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The semi-wintry temperatures must be taking effect because all I’ve been wanting to do lately is cocoon myself into a ball of blankets o

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Voodoo 2019 felt an exercise in denial. 

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Behind the delicate voice, dreamy lyrics and cascading chord progressions of indie pop outfit

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“What are we about? Who are we?” AJ Haynes and Shreveport’s Seratones asked themselves those questions after they parted ways with guitarist Connor Davis in 2018. He had been part of the band along with bassist Adam Davis and drummer Jesse Gabriel from the start, and his furious guitar was crucial to the band’s MC5/Detroit rock ’n’ roll sound on display on the band’s its 2016 debut album, Get Gone.

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Shreveport’s Seratones fell together in the way that musicians

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I started to write one review of Wednesday night’s Foo Fighters show at The Fillmore, but when I checked my review of their 2017 set at

Lucy Dacus

It’s difficult to stop an audience in its tracks with an unrecorded song, but Lucy Dacus has done it both

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“I know what I know / I’m well-read,” Sarah Fontenelle sings in “Cycles,” the first track from

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The jam wave that followed Phish’s first appearance at Jazz Fest changed New Orleans’ nightlife during the festival, for years turning i

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Trombone Shorty’s fest-closing set deserves to be the ritual that th

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

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Since Joe Dyson was a teenager at NOCCA, he has been one of The Drumme

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Friday at Jazz Fest was a lesson in context.

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Wednesday night’s highlights in New Orleans include guitarist

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In recent years, Jazz Fest at night has been a jam fest, and that’s certainly going on.

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Jack White will play the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shel

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“It has to drone. That’s the basis of it. There’s an underlying softness to the music that it’s making.

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[Updated] Tommy Stinson seems like he’d be happies

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There was an overwhelming, communal connection when Molotov took the stage at House of Blues' Parish.

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Some believe that starting a record label in 2018 is a

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Bobby Z’s pride in The Revolution is as obvious in conversation as it is justified.

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Alicia Bognanno’s voice is a powerful instrument, raw as sushi and stuffed with endless ennui.

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Sia wins this year's Christmas music derby, while Gwen Stefani is slowed by Blake Shelton. Plus new Christmas music from Hanson, Paul McCartney, Grace Potter and more.

[Updated] It’s easy to hear why Lost Bayou Ramblers’

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In interviews following the release of Dedicated to Bobby Jameson, Ariel Pink

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Thursday night, Old Crow Medicine Show covers Bob Dylan's "Blonde on Blonde" at the Orpheum.

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Continuing in the Voodoo tradition of striking a nostalgic chord on Sunday, 

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In rock and roll years, late thirties elevates a band to wise elder status.

[Updated] “We kind of just throw it together really quickly and try not to think about it too much,” says guitarist Frankie Broyle

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[Updated] Let’s clear the basics out of the way first.

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According to photographer Steph Catsoulis, the rock band connected solidly with the audience when it played Gasa Gasa last week.

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“But recently I began to feel that maybe I wouldn’t be able to do what I want to do and need to do with American musicians, who are

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[I was sad to wake up this morning and


[Updated] “With this one, we’re not so focused on the album. We just wanted to focus back on songs.”

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Flow Tribe has had a newsy week, not all of it good. Singer K.C.

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

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In an encore presentation, the Frenchmen Street singer reveals how opera indirectly pushed her toward jazz before she plays Jazz Fest today.

Angel Olsen’s voice is a force of nature.

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In 2008, John Michael Rouchell made himself an important part of the New Or

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Saturday was Black T-Shirt Day at Voodoo with a heavy rock lineup topped by

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

Seeing Wye Oak at the Republic Wednesday night was like seeing confidence and triump

My grandfather was a real catchphrase guy. He didn’t speak in aphorisms, just affable taglines that reminded you of the jovial man he was.

“I’m not trying to soundtrack your fucking life,” says Alex Brettin, a.k.a. Mild High Club.

As summer draws to a close, crank up the AC and the volume and listen to this week's "Freshly Spilt Milk" with hot new tracks from old favorites including Speedy Ortiz and The Tallest Man On Earth, as well as promising new artists like Toy Cars and Space Mountain.

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Even numbers are a problem.

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(New My Spilt Milk contributor Jessie Rubini saw Lord Huron Saturday night at the House of Blues. Here's her report.)

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When Tiffany Lamson told Rotary Downs to sit, they sat. 

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Many bands still seem addicted to the major label-dictated album cycle that once prompted Prince to declare himself a slave.

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The consensus seems to be that Elvis Costello killed Thursday at J

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The Breton Sound plays arena-sized rock in indie-sized rooms.

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Louisiana rock/pop band Royal Teeth have been best known over the last few years for its

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New Orleans' rock band Woozy is a nominee for Best Debut Album in

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Von Mozes started life as Teenager, which emerged from indie rock band

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Not only is New Orleans unlikely to see a white Christmas this year, but it's doubtful we'll see a cold one either.

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Today, New Orleans rock band Exports debuted a new song, "Red Herring," through

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Saturday night, NOLA Polar Express returns to The Publiq House to celebrate the season th

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Buku Music and Art Project will be returning to Mardi Gras World for its fifth installment

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This week's Freshly Spilt Milk features new music from Datsik, ((mothers)), Borgore, Jesusdapnk and more!

“I know you're waiting on my move tonight/hesitation/wait until the moment's right,” said no lothario ever.

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This week's Freshly Spilt Milk features new music from Spookyland, Lazyboy Empire, GoldLink and more!

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Part-time Stereolab collaborator Sean O'Hagan has found full expression of his Beach Boy impulses as well as his love of low-tech drones in

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Friday night at Voodoo, I found myself thinking about why England makes such g

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Bantam Foxes (Friday, noon, Carnival) display a classic love of big,

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When the final version of the Voodoo announcement that Public Image Ltd.

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This time last year, GIVERS previewed new music when they played Voodoo.

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The Voodoo Music and Art Experience returns to City Park this Halloween weekend, and My S

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This week's Freshly Spilt Milk features new music from Infuze, Sun Club, Rastronaut, Young Romance, and more.

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A video on YouTube begins with a motormouthed “92.9, KJEE, SAN

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Hibou’s Peter Michel works best on his own.

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This week's Freshly Spilt Milk includes new music from Jack Ü, Alesso, Major Lazer x DJ Snake vs. Pop Noir, a lot of soul and a special bonus summertime mixtape.

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Facebook's collective "meh" over the talent lineup for Voodoo 2015 left me wondering if t

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[Updated] Home production software has been a mixed blessing.

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Grant Gustafson laughs a lot.

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There’s no getting around Benjamin Booker’s voice.

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The Waterboys’ music has moved as Mike Scott has moved.

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[Updated] Last fall, I interviewed Feufollet’s Chris Stafford for

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This week "Freshly Spilt Milk" has new music from Penguin Prison, Doldrums, CRNKN and more.

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As a member of Israeli rock ’n’ roll band Monotonix, Yonatan Gat didn’t recognize

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[Updated] Thoughts that we didn’t get around do during Voodoo 2014:

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“Because rock was so sacred, I tried to keep them separate.”

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“I always send them stuff. I get on their nerves telling them what they should listen to,” says Ms.

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“We butt heads a little bit but at the end of the day, we’re all friends.

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

Jamey Johnson by Patrick Ainsworth

With three guitars, a pedal steel player and two drummers, Jamey Johnson's ba

Poster for Boats & Krief

"Never ever ever change your font size / Never ever become a vengeful ghost," Mat Klachefsky sings on

Siblings and bandmates Rob and Rachel Kolar of L.A.

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

Today, New Orleans' hard rock band Star and Dagger have released their first video, which references a nu

Somewhere along the way, a couple of 12-year-olds fooling around on guitars turned into a dynamic guitar-and-drums duo.