Tuesday, August 27 2013
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.
Tuesday, June 4 2013
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.
Tuesday, May 21 2013
The incomparable New Orleans trumpeter and BBQ master, Kermit Ruffins, returns next week with a brand new album perfectly entitled 'We Partyin' Traditional Style'.
Friday, April 12 2013
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.
Sunday, October 28 2012
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.
Wednesday, September 19 2012
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.
Sunday, June 10 2012
If you find yourself in a Hollywood film this summer and you’re not wearing a cape, watch out for falling debris.
Tuesday, October 11 2011
If Lenny Kravitz came out of the New Orleans brass band scene ...
Thursday, August 18 2011
Thursday, June 9 2011
Spike Lee has proven himself adept at juggling vast amounts of information and conflicting points-of-view.