How did a guy from the West Bank end up getting part of that “Despacito” money? It started with American Idol.
“What would you do if I made this for you?”
Arcade Fire will headline the Krewe du Kavanal's third annual Kanaval Ball on Fri
How do you follow up a million-selling single and a platinum album?
Phoebe Rose couldn’t tell you what the time was, only “God knows.” But it wasn’t sunrise ye
Angel Olsen is a master of ethereal subtlety.
Widespread Panic’s Halloween shows at the Lakefront Arena have l
Michelle Currier performs as DJ Nice Rack, and she is indebted to New Orle
A delight to the eyes and the heart, Guaxuma is a short film that utilizes experimental animation techniques all connec
Midway through DaBaby’s (Jonathan Lyndale Kirk) set at Mardi Gra
On May 20, 2019 students, parents, and what seemed like every adult who’s known Mark Hughes in the past 20 years piled into the back lot of P
[Updated] When Sinkane wants revolution, it folds The Beatles’ “
[Updated] Jenny Lewis gave the audience at Civic eve
We can talk about how she plays 20 instruments, admire how she writes and produces all her music, or wonder how she finished a Billboard-charting album in a month. If we did, we would be jumping over something much deeper that lives in her music: her flow state.
Over the past few months, thousands of women in the New Orleans region have been exchanging emails, booking hotel rooms, and coordinating payments among themselves for tickets and matching screen-printed t-shirts with slogans like “Oh my god, we’re back again” in swirling, Pinterest-esque script. If they’re like me, maybe they giggled self-deprecatingly when telling people about their upcoming plan to attend a Backstreet Boys concert at the Smoothie King Center on August 30.
Members of Generationals have spoken in interviews about not feeli
Folk Alliance International is a major folk and roots music showcase, and it will co
This past weekend, Essence Festival celebrated its 25th anniversary, and
The African-American woman’s vote is so important to the success of any Democratic presidential nominee that seven candidates made appea
[Updated] There are two key passages in the bi
Anderson .Paak knows that his face is his money.
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
Leyla McCalla has largely conducted her career as a lone wolf, performing with j
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
Alynda Segarra’s Hurray for the Riff Raff experience has be
Think of Thursday at a test drive for this year’s Jazz Fest.
I first interviewed AF the Naysayer in 2015 after the release of The A
Of the hundreds of bands that played in Austin last week, only 14 New Orleans acts performed at official South By Southwest showcases.
“All this shit goes together at the end of the day,” said local DJ/Producer Lil Jodeci
The Buku Music and Arts Project released its lineup during the holi
The lighting rig that hung over the members of Trans-Siberian Orchestra at
The Rolling Stones' unann
What do you do on an election day when you’re too anxious to watch the returns and too anxious to watch something else instead?
[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.
Friday marked a very sincere start to the 20th anniversary edition of the Voodoo Music and Art
It is disrespectful to describe Lizzo as “only” anything.
Some celebrities would take a humiliating arrest and issue a public apology.
It’s great that Gambit Weekly called this week for better, fairer treatment of musicians in New Orleans considering the outsized
One of the storylines going in the Wrestlemania last April in the Superdome was that WWE Superstar John Cena wanted a match with the bel
While the question of how to get paid in the streaming era constantly animates musicians and music fans on Facebook, a second question g
Much of the writing on Delish da Goddess’
[Updated] When Stuart Murdoch sang, “We were on the outside looking in” Monday night at The Civic, he could have been a
I asked on Facebook who people thought would play the
Portraits of musicians often feel as ephemeral as pop songs, not because they lack emotional gravity but because so many convey the same
The jam wave that followed Phish’s first appearance at Jazz Fest changed New Orleans’ nightlife during the festival, for years turning i
Saturday at Jazz Fest ends with Cage the Elephant and Aerosmith opposite each o
In his best days with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO), Victor Atkins could
The Frenchmen Street swing/trad jazz scene can sometimes feel like it wants to be boldly rooted in tradition, but musical archaeology doesn't fill
[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.
So far, the New Orleans Tricentennial has been a subtle affair.
Last December, David Woolworth of Roland, Woolworth & Associates organi
Jay Electronica was the prodigal son on Saturday nig
The Buku Project starts Friday at Mardi Gras World with perhaps its most on-tim
There was an overwhelming, communal connection when Molotov took the stage at House of Blues' Parish.
Dead and Company were scheduled to play The Smoothie King Center last Decemb
"Live" and "magazine" aren't two words that normally go together, but Pop-Up Ma
Lily Keber is trying to finish her follow-up to Bayou Maharajah, her 2013
At one end of the DC Extended Universe lie the movies, a dark, heavy, Zack Snyder-influenced place defined by desaturated colors and hum
Good Booty started organically.
In the month between the time that photographer Katie Sikora and musician Alex
Josh Freund and Sam Radutzky inadvertently set a task for themselves when they decided to shoot a documentary on Papa Grows Funk.
[Updated] Let’s clear the basics out of the way first.
Last week, Foo Fighters made news when out of the blue they released the single “Run,” and made more when its video was viewed 2.2 milli
On “Lulu’s Back in Town,” pianist Josh Paxton plays an acrobatic s
Trombone Shorty’s last decade has been characterized by, among ot
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
One of the pieces of news last Sunday at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
[Jazz Fest emphasizes one element of rock band Royal Teeth's sound at the exp
After a soft Friday at Jazz Fest that included Trey Ana
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
Last weekend, Jonah Weiner profiled Lorde for
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.
Ari Herstand found the peace he needed at District Donuts.
Rather than specifically talk about a tribute parade for Car
Naughty Professor has followed in Galactic’s footsteps by establishing it
Walking into The Music Box’s new permanent digs in the Bywater is like entering a post-apocalyptic shant
Sunday at Voodoo felt a little like the last day of high school.
I’m buying anybody who loved The Weeknd, but while I saw signs of love
If Friday’s weather at Voodoo 2016 is anything like yesterday’s
The Voodoo Music and Arts Experience starts today, and we have our downloadable schedule, color-coded with the people we're most excited
The Voodoo Music and Arts Experience returns to City Park October 28-30, and My Spilt
This weekend, the Bear Creek Bayou Festival relocates from Live Oak, Florid
Blame Dylan and The Beatles.
Last year, indie producer AF THE NAYSAYER’s The Autodidact Instrumentals Vol.
The logical next step after listening to London DJs play rare groove funk and soul? Make some yourself.
Today, a lawsuit was filed against AEG Live and the
The surf-like band takes on bigger issues on its new album, "Bermuda."
For season one of HBO’s Treme, music supervisor Blake Leyh wanted to include a p
Today, The Wooden Wings released a surprising new track, “Ashamed
My last days of Jazz Fest were as odd as the days themselves.
The 50 percent chance of rain for the day is not encouraging, but schedule for Saturday at Jazz Fest makes the gamble worth it.
Everything is relative. At a Lollapalooza or a rock festival, Red Hot Chili Peppers are funky. At Jazz Fest, they’re a rock band.
It’s hard to know what to think of Mardi Gras Indians in 2016.
Jazz Fest 2016 began with Goldman Thibodeaux and the Lawtell Playboys, Thibodeaux dressed for Saturday night on Friday morning.
[Updated] Yesterday, we looked at the impact of playing Jazz Fest o
[Updated] [Mumford and Sons played Zephyr Field Saturday night, and new My Spilt Milk contributor Piper Serra was there and fi
In the last few weeks, word has circulated about Facebook’s Filtered Messages mailbox—one that few people knew existed.
Tank and the Bangas closed the inaugural
[Updated] “I remember every second of my first time up there, with people staring at me with the Black Hole Sun face.”
This year, everything is the first time for My Spilt Milk’s New Orleans
[Updated] As Carnival has calcified into the form it now takes with big-ass nightly spectacles starting on Wednesday, s
It seems only appropriate that on the day of the Iowa Caucuses My Spilt Milk announces that fans of music in New Orleans will have yet a
This week's Freshly Spilt Milk features music from Cellars, Steve James, Nap Eyes and more.
Fifteen years ago, I was part of a throng who helped open Th
This week's Freshly Spilt Milk features new music from Datsik, ((mothers)), Borgore, Jesusdapnk and more!
This week's Freshly Spilt Milk has a hefty New Orleans contingent, along with more new Erykah Badu, soft rock from Fred Armisen and Bill Hader, and electronic music from around the world.
When I listen to James McMurtry, I feel like I understand libertarians and small governme
This week's Freshly Spilt Milk features new music from Spookyland, Lazyboy Empire, GoldLink and more!
Bantam Foxes (Friday, noon, Carnival) display a classic love of big,
Chance the Rapper (Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Altar) is on to something.
This week's Freshly Spilt Milk features new music from Slow Hands, Vicetone, Phantoms, Kenton Slash Demon and more.
[Updated] “For all you youngsters out there who haven’t done their homework, I did it first.”
[Updated] In July, Wilco surprised fans be releasing its new album,
Galactic will host and headline The Landing, a new festival that takes plac
This week's Freshly Spilt Milk playlist includes new music from Pell, Louque, Autograf, Guerilla Toss, Seratones, and more.
(In part one of this story, the Grand Point-born
Bruce Davenport Jr. first got attention doing diagram-like artw
The isolation that insulated New Orleans’ music for so long died with the Internet.
The 17th edition of the Voodoo Music Experience presents perhaps its most ecce
The narrative in the New Orleans music community that has the most traction is that the city government doesn’t sufficiently value music
Photographer Patrick Ainsworth was busy during Jazz Fest and the nights during it.
[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.
After looking forward to a day of discoveries at Jazz Fest Friday, I ended up missing both Paloma Faith and Gurrumul. I hope to do better Saturday. Last year The Soul Rebels played one of my favorite sets, so I look foward to them and Big Freedia, the latter because bounce artists rarely do more than 20 minutes on their own, so I want to see if Freedia can make a full show out of the sound.
Davell Crawford has a history of being flighty, but I'm hopeful for his tribute to Fats Domino. Crawford's a dazzling pianist, but Fats' songs call less for techincal acompishment than commitment to Domino's directness.
Although Taj Mahal remains on the schedule, he's out due to illness. Big Sam's Funky nation was rained out last week, so he'll take Mahal's spot.
Make sure you drop in Economy Hall at some point. I often grab my first bite of the day there and put on sunscreen, and that served me well yesterday when I lucked in Tom Sancton's band. Tomorrow I expect I'll hear Connie Jones over breakfast.
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell resumes its second weekend t
[Updated] “I’m kind of a tinkerer,” explains The Mulligan Brothers
When Luke Winslow-King released his second Bloodshot Records album, Everlasting Arms, we talked about his relationship to the blues.
Friday starts the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell, and we'll be
In our most eclectic Freshly Spilt Milk yet, we have new music from A-Trak and Zeds Dead, as well as garage psychedelia from Tel Aviv and electronic dance music from Venezuela.
Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue will close the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Fes
In 2010, Trombone Shorty curated “Red Hot + NOLA,” an all-star New Orleans concert at the Brooklyn Academy of Music that not only featur
The Who will make a rare festival appearance when they play Jazz Fest Saturday, April 25,
Time hasn't smoothed out Big Rock Candy Mountain's sense of musical adv
Robert DeLong is convinced that making that music to move somebody is “really all that matters.” The 28-year-old producer is committed to injecting
Much of Guster's appeal is that they come off as nice guys who make deeply sa
Our highlights for the week ahead include Ben Howard, Mother Falcon, Marco Benetti, and Quintron's audio translation of the weather, visualized.
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.
Our highlights for the week ahead in New Orleans include rockabilly survivors, the latest flavors, Kevin Gates, Hunter Hayes, Marc Broussard, and Fozzy.
Our highlights for the week ahead include comedy, live documentaries, food in Champions Square, and Atmosphere, Thee Oh Sees, and Tim Easton.
Our highlights for the week in New Orleans include a number of events, Italian instrumental rock with Mike Watt, world R&B with Sinkane, and Mystikal for Halloween.
There is a lot to do this week, starting with Foxygen, who we're pleased to present on Monday.
(In 2012, Cherie LeJeune interviewed Vox and the Hound on the eve of the release of the band's debut album, Courage.
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell starts Friday, and we’re cove
[Updated] "As our awards show host Jim Lauderdale would say, 'That's Americana.'"
September 27, 2012 was an emotional day for the New Orleans music community.
This year, Hogs for the Cause has expanded its musical lineup.
[Updated] Food Network's Chopped challenges c
Sitting still doesn’t come naturally to a lot of kids. Getting students to sit still long enough to learn is often the teachers’ hardest job.