Mimi's sign photo

In a story that is largely about noise, it's appropriate that

Photo of G. Love

Live music during the last days of Carnival includes Rebirth, G. Love, Funky Meters, The JAG, Shovels and Rope, R. Kelly and more.

Photo of The Roots

A look ahead to the week in live music, including The Roots, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Toro Y Moi and more.

Photo of Little Gem Saloon

The city's newest jazz venue, Little Gem Saloon, is also its oldest, and you can chec

Photo of Trombone Shorty

Afghan Whigs, Trombone Shorty, and Thomas Dolby speaking at TribeCon are among the week ahead's highlights.

Photo of Sleigh Bells

a look ahead to shows by The Lumineers, Sleigh Bells, Matt and Kim, The Afghan Whigs and more; and new music from Tame Impala, A.C. Newman, Bad Books and more.

Photo of Cyril Neville

It's a good week for roots music in New Orleans this week with the Blues and BBQ Fest, Steve Earle, The Lumineers, John Hiatt and Patti Griffin.

Photo of Guided by Voices

This week includes a Big Sun reunion, Off!'s punk purism, The Walkmen, Lewis Black and the Rising Tide conference.

Photo of Circle Bar chalkboard after the club got its live music permit

Aeschylus wrote, "In war, the first casualty is the truth," and the same holds true for wars on live music.

photo of the Mother-in-Law Lounge

Update: When Kermit Ruffins took over the lease on the

Photo of the Notary Party at the Circle Bar

It's Saturday night. White Linen Night is going on around the corner, but in the Circle Bar, people are reminiscing.

Photo of Miranda Lambert, who performs at the UNO Lakefront Arena Saturday night.

An unusually good week in the summer for high profile shows: