Radiohead's brief American spring tour includes an April 3 date at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Monday, January 16, 2017
During the 2017 New Orleans Jazz Festival, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews will once again headline the Saenger Theatre for his annual Treme Threauxdown.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
The Grammy Awards are Feb. 12, but the music community will honor its own Thursday during OffBeat magazine’s Best of the Beat Awards at Generations Hall.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
The options for this week include a jazz saxophonist who worked on David Bowie's last album and a hard-rock singer who took a turn toward hard-core country music.
Friday, January 13, 2017
In early 2016, a delegation of New Orleans officials traveled to Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
If twerking professionally is your life’s ambition, here’s your chance: New Orleans bounce star Big Freedia is holding open auditions for her dance troupe this weekend.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
The 2017 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival schedule will be unveiled soon. Until then, fest fans will bide their time guessing, and hoping.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
At a full Smoothie King Center on Tuesday night, Red Hot Chili Peppers vocalist Anthony Kiedis cut in as bassist Flea gushed graphically about the general awesomeness of New Orleans.
Monday, January 09, 2017
WrestleMania, professional wrestling's hugely popular, star-studded live and pay-per-view extravaganza, is headed back to New Orleans in 2018.
Monday, January 09, 2017
This week, a much-revered local band reunites for a long weekend, and a beloved elder statesman of jazz is honored with a festival.
Contemporary rhythm and blues singer Charlie Wilson won’t make his usual stop at the Essence Festival this summer, but his legions of fans in New Orleans still have a chance to see him. He’s slated to headline the Smoothie King Center on March 25.
Friday, January 06, 2017
“Escape to Margaritaville,” a musical based on Jimmy Buffett’s signature song, will premiere at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans Oct. 20-28 as the kickoff to the 2017-18 East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans season.
Thursday, January 05, 2017
Live music fans, start saving your pennies: The 2017 concert season, which gets underway this week with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, is already shaping up to be a busy one.
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are that rare arena rock band built on a partnership between its lead singer and bassist, rather than its lead guitarist. Anthony Kiedis and Michael “Flea” Balzary are indisputably the indispensable Peppers, the foundatio…
In the summer of 2013, local cabaret singer Anais St. John watched the late disco diva Donna Summer’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Music ranks high on the list of New Orleans’ defining qualities. These were the most compelling local music stories of 2016:
Friday, December 30, 2016
Thursday, December 29, 2016
In 2016, I attended most of the major concerts in New Orleans but not all of them. Much to my chagrin, I was sick when country singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton held court at Champions Square in May, and I was out of town when Guns N’ Roses rocked…
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
A weekday afternoon in mid-December found Revivalists guitarist Zack Feinberg at home in New Orleans, drinking coffee, walking his dog and otherwise living like a regular human being.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Beyoncé is the box office queen of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and Maroon 5 was 2016's concert champion at the Smoothie King Center.
Friday, December 23, 2016
Thursday, December 22, 2016
While exploring the Historic New Orleans Collection's archives several years ago, Glen Smith, a gospel enthusiast from Ohio, made a remarkable discovery: Little-known recordings of the late great Mahalia Jackson in her prime.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Cowboy Mouth drummer/vocalist Fred LeBlanc is now both a father and a children’s book author. Asked which role his younger self would have deemed more implausible, he answered, “Yes.”
Friday, December 16, 2016
The Roots, the hip-hop ensemble that serves as the house band for "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," will perform as part of the player introductions at the 2017 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Pop hitmaker Jason Derulo and modern rock band Panic! At the Disco will help ring in the New Year during the first-ever “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” countdown broadcast live from New Orleans.
Not surprisingly, Christmas itself is a relatively silent night for music in New Orleans. But before and after the holiday, local clubs offer plenty of opportunity for getting out and away from the relatives.
The 2017 Essence Festival will welcome Diana Ross to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for the first time. She’ll join Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan, Erykah Badu, India.Arie, John Legend, Jazmine Sullivan, Solange, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and M…
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Monday, December 12, 2016
Dave Chappelle and Chris Tucker are bringing their joint comedy tour to the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans on February 15, 2017.
Contemporary R&B singer-songwriter John Legend will headline the 2017 NBA All-Star Game halftime show in New Orleans on Feb. 19, the league announced Monday.
Thursday, December 08, 2016
The Here Comes the Funny comedy show scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 8, at the University of New Orleans' Lakefront Arena has been canceled.
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Marci Schramm has resigned as executive director of French Quarter Festivals Inc., the nonprofit organization that produces the French Quarter Festival, Satchmo Summerfest and Christmas New Orleans Style. She led the organization for nine years.
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Chris Rock's Total Blackout Tour 2017, his first comedy tour in more than nine years, is slated to stop at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans on March 25.
Beyoncé and Adele will engage in a clash of the titans in the 2017 Grammy Awards’ top categories. Louisiana’s Roddie Romero has a pair of nominations. And Beyoncé’s younger sister Solange Knowles, a New Orleans resident, finally earned a seat at t…
Electronic music deejay Deadmau5 and rapper Travis Scott will headline the 2017 Buku Music + Art Project at Mardi Gras World, organizers announced Tuesday.
The 2017 Hogs for the Cause barbecue competition and music festival will feature the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Railroad Earth, Shovels & Rope, the London Souls and Fruit Bats, organizers announced Tuesday.
Monday, December 05, 2016
Stevie Nicks will sing songs from her Fleetwood Mac and solo catalogs at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on March 15, 2017. The Pretenders open the show.
Saturday, December 03, 2016
In late 1993, barely three months before he died of cancer, jazz guitarist, songwriter and all-around raconteur Danny Barker arrived at a Warehouse District studio for a photo shoot. He wore a boldly patterned sport coat, striped dress shirt and p…
Friday, December 02, 2016
This is the last week of the year in which an abundance of touring acts will pass through New Orleans. It's especially busy at the Saenger Theatre, with three concerts this week.
Thursday, December 01, 2016
The 2017 Bayou Country Festival will remake itself in 2017, moving into the Mercedes-Benz Superdome after seven years at LSU's Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge. Fans should recognize the roster, as five of the six biggest names — Blake Shelton, Mirand…
How country is Dolly Parton? At the Smoothie King Center on Wednesday, she segued from a story about smooching Burt Reynolds on a movie set to a story about how, as a toddler in rural Tennessee, she once suckled on a pig.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Neil Diamond's 2017 tour is slated to stop at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on May 2. Tickets go on sale to the general public Dec. 9 via LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster, priced at $36.50 and $146.50 plus service charges.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Local musicians, bartenders and other service industry professionals can receive free flu shots via Shots 4 Shots, a program sponsored by Tales of the Cocktail and the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic & Assistance Foundation.
Monday, November 21, 2016
It is an exaggeration to say Dolly Parton has single-handedly kept the rhinestone, wig and lipstick industries in the black. It is not an exaggeration to say she is a cornerstone of country music whose status as a cultural icon transcends the genre.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
My 9-year-old daughter, Sophie, took the loss hard. The unexpected defeat was difficult to process. She was angry, embarrassed, bewildered and grief-stricken. There were tears. Lots and lots of tears.