Mick Jagger and Katy Perry will help blow out the candles on the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival’s 50th birthday cake this spring.
Plenty of tickets are available for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. But they’ll cost you.
With the touring season for 2019 still not quite geared up, the options for live music in New Orleans this week include a local band augmented by some special guests and a throwback blues jam at Rock ‘n’ Bowl.
“Choppa Style,” the soundtrack of the New Orleans Saints’ season, has infiltrated every corner of the Who Dat nation.
Endymion riders have come a long way from the days of shoving potatoes into empty light sockets and draining bathroom buckets through the floors of floats.
New Orleans now seems firmly established as a destination for arena tours, not just a second-tier stop between Houston and Atlanta. As such, local fans have many more options for how to blow their concert budget.
On a foggy night in December, Galactic bassist Rob Mercurio paused on the corner of Tchoupitoulas Street and Napoleon Avenue, pondering the entrance to Tipitina’s.
The live music options in New Orleans for the last week of 2018 include a veteran soul/R&B band with an emotional attachment to the city, a funk legend and the sons of two fabled Southern rock stars.
Art Neville recently announced his retirement. Dr. John has not performed publicly in more than a year. He canceled his traditional two-night stand at Tipitina’s last December and didn’t schedule any shows for all of 2018.
Few touring acts pass through town during the week spanning Christmas. Conversely, New Orleans musicians who are often on the road tend to be home. Thus, the live music options in New Orleans this week lean heavily toward local favorites.
What makes a concert good, or even great? The answer is inevitably subjective, colored by personal tastes, your mood and even the people sitting or standing around you.
On Friday, funk-rock party band Flow Tribe will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its annual Christmas Crunktacular holiday blowout at Tipitina’s.
The live music options in New Orleans this week include a pair of contemporary country hitmakers and a homegrown star celebrating New Orleans’ 300th birthday.
The New Orleans-style house party for Professor Longhair’s 100th birthday will be, appropriately, in the house built by his reputation.
A Trans-Siberian Orchestra show is not for the faint of heart. The heavy metal holiday rock opera, built around a Dickens-meets-“Dungeons and Dragons” storyline, boasts enough firepower to make the members of Iron Maiden blush. Lasers, pyrotechnic…
The 2019 Grammy Awards nominees with New Orleans ties include PJ Morton, Christian Scott, the Mardi Gras Indian funk band Cha Wa and several others.
Producers of the 2019 New Orleans Jazz Fest have pushed back the release of the highly anticipated talent roster for next spring's 50th anniversary celebration to January.
Late in Elton John’s sold-out Smoothie King Center retirement party on Thursday night, the massive video wall that sloped into the stage flashed footage of his many past lives and looks: The wacky duck costume. The sequined Yankees uniform. The st…
The 2019 Buku Music + Art Project will present Lana Del Rey, A$AP Rocky, Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates and Dog Blood, an electronic dance music collaboration between Skrillex and Boyz Noize, among dozens more.
That persistent 2019 New Orleans Jazz Fest rumor about the band with the multiword name that starts with “R”? It is absolutely true.
The options for live music in New Orleans this week include an underground hip-hop duo from Minneapolis, a local all-star quartet and the return of a much-loved Americana band born at Tipitina’s.
The 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival roster, as of this writing, remains a mystery. But a pair of more modest springtime events, Hogs for the Cause and Family Gras, rolled out their rosters this week.
Even by pop standards, Elton John's epic three-year farewell tour is an especially long and extravagant goodbye. But “extravagance” might as well be John’s middle name.
Tipitina’s employees met Monday for the first time with their new bosses — bosses they already knew in a different context: as musicians.
Growing up in New Orleans, jazz drummer Adonis Rose loved the house parties hosted by his Aunt Goldie. Those parties made him an Aretha Franklin fan.
Thirty or so minutes into Nine Inch Nails’ Sunday show at the Saenger Theatre, frontman Trent Reznor thanked the audience and acknowledged the we’re-all-in-this-together nature of the night with, “Here we go again.”
The options for live music in New Orleans this week include a Goth/industrial rock icon, a homegrown pop/R&B singer/songwriter and tributes to a fabled 1976 concert and a Neville brother.
Pop star Christina Aguilera was in command of the stage during her Nov. 9 performance at the Saenger Theatre. Not so the previous night, when she tried to take a turn on the microphone at Café Negril on Frenchmen Street.
Does a kerfuffle over the WWOZ Brass Pass program hint that something very special, and very different, is on tap for the 2019 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival?
If you’ve ever seen a show at Tipitina’s or the House of Blues, chances are Sonny Schneidau made it happen.
Spencer Bohren, the New Orleans folk- and blues-based guitarist who typically spends much of his time on the road, has been diagnosed with stage IV prostate cancer that has metastasized into his bones.
The options for live music in New Orleans this week include a hardcore honky-tonk singer, an acclaimed Americana duo and a cutting-edge R&B group.
The recent listening party for the Revivalists' ambitious new “Take Good Care” album at the Ice Pit in the Orpheum Theater’s basement was briefly interrupted by a nearly extinct technical glitch: the sound of a vinyl record skipping.
David Levine was an 18-year-old jazz saxophonist living in Minneapolis when he visited New Orleans for the first time. He was blown away by the brass bands he encountered. A Rebirth Brass Band CD confirmed his newfound infatuation.
The options for live music in New Orleans this week include a guitar-slinging sister act, a hard-rocking bluegrass banjoist and a powerhouse pop vocalist going for a more stripped-down look and sound.
Ivan Neville stores a remarkable snapshot, both festive and bleak, on his phone as a stark reminder of life before sobriety.
Five songs into his Halloween night singalong at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Ed Sheeran made a questionable claim.