Articles tagged new orleans

What Is New Orleans Producer Carlo Ditta Talkin’ About?

A "keeper of the flame of funk", Carlo Ditta, releases his first album.

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Harold Battiste, Influential New Orleans Musician, Dies at 83

The New Orleans-born composer, producer, arranger and musician who put his distinctive stamp on the city’s music for several decades, died Friday after a lengthy illness.

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Galactic - “Into the Deep (feat. Macy Gray)” (audio) (Premiere)

New Orleans jam experts Galactic are joined by Macy Gray for a soulful number in the form of "Into the Deep", the title cut off of their forthcoming LP.

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Blinddog Smokin’ - “Bayou Lady” (audio) (Premiere)

Who says you can't bring the funk and incisive social commentary at the same time? Such a mix is effortless for Blinddog Smokin' on their New Orleans-centric jam "Bayou Lady".

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13 May 2015 // 3:10 AM

The Revelers: Get Ready

The party rolls on with this Louisiana supergroup’s second independent release, where mastery of Cajun, zydeco, and swamp rock is on full display.

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8 May 2015 // 3:30 AM

Lyrics Born: Real People

Real People is an exercise in passion that carries with it the weight of New Orleans' heritage and atmosphere.

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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 // 10:00 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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6 Jun 2011 // 10:00 PM

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 // 9:59 PM

Plunge: Tin Fish Tango

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

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Double Take: The African Queen (1951)

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"What a time they had, Charlie and Rosie. They'll never lack for stories to tell their grandchildren. And what a time we had at Double Take discussing the spiritual and romantic journey of the African Queen.

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