As evidenced by WWOZ-FM’s weeklong musical eulogy for Mac “Dr. John” Rebennack, he left no shortage of recorded music.
The works of three local composers, plus the winner of a composition competition, will be premiered alongside those of four renowned classical composers Friday and on June 29 by the New Orleans Chamber Orchestra.
The options for live music in New Orleans the week of June 13-19, 2019, include a genre-defying arena rock duo, a reinvigorated indie rock band, and a hard-charging rock band from Florida.
Spencer Bohren, a much-respected and widely traveled New Orleans folk- and blues-based guitarist and visual artist, died Saturday of cancer. He was 69.
Mac “Dr. John” Rebennack, a lifelong rambler, was the subject of a celebratory memorial ramble through the 7th Ward on Friday.
Malcolm John Rebennack Jr., known around the world as Dr. John, died Thursday of a heart attack after years of declining health, a family member confirmed.
The death of New Orleans musician Dr. John was instantaneously met with memories of past concerts and memories from the people who knew him and adored him.
Were it not for ragtime composer Scott Joplin, Tom McDermott may not have evolved into one of New Orleans’ most respected pianists.
The options for live music in New Orleans for the week of June 6-12 include an Americana band from New York, a celebration of ragtime pianist Scott Joplin and a big night for drums.
The demographic divides that bisect the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience roster are always stark. The 2019 line-up, released this week, is no exception.
In the video for his single “Bubblin,” Anderson .Paak pokes fun at rap clichés, even as he proves himself to be a first-rate rapper who, after years of struggle, is enjoying his newfound success.
New Orleans funk band Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, augmented by the Soul Rebels, has been selected as the opening act for the Rolling Stones at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on July 14.
It doesn’t look like much now: a collection of surface parking lots, boarded-up buildings and a pizza joint, spread over a few hundred feet of pavement. But the 400 block of South Rampart Street is a veritable cradle of jazz, an unmatched grouping…
The headliners for the 2019 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience will be hard rockers Guns N’ Roses, rapper Post Malone and alternative rock veteran Beck.
Tickets for the Rolling Stones’ long-awaited return to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome go on sale Friday — at least the tickets that are left do.
The live music options in New Orleans for the week of May 30 to June 5 include a tribute to a much-respected local high school band director and a jazz-pop singer who found renewal in the Big Easy.
With summer rolling in, the New Orleans concert calendar for the back half of the year has filled in nicely. Major concerts on tap for the coming months include:
Hometown rap star Lil Wayne has recruited fellow hip-hop luminaries Travis Scott and Meek Mill to headline the beefed-up fifth edition of Lil WeezyAna Fest this summer.
Paul McCartney’s performance Thursday night at the Smoothie King Center boiled down to four numbers: 76, 2, 45 and 38.
The options for live music in New Orleans for the week of May 23-30, 2019, include pop stars of two different generations at the Smoothie King Center, as well as a classic piano singer-songwriter at the Civic Theatre.
It was a 24-hour, cross-country whirlwind for Livingston's Laine Hardy in his first day as the 17th American Idol on Monday.
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc., gave a shout-out to "the hardworking bartenders at The Boot," a favorite bar of Uptown college students, and reminisced about sojourns "of beignets and beer" in New Orleans when he was an Auburn University student in t…
Producers of the 2019 Essence Festival announced early Thursday that Michelle Obama will take part in this year's festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Dave Grohl opened the first of the Foo Fighters' two nights at the Fillmore New Orleans with an apology: "I'm sorry we're late!"
The alternative pop band Garbage titled its 1998 million-selling second album “Version 2.0.” By that classification system, the current Garbage is at least Version 6.0. And based on the band’s invigorated, crackling show at the Fillmore New Orlea…
The expanded, eight-day New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival schedule is here to stay, at least for another year.
Bruce Springsteen has released footage of his historic Seeger Sessions Band performance at the 2006 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival via his YouTube channel.
With multiple stages going simultaneously at the New Orleans Jazz Fest, I often see only bits of performances that make me wish I’d seen more.
The live music options in New Orleans for the week of May 9-15, 2019 include a roster of throwback bands from the ‘80s and two rock bands that came to life in the ‘90s.
Ahead of the 50th anniversary New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, I read stacks of newspaper articles from the early years of the festival.
On July 17, 1983, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Super Bowl filled Tad Gormley Stadium in City Park with a bill topped by Journey. Touring in support of the smash “Frontiers” album, Journey still featured singer Steve Perry. They were the day’s big draw.
Four dance events will come to the stage of the Marigny Opera House as the Marigny Opera Ballet announced the lineup for its 2019-20 season.
New Orleans native Lil Wayne and Blink-182 gave the world a mash-up it probably didn't see coming, and in doing so announced a joint tour that's hitting 34 cities nationwide.
When blues guitarist Little Freddie King sang Guitar Slim's “The Things That I Used to Do” on Sunday at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, he could have changed the lyric to, “The Things That I Still Do.”
Livingston singer Laine Hardy is one step closer to becoming the next "American Idol," advancing to the top 5 on Sunday night's show.
As he arrived at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival’s Acura Stage on Saturday, Dave Matthews offered his assessment of the situation: “What a beautiful day in the neighborhood!”
The opening of the 2019 New Orleans Jazz Festival's second Saturday has been delayed to 12:30 p.m. due to stormy weather, producers have announced.
Two very different songs of the South, sung by two very different Southerners, closed out the 2019 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival’s second Friday.