The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, dormant for more than a year, is finally ready to embark on its post-Irvin Mayfield era.
Friday, September 22, 2017
Hugely popular British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is booked at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Oct. 31, 2018.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Thursday, September 21, 2017
While writing Arcade Fire’s Grammy-winning 2010 album “The Suburbs,” Win Butler and Regine Chassagne embarked on a road trip across south Louisiana. Both Butler, a native of Houston, and Chassagne, who is of Haitian descent but grew up in Montreal…
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
A star-studded lineup of singers, most of whom have sung onstage at New York’s Metropolitan Opera and in other venues worldwide, will perform Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall as the Loyola University School of Music p…
The musical options for this week include a rare appearance by a local all-star band, a collaboration between two blues veterans and a hometown show by two of the city's resident rock stars.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Bridget Fenlason was walking in the French Quarter on Saturday afternoon when she spotted a familiar face outside Antoine’s Restaurant: U2 frontman Bono.
Basin Street Records, home to a slew of New Orleans artists, released only one new album in 2016, and only one so far this year. But that modest pace is about to change.
Friday, September 15, 2017
Early in U2’s triumphant return to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Thursday, Bono articulated his modest goal, or "prayer," for the evening: “That we might have one of those nights that none of us ever forget. An epic night of rock 'n' roll. That’s all.”
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
A smartly attired middle-age woman paused outside the downtown Ace Hotel on Tuesday evening to ponder a poster of New Orleans bounce rapper/reality TV star/twerk pioneer Big Freedia.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
The musical options in New Orleans for the coming week include a husband-and-wife blues-rock dream team, a hit-making rapper and a West Texas singer-songwriter.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Going from “The Big Easy” to “The Big Apple” is a big deal for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. The LPO’s Feb. 27, 2018, debut concert in New York City’s fabled Carnegie Hall is shaping up as possibly the biggest accomplishment in the 26-year…
Monday, September 11, 2017
On Feb. 11, 1982, the New Orleans punk/new wave band RZA opened for an up-and-coming Irish rock band called U2 aboard the riverboat President. Thirty-five years later, U2 returns to New Orleans to headline the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Thursday, …
Friday, September 08, 2017
The New Orleans Film Festival, which runs Oct. 11 through Oct. 19, announced additional programming Friday. The festival’s issue-oriented change makers slate of documentary programming includes films about recent protests against Confederate monum…
Thursday, September 07, 2017
Dead & Company, the alliance between surviving members of the Grateful Dead and lead guitarist John Mayer, is headed to New Orleans for the first time.
For many U2 fans, the band’s music is akin to a religious experience. The Rev. Bill Miller takes the concept literally.
As the New Orleans Opera Association launches into its Diamond Jubilee Season, general director and resident conductor Robert Lyall appears confident that some new initiatives being offered by the company will help draw more people into the centur…
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Rod Stewart and R&B/pop singer-songwriter Jason Derulo top the bill for the 2018 Endymion Extravaganza, the post-parade blowout in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The excruciating wait for a table at Irene’s Cuisine passed far more pleasantly in the company of keyboardist Marc Adams.
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Following the spring release of “Boss,” a collaboration with New Orleans hip-hop producer Mannie Fresh, the members of funk-rock band Flow Tribe spent much of the summer on tour. They started on the East Coast, then gradually headed west, tracing …
Monday, September 04, 2017
Thursday, August 31, 2017
When Michael Paz’s mother, Ruth Paz, died in 1996, the longtime local music producer took comfort in Joni Mitchell’s compositions. Using the relatively new technology of an online search engine, he discovered a Joni Mitchell discussion group, whic…
During his Bud Light Dive Bar Tour appearance Wednesday at the Blue Nile on Frenchmen Street, rap star G-Eazy noted how much his fortunes had shifted since he first enrolled at Loyola University in the mid-2000s.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
By Jimmy Horn’s own admission, the first incarnation of King James & the Special Men wasn’t very good.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
The options for live music this week include a Joni Mitchell tribute for a good cause and a comedy/soul summit.
Saturday, August 26, 2017
The flow of Lil Wayne’s raps is far smoother than the flow of his concerts. He proved the point again Friday during the third annual Lil Weezyana Fest at Champions Square.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
SEATTLE — Jimi Hendrix thought New Orleans food was just okay. Former New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham boasts a wing span of 7 feet. Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen may be the most deep-pocketed Trekkie of them all.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
The music choices in New Orleans this week include a long-running rock band from southern California and a new collaboration for a zydeco veteran.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Shania Twain, one of the best-selling female country artists of all time, plans to hit the road in 2018 in support of her forthcoming album "Now." That tour is scheduled to stop at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on June 10.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
New Orleans favorites Big Freedia, Naughty Professor, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and Kristin Diable & the City top the music roster for the 2017 National Fried Chicken Festival, coming to Woldenberg Riverfront Park on Sept. 23-24.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
In 1997, when he was 16, local music fan Al Champagne came across “Your Punk Heritage,” a compilation CD by long-defunct New Orleans band the Normals. He knew nothing about the Normals but bought it anyway.
The musical options in New Orleans this week include a veteran rap group and a legendary horn ensemble.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Forty-five minutes into his performance at the Smoothie King Center on Wednesday, John Mayer described writing “Stop This Train” while incapacitated by kidney stones and a fever. As he spoke, he caught himself with “monologue hands” — his hands we…
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Sunday, August 06, 2017
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Incubus performs at Champions Square Wednewday night with opening acts Jimmy Eat World and Judah & the Lion. Incubus last performed in New Orleans in 2015.
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Thursday, July 27, 2017
“Every time I close my eyes blowing that trumpet of mine, I look right into the heart of good old New Orleans. It has given me something to live for.” – Louis Armstrong
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
The '80s rule this week in New Orleans music, with concerts from former teen heartthrob Corey Feldman and reunited new wave group Men Without Hats.
Keyboardist Jon Cleary has spent much of his career playing nicely with others. He’s collaborated with Bonnie Raitt, Dr. John, guitarists Taj Mahal and John Scofield and various bands of his own, including the formidable Absolute Monster Gentlemen.
Sunday, July 23, 2017
It's 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, and the one-story brick building on Edenborn Avenue is buzzing with excitement.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
When Bernard Pearce launched his GoFundMe page last year, he noted on it that the funds raised would either help pay the ballooning expenses related to his medical condition — or for his funeral.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Three medalists from previous New Orleans International Piano Competitions will be returning to present a series of guest artist recitals during the upcoming New Orleans Keyboard Festival and Piano Institute, July 23-30.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
The options for live music in New Orleans this week include a tribute to the Beatles and a return visit by a famous voice from "Frozen."