Dean Ween Takes Tips

An unassuming black and white RV was parked on the corner of Napoleon and Tchoupitoulas Wednesday night. Inside was Mickey “Dean Ween” Melchiondo, guitarist and co-frontman of the legendary Ween, a cult favorite now entering its fourth decade of goofiness.

Quintron and Miss Pussycat Headline Bunny Matthews Benefit Tonight

On June 23, Bunny Matthews announced on Facebook, “I have brain cancer.” Since then, the New Orleans artist, writer, and agent provocateur has made his page his most compelling work—not simply a diary or meditation on the process of dealing with cancer, but a place to be himself when there’s no compelling reason to fudge the trut

Red Baraat's Urban Music Almost Didn't Happen

[Updated] Red Baraat sometimes gets narrowly defined as making "world" or "ethnic" music. Though bandleader Sunny Jain composes music influenced by bhangra music, he's equally influenced by funk, jazz, and hip-hop. The songs on the band's latest album, Gaadi of Truth, sound like a Saturday night in Brooklyn or the throes of Carnival season. Red Baraat brings its jubilant, communal sound to Tipitina's Feb.

Down Yellow Brick Road with a Sunshine Fix

[Updated]This Week's Soundtrack on Spotify

1. "I'm Aquarius" - Metronomy: The English electro pop outfit returned last week with its fourth studio album, Love Letters, featuring this Zodiac-centered cut.

2. "Chemical Dizzy" - The Casket Girls: From the Girls' True Love Kills the Fairy Tale, the Savannah, Georgia, group plays Circle Bar tonight.