The Raising Cane's River Center will play host to two major but totally different concerts in 2019. The venue announced Tuesday morning that DJ Steve Aoki and rappers Nelly and Lil Jon (WHAT?!) will perform in April, and then in June, Travis Tritt…
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Hammond’s Wonder Kid is off to a strong start with its debut EP, "over." The five-track project, released in November, is a dense and diverse set of emotional post-hardcore that puts intellectual writing and composition at the forefront.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Marcel P. Black takes his participation in hip-hop, as a culture and as an art form, very seriously. So much so that the Oklahoma native and veteran Baton Rouge emcee promotes the mantra “#CultureOverEverything” in his role as a show organizer and…
The holiday season is well underway in the Baton Rouge area. By now, we're sure the tree is up, the lights have been strung across the front porch and maybe even some stockings have been hung by the chimney with care.
A heavy lineup of alt-rock bands will play Baton Rouge in March as part of Puddle of Mudd's world tour. Saliva, Trapt, Saving Abel and Tantric will join headliner Puddle of Mudd for MUDDFEST at the Raising Cane's River Center on Thursday, March 21.
Monday, December 10, 2018
Christian music supergroup Newsboys United and Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Michael W. Smith will kick off their joint tour with an April 12 show at the Raising Cane's River Center in Baton Rouge.
Thursday, December 06, 2018
Shadow People’s style of hardcore noise punk and sludge metal is the kind of music born from anger, booze and bitter creative energy. On its new EP, “Secrets,” the Baton Rouge band delivers plenty of each.
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
Onstage at the 2002 Grammy Awards, Chris Thomas King, Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris and other artists who participated in the “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” soundtrack gathered happily to accept the album of the year award.
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
On Friday, the classic Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd brings the “Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour” to Baton Rouge.
Monday, December 03, 2018
The epic story of “I’m Leaving It Up to You,” the Dale & Grace hit that reached No. 1 in 1963, fills nearly 50 pages of S.J. Montalbano’s new book, “I’m Leaving It Up to Me.”
Thursday, November 29, 2018
The snow will be artificial but the Christmas spirit real at Bo's Christmas Bozaar this weekend at John Schneider Studios, 16050 Florida Blvd. in Holden.
Everything about Quadry’s new record echoes effortless style, from a multitude of chill-friendly beats to the pop art on the album’s cover. On “Malik Ruff,” which was released Nov. 2, the 23-year-old wordsmith spits with the confidence and creativ…
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
John Paul White speaks in soothing Southern tones. Hearing his unhurried conversation, you’d never guess he can be a cauldron inside. Reflecting that interior life, White’s songs — both solo and with the now-disbanded Civil Wars — quake with emotion.
The Baton Rouge area is wasting no time in embracing the holiday season. Thanksgiving is barely in the rearview mirror, but the holiday events and festivities are kicking off this weekend.
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Two years ago, the Rolling Stones released “Blue & Lonesome,” a surprise album featuring the band’s spontaneously recorded interpretations of 12 blues classics. The project includes the Stones’ renditions of songs by Baton Rouge blues artist L…
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Alfred Banks aptly named his recently wrapped solo tour #TheTherapyTour. The up-and-coming New Orleans emcee has been building success over the last few years while his musical focus has shifted: He's openly addressing mental health and promoting …
Thursday, November 15, 2018
“Atrophy,” the newest EP from Baton Rouge band The Nocturnal Broadcast, has a way of sounding both cheerful and gloomy at the same time.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Friday, November 09, 2018
The Human Jukebox is heading to the Rose Parade. Southern University announced on its social media pages Friday that the marching band and the Fabulous Dancing Dolls have been selected to participate in the 2020 Tournament of Roses Parade.
Thursday, November 08, 2018
Cory Henry had been hailed as one of the finest organ players of his generation. He won Grammys playing the Hammond B3 with an acclaimed jazz and funk ensemble and then went solo.
On its second album, Brother’s Bear has created an honest work of art any fan of folk is sure to appreciate. Acoustic melodies, vocal harmonies and thoughtful lyrics abound on “Walking Each Other Home,” the latest project by the Baton Rouge quartet.
On stage, Smokehouse Porter sings in low, sandpapery tones. “Oh, well, I’m the king — I’m king of the gutbucket blues,” Smokehouse intones over a slow, swampy groove, while Mamie Porter, his wife, coos liquid-soul backup.
Thursday, November 01, 2018
Where does a preening, pansexual rock god get his powers? The Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" traces his sonorous majesty to an unlikely place: his back teeth.
Moon Honey is coming home. Making its first hometown appearance in nearly two years, the psychedelicized, Los Angeles-based prog-pop-rock band will perform Friday at the Hartley/Vey Theatres.
The spooky season usually brings with it a handful of overplayed Halloween anthems. Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” can get old quickly, and the “Ghostbusters” theme is just straight up corny. We could use new tunes for everyone’s favorite hair-raisi…
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Citizen Cope tries to attend college games throughout the country when he's on tour. On Friday night, the singer-songwriter and beat-maker will play a show at the Manship Theatre. Saturday he'll be in Tiger Stadium to watch the LSU Tigers play the…
Friday, October 26, 2018
Passion Worship Night 2018 comes to Baton Rouge for a Nov. 9 stop, with the Passion Band, speaker Louie Giglio and gospel singer Travis Greene.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Singer-songwriter and pianist Lilli Lewis used to be a little intimidated by Henry Turner Jr. But as she’s gotten to know the veteran Baton Rouge bandleader and promoter over the past several years, she’s found him to be approachable and happy to …
For years, New Orleans writer and college professor Rien Fertel had no love for the Southern rock and alt-country band Drive-By Truckers.
When musicians want to stand out, they often dress up in bad costumes, resort to ridiculous stage antics or dismiss song structure all together.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
The Greater Baton Rouge State Fair is marking its 53rd event this year, and of course, all of the favorites, the Ferris wheel and rides, the funnel cake and deep-fried Oreos will be back. But there's also always something new happening at the fair.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
You'll be sorry if you head to the kitchen to make that leftover turkey sandwich during halftime of the New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons game on Thanksgiving Day.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Note: The Givers performance scheduled for Friday at Hartley/Vey Theatres has been postponed due to a power outage in downtown Baton Rouge. A new date for that show has not yet been announced.
The new album by Baton Rouge punks Future Talk begins with a deep, diabolical laugh, probably warning us of the mind-melting music to come.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Note: Due to a power outage downtown, Loudon Wainwright's show has been moved to Red Dragon Listening Room, 2401 Florida Blvd. The show starts at 8 p.m.