Seratones Remake Themselves for "Power"

“What are we about? Who are we?” AJ Haynes and Shreveport’s Seratones asked themselves those questions after they parted ways with guitarist Connor Davis in 2018. He had been part of the band along with bassist Adam Davis and drummer Jesse Gabriel from the start, and his furious guitar was crucial to the band’s MC5/Detroit rock ’n’ roll sound on display on the band’s its 2016 debut album, Get Gone.

New Orleans Makes its Presence Known at South By Southwest

Of the hundreds of bands that played in Austin last week, only 14 New Orleans acts performed at official South By Southwest showcases. But these acts—along with a few other Louisiana bands and yet a few more who played unofficial shows—provided a vivid, if incomplete, music industry State of the Union for our little sliver of Planet Earth.

Voodoo News: The Weeknd, G-Eazy Get Over on Their Love

I’m buying anybody who loved The Weeknd, but while I saw signs of love throughout the show, I also watched a lot of people just hanging out. Friday night at Voodoo, The Weeknd was a good time but rarely prepossessing. The crowd at Voodoo’s Altar Stage didn’t go home, but much of it didn’t stop talking and didn’t register the beat. They could be reached; people connected with “The Hills” when it started the set, and “I Can’t Feel My Face” and “Starboy” when they ended it.

A Killer Single Introduces the World to Seratones

The short story behind Shreveport’s Seratones is that the members met in a punk club and came together to make a flame-throwing version of garage R&B. It’s a sound that dates back to the MC5, but it’s a bracing, exhilarating sound each time someone revisits it, particularly with A.J. Haynes’ soul shouter vocals up front. Her performance on “Necromancer,” their most recent single on Fat Possum Records, makes you want to go find that Shreveport punk club to see what else might be happening there. 

The Nine Shows of Christmas

There are six weeks until Christmas (seriously???), and My Spilt Milk wants to send you to nine shows between now and then. We’ve talked to our friends at the One Eyed Jacks, the Civic Theatre, the House of Blues, Chickie Wah Wah, Gasa Gasa, Tipitina’s and the Hi-Ho Lounge and lined up a pair of tickets for a show a week between now and Christmas, with three shows the week of December 6.

We have tickets to see

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