Articles tagged new orleans

Galactic Blasts Off in San Diego - 3 March 2015

Any chance to get a taste of one of New Orleans’ best sonic flavors is one to be savored, and Galactic did not disappoint San Diego.

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“I’m Not an Old Moldy Fig, I’m Down with Everything”: An Interview with Preservation Hall Jazz Band

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is a musical institution. On their new album, That's It!, original compositions come into play, and with the likes of Jim James, no less. Tubist and double bassist Ben Jaffe tells PopMatters all about it.

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Jazz Fest 2013: Notes from the Field and Photos

New Orleans' greatest festival turned into a music-filled swamp during the two weekends of Jazz Fest 2013. It was dirty, smelly and sonically delicious -- exactly the way Jazz Fest should be.

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Kermit Ruffins - “When the Saints Go Marching In” (stream) (PopMatters Premiere)

The incomparable New Orleans trumpeter and BBQ master, Kermit Ruffins, returns next week with a brand new album perfectly entitled 'We Partyin' Traditional Style'.

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BUKU Music and Art Project: 8-9 March 2013 - New Orleans

With a diverse lineup, BUKU intended to incorporate the post-industrial vibe as well as the garish festivity of Mardi Gras World, which it pulled off with varying degrees of success.

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The Ladylike-Defying, Guitar Playing Debra Devi and ‘The Language of the Blues’

For aficionados of American history, music and etymology, the blues is the ideal confluence of all three fields. Devi's book is a roadmap for observing how their paths overlap.

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Bounce and Go-Go: It’s Not Where You’re At, It’s Where You Are

So expressly "chocolate city", go-go is part art form, part entertainment, and part Washington, D.C. civic totem pole; heading south, bounce is a distinctly and defiantly New Orleansian spin on an established rap genre.

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The Sky Is Falling: Images of Mass Destruction in ‘The Avengers’

If you find yourself in a Hollywood film this summer and you’re not wearing a cape, watch out for falling debris.

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11 Oct 2011 // 9:00 PM

Trombone Shorty: For True

If Lenny Kravitz came out of the New Orleans brass band scene ...

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‘Groove Interrupted’ goes inside New Orleans music, after the storm

CHICAGO — Years from now, it’s easy to imagine the history books dividing New Orleans music into two categories: Before Hurricane Katrina and after. The

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‘If God Is Willing and da Creek Don’t Rise’: The Big Not so-Easy Keeps Its Head Just Above Water

Spike Lee has proven himself adept at juggling vast amounts of information and conflicting points-of-view.

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Quintron: Sucre du Sauvage

A charming New Orleans tribute that sounds nothing like the Treme soundtrack, but a little bit like Half Japanese.

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On The Media: Photographer obscured full picture after Hurricane Katrina

NEW ORLEANS — Many local institutions cracked or crumbled after Hurricane Katrina, but the journalists at the New Orleans Times-Picayune soldiered on. In the sad, chaotic

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20 Jan 2011 // 8:59 PM

Plunge: Tin Fish Tango

Drums? We don't need no stinking drums to make groovy jazz!

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The Marsalis Family: Music Redeems

Perhaps the most talented family alive, the Marsalises deliver a live recording to benefit a music center being built in the still-devastated upper Ninth Ward of their native New Orleans.

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Dr. John and the Lower 911: Tribal

Dr. John’s latest rests comfortably on the New Orleans sound we all know and love, but won’t hold back on the need to restore the town to what it once was.

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‘Jass’ Gives You the Feel for Early American History

Take a tour of Storyville where Jazz began and murder prevails, bringing in the likes of David Fulmer's hero who is as good at solving crime as he's crippled by his love of an irresistible whore.

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16 Jun 2010 // 8:56 PM

Beth McKee: I’m That Way

A quaint and fitting tribute to the Louisiana Bayou and the legacy of Bobby Charles.

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Highlights from the Voodoo Experience: 30.Oct-1.Nov.09 - New Orleans

Highlights from the Voodoo Experience: 30 October - 1 November 2009 - New Orleans / In its 11th year the festival welcomed a plethora of musical greats to help embrace New Orleans under Halloween's spell.

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8 Oct 2009 // 2:35 AM

After the Storm

In After the Storm, the young performers embody the complications of survival, the mixed sensations of pride, worry, and hope that shape their new world after Katrina.

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The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2015

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"January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

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