Like Paul Simon's "Graceland" and Talking Heads' entire discography, Dirty Projectors' music is the perfect background music for "hip" white people.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
A creative energy almost as thick as the humidity hovers over New Orleans, says Seth Walker, a bluesy singer-songwriter who recently relocated to the city.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
The Blancher family rolls out its new, multi-million-dollar Rock ‘N’ Bowl de Lafayette in downtown Lafayette this week.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Karen Waldrup is advertised as a triple-threat talent — a singer, songwriter and captivating performer.
Friday, July 06, 2018
Friday, July 06, 2018
That “Redneck Woman” Gretchen Wilson is known for being the life of the party and playing her own brand of in-your-face, rock-infused country.
Thursday, July 05, 2018
Robert Christgau, the dean of American rock critics, has the power to distill entire albums into a sentence or two. These critiques are spot-on and can level musician's masterworks within a couple words. He is still the go-to rock critic and can b…
Friday, June 29, 2018
When the Spin Doctors released grooving, pop-savvy hits “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong” and “Two Princes” in the early 1990s, the New York City band’s burst of popularity looked like overnight success. It wasn’t.
Thursday, June 28, 2018
As Cities Burn, the post-hardcore rock band that had its humble beginnings in Mandeville, will be making a stop Sunday at the Mid City Ballroom to rock out once again in the capital city.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Lafayette’s Dege Legg, aka Brother Dege, scored a Grammy nomination after writer/director Quentin Tarantino placed one of his songs in “Django Unchained.” A telling example of Legg’s Southern psych-rock-acoustic-blues, “Too Old to Die Young” joine…
To say that the last five years have been tough for musician Melody Prochet is a contender for the laziest take in music criticism.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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.”
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Some businesses open with a ribbon-cutting. However, when Louisiana’s first School of Rock opened in Baton Rouge in May, the owners instead smashed a guitar.
Monday, June 04, 2018
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A founding member of the Grammy-winning gospel group the Blind Boys of Alabama has died. Clarence Fountain was 88.
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Charlotte Smith has wanted to own a record store since she was a child. While her friends were pretending to be veterinarians or hairdressers, she was turning paper plates into records modeled after her parents’ music collection.
A year removed from the maddeningly ambitious "Pure Comedy," Josh Tillman, or Father John Misty, has turned in a more focused, 10-song set with "God's Favorite Customer." It's an album full of that sarcastic wit we've come to appreciate as well as…
For Kevin Martin, this year is all about the breakthrough album his band, Candlebox, released 25 years ago.
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.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Monday, May 21, 2018
A Brooklyn, New York-based band will bring its beautiful, atmospheric tunes to Lafayette in the late summer.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Kids' Orchestra, an after-school music program for elementary school students in East Baton Rouge Parish, is getting $25,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts to fund it 2018-19 school year, according to a news release.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Kenny Neal wants the world to know that Highway 61, aka the Blues Highway, doesn’t stop at the Mississippi-Louisiana border. With that message in mind, the Grammy-nominated Baton Rouge blues artist is spearheading the Kenny Neal Blues Highway 61 M…
Inspired by a 2016 trip to her ancestral Greece, you can feel the electricity in "Rebound," Eleanor Friedberger's fourth solo album since The Fiery Furnaces, her duo with brother Matthew, took a break in 2011.
Monday, May 14, 2018
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Patty Griffin distills thorny subjects into poignant simplicity. Empathy lights the singer-songwriter’s portrayals of characters and their trials. In just the right places, observations in her lyrics rise to clarion expressions of hope.
Baton Rouge musicians and audiences love the Dyson House Listening Room. Owner John Burns got all the confirmation he needed when every performer he asked to play an upcoming fundraiser said yes.
Before last year's inaugural Baton Rouge Funk Fest, organizers Adam King and Jason Choctaw Hall had no expectations.
Thursday, May 03, 2018
The Irish song and storytelling tradition is often steeped in images of cable-knit sweaters and caps, pennywhistles, reels and jigs. However, Celtic Woman has spent the past decade-plus serving as a musical crossroads where tradition gets a contem…