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It’s been 20 years since brothers Louis and Andre Michot formed Lost Bayou Ramblers. Across those two decades, the band's refreshingly modern Cajun music has taken the group all over the world, earning them a Grammy Award along the way.
Two years ago on the stage at Denham Springs' North Park, Laine Hardy won second place in the local singing competition Bayou Idol.
Kevin Gates on Monday night gave a sold out Varsity Theatre a taste of what's to come when the Baton Rouge-raised emcee previewed his upcoming album, "I'm Him."
Throughout history, certain narratives have been silenced — those of women, queer people and people of color. And while nothing can right the wrongs of the past, there is some justice in telling those stories.
From their first hours together in the recording studio in 2017, guitarist-producer Adrian Quesada and singer-guitarist Eric Burton were instantly simpatico.
If you want an easy way to see how far Taylor Swift has come since her last album, just compare the two covers. If 2017's "reputation" featured a photo of Swift unsmiling in black and white, "Lover" is an explosion of color, clouds and sparkles.
In the summer of 1969, pop music festivals mushroomed across North America. Although the Woodstock Music & Art Fair in upstate New York was the biggest and most celebrated among the peace- and music-filled gatherings, a dozen smaller festivals…
Louisiana actor-singer-producer John Schneider's years-long divorce battle with his second wife, Elvira "Elly" Schneider, is over.
Todd Alexander has seen a lot during his 20-something years in the Baton Rouge music community. He’s been around long enough to notice a cyclical pattern, he said, one that sees bands, venues and audiences come and go. But his band, Glitchell, has…
It's been about five years since Kevin Gates has played the Varsity Theatre. But when the Baton Rouge-raised emcee comes through for a hometown show, it's usually for something momentous.
Just as the weather (hopefully) starts to cool off this fall, the free concert series Live After Five will return to downtown Baton Rouge with a little something for everyone.
Starting in the 1960s, Dan Penn composed a streak of Southern soul classics: Percy Sledge's “Out of Left Field,” Aretha Franklin's "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" and James and Bobby Purify’s “I’m Your Puppet,” to name just a few.
Norbert Redmond IV isn't a stranger to songwriting. The Baton Rouge musician co-founded and has written music for the band Mayhaps; has played in groups like Borderline Cuckoo, We Landed on the Moon! and He Bleeds Fireman; and has taught music aro…
The creation of Baroness’ latest record, “Gold & Grey,” began at John Baizley’s dining room table.
In 2018, following years of juggling a part-time solo career with backup singing for major stars, Maimouna Youssef vowed to accept no more backing vocals gigs.
On a warm Friday evening, it was easy to hear the music flowing from the outdoor stage at Happy’s Irish Bar from a block away, even above noisy cicadas competing to be heard.
In 2003, after releasing six albums — including two brilliant retro-country projects on Chicago’s Bloodshot Records and a rock-oriented major-label debut via Geffen — Robbie Fulks accepted his fate: Music won’t make him rich and famous.
Royal Teeth’s full-length return to indie pop is finally here, six years after the band’s debut album. With its new LP, “Hard Luck,” the Louisiana-formed four-piece makes one thing clear: Despite some hard knocks, Royal Teeth won’t stop.
This fall is shaping up to be a great season for music. Announcements for Christian concerts in south Louisiana have been coming in on a steady basis for the past few weeks.
If finding success in the rap game is like playing chess, then Adam Dollar$ has been playing like a grandmaster. The Baton Rouge emcee has for several years been networking, making phone calls and building authentic relationships around the music …
Kim Carson forged her musical identity in the raw, twangy, pedal steel and fiddle sounds of 1940s and ’50s honky-tonk country.
Since December, Hal Lambert and Mitchell Mobley have been experimenting like musical mad scientists, improvising obscure soundscapes in unconventional ways.