New Orleans Music Minute

  • SXSW Music 2018: An Oasis of Sweet Sounds in a Stormy, Turbulent World

    SXSW Music 2018: An Oasis of Sweet Sounds in a Stormy, Turbulent World

    More mellow than past incarnations, 2018 will probably be remembered as the year when SXSW Music which recently celebrated its 41st year returned to its showcase and label roots...

  • Irma Thomas: Soul Queen of New Orleans

    Irma Thomas: Soul Queen of New Orleans

    Irma Thomas is the decades-reigning soul queen of New Orleans. Her two annual appearances at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival—one devoted to gospel music, the other...

  • A Conversation With Rapper, Songwriter & Performance Artist Boyfriend

    A Conversation With Rapper, Songwriter & Performance Artist Boyfriend

    Photos by Jabari Jacobs & Lenore Seal A self-styled "rapper, songwriter, and performance artist," the artist "Boyfriend" will perform at the...

  • Sounds of LA Blues: The 10 Greatest Louisiana Bluesmen

    Sounds of LA Blues: The 10 Greatest Louisiana Bluesmen

    When one thinks of Louisiana music, Cajun, Zydeco, and Jazz are usually the first three genres that come to mind. But, while Blues may finish 4th or even 5th in this race, the fact...

  • Fats Domino: The Legacy Lives On

    Fats Domino: The Legacy Lives On

    Ike Turner’s “Rocket 88” from 1951 is often cited as being the first rock ‘n’ roll record. The heyday of rock ’n’ roll emerged from hot...

  • Wild Adriatic Play NOLA and Discuss Their New Album

    Wild Adriatic Play NOLA and Discuss Their New Album

    It’s funny to be reminded of the fact that funk and soul are starting to infect the lives of the whole nation lately, instead of just everyone here in New Orleans. Who knows...

  • The Meters at The Orpheum Theater Friday 4.22.16

    The Meters at The Orpheum Theater Friday 4.22.16

    The Meters in their origianl form took th stage last night at The Orpheum Theater. Art, George, Leo and Zigaboo were joined by special guests, Warren Haynes, Bernie Worell and...

  • Essence Festival 2015 Top Picks

    Essence Festival 2015 Top Picks

    Thursday,  July 2    DJ Drama and Biz Markie 1–5 p.m. ~ Sugar Mill, 1021 Convention Center Blvd. DJ Drama is best known for his collaboration with...

  • B.B. King dead at 89

    B.B. King dead at 89

    Legendary "King of the Blues" Riley B. King - better know to the world as B.B. King - passed away Thursday evening at the age of 89. The Mississippi bluesman was in hospice care in...

  • Tom DeLonge

    Tom DeLonge

    To The Stars...Demos, Odds, and Ends
    To The Stars Tom DeLonge, since leaving Blink-182 (the band he founded nevertheless) for his aspirational band Angels & Airwaves,...

  • Shaky Knees Rocks out Atlanta May 8 - 10

    Shaky Knees Rocks Atlanta May 8 - 10

    Still jonesing for music after two-weekends of Jazz Fest? If your answer is yes, then how about a road trip. Atlanta's third annual Shaky Knees Festival brings three days of rock...

  • Blind Boys of Alabama

    Blind Boys of Alabama

    Sunday, May 3; Gospel Tent, 3:55-4:55 There are many ways to show the world your love; reaching out to others in ways that are bigger than yourself, and taking that extra step to...

  • Helen Gillet

    Helen Gillet

    (Saturday, May 2; Lagniappe Stage, 12:45) Helen Gillet has been serenading New Orleans for years. After playing three different Jazz Fest sets last year (with The New Orleans...

  • Dee-1

    Dee-1

    (Saturday, May 2; Congo Square Stage, 12:15) Dee-1 is a New Orleans hip-hop artist who came out with his first full-length album on Mardi Gras day of this year. Here is what...

  • Mississippi Rail Company

    Mississippi Rail Company

    (Saturday, May 2; Acura Stage, 11:15) So many people move to New Orleans for the culture. No matter if they took a job here, changed locales for school, or simply stopped in...

  • Honorable South

    Honorable South

    Life often throws us curveballs. You have a vision, a plan. Then suddenly for any infinite amount of reasons things happen, and suddenly you’re in a fresh, new environment....

  • Top 5 Songs of the Week

    Top 5 Songs of the Week

    This week has been more of a relaxed week for me. Therefore this compilation of songs has more of an indie sound. The list also includes old and new songs. Comment if you have...

  • 5 Most Bizarre Music Videos of 2015

    5 Most Bizarre Music Videos of 2015

    5. San Cisco- 'Too Much Time Together'  Painting nails, old people, face-petting, fish, bread and a pineapple – what could go wrong? Strangely, the odd...

  • Wednesday At The Square

    Wednesday At The Square

    As another spring rolls around, anticipation around the Young Leadership Council’s annual concert series, Wednesday at the Square, continues to mount. From March 11th to...

  •  Trans-Siberian Orchestra Live

    Trans-Siberian Orchestra Live

    It's been almost four years since Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Holiday Show has graced New Orleans.  This year the band was back at the Smoothie King Arena promoting their...

  • Irvin Mayfield and Brenton Sound at the HOB

    Irvin Mayfield and Breton Sound at the HOB

    Thursday night’s show at the House of Blues could have gone one of two ways, but somehow managed to find itself in the middle of both of those outcomes.  It could have...

  • Warpaint at Republic

    Warpaint at Republic

    Warpaint made a rare visit to Nola at Republic on October 21, bringing their moody exuberance to a crowd of adoring fans.

    Opener Liam Finn, son of Neil Finn (Split Enz,...

  • Coyotes and Cardinal Sons at One Eyed Jacks

    Coyotes and Cardinal Sons at One Eyed Jacks

    Friday nights’ SimplePlay Presents local music showcase featured the Coyotes, Cardinal Sons, and The Kid Carsons at One Eyed Jacks was a family reunion both literal and...

  • The Gallery

    The Gallery

    New Orleans is familiar with music, with brass bands and jazz musicians filling the streets and smoky clubs. It’s a city that always has a sound going, a place perfect for...

  • Believe Me: HOB hosting Best of Local Hip-Hop with NOMW John Doe & Friends

    Believe Me: HOB hosting Best of Local Hip-Hop with NOMW John Doe & Friends

    Next Up - Next Up NOLA: the humble beginnings of Birdman, Curen$y, Dee-1, Juvenile, Kevin Gates, Mannie Fresh, Master P,...

  • Kurt Amacker And His Dead Souls

    Kurt Amacker And His Dead Souls

    Dead Souls - Dead Souls  This month, author Kurt Amacker is raising money to fund the making if his hotly-anticipated graphic...

  • Tim & Eric Whip New Orleans

    Tim & Eric Whip New Orleans

    Tim & Eric - Tim & Eric  As part of their Swamp Rock Tour, Tim and Eric’s Pusswhip Banggang stopped by The Howlin’ Wolf to...

  • Jack White Tears Down the House

     Flooded in electric blue light in the majestic Saenger Theatre on Tuesday June 3, Jack White shrieked and shredded through his collection...

  • Lil’ Jon Got the Beat At Harrah’s

    Gustavo Escanelle - Gustavo Escanelle You know you are living the dream when you've just won 17.22 on a 2 cent machine at...

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