According to the Recording Industry Association of America, Hall & Oates is the best-selling duo in the history of popular music.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
The vast, long-vacant second story of New Orleans’ downtown casino has found a flashy new tenant: The Fillmore at Harrah’s New Orleans, a multimillion-dollar live music and entertainment venue slated to open in early 2019.
Eleven songs into the Eagles concert at a full Smoothie King Center on Wednesday night, the late Glenn Frey materialized on the stage’s LED-screen backdrop. His 25-year-old son, Deacon, had just finished filling in his lead vocals on “Peaceful Eas…
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
The Eagles returned to New Orleans' Smoothie King Center June 20, featuring both longtime members and guests.
The live music options in New Orleans this week include a fanciful world music keyboardist from Greece, an indie-rock band from the 1990s and a free Cajun and zydeco festival in Armstrong Park.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Nearly 25 years after the release of its eponymous “Blue Album,” Weezer is still enjoying success and rocking crowds. Currently, the band is touring behind its eleventh studio album, “Pacific Daydream.”
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
The 1987 publication of “I’m With the Band” introduced Pamela Des Barres to people outside the rock ’n’ roll world. The book’s subtitle — “Confessions of a Groupie” — explains its popularity and infamy.
Monday, June 18, 2018
After what appears to be the final round of talent announcements, the roster of the 2018 Essence Festival is finally set.
Friday, June 15, 2018
Hoping to recoup some revenue lost when a severe storm scuttled the first day of the 2018 Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo, the festival is throwing a benefit concert for itself and its vendors.
Thursday, June 14, 2018
During a November 2016 interview with The Washington Post, Don Henley all but announced the Eagles' demise. Glenn Frey, his musical partner of 45 years, had died 10 months earlier, and Henley couldn’t envision the Eagles without him.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
The options for live music in New Orleans this week include an arena-level pop-rock band, a pinup worthy pop star and a jazz musician who alternates between a trombone and seashells.
Monday, June 11, 2018
Monday, June 11, 2018
Nicki Minaj and Future are slated to bring their co-headlining NikkiHndrxx Tour to the Smoothie King Center on Oct. 30. Following various pre-sales, tickets go on sale to the general public on June 15.
Thursday, June 07, 2018
School may be out for the academic year, but the work of music educators Maxim Samarov and Phillip Larroque isn’t finished. On Saturday night and Friday, June 15, the two founders of the New Orleans Chamber Orchestra have a duo of concerts to conduct.
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
What makes for a 20th anniversary Voodoo Music + Arts Experience? Pretty much the same thing as the festival’s 18th and 19th editions.
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
The live music options in New Orleans this week include a country-pop superstar, a Scottish indie-pop band and a homegrown Russian punk band.
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
The members of local jazz-funk ensemble Naughty Professor are asking for the public’s help to recover the band’s touring van.
New Orleans drummer Derrick Freeman and saxophonist James Martin first joined forces by chance. They formed a sax-drums-tuba power trio because a piano player missed his flight. They staffed a fictional brass band for a music video that, to their …
Mumford & Sons, rapper/actor Childish Gambino and the indie rock band Arctic Monkeys are slated to headline the 20th anniversary Voodoo Experience in City Park this fall.
Monday, June 04, 2018
In a clever promotional stunt, producers of the 2018 Voodoo Experience stationed a Zoltar fortune-telling booth at the Dat Dog restaurant on Frenchmen Street on Saturday night. Between 8 p.m. and midnight, the mechanical Zoltar dispensed clues abo…
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
The live music options in New Orleans this week include a bluegrass-flavored jam band, an ‘80s hitmaker on a solo acoustic tour, and an acclaimed jazz guitarist who now specializes in West African music.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
As the drummer in Peabody, the popular New Orleans modern rock band of the 1990s, Chris Bailey referenced skills learned in Brother Martin High School’s marching band. Those skills were sharpened by Marty Hurley, the school’s iconic band director.
Monday, May 28, 2018
Just like the three acts that preceded him at Bayou Country Superfest on Sunday, Chris Stapleton scored points by name-checking the night’s esteemed headliner.
Sunday, May 27, 2018
For one day, the Mercedez-Benz Superdome was the host to big names in country music, including the King of Country himself: George Strait.
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Producers of Sunday's Bayou Country Superfest at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome have released additional details on performance times, parking and other logistical aspects.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
On Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the Bayou Country Superfest will present arguably the best single-day roster in its history.
The options for live music in New Orleans over the Memorial Day weekend include a truncated county music festival, a bizarre heavy metal guitarist, a legendary singer-songwriter and a reunion of a much-respected New Orleans all-star band of the 1990s.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Cuban habaneras, Eastern European gypsy music and Argentine klezmer styles combine with elements of early and contemporary New Orleans jazz to give an international flavor to this year’s Birdfoot Festival of chamber music, opening Tuesday and runn…
Text messages from parents are sometimes ignored. Darcy Malone is thankful she didn’t disregard one particular message from her dad.
Friday, May 18, 2018
After severe storms tore through the Bayou Boogaloo Music Festival on Friday, the music is set to begin again on Saturday.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
On the eve of the 2018 Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo, organizers announced that admission will be free, as it has been for the previous 12 editions of the festival along the banks of Bayou St. John.
On Tuesday afternoon, a dramatically re-imagined “Southern Nights” sprang to life inside the New Orleans Jazz Market.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
The options for live music in New Orleans this week include a handful of classic rock acts, a popular blues-based guitarist and a double bill of contemporary R&B leading men.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
City Park will team up with the popular haunted house The Mortuary this fall to stage a "fright festival" on Scout Island, officials announced Tuesday.
Monday, May 14, 2018
If you missed David Byrne's fantastic show at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival recently, you'll have another chance to see him this fall.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
It's a New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival truism: More rain equals fewer people. The inverse is also true: Less rain equals more people.
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
The city collectively catches its breath this weekend following the overload that was the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. And yet plenty of music options exist.
Save a light sprinkle of rain on its second Saturday, the 2018 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival played out under sunny skies and mostly mild temperatures. Big crowds gathered at the big stages on some days, but overall the fest felt manageable.
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
When producer Mark Cortale saw a young man playing Mozart and pop songs on the violin on a street in Provincetown, Massachusetts, in 2010, he snapped photos and posted one on Facebook.
Monday, May 07, 2018
For all its mythic status – the French chateau! The drugs! Gram Parsons! Gram Parsons doing drugs at the French chateau! – the Rolling Stones’ 1972 double-album “Exile on Main St.” is far from perfect. Culling the best material would have made for…
Sunday, May 06, 2018
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2019. But on the closing day of the 2018 festival, the Radiators were already feeling nostalgic.
At the 49th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the music, food and culture of New Orleans and south Louisiana will be very much the focus.
Saturday, May 05, 2018
Friday, May 04, 2018
President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un — or at least street entrepreneurs costumed in creepily realistic masks — staged a pre-emptive summit outside the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Friday. They merrily, and silent…