A New Home Lets The Music Box Think Big

Wherever The Music Box has been located—on Piety Street, in Shreveport, City Park, or Tampa—musicians have “played” the instruments built by artists into architectural structures. Some structures are the picture of low-tech, such as Elizabeth Shannon’s dome-shaped shaker—a wire cage wrapped in lace on the outside with bells on the inside.

Tank and the Bangas Touch All the Bases at The Music Box

Walking into The Music Box’s new permanent digs in the Bywater is like entering a post-apocalyptic shantytown. It’s exciting to stand amidst the seemingly slap-dash “musical architecture;” jerry-rigged structures that conveniently double as instruments. The feeling has been described more than once as a 12-year-old’s (wet) dream, but that doesn’t do justice to the spookiness of the leering, spindly treehouses and ramshackle huts that pepper the venue’s cramped grounds.

New Orleans Music Awards Become the My Spilt Milk Awards

From here on out, My Spilt Milk's New Orleans Music Awards will be the My Spilt Milk Awards. We learned today that people were confusing us with the NOLA Music Awards, which honors hip-hop and urban music in New Orleans. That kind of confusion doesn't serve either awards shows or the music community well, so we've decided to change our name. 

My Spilt Milk's New Orleans Music Awards News: Breton Sound and Fest Cola are In, Voting Starts Monday

It’s voting season. On Saturday, South Carolina and Nevada will weigh in on the next presidential candidates, and on Monday you can vote for the winners in My Spilt Milk’s New Orleans Music Awards. We’ll have our ballot up Monday along with a write-in option to make sure that your voices are heard.

Soul Rebels, Tank and the Bangas, AF the Naysayer Play the New Orleans Music Awards

It seems only appropriate that on the day of the Iowa Caucuses My Spilt Milk announces that fans of music in New Orleans will have yet another chance to have their say. In December, we announced that this would be the first year for My Spilt Milk’s New Orleans Music Awards, and now we can announce that the event will take place Thursday, April 7 at The Howlin’ Wolf.

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