Baron Ahmon Has Places to Go

Rapper Baron Ahmon had a very New Orleans experience shortly after he moved here. He relocated from his native Mobile, Alabama in 2012 as a film student eager to be a part of the Hollywood South scene. At first, New Orleans opened up for him as it does sometimes and he got all the acting work he could handle, but when the Louisiana legislature restructured the state’s tax credits program to make it less lucrative, the city turned cold.

Jazz Fest: The Mulligan Brothers' Conscious Engineering

[Updated] “I’m kind of a tinkerer,” explains The Mulligan Brothers' guitarist/lead vocalist Ross Newell. When the band (Gram Rea, fiddle, mandolin, viola, harmonica and vocals; Ben Leininger, bass and vocals; and Greg DeLuca, drums and vocals) decided to add an upright bass, Newell built one from two suitcases. “I woke up one night, couldn’t sleep, and started piecing it together and built it overnight, never thinking that it would become a road instrument.” He pauses as if reciting a legend.

Southsounds Music Festival Reps for the Region

[Updated] The Southsounds Music Festival is the largest southern indie music festival, and it takes place this weekend at clubs in Mobile, Alabama. The organizers throw a stylistically wide net, so Louisiana will be represented by artists as different as Lost Bayou Ramblers, New Orleans Suspects, Brassft Punk, Moon Honey, Baby Bee, The Deslondes, Andrew Duhon, Naughty Professor, and Sweet Crude.