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New music spotlight: Joe Lastie

Tue, 09/26/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
Drummer Joe Lastie, member of the Lastie musical family and known for his work with Preservation Hall Jazz Band, has released Jazz Corner of the World with Joe Lastie’s New Orleans Sound. The album features the first 10 tracks of songs within the traditional New Orleans son... Read more

New music spotlight: Roderick Paulin

Tue, 09/19/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
Saxophonist, composer, and educator Roderick Paulin’s independent sophomore recording, Slow But Steady, a collection of contemporary jazz standards that is “an authentic embodiment of true and pure jazz music.” The title is homage to the record’s ten-plus year process, and ... Read more

New music spotlight: Naughty Professor

Tue, 09/12/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
New Orleans-based and jazz-funk sextet, Naughty Professor, have spent the past few years building their following through their horn-powered sound that embodies their adventurous recordings and high energy performances. Identity, their latest, is their most daring—shifting ... Read more

New music spotlight: Lost Bayou Ramblers

Wed, 09/06/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
Lafayette-based and Grammy-nominated band Lost Bayou Ramblers are set to release their eighth album on September 26th. With Kalenda—a Caribbean dance, a Cajun rock and roll song, a female character’s name, and a Louisiana rhythm—the Lost Bayou Ramblers continue to redefine ... Read more

New music spotlight: King James & the Special Men

Mon, 08/28/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
Since Jimmy Horn’s migration to New Orleans from Seattle in the early 90s, King James & the Special Men have made a mark on the New Orleans’ music scene through their various residencies at BJ’s Lounge, the Mother–In–Law Lounge, and Saturn Bar. Originally, the band covered ... Read more

New music spotlight: Stanton Moore

Tue, 08/22/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
Allen Toussaint’s unexpected death in 2015 was a great shock to the city of New Orleans and the rest of the musical world. This shock especially hit home for Galactic drummer, Stanton Moore. Days away from embarking on a new Stanton Moore Trio record with pianist David Tork... Read more

New music spotlight: Deslondes

Mon, 08/14/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
The down-home, roots-riddled troubadours known as the Deslondes have come together to release their sophomore record, Hurry Home, a shift from “country-folk to a psychedelic, electrified soul sound” that draws a larger emphasis on the electric guitar and organ. The Deslonde... Read more

New music spotlight: Charlie Halloran

Mon, 08/07/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
Versatile trombonist and occasional bandleader Charlie Halloran takes the opportunity to explore his passion for the music of the 1950s French Caribbean with his latest release Ce Biguine! (Biguine is a rhythm-centric musical style that originated in Guadeloupe and Martiniq... Read more

New music spotlight: Erica Falls

Tue, 07/25/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
When Erica Falls is off from touring the country with Galactic, she is hard at work writing and recording music celebrating her native home of New Orleans. Homegrown, Erica Falls’ latest, is chock-full of catchy hooks, memorable melodies, and dynamic vocals that accentuate ... Read more

New music spotlight: Sweet Crude

Mon, 07/17/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
Natives of South Louisiana, Sweet Crude is a six-piece indie rock ensemble with a mission to create progressive music that preserves and embraces the Acadian region’s traditions. Sweet Crude’s sound is largely defined by the ensemble’s use of English and Cajun French in the... Read more

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