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New music spotlight: Brint Anderson

Tue, 12/01/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
What's old is new again on Brint Anderson's homage to the late, great Earl King. Anderson's new CD, Covered In Earl, lays out fourteen of King's tracks with aplomb. The instantly recognizable hits are there ('Trick Bag,' 'Come On, Let The Good Times Roll,' 'The Things That ... Read more

Krewe of Jingle Parade 12/5

Mon, 11/30/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Santa Claus is coming to town to ride in the Krewe of Jingle parade this Saturday, December 5. Along with Santa, the parade will bring the usual fare, but with a Christmas theme-- floats, marching bands, stilt walkers, Christmas characters and many more "magical surprises" ... Read more

Corey Ledet & his Zydeco Band "Another Pretty Day"

Mon, 11/30/15
Authored by David Stafford
Produced by our friends a KRVS in Lafayette, here's Corey Ledet and his Zydeco Band doing "Another Pretty Day", from their 2012 release Nothin' But the Best.Musicians Corey Ledet, accordion, vocals; Chad Fouquier, guitar, vocals; Li'l Buck Sinegal, guitar; Cedryl Ballou, dr... Read more

New music spotlight: Nigel Hall

Sun, 11/29/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
New Orleans soul singer Nigel Hall released his latest album, "Ladies and Gentlemen... Nigel Hall" earlier this month on Feel Music Group/Round Hill Music. Hall displays incredible range throughout the album, which is full of Hall's signature smooth vocals and keyboard skil... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 11/27/15

Sat, 11/28/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Walking Thru Jerusalem Corporation 02:54 Solid Gold From The Vaults Vol. 4 2015/11/27 22:02:51 2 I Shall be Released Marion Williams 04:33 The New Message 2015/11/27 22:0... Read more

Morning Set Playlist 11/27/15

Fri, 11/27/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 A Change Is Gonna Come J.J. Jackson 06:35 The Greatest Little Soul Band In The Land 2015/11/27 06:09:10 2 Reckoner (Live At Capitol Studios / 2014) Robert Glasper 05:08 Cove... Read more

Erica Falls, "It's Going to Be Alright" at WWOZ

Mon, 11/23/15
Authored by David Stafford
 Erica Falls performs "It's Going to Be Alright" in the WWOZ Studio in support of the recently competed 2015 Fall Pledge Drive.  Read more

Blood, Sweat & Hair

Mon, 11/23/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Elsa Hahne and Golden G. Richard III's exhibition of 29 music photos, "Blood, Sweat & Hair," opened at the Jazz & Heritage Gallery (1205 N. Rampart) on Saturday, November 14 and will be running through Friday, December 18. The 29 photos are a retrospective of music images c... Read more

Oak Street Po-Boy Fest

Sat, 11/21/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Oak Street Po-Boy Fest returns this Sunday, November 22 with live music and, of course, copious amounts of delicious po-boys. The festival runs through the Oak St. business corridor, from Carrollton to Eagle. Forty different food vendors will be there to fill you up, along ... Read more

The Deslondes, "Out on the Rise"

Sat, 11/21/15
Authored by David Stafford
The Deslondes perform "Out on the Rise," in the Holy Cross, New Orleans. It's the final cut on their self-titled debut album, which we featured last summer in our New Music Spotlight.  Read more

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