for Christmas music in 10 paragraphs or less (th

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We here at Spilt Milk World HQ respect the holidays and don't believe in starting one until the other is officially in the rearview mirror.