Close to home: New Orleans band The Deslondes releases Hurry Home

The band's second full-length album is out June 23
For a band hailing from all points, home can mean a lot of things. There's the South, from Arkansas to North Carolina, and families and...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (June 20-26, 2017)

Wimps, Jacuzzi Boys, Black Marble, Sea Battle, Naughty Professor, Cajun-Zydeco Festival
WimpsTue. June 20 | Seattle's Wimps' 2015 LP Suitcase (Kill Rock Stars) anti-romanticizes every old guy at the party and the dumps they call home....

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Tombs and Thou perform at Neutral Ground

The bands perform June 22
Of all the modifiers used to subdivide and categorize metal, "coffeehouse" somehow got missed. Yet here comes Tombs — Brooklyn's self-disemboweling, re-reincarnating metal-metamorphosis masters, spreading...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (June 13-19, 2017)

Miike Snow, Girlpool, Aldous Harding, Deacon John
Miike SnowTue. June 13 | Swedes Christian Karlsson and Pontus WInnberg produced and wrote songs for an array of stars, including Madonna, Britney Spears and...

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Guitar heroes: Steve Gunn, Lee Ranaldo and Meg Baird come to New Orleans

The artists perform June 18 at Gasa Gasa
Nearly a year to the day after his last visit to Gasa Gasa, guitar hero Steve Gunn returns with two of his own guitar heroes...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (June 6-12, 2017)

Jeff the Brotherhood, Elizabeth Cook, Corey Henry, Leather Girls, Jake Shears
JEFF the BrotherhoodTue. June 6 | Nashville duo JEFF the Brotherhood has followed one of the stranger paths to rock semi-stardom: getting a surprise...

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The noodle and the damage done: Yngwie Malmsteen shreds into New Orleans

The guitarist performs June 11 at House of Blues
In 2003, the music monthly Blender released its list of The 50 Worst Artists in Music History. Sitting at number 14, between Yanni (naturally) and...

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Hot 8 Brass Band performs album release party for On the Spot

Keedy Black and DJ Soul Sister open at House of Blues June 10
The Hot 8 Brass Band's fifth album, On the Spot, is inspired by its playing in second-line parades and on the streets. Sousaphonist and bandleader...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (May 30-June 5, 2017)

JMSN, Lil Uzi Vert, Gland
JMSNFri. June 2 | As JMSN, Christian Berishaj stages nostalgic '90s-era R&B slow jams in front of a meticulous, minimalist backdrop of jazzy cymbal taps...

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Yells at Eels performs three shows in New Orleans

The free jazz group performs at the Old U.S. Mint, AllWays Lounge and Zeitgeist
The unique attraction of free jazz — aside from the head-on collision of unsettling improvisation and unreal musicianship — lies in its conversational give-and-take. Where...

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On new record, The Mountain Goats channel their inner Goths

The band performs at Republic May 26
The Mountain Goats' May release, Goths, name-checks Siouxsie and the Banshees, Andrew Eldritch (The Sisters of Mercy) and Robert Smith, among others. But for an...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (May 23-29, 2017)

Ty Segall, Jacqui Naylor, Trey Songz
Ty SegallFri. May 26 | Bookending dozens of solo and band recording projects (and everything in between), Ty Segall's earliest and latest releases are...

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Waiting for Erykah Badu

The singer returns to New Orleans at the Lakefront Arena May 28
Whatever Is the opposite of selling out (buying in?), no artist in the new millennium personifies it more than Erykah Badu. Earning an immediate, unlimited...

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Bayou Country Superfest debuts at the Superdome May 26-28

Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Brooks & Dunn headline the country music festival
Miranda Lambert (pictured), Blake Shelton, Brooks & Dunn and Hank Williams Jr. headline Bayou Country Superfest, which in its eighth year moves to New Orleans...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (May 16-22, 2017)

X, Kehlani, Water Seed, Black Lips
X with Rosie Flores Thu. May 18 | Following a solo show by frontman John Doe at Chickie Wah Wah in February, Los Angeles punk...

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Star power: Count Basin reviews Jazz Fest 2017

Stevie Wonder, Usher, Tom Petty and other highlights from the Fair Grounds
Wonder Year Stevie Wonder started his 15-song service of gratitude and love with a brief sermon to reflect on the past year. "We have a...

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Sigur Ros and the sound of silence

The Icelandic band performs at the Saenger Theatre May 21
More happens in the first 30 seconds of Kveikur (XL), the seventh LP by slow-melt Icelandic trio Sigur Ros, than in some 30-minute stretches of...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (May 9-15, 2017)

Besnard Lakes, Caddywhompus, Victor Wooten, HOOPS
The Besnard LakesWed. May 10 | Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas are Montreal's other husband-and-wife music makers from the early 2000s, content to tread...

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Hamilton Leithauser performs at One Eyed Jacks May 12

The Walkmen singer returns with Walker Lukens
After six original albums with The Walkmen on songs that ranged from raging Lower East Siders ("The Rat") to Hurricane Katrina eulogizers ("Louisiana") to worldly...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (May 2-8 2017)

Twin Peaks, Kamasi Washington, Hurray for the Riff Raff and more
Twin PeaksTue.-Wed. May 2-3 | Serendipity or completely intentional? The Chicago rock band, still fresh from 2016's excellent LP Down in Heaven, headlines two nights...

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New Orleans record label United Bakery hosts a two-day revue

The label presents two shows at Marigny Recording Studio
Keeping the name of the building that housed the longtime local bakery that closed following Hurricane Katrina, the United Bakery Gallery carved out an intimate...

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The New Pornographers and Waxahatchee perform at Tipitina's May 3

Neko Case and company return to New Orleans
Several brave souls have dared to share microphones with Neko Case over her storied career, but none so often — and with so much fanfare...

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Five new albums and record release parties from New Orleans artists

New releases from Trombone Shorty, Sweet Crude and more
Trombone ShortyParking Lot Symphony (Blue Note)Making his debut for venerable jazz label Blue Note, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews slides comfortably into rich, intimate grooves weaving...

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Whitney performs at Tulane University April 28

The band's latest is 2016's acclaimed Light Upon the Lake
Even Bob Marley — if he were alive — would concede "No Woman, No Cry" is a played-out collegiate anthem at this point. But the...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (April 25-May 1, 2017)

Swing in the OaksTue. April 25 | Guest conductor Aram Demirjian leads the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) in the annual free concert at City Park's...

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