At Home with Daria and the Hip Drops

After last year's rain, the French Quarter Festival is enjoying a meteorological mitzvah. The weather is not only not rainy, but it's beautifully comfortable. Today will be another beautiful today to see the broad sweep of New Orleans music that the festival offers, starting at 11 a.m. with Daria and the Hip Drops, who'll kick off a strong day on the WWL Made in the Shade Stage (on the Esplanade side of the U.S.

Merry Christmas Semi-Live from St. Roch Market

Saturday afternoon, I DJ'ed an afternoon of Christmas music at St. Roch Market as part of Tales of the Cocktail's holiday pop-up store. After I played "What You Want for Christmas" by Quad City DJs, The 69 Boyz and K-Nock, one woman came up to tell me she'd forgotten about that song, and another wanted to know where she could get the playlist because she liked it too.