It's no secret that New Orleans exists in its own time and space. It's a city that leases burial vaults to the dead for a year and a day (after that a corpse in a NOLA cemetery is pushed to the back to make room for another, fresher body) and follows Napoleonic Code in its legal system. It's also a ... More >>
It's been about 100 years since that quintessentially American art form known as jazz music was invented by a mostly nameless gang of raw and adventurous trumpeters, trombone blowers, clarinetists, tuba men, guitar guys, bassists, piano players, and drummers in New Orleans.
In the 1910s, though, ou ... More >>
Whether two-steppin' toward a birthday party, second line parade, or jazz funeral, New Orleans's Hot 8 Brass Band always keeps it big, bad, and brassy.
But over the years, the Hot 8's battled through plenty of tough times. Three members -- Jacob Johnson, Joseph "Shotgun Joe" Williams, and Dinerr ... More >>
Photo by Michelle ElmoreSlip into the second line with the Hot 8.There have been good times, plenty of booze, and a few flashes of craziness.
Back in June, we kicked off Crossfade Presents The Local at The Stage with a wild punk rager soundtracked by Furious Dudes, Bulletproof Tiger, and Secret ... More >>
via lilwayne-online.comDid Weezy make the cut?Self-proclaimed "greatest rapper alive" Lil Wayne performs Sunday at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise. That boast had serious clout when Tha Carter III dropped last year. But with Weezy's ruinous rock album Rebirth in delay hell -- latest news has i ... More >>
The Purple One made a downpour sound goodFor us Floridians, a few consecutive days of rain can feel rather depressing. We're the Sunshine State, damn it, and demand clear, blue skies 365 days a year! To help get you through the gray gloom that lurks outside your window here's a highly subjective lis ... More >>
via www.myspace.com/thesubdudesThe Subdudes may not be among the New Orleans musical legends the average Joe could immediately name. But examine the band's track record, which stretches back a couple of decades, and its seamless blend of riveting rock and roll, nimble rhythms, and sinewy roots. It's ... More >>
(Photo via Galacticfunk.com)So how does a group of (mostly) non-native college students go on to become ambassadors of New Orleans funk? For Galactic, of which all but one of the band's current members relocated to the Crescent City in the early Nineties, it took more than just practice and pe ... More >>