Author Archives: Shane Colman

Cardinal Sons shout it from the mountain

Cardinal Sons

Over the last year, the trio of brothers that comprise Cardinal Sons have made a name for themselves in a city that sometimes feels overcrowded with great bands.  From packed shows at Gasa Gasa to a triumphant set ... Read More »

Stayin' classy and brassy in Las Vegas


It’s safe to say Las Vegas and New Orleans share a common propensity for booze-soaked debauchery. The sinful cities have all the prerequisites for the classic American lost weekend: drinks, gambling, great food, and strippers. But one area ... Read More »

CONCERT RECAP: Jack White @ The Saenger Theatre 6/3/14

Jack White

Jack White at the Saenger 6/3/14  (Photo: Josh Brasted) After an electrifying performance covering every corner of the rock music spectrum, Jack White once again proved to New Orleans his status as a bona fide guitar god.  The ... Read More »

Jazz Fest 2014 final report

Bruce Springsteen

Jazz Fest, in all its wonder and glory, has come and gone once again, sending the happily sunburned and exhausted masses back home to the real world. Maybe it was the perfect weather for all seven days, or ... Read More »

Post-Fest show guide: Part 3

Catch Galactic Friday at Tipatina's or Saturday at the Sugar Mill for solid post-Jazz Fest concerts.

You made it to weekend two and are facing the classic late-quarter Jazz Fest dilemma: sleep or more music. With a host of incredible offerings this weekend at the Fair Grounds, including guaranteed legendary sets by Bruce Springsteen ... Read More »

Jazz Fest halftime report

Raw Oyster Cult

The 45th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival kicked off its first weekend with perfect weather and a wonderfully diverse mix of rock superstars, indie darlings, local legends, and music from every corner of the world, not to ... Read More »

Post-Fest show guide: Part 2

Charles Bradley

So you survived the first weekend of Jazz Fest despite the sunburn, lack of sleep, Phish's marathon set, and those mysterious drinks your new friends at the Fairgrounds kept handing you. But don't let the work week get ... Read More »

Post-Fest show guide: Part 1

Pretty Lights

Every Jazz Fest veteran knows that some of the best performances of the week don’t happen at the Fair Grounds. And while the actual festival still offers the best bang for your buck, the dozens of shows happening ... Read More »

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