Bob Weir throwback for the Jazz Fest Deadheads

Jazz Fest season sees the annual return of followers of all things Grateful Dead to New Orleans as the festival and its accompanying nightlife still steers into the jam aesthetic that the band made its signature. In March, photographer Erika Goldring shot Dead guitarist Bob Weir last March when he came to New Orleans to play The Fillmore with The Wolf Brothers--Don Was on bass and Ratdog's Jay Lane on drums.

Jazz Fest: Tuesday Night in the Clubs

In recent years, Jazz Fest at night has been a jam fest, and that’s certainly going on. Every night this time of year, some combination of guys who don’t usually play together are playing something funky somewhere in New Orleans. Fortunately, this year’s offerings have been broader than that. People are still jamming, but we also get nights like tonight, where our highlights have a little range to them.

Elysian Feel Lift the Shade

One Dylan refuses to be honored with a Nobel. Elysian Feel has two Dylans, and it’s hard to believe either would turn down the recognition. Drummer Dylan Seals and guitarist Dylan Kidd are transplants to New Orleans from Long Island and San Jose respectively, and they’re two-fifths of a band that along with Spence Bailey, Abner Deitle, and, Kendrick Magallanes, pulls together rock, hip-hop, electronica, Zappa, and jazz fusion bordering on Chicago (the band not the city).

Bear Creek Bayou Flows Through New Orleans This Weekend

This weekend, the Bear Creek Bayou Festival relocates from Live Oak, Florida to Mardi Gras World with George Clinton's Parliament-Funkadelic and The Flaming Lips headlining Friday and Saturday respectively. Bear Creek Bayou joins a crowded fall festival season, taking musical cues from Bonnaroo and The Jam Cruise to offer a two-day, three-stage experience that looks a lot like sort of jam-funk offerings that dominate New Orleans’ clubs during Jazz Fest.

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