Over the last several years, I’ve been a steady contributor to JamBase writing words about music. It has afforded me the thrills of interviewing artists unimaginably more talented, cool and important than I for features (Galactic, Futurebirds, moe., Wayne Coyne, Yeasayer, Perry Farrell and more) and over the past couple years I’ve covered music festivals large and small from Athfest to Lolla, Bonnaroo, and Voodoo. Recently, I began adding my stream-of-consciousness rambles to the Live Music Blog main page and reviews to Relix magazine. Check out Live Music Blog: NOLA and NolaVie frequently (like seriously 20-30x a day) for updates, musings, reviews, features and the occasional audio/visual clip I happen across in my daily internet music scavenges.
Summary The 44th Annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival drew sizeable crowds this year, despite the rain that kept less ardent fans away. Featuring music, food, crafts, and culture, Jazz Fest falls on the last weekend of ... Read More »
I think that I may say that an American has not seen the United States until he has seen Mardi Gras in New Orleans. - Mark Twain Adventures In: Mardi Gras was directed by Casey Neistat (HBO's Neistat ... Read More »
On Wednesday, The Beach Boys announced their first new single in many, many years. Tomorrow evening at Jazz Fest, the legendary California band is set for its first major festival appearance on the second stop of the band's ... Read More »
Starting on Thursday, music fanatics and NOLA-philes from around the world will once again converge on the Crescent City to partake in the yearly cultural feast that is the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. After drawing an ... Read More »
On Friday evening, an extra special STS9 happening rolls in to the Big Easy, brought to you by the purveyors of all-things electronic Insomniac Events, Ampersand, Dead Nation and Soul’d Out Productions. Read More »
Levon Helm passed peacefully this afternoon. He was surrounded by family, friends and band mates and will be remembered by all he touched as a brilliant musician and a beautiful soul. Message from LevonHelm.com The Times Herald Record ... Read More »
It has been a notably rough year for dropouts from the initial schedule of the New Orleans jazz and Heritage Festival, but Quint Davis and company have managed to do their best to quickly fill in the gaps with similar ... Read More »