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Trombone Shorty’s last decade has been characterized by, among ot

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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

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[Updated There are limits to what I expect from

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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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Funk/jazz/rock band Naughty Professor had a good 2016, and the band’s bas

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Naughty Professor has followed in Galactic’s footsteps by establishing it

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The Faux/Real Festival grew out of New Orleans Fringe Festival, and it kicks off

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Last spring, Rare Essence tried to present a contemporary take on go-go with mixed results on

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The logical next step after listening to London DJs play rare groove funk and soul? Make some yourself.

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Everything is relative. At a Lollapalooza or a rock festival, Red Hot Chili Peppers are funky. At Jazz Fest, they’re a rock band.

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[Updated] Early voting has started for March 5’s Louisiana Primary, and it is time to vote for the winners for

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This week's Freshly Spilt Milk features music from Cellars, Steve James, Nap Eyes and more.

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Saturday afternoon, I DJ'ed an afternoon of Christmas music at St.

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Wednesday, R&B keyboard player Nigel Hall will play an album re

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If you see Maxx McGathey, bandleader of Gramps the Vamp, walking around Chicago with he

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Miguel blasted onstage at the Joy Theater Tuesday night with the ener

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When Galactic parted ways with singer Theryl “Houseman” DeClouet in 2004, fans fe

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Galactic's last two studio albums--2010's

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If Saturday's crowd at Jazz Fest wasn't record-breaking, it was at least enough to make eve

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Tank and the Bangas play Jazz Fest's Gentilly Stage Saturday morning at 11:

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In 2010, Trombone Shorty curated “Red Hot + NOLA,” an all-star New Orleans concert at the Brooklyn Academy of Music that not only featur

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For 20 or so years, Miles Tackett has been making music with one foot in traditio

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Yesterday, Bo Dollis, Big Chief of The Wild Magnolias, died after a prolonged battle with ill health.

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Wednesday night, members of

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Our favorite things this week include Willie Hutch, Morgan Spurlock's new project, and new Walk the Moon.

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It was bad enough that The Tontons couldn't play loudly enough to keep

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Our favorite things this week include reissues by The Pop Group and Sarah Silverman's new comedy album.

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There’s a reason that Dave Chappelle’s “I’m Rick James, bitch” became quo

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The DJ and record collector traces his love of records to punk and Eddie Bo.

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Jazz Fest at night has become a time for jam funk and one-time-only shows, and one of the more entertaining ideas is Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe sp

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Sunday’s final sets at Jazz Fest couldn’t have been more different.

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Last December, funk band Naughty Professor had a party and shot videos of themselves

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During Jazz Fest 2013, Soulive played The Howlin' Wolf as part of the Royal

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Gravity A has spent the last few years finding itself and its audience.

This year, I had good podcast conversations with Truth Universal and

[Updated] In October, our friends at ABIS Productions shot

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The funk/rock band talks about performing live, songwriting, and making party rock for smart people.

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Our favorite things this week include a Millenial listicle, The Poets of Rhythm and This Charming Charlie.

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Our favorite things this week include Bear Creek, CCR and a stolen iPhone.

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[Updated] The title track on Dumpstaphunk's new

[Updated] “For a while, there was actually a rumor going around on the Internet that we’re from New Orleans,” say

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One their debut album, The New Orleans Suspects make their brand of funk rock sound effortless.

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"Ohhh, I hit a baby deer."

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Producer, musician and DJ Dam-Funk is Los Angeles' "Ambassador of Boogie Funk," and he'll play Tipitina's on September 16 at DJ Soul Sister's Birth

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R.J. Smith discusses James Brown before appearing at Octavia Books Tuesday at 6 p.m. to sign copies of his Brown bio, "The One."

It's tempting to say that the Mainline Brass Band stretches the definition of br