Get a free download of the MyNameIsJohnMichael single "Orphan" here. The New Orleans singer-songwriter and R&B-influenced pop outfit anticipates a fall release for the follow-up to 2009's The People That Come and Go.
Another week, another new Curren$y video — or videos. Here are "Smoke Break" and "BBS" from Covert Coup (free download here), and "This is the Life" from Weekend at Burnie's. (Also, here are his favorite albums, featuring plenty of NOLA rappers.)
Belong helms the latest mixtape over on the Constance blog. Grab mixes from the duo of Turk Dietrich and Michael Jones. (Stream the single "Perfect Life" from the band's excellent Kranky debut, Common Era.)
New Orleans funk crew Good Enough for Good Times performs a free show at 10 p.m. tonight at Tipitina's for the venue's Free Fridays series. (Stream some tracks here.)
If you missed the NPR First Listen, grab two free tracks from synth composer John Maus from the June release We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves: "Quantum Leap" and "Head for the Country." Maus performs 10 p.m. tonight at the Howlin' Wolf Den with Puro Instinct and Geneva Jacuzzi.
Also tonight: Nashville folk-influenced duo The Civil Wars are at One Eyed Jacks. Score a free download of "Barton Hollow" on the band's website.