Molotov Throws a Cocktail Party at the House of Blues

There was an overwhelming, communal connection when Molotov took the stage at House of Blues' Parish. The Mexican rap-rock/punk band engaged in playful banter with each other and the audience in a performance that was confrontational, vulgar, political, and humorous--all of which was exactly what the audience came to see. Playing visibly drunk under a sign reading Unity in Diversity, the band made it clear that although Latin American politics are a mess, people are stronger when they mosh, yelp, and rock out together.

Will Jack White's War on Smartphones Continue at Jazz Fest?

It’s hard to imagine that Jack White will be able to lock up people’s phones when he plays Jazz Fest Sunday, May 6, but that is the plan for the tour behind his upcoming Boarding House Reach album. Yesterday, he announced that “no photos, video or audio recording devices” will be allowed at his concerts. He’s not worried about bootlegging, though.

Garth Brooks Explains It All

Garth Brooks doesn't hide the facts. By his admission, he's 53 and 250 pounds--"not my touring weight," he says--but those are the only stats on his first tour since 2001 that aren't clear markers of success. Each stop on the tour that started in Chicago last September has sold out multiple shows--12 in Chicago, and four last weekend at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.

Creole PubCrawl Leads the Way

[Updated] The Arts and Warehouse District has its share of great eats, bars, and landmarks, but it hasn’t been home to guided tours until now. Two years ago, Eric McVey founded Creole PubCrawl, a company that organizes small walking tours around the neighborhood. These guided “day crawls” and “night crawls” give tourists and locals an opportunity to experience a variety of food and drink from different venues in under three hours.