With his burly frame, salt-and-pepper hair and beard, and reading glasses riding low on his nose, David Egan exuded warmth and big-heartedness. So did his songs.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Brian Wilson is one of pop music's original mad geniuses. In the 1960s, he pushed the boundaries of what a band could accomplish in the recording studio, even as he pushed himself almost to the point of no return.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
During the height of The Beatles’ popularity in the mid-1960s, hundreds of thousands saw the Fab Four live on one of their three North American tours.
Across its 19-year history, Bach Around the Clock, the all-night marathon of music and more at Trinity Episcopal Church, has never been about just Johann Sebastian Bach. In the eyes of event organizers Albinas and Manon Prizgintas, most forms of m…
With Tony Green pulling double duty as a guitarist and the creator of the 2017 French Quarter Festival's official poster, organizers unveiled the full schedule Tuesday (March 21) during a news conference at the intersection of St. Louis and Royal …
Saturday, March 18, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — Chuck Berry, rock 'n' roll's founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music's joy and rebellion in such classics as "Johnny B. Goode," ''Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Roll Over Beethoven," died Saturday at his home in an u…
Thursday, March 16, 2017
The focus of Stevie Nicks’ current solo tour, she explained Wednesday at a nearly full Smoothie King Center, is “songs that I love to sing, not that I have to sing.” With that intention, she did herself, and her fans, a favor.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Toward the end of his two-hour-and-20-minute concert at a full Orpheum Theater on Tuesday, Ryan Adams improvised a long ditty that included the line, “This is probably the weirdest show I’ve ever played.” He wasn’t kidding.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
The sixth annual Sacred Music Festival held Saturday at the New Orleans Healing Center brought together performers from various cultures and religions in the hopes of fostering peace and understanding.
Ever wonder what Ann Wilson, the big-voiced singer of classic rock band Heart, considers the best live albums of all time?
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Monday, March 13, 2017
Friday, March 10, 2017
The 2017 Buku Music + Art Project was going along swimmingly Friday night until a festival attendee apparently decided to go for a swim in the Mississippi River and had to be rescued.
New Orleans hybrid band Tank & the Bangas won the 2017 Tiny Desk Contest, in which 6,000 applicants vied to be featured on NPR’s popular “Tiny Desk” concert series.
Thursday, March 09, 2017
The Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey concert previously scheduled for May 18 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans now has a new date. Barring any further complications, the show will be Aug. 6.
The Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo, the free, three-day festival staged along the banks of Bayou St. John, has announced its 2017 music roster.
Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23 will be the featured work as The New Orleans Civic Symphony performs its spring concert Sunday, March 12, at 7 p.m. at the University of New Orleans.
Sallie Ann Glassman, the prominent New Orleans vodou priestess, and her husband, developer Pres Kabacoff, recently hosted a discussion with a cross-section of local religious leaders: Baptist, Mormon, Muslim, Methodist, Roman Catholic.
Prior to taping a “Tiny Desk” concert Monday at National Public Radio headquarters in Washington, Tank & the Bangas singer Tarriona “Tank” Ball thought the setting might be awkward. Instead of a club or festival stage, she and her bandmates w…
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
When Richard Dowling was 9, the movie “The Sting” came out, with the famous Marvin Hamlisch soundtrack that included six ragtime songs composed by Scott Joplin.
Monday, March 06, 2017
The musical options in New Orleans this week include a Texas troubadour, a star-studded Jimi Hendrix tribute and a voice of Fleetwood Mac.
At only 6 years old, the Buku Music + Art Project is the youngest member of the New Orleans festival family. Appropriately, its attendees, roster and mindset also skew decidedly young.
Friday, March 03, 2017
By necessity, much of what is heard during a Twenty One Pilots performance is prerecorded. In the studio, Tyler Joseph, the duo’s singer and songwriter, contributes multiple instruments. Sounds are stitched and layered in a way that would require …
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Charlie Sims, the chef and raconteur who held court for 18 years from the tiny kitchen of Donna’s Bar & Grill on the edge of the French Quarter, died of heart failure Feb. 5 in Casselberry, Florida, where he had established a part-time home in…
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Singer-songwriter James Taylor and his all-star band are slated to headline the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on Aug. 3, 2017. Opening the show is Bonnie Raitt.
Chance the Rapper, who took home the coveted best new artist trophy during the recent Grammy Awards, has joined the roster of the 2017 Essence Festival in New Orleans this summer.
Flamenco dancers in colorful skirts, mariachis in wide-brimmed sombreros with guitars and trumpets: These are authentic forms of Spanish and Latin American music.
Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., presents its annual Lenten Jazz Vespers program every Sunday evening until Easter. The short, evening meditations feature performances by New Orleans jazz musicians interspersed with Scripture reading a…
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
An Atlanta Falcons player has offered a new reason for the team's historic Super Bowl loss following a 21-3 lead over the New England Patriots into halftime, according to a report.
Monday, February 27, 2017
The week after Mardi Gras is a busy one for live music in New Orleans, with several major tours passing through town.
The already cluttered 2017 concert calendar in New Orleans continues to expand, with tickets for three major concerts at the Smoothie King Center going on sale soon. On the flip side, a previously announced show at the same venue has been postpone…
Friday, February 24, 2017
Even while hospitalized last summer after years of declining health, a frail Pete Fountain still hoped to recover in time for Mardi Gras. The New Orleans jazz clarinet legend longed to spend a final Fat Tuesday on the streets with his Half Fast Wa…
The Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey concert previously scheduled for the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on May 18 will be rescheduled for later this summer.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Fifty musicians, including a full orchestra, backed Sting when he brought his Symphonicity Tour to the University of New Orleans’ Lakefront Arena in 2010. He returned to the same venue Wednesday night with a far more modest core ensemble of two gu…
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Roger Waters, Pink Floyd's bassist and driving creative force, will headline the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on July 8. The multi-media show is part of his Us + Them Tour, which is built in large part around Pink Floyd's catalog of endurin…
The Young Leadership Council has announced the schedule for the 2017 Wednesday at the Square free concert series in downtown New Orleans. That schedule opens on March 15 with the soul queen of New Orleans, Irma Thomas, in Lafayette Square, directl…
The Endymion parade will show up in Mid-City a bit earlier than usual this weekend. And the members of Kiss plan to ride in full costume, but not for the full route.
Monday, February 20, 2017
One hundred years ago this week, five New Orleans musicians made the first recording of a new genre of music unknown to most of the nation.
The standard soundtrack to the Carnival season consists of “Mardi Gras Mambo,” “Carnival Time,” “Go to the Mardi Gras,” “Second Line Pt. 1,” “Big Chief,” “Do Whatcha Wanna” and other enduring standards. But really, any live music is “Mardi Gras mu…
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Since Derrick Perique, 32, got out of prison, he’s been on a mission to help others see more clearly. On Saturday, though, he could have been forgiven if he had stars in his eyes.
By the time the players hit the court for the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, most of the weekend’s real action will already be over.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
If so inclined, you could stand on the Veterans Memorial Boulevard median this weekend and hear “Knock Three Times,” “Worth It,” “The Rain, the Park and Other Things,” “I Drive Your Truck” and, quite possibly, songs about cleaning your room and “W…
A plethora of private parties are on tap for the big NBA AllStar Game weekend in New Orleans. But the following shows are open to anyone willing to buy a ticket.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Future, the co-star of Drake's smash Summer Sixteen Tour last year, will headline his own Nobody Safe Tour in the summer of 2017. That amphitheater tour is scheduled to stop at Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square in New Orleans on May 6.
Monday, February 13, 2017
If you plan to buy tickets for either the Bayou Country Superfest or the New Orleans Jazz Fest, this Tuesday, Feb. 14, is an important date.
In an extraordinary moment between the music industry's top female artists, Adele beat Beyonce for three of the top Grammy Awards — then said her competitor deserved at least one of them.