If promoters and club owners were more attentive spellers, New Orleans singer-songwriter Kelcy Mae Wilburn might still be making records as Kelcy Mae. Instead, she has released her fine new Americana album, “The Place That You Call Home,” under a …
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
The appeal of the Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival is, as the name implies, based on two factors that complement one another as naturally as peanut butter and jelly: barbecue and the blues.
The options for live music in New Orleans this week include a Scottish synth-pop band, a Canadian bluegrass band, an outspoken British pop star and a reborn ‘90s alternative rock band.
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
The chorus of thousands of birds from northern Finland will greet the audience at the Orpheum Theater Friday night and, in a symbolic way, serve as an introduction to the second piece on the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra’s next offering in its …
Monday, October 08, 2018
If you want to introduce your new entertainment venue with a bang, the Foo Fighters are more than capable of lighting the fuse.
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
The options for live music in New Orleans this week include a guitar wizard from Austin, an arena-level alt-rock band and an alternative sort of singer-songwriter.
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Eric Johnson is the Sonny Landreth of Austin, an unconventional guitar hero who emphasizes tone and subtlety to craft a sound all his own. Johnson’s million-selling 1990 album “Ah Via Musicom” introduced his signature song, “Cliffs of Dover,” whic…
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Competing for an audience against a nationally televised Monday night Saints home game might be an obstacle for some performing arts organizations.
Monday, October 01, 2018
During a recent stretch of their farewell-for-now tour, the Lost Bayou Ramblers drove eight hours between Cleveland and Philadelphia. Louis Michot, the Ramblers’ fiddle player and lead singer, won’t miss those long hauls when the Grammy-winning so…
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
The options for live music in New Orleans this week include an infamous neo-soul singer in need of a watch, a singer-songwriter popular in the Christian music world and a scion of a fabled North Mississippi blues legacy.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
The New Orleans Opera Association opens its 76th season this weekend with what general director Robert Lyall terms “the kind of production that exemplifies why people refer to our art form as grand opera.”
During Drake's sold-out concert/coronation at a jam-packed Smoothie King Center on Monday, the rap superstar welcomed several guests. Saints running back Alvin Kamara missed three shots – badly – on a basketball goal. Bounce rapper 5th Ward Weebie…
Monday, September 24, 2018
The fall leg of Harry Connick Jr.'s New Orleans Tricentennial Celebration tour will include a Dec. 15 hometown concert at the UNO Lakefront Arena.
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
The Rev. Bill Miller, rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Covington, has made pilgrimages to Jerusalem and such sacred sites as Patrick Mountain in Ireland and the Scottish isle of Iona.
Ask Shamarr Allen if he really believes New Orleans is, as the opening track on his new “True Orleans” albums declares, “The Greatest Place in the World,” and he’ll laugh at you.
The options for live music in New Orleans this week include a plethora of major concerts from the Superdome to the Smoothie King Center to the Civic and Joy theaters.
Friday, September 14, 2018
Hip-hop royalty Beyonce and Jay-Z brought their On the Run II tour spectacle to New Orleans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Beyoncé and Jay-Z, self-described as "the queen" and "the gangster," concluded the New Orleans stop of their On the Run II tour the same way they opened it: holding hands, presenting a unified front.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
The similarities between smart, socially aware, multifaceted indie rock band Portugal. The Man and swaggering ‘80s arena rockers Van Halen are not immediately apparent.
Long before Trombone Shorty certified the trombone’s viability as a lead instrument for a rock band with arena ambitions, MuleBone mounted a similar effort.
The options for live music in New Orleans this week include a Texas troubadour, an eclectic, Grammy-winning alternative rock band and a first-ever collaboration between two of the city’s best drummers.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
On Sept. 24, 2016, Beyonce brought her eye-popping Formation World Tour to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. All 45,000 or so available tickets sold out, breaking the box office record for gross sales for a concert at the Dome.
Monday, September 10, 2018
Sunday, September 09, 2018
Following a landmark season during which it performed in Carnegie Hall, recorded its first CD and premiered a commissioned piece from renowned banjoist Bela Fleck, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra has every reason to open its new year with an …
Thursday, September 06, 2018
Eric Lindell specializes in an especially agreeable brand of Gulf Coast boogie ‘n’ soul flecked with country, blues and other flavors, a rustic blend he steeped in New Orleans.
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
The options for live music in New Orleans this week include a birthday jam for a popular old-school funk/R&B deejay and two different takes on Appalachian music.
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
For 20 years, keyboardist John “Papa” Gros has exported New Orleans music to Japan, first with the late Snooks Eaglin, then with George Porter Jr. and his own band, Papa Grows Funk.
Friday, August 31, 2018
Opening its fifth season on Tuesday, the 10-member Versipel New Music Collective celebrates the New Orleans tricentennial with works by local composers, most of whom are still living and creating.
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
The Krewe of Endymion's 2019 Endymion Extravaganza in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome will feature Lionel Richie, Flo Rida and Chicago.
The options for live music in New Orleans this week include a rock-leaning jam band, a first-rate “boogaloo” jazz combo and a legendary singer-songwriter on his final tour.
Kyle Ridley, a young guitarist from New Orleans, had lived in New York City for only a few weeks when a doo-wop group singing in the subway stopped him in his tracks.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Fried chicken is obviously the main dish at the National Fried Chicken Festival presented by Raising Cane’s. But the free festival will also serve up a buffet of local music in Woldenberg Riverfront Park on Sept. 22-23.
Sunday, August 26, 2018
That Nicki Minaj materialized at Lil Wayne's fourth annual Lil WeezyAna Fest homecoming on Saturday was a surprise.
Friday, August 24, 2018
New Orleans rapper Renetta “Magnolia Shorty” Lowe co-stars in the current No. 1 song in the country, even though she died nearly eight years ago in a notorious double homicide.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Leslie Johnson, the architect of Louisiana swamp-blues who was better known as "Lazy Lester," died Wednesday afternoon at his home in Paradise, California. He was 85.
Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee and dancing violinist Lindsey Stirling found common ground during their co-headlining orchestral concert on August 22 at Champions Square. And it wasn’t just in the Ozzy Osbourne/Sia mash-up that concluded the night.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
The options for live music this week include an ageless crooner, a local rap star and a double shot of classic arena rock.
Naughty Professor, the jazz-funk sextet formed by Loyola University jazz studies students in 2010, recently notched a major professional milestone: Their first tour of Europe.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Budding opera singers dream of performing onstage at the New York Metropolitan Opera. Amici, a local support organization whose full name is the New Orleans Friends of the Metropolitan Opera National Council, helps some of these aspiring singers m…
Superstar rapper Drake spiked his current hits “In My Feelings” and “Nice For What” with New Orleans flavor by going directly to the source: local producer Adam “BlaqNmilD” Pigott.
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Aretha Franklin was not from New Orleans. But that didn’t make her ineligible for a memorial second-line parade Thursday night in the Treme neighborhood.