The lone wolf: Walter 'Wolfman' Washington

The artist releases intimate album My Future Is My Past
Walter Washington was rarely in school, digging ditches and stocking shelves at a grocery store at the corner of Poydras and Galvez streets before...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (April 17-23, 2018)

Black Angels and Black Lips, Screaming Females, Where Y'acht, The Soft Moon
The Black Angels and Black LipsThu. April 20 | Austin psychedelic rockers The Black Angels open their 2017 album Death Song with the heavy...

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Ty Segall performs at One Eyed Jacks April 22

The prolific rocker's latest is the opus Freedom’s Goblin
Ty Segall hits town with his weightiest tome ever in tow, the 19-track, 75-minute January gargantua Freedom's Goblin. (Following Big K.R.I.T.'s 4eva Is a Mighty...

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Herbie Hancock headlines International Jazz Day Salute

Terence Blanchard, Ledisi and Patti Austin perform in Congo Square
Keyboardist and bandleader Herbie Hancock (pictured) headlines a concert salute to International Jazz Day. Trumpeter Terence Blanchard and the E-Collective, vocalists Patti Austin and Ledisi...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (April 10-16, 2018)

Dr. Michael White, Moonwalks, Cha Wa, Derek Smalls, James Hunter 6
The Life and Music of New Orleans Legend George LewisWed. April 11 | Dr. Michael White and the Original Liberty Jazz Band explore the...

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Big K.R.I.T. takes the crown

Following his epic 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time, the rapper returns to New Orleans April 11
Whichever K.R.I.T. hits bigger for you — the self-mythologizing King Remembered In Time, tut-tutting would-be usurpers with trunk-rattling gall, skit-mocking skits and that real Southern-not-country/fish-and-grits...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (April 2-9, 2018)

Curren$y, Tunesfest, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Curren$yWed. April 4 | A week after the hyper-prolific New Orleans rapper released his nine-song EP Parking Lot Music, he celebrates his birthday at...

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Rostam performs at Gasa Gasa April 3

The former Vampire Weekender delves into his own synth-pop
Rostam Batmanglij has been inching into the spotlight for years — first as one-half of the back-burnered, revisited synth-pop duo Discovery (with Ra Ra...

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New Orleans women artists debut new performance at the Music Box Village

"From These Roots..." features Leyla McCalla, Tif Lamson, Aurora Nealand and others March 31
As the Music Box Village looks ahead to larger, more ambitious music projects, it's also looking at the community around it to grow in parallel....

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Live music in New Orleans this week (March 27-April 2, 2018)

Ravi Shankar Quartet, Tranche and Rose Ette, Cut Copy, Weedeater, Timber Timbre
Ravi Shankar QuartetWed. March 28 | The Indian Arts Circle of New Orleans hosts a performance from four disciples of the popular composer, featuring sitarist...

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Broken Social Scene performs at the Joy Theater March 28

The supergroup returns with Hug of Thunder
This is, by my count, Broken Social Scene's third visit to New Orleans. (The others came in 2004 and 2011, an interesting, however accidental, pattern...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (March 20-26, 2018)

Anemone and Faith Healer, Book of Love, Caroline Rose
Anemone and Faith HealerTue. March 20 | The SXSW exodus into eastern territories brings a double dose of Canadian pop to New Orleans. The Stereolabbed...

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New for you: Spain's Hinds is at One Eyed Jacks March 21

The Spanish garage-pop band plays with Albert Hammond Jr.
All-female garage-pop bands don't come roaring out of Madrid every year. (Or, maybe they do and just don't make it west of Lisbon.) That alone...

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Miguel Zenon Quartet bridges modern jazz and Puerto Rican popular music

The saxaphonist performs at the CAC March 16-17
Saxophonist Miguel Zenon grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He has many family members in and around the island's capital and has participated in...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (March 13-19, 2018)

Ezra Furman, Bela Fleck, Tommy Stinson, The Body and Thou, Snail Mail
Ezra Furman & the Visions with Teddy LamsonTue. March 13 | Chicago troubadour Ezra Furman sells his latest drama, last year's transfixing Transangelic Exodus (Bella...

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Animal Collective performs at the Music Box Village

Two nights of site-specific chaos March 16-17
Some people take recreational drugs for spiritual enlightenment, others just to lighten up — to shed their stressful daily routines and rediscover the fun and...

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What's new at Buku: the festival makes room in 2018

Migos, SZA and Virtual Self headline the March 9-10 festival
Under the wing of their Winter Circle Productions, Dante DiPasquale and Reeves Price helped build the first Buku Music + Art Project in 2012. Now...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (March 6-12, 2018)

Soft Kill, Willie Nelson, Community Records
Soft KillWed. March 7 | Distilling dark, moody post-punk from the tepid waters of Portland, Oregon, Soft Kill follows 2016's Choke with May release...

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Fleet Foxes performs at the Orpheum Theater

The band returns to New Orleans March 12
Once upon a time, Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) was best known as a guy who used to play drums in Fleet Foxes. After...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (Feb. 27-March 5, 2018)

Melissa Errico, Big Business, Noel Gallagher and Bubble Bath Records
Melissa ErricoThu. March 1 | Melissa Errico is known for starring roles in Broadway productions of My Fair Lady and High Society, as well...

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A Living Soundtrack returns with Tezukayama

The band's album release show is March 3 at Gasa Gasa
If their release history is any guide, best savor Tezukayama (Strange Daisy), the weird, wondrous new album by A Living Soundtrack — it might be...

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Let's go crazy: The Revolution reunites as a living tribute to Prince

Brownmark on Prince and the band's revival, coming to New Orleans Feb. 22
A few years before Prince asked him to join The Revolution, Mark Brown tried not to stare from the service counter window while the 15-year-old...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (Feb. 20-26, 2018)

Christian Scott, Diet Cig, Bitchin Bajas, Fruit Bats and Vetiver
Christian Scott Atunde AdjuahWed.-Fri. Feb. 21-23 | The trumpeter highlights his genre-defying "stretch music," in which he says he expands on "jazz's rhythmic and...

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Afrobeat legend Tony Allen performs at the Music Box Village

The percussionist and composer performs with Kumasi Feb. 23-24
As the simmering, exciting/inciting beat behind Afrobeat, Tony Allen will forever be fused to the memory and legacy of Fela Kuti, the Nigerian musical and...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (Feb. 13-19, 2018)

Mark McGrain, Why? and Open Mike Eagle, Ledisi, Pedro the Lion and Julie Odell
Mark McGrain album releaseThu. Feb. 15 | For his new album Love, Time, and Divination, trombonist Mark McGrain mixes original compositions and jazz standards,...

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