Momma Tried Needs Your Help Going Cyborg

Momma Tried plans to make its first robotic gestures starting with its next issue. The New Orleans-based art magazine by Theo Eliezer and Micah Learned made its debut in print-only form, and issue 3 will also be print-only, but the sense that media companies banking on hard copies are whistling in the graveyard has prompted Momma Tried to factor technology into its future.

Kickstart the Archive

[Updated] Hip-hop now occupies the place rock ’n’ roll once did in a number of ways. It has been the soundtrack for teenage rebellion (I’d argue that EDM does that now), and it has been around long enough that it’s clearly not a fad. But it hasn’t been around so long that it enjoys widespread cultural respect. For that reason among others, its history has been only occasionally and selectively told, and The NOLA Hip-Hop Archive hopes to remedy that.

Hurray for the Neighbors

In 2012, Hurray for the Riff Raff recorded My Dearest, Darkest Neighbor to help pay for the release of Look Out Mama. The stripped-down collection of covers was a premium for contributors to the Look Out Mama Kickstarter campaign. Now, the album has found a second life. It will be released through iTunes and other online retailers July 1 by Mod Mobilian/This is American Music.

Help Wanted: Alexandra Scott, Kelcy Mae, and Deborah Cotton

[Updated] With one week to go, Alexandra Scott is hoping for your support for a recording project. As she explains in this video, she had set aside money to record new material - money she had to spend on her dog when he became ill. She can tell the rest of the story, but she is in the last week of a fundraising campaign at IndieGoGo.com.

Kickstarter News with Dirtfoot and Bob Andrews

This year, I've been working with The Oxford American and the Louisiana Office of Tourism on the "Louisiana Soundtrack Experience," and we'll be in downtown Lafayette Saturday with a panel discussion with Lost Bayou Ramblers' Louis Michot, Yvette Landry, folklorist Barry Ancelet and writer Herman Fuselier, and a concert by Corey Ledet, and C.C. Adcock and the Lafayette Marquis with guests from Lil' Band o' Gold.

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