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  • Refined Players: Vic Mensa and Christian Scott

    Refined Players: Vic Mensa and Christian Scott

    A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending a collaboration between 1800 Tequila and Billboard. They teamed up with New Orleans's own Christian Scott, who recruited Vic...

  • Grieves Breaks Down

    Grieves Breaks Down "Running Wild"

    Ben Laub is a Seattle rapper and producer with Rhymesayers Entertainment that goes by the stage name of Grieves. He’s been around making his own records, usually with the...

  • Nick Ray?s New Album ?Circles? Defies Genres

    Nick Ray’s New Album “Circles” Defies Genres

    Nick Ray’s genre-bending new album, “Circles” is both catchy and innovative. As it turns out, “Circles” is a great title because the songs will soon...

  • Soul Basement's <em>What We Leave Behind</em>

    Album Review: Soul Basement's What We Leave Behind

    “Music allows us to just stop and reflect, enabling us to see things clearer and, above all, to know what is beyond words and thoughts. And, ultimately, it's exactly...

  • Bob Weir?s Blue Mountain Journey Stops Through NOLA

    Bob Weir’s Blue Mountain Journey Stops Through NOLA

    Aside from his work with the Grateful Dead, which was well over 100 releases, Bob Weir has recorded with his other groups, Kingfish, Bobby and the Midnites, Ratdog, and has been...

  • Dean Ween Brings His Solo LP to NOLA

    Dean Ween Brings His Solo LP to NOLA

    If you’re a fan of the band Ween, then you know Deaner, and if you aren’t, then you should be. Less commonly known as Mickey Melchiondo, he is the guitarist and...

  • Album Review: A Seat At The Table

    Album Review: A Seat At The Table by Solange

    In times of political unrest, artists are the first to voice their dissent. The past few years has seen a remarkable shift in hip-hop and R&B; the music has become more...

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    Album Review: "Songbird Sessions" by Robin Barnes

    She's the songbird of New Orleans, and she's got a voice as smooth as velvet. Robin's gorgeous, rich voice reminds me Ella Fitzgerald: natural, deep and full of...

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    Album Review: "River's On Fire" by John 'Papa' Gros

      Papa Gros has been cultivating his southern Louisiana groove on the stages of New Orleans for a long time, and he knows how to get his tunes into your head and body so...

  • Album Review: Amplify by Smoke N Bones

    Album Review: Amplify by Smoke N Bones

    Smoke N Bones does something incredible with their new album “Amplify”.  It’s the epitome of groovy.  It’s the brainchild of a coming together of...

  • Album Review: Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper

    Album Review: Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper

    “Let’s make it so free and the bars so hard that there ain’t one gosh darn part you can’t tweet,” Chance the Rapper--who is Kanye West’s...

  • Album Review: LEMONADE

    Album Review: LEMONADE

    Album Review: LEMONADE by Beyoncé In 2014, rumors of a possible Jay-Z affair reached a fever pitch when he was caught on camera fighting off Solange during the MET...

  • Album Review: Dash Rip Rock's Wrongheaded

    Album Review: Dash Rip Rock's Wrongheaded

    Dash Rip Rock
    Wrongheaded
    Drag Snake Records Dash Rip Rock is one of those long-running Louisiana rock bands that you can't help but be drawn to when they perform at...

  • Emily's D+Evolution - Esperanza Spalding

    Emily's D+Evolution - Esperanza Spalding

    Emily's D+Evolution
    Esperanza Spalding “Devolution burns inside me,” Spalding asserts in “One,” a jazzy and theatrical art rock track that best sums...

  • untitled unmastered. - Kendrick Lamar

    untitled unmastered. - Kendrick Lamar

    untitled unmastered.
    Kendrick Lamar It's almost incredulous for Lamar to assert that untitled unmastered. is indeed unmastered. There is nothing but mastery coursing...

  • ANTI - Rihanna

    Rihanna- ANTI

    Rihanna and her fans have been fighting an uphill battle. Three years of mismanaged promo, odd single releases and intense speculation finally climaxed on Wednesday when Tidal...

  • Moth - Chairlift

    Moth - Chairlift

    The 2000s revival of '80s synthpop might officially be dead. Nowhere is this more evident than its rejection in modern indie-pop artists. Grimes forgoes it on Art Angels, and...

  • Blackstar - David Bowie

    David Bowie- Blackstar

    Blackstar  David Bowie   When Blackstar first came out, it wasn’t evident it would be David Bowie's last hurrah. Regardless, his final record proves that Bowie...

  • Miss Mec - So Damn True

    Miss Mec - So Damn True

    Miss Mec
    So Damn True
    Independent  Miss Mec’s latest EP, So Damn True, evokes multiple sounds and influences, from early 1950s swing and slow dance music...

  • Erykah Badu- But You Caint Use My Phone

    Erykah Badu- But You Caint Use My Phone

    Erykah Badu
    But You Caint Use My Phone After releasing New Amerykah Part Two, Badu embarked on a five-year hiatus to journey through Africa, hoping to find inspiration for...

  • Adele- 25

    Adele- 25

    Adele
    25  “Hello” is a show-stopping ballad. While its lyrics could be easy to pass off as maudlin, Adele’s saving grace has always been her voice and...

  • SOPHIE- PRODUCT

    SOPHIE- PRODUCT

    PRODUCT is sure to be a confounding release for those unfamiliar with PC MUSIC. For reference, the physical record is shipped with a “silicon product” akin to a dildo....

  • EVENIFUDONTBELIEVE - Rustie

    Rustie - EVENIFUDONTBELIEVE

    Rustie
    EVENIFUDONTBELIEVE The quick turnaround after last year’s Green Language is a testament to Rustie’s work ethic. He doesn’t let up. Green Language...

  • Delirium - Ellie Goulding

    Ellie Goulding - Delirium

    Ellie Goulding
    Delirium  Goulding admitted that Delirium is intended on being a experiment in making pop music. This is a bit of an ironic statement seeing as Lights...

  • Art Angels - Grimes

    Grimes - Art Angels

    Grimes
    Art Angels Leave it to fans to almost ruin a good thing. After gaining ire from fans for drifting into pop with the the indisputably brilliant, "Go!", Grimes scrapped...

  • Album Review: All A Man Should Do

    Lucero- All A Man Should Do

    Lucero
    All A Man Should Do Memphis-based punk/country/soul group Lucero has put out a dozen records in 15 years and has no signs of stopping. Lucero's latest release, All a...

  • Youth Lagoon - Savage Hills Ball Room

    Youth Lagoon - Savage Hills Ballroom

    Youth Lagoon
    Savage Hills Ballroom  Trevor Powers’ squeaky voice has always been comfortable in intimate and lo-fi settings. So, it can be a bit jarring to hear...

  • Autre Ne Veut- Age of Transparency

    Autre Ne Veut- Age of Transparency

    Autre Ne Veut
    Age of Transparency  Autre Ne Veut has always stretched and tore at his vocal chords to paint romantic tension and anxiety. On Age of Transparency the...

  • Modest Mouse 'Strangers to Ourselves'

    Modest Mouse 'Strangers to Ourselves'

    After 8 years of a somewhat turbulent recording process, Modest Mouse finally released their newest album ‘Strangers to Ourselves’ in early 2015.  Despite a couple...

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