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“All this shit goes together at the end of the day,” said local DJ/Producer Lil Jodeci

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Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler clearly has no plans to grow old gracefully.

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Saturday at Jazz Fest ends with Cage the Elephant and Aerosmith opposite each o

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Big Freedia received a rock star’s reception when she played Jazz Fes

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Saturday at Jazz Fest, Rod Stewart tags in for Aretha Franklin. I give St

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[Updated] According to singer Judith Owen, Christmas has two sides—“Bloody awful and wonderful,” and both are represent

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Last week, we considered the place Christmas recordings occupy in the careers of artists, looking at

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“Let’s get everyone super-fucking-Christmas-y,” Chris Hardwick said to start in interview with Zoe Deschanel and M.

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Earlier this summer, we talked to DJ Yamin, Quickie Mart, and Tony Skratchere about NOLA Bounce Breaks,

The animosity between Lil Wayne and Bryan “Birdman” Williams has been intense and well-publicized.

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[Updated] PJ Morton spent much of this past spring

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Bluntly, there's too much to do during Jazz Fest. Too many bands, too many possibilities, too many things that might be cool.

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Late last year, R&B singer Raqi Lilly visited New Orleans to help scratch her

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How do we know that Big Freedia has made it? A book—who reads them?

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When 5th Ward Weebie's "Let Me Find Out" became one of New Orleans' biggest songs in 2014, it was a return to old school bounce values.

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Last night, Big Freedia, Boyfriend, and Seattle's Hibou kicked off a

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This week's Freshly Spilt Milk playlist includes locals Woozy, Fro-Yo Ma, and Big Freedia and DJ BlaqNmild, as well as Timmy's Organism, Christian Rich, Branko, and a bonus roller disco mix.

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

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This week's "Freshly Spilt Milk" soundcloud playlist includes jangle pop from The Cairo Gang, soul from Willis Earl Beal, glitchy techno from Oslo, and a sunny instrumental from Joey Bada$$'s producer.

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[Updated] The attendance Saturday at Jazz Fest wasn’t a record despite the speculation of some outlets, which gives tho

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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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Our highlights for the week ahead include Ben Howard, Mother Falcon, Marco Benetti, and Quintron's audio translation of the weather, visualized.

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This time last year, The NOLA Hip-Hop and Bounce Archive had its hat in its hand and wa

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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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Prospect 3 starts Saturday, and though the international contemporary art festival

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Our highlights for a busy week that also includes a Black and Gold kickoff party, the Felice Brothers, Richard Buckner, Real Estate, and a free tribute to David Egan in Lafayette.

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Our highlights for the week include Delta Spirit, Earth, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Feufollet and 5th Ward Weebie.

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Our picks this week include a tribute to Mannie Fresh, Faster Pussycat, Cardinal Sons, MadFro, Sylvan Esso, and The Get Busy.

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Our picks for the week include Wynton Marsalis' benefit for Tipitina's Foundation, the Bounce party at the Republic, Chris Smither at Chickie Wah Wah, and the return of the Daiquiri Festival.

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Our picks for a quiet post-holidays week including Ani DiFranco, a SXSW bounce benefit, Cedric Watson, Buckwheat Zydeco and more.

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[Updated] Hip-hop now occupies the place rock ’n’ roll once did in a number of ways.

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My Spilt Milk picks our favorites for the week, including twerk-worthy mixes from Gypsyphonic Disko, new albums from the Scorseses and Local Natives, raving with Yellow Claw, a night of Latin music, and a TV show for Big Freedia.

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My Spilt Milk picks the week's highlights, including indie rock from Cardinal Sons, Dale Watson's new album, twerking with Big Freedia, comedian Michael Ian Black and puppets.

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DJ Quickie Mart's roots are in hip-hop, but he has broadened his musical horizons.

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Big Freedia's Scion AV EP put off purists who felt she had

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[Updated] Jazz Fest and the birth of Clara Louise Rawls forced The Milk Run to take a hiatus, but this week it returns to look ahead to the

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[Updated] For the last decade, the EMP Pop Conference has been the premiere venue for high-level music nerdery.

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A look at the week ahead in New Orleans music, including the return of Ricky B, the Big Easy Rollergirls, Ivan and Alyosha, and a Save Jimmy's benefit.

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"It's important for us to tell original stories," says A.J.

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

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Professor Longhair and some Carnival classics get the Balkan bounce beat courtesy of Gypsyphonic Disko.

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The Nevilles, Drive-By Truckers, ONUINU, Prytania Fest and a Saturday night of insurgent Carnival are among the week's highlights in New Orleans.

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Telling the ending won't ruin this book.

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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.

Last year, Gypsyphonic Disco - Quickie Mart and Ben Ellman - celebrated the holiday seaso

[NSFW] When I started working on the Oxford American music issue, one of the

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This Week's Soundtrack features new music by Animal Collective, The Fresh and Onlys, Bob Mould and more, and previews shows by 2 Chainz, Slash, Red Baraat, I Totally Destroyed It among others.

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When DJ Tony Skratchere talks about bounce, he does so with reverence.