Guns N’ Roses Play Themselves at Voodoo

Guns N’ Roses still deliver on their original promise. Since their 1987 debut Appetite for Destruction, the group has maintained its formulaically bad-boy persona. GNR was always a project of excess, of sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll with a punk bent. More than 30 years later, they’re reassuring fans that they’ve still got it on their reunion tour, "Not In This Lifetime." 

Afghan Whigs Free Frank Ocean

The reunited Afghan Whigs will play Tipitina's October 19. In the meantime, they have a new song available for free download: a cover of Frank Ocean's "Lovecrimes." It's a great choice and a strong track that honors the unsettling nature of Ocean's song. The burbling synth under the intro ratchets up the tension, so when the Whigs' kick in, they have a lot of punch.