Like its next-door neighbor the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the Buku Music + Art Project has steadily annexed more territory.
Now it's getting real: the 2019 New Orleans Jazz Fest cubes, the schedule blocks with performance times and stage assignments, will be unveiled on Tuesday, March 26.
Cartoonist Caesar Meadows often works in miniature. He creates postage stamp-size “micro-comics” and rolls with ‘tit Rex, the shoebox parade.
The live music options in New Orleans for the week of March 21-27, 2019, include a tireless Grateful Dead alum, an acclaimed Americana singer and an Irishman who wants you to take him to church.
The eighth Buku Music + Art Project takes over Mardi Gras World on Friday and Saturday. Here’s hoping this year’s coup works out better than last year’s.
Louisiana-born rock 'n' roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has canceled his scheduled appearance at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Skate punk turned pop star Pink presided over what was, literally, a show of strength Sunday at the Smoothie King Center. Physically, emotionally, vocally — she was strong in every possible way.
In the early 2000s, Eric Lindell was hanging out at the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas, when a 1953 GMC tour bus pulled up backstage. As an aficionado of vintage cars and motorcycles, Lindell’s eye was immediately drawn to the ret…
Before joining Zac Brown Band in 2012, percussionist Daniel de los Reyes spent years onstage with the likes of Earth Wind & Fire, Chicago, Yanni, Ricky Martin and other marquee acts.
Artists occasionally catch the attention of pop-culture tastemakers to a degree that is disproportionate to their commercial success, or even their potential commercial success. Consider the case of indie-rock guitarist and songwriter Kurt Vile.
The week after Mardi Gras is typically low-key as the city catches its collective breath. That said, those who are still up for live music have numerous options, including a shape-shifting arena country band, an oddball hard rock guitar hero and a…
Mardi Gras season is not necessarily bountiful for music clubs. With multiple parades piled up nightly, many revelers are too worn out to go hear music afterward.
The third and final set of Galactic’s annual Lundi Gras blowout at Tipitina’s, dubbed the “sunrise set,” traditionally doesn't conclude until the sun officially rises on Mardi Gras morning around 6:30 a.m.
The options for live music in New Orleans this week that don’t have anything to do with Mardi Gras include a hitmaking country duo, a quasi-Christian rock band, and a long-running Celtic punk band.
Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott and old-school favorite Frankie Beverly will help Essence Festival celebrate its 25th anniversary at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in July.
Terence Blanchard, the much-acclaimed New Orleans-born and -based trumpeter and composer, emerged empty-handed from Sunday night's 91st annual Academy Awards.
WWL-TV chief meteorologist Carl Arredondo realized a long-standing dream a few years ago when he persuaded the station's Mardi Gras live coverage team to costume as the band KISS. Arredondo, a KISS super fan since high school, dressed up as singer…
The live music options in New Orleans for the week of Feb. 21-27 include a resurrected British Invasion band, a Southern rock/country band and the self-proclaimed “hottest band in the world.”
Guitarist Jimmy Robinson first met vocalist Leigh “Lil Queenie” Harris in the mid-1970s at Ford’s Place, a club around the corner from Tipitina’s, where she performed as half of an acoustic duo.
Unlike 2016’s massive David Bowie memorial march that shut down French Quarter streets, last year’s inaugural Krewe du Kanaval, another collaboration between Preservation Hall’s Ben Jaffe and Arcade Fire’s Win Butler and Regine Chassagne, went mor…
Twice on Tuesday at the new Fillmore at Harrah’s New Orleans, Duran Duran vocalist Simon LeBon remarked on how the show seemed to be flying by. “This is going quickly,” he said near the end of the regular set. “Somebody slow it down.”
Hours before progressive hard rock band Coheed and Cambria christened the new Fillmore at Harrah’s New Orleans Casino on Monday, guitarist Travis Stever had already reaped a windfall.
Fleetwood Mac vocalist Stevie Nicks had just concluded “Gypsy” on Saturday at the Smoothie King Center when guitarist Mike Campbell stepped to the microphone.
The first time high-concept progressive rock band Coheed and Cambria played New Orleans circa 2002, guitarist Travis Stever and his bandmates schlepped their own gear up a flight of stairs to a small, decidedly unglamorous room.
Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line will help welcome the Bayou Country Superfest back to Baton Rouge for its 10th anniversary on May 25-26.
The options for live music in New Orleans the week of Feb. 14-20 include the first slate of shows at the new Fillmore New Orleans, topped by a two-night stand by one of the biggest bands of the 1980s.
Forward-thinking contemporary R&B artist Janelle Monae summed up the nature of Sunday’s Grammy Awards with a single line: “Let the vagina have a monologue!”
The live music options in New Orleans for the week of Feb. 7-13, include a reunion of a popular local band from the 1990s and a two-night live recording at the Maple Leaf by an African-inspired jam band.
Panic At the Disco is a case study in modern rock extremism and evolution, having experienced extreme highs and lows across a compact timeline.
Crooner Michael Bublé, having resumed his career following his young son's successful battle against cancer, is scheduled to headline the Smoothie King Center on July 17.
The options for live music in New Orleans this week include a big awards show/concert, a Gothic rock pioneer and an acclaimed British singer-songwriter.
Four months after being diagnosed with stage IV prostate cancer that had metastasized into his bones, guitarist Spencer Bohren has settled into his new normal. Constant touring is out; vegetable juice and other dramatic dietary adjustments are in.
The French Quarter Festival on Tuesday unveiled its initial 2019 roster of almost exclusively local performers from across the spectrum of south Louisiana music.
The options for live music in New Orleans this week include a two-night stand by a husband-and-wife blues rock band, a sophisticated acoustic folk-pop combo, and a California-bred reggae band.
As a Grambling State University undergraduate, hip-hop producer Lovell “U-P” Cooper essentially taught himself how to make recordings in his eighth-floor dorm room, much to the dismay of his downstairs neighbors.
Diana Ross, the legendary voice of the Supremes, has joined the roster of the 2019 New Orleans Jazz Fest, producers announced Friday.
It's only rock 'n' roll, but a whole lot of folks want to hear it: Tickets to see the Rolling Stones at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz Fest are sold out.