KISS really was the hottest band in the world Friday night at a full Smoothie King Center. Especially drummer Eric Singer.
Carnival in the Caribbean, a riotous spectacle of drums, rhythm, dance, color and phantasmagorical characters, inspires jazz trumpeter and composer Etienne Charles.
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.
Carnival season began more than a month ago, which means at this point, you’ve likely sampled king cakes from your favorite bakeries and tried a savory-style treat. Maybe you’ve even designed a whimsical costume for Fat Tuesday or bought one of th…
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.
Vienna conjures up romantic images of the waltzes of Johann Strauss II and the melodies of Mozart. Paying tribute to the Austrian classical music mecca and to Valentine’s Day, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra is presenting a program of Viennes…
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!”
It’s hard to believe “Dreamgirls” premiered on Broadway nearly 40 years ago, way back in 1981, but it’s easy to understand the award-winning musical’s enduring appeal.
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.
In a gaudy nightclub reminiscent of the fabulous Cocoanut Grove in 1930s Los Angeles, two beautiful women and a young man are being held hostage by the club’s owner and his manager. They are eventually rescued by one hostage's fiancé — with only g…
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.
When Lera Auerbach arrives in New Orleans this week to perform a solo piano recital at Tulane University’s Dixon Hall, it will be just the beginning of possibly the most comprehensive art residency in the city's history.
For fans planning to boycott Super Bowl LIII this Sunday, their most high-profile alternative to gritting their teeth in front of the television is beginning to take shape.
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.
The chamber music ensemble Musaica will present a local premiere of Canadian composer Marjan Mozetich's “Angels in Flight” and air Brahms’ “Piano Quartet No. 2 in A-major" at two performances next week.
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.
Community radio station WWOZ-FM has sold all 3,000 of its "brass passes" for the 2019 New Orleans Jazz Fest. This is the first year the passes, a major source of funding for the station, sold out by mid-January, said WWOZ's general manager, Beth A…
In a scene right out of the pre-Internet 1970s, thousands of people lined up at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Thursday morning to buy concert tickets. Specifically, tickets to see the Rolling Stones at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Members of the Foo Fighters will ride in a miniature Mardi Gras-style parade through downtown New Orleans on Feb. 14, the evening before the band headlines the two-night grand opening of the new Fillmore venue inside Harrah's Casino.
Longtime Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto did not overpay guest artists in his role as leader of Mexico’s national symphony, the Mexican government said this week.
Get ready to rock out if you're heading to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for the NFC Championship this weekend.
The options for live music in New Orleans this week include a singing farmer from Colorado, a contemporary bluegrass band from Nashville and a singer from “Treme.”
Landing the Rolling Stones for the 2019 New Orleans Jazz Fest is, in Quint Davis’ estimation, “a Biblical prophecy come true.”
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.
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto has found himself at the center of a controversy in his native Mexico after a news report alleged he has failed to properly manage the Mexican national orchestra.