NolaVie Presents : Music

A selection of content by New Orleans musicians, and other features by and about the New Orleans music community.

A final horror fest from House of Shock

Hell's Kitchen offers fiendish libations to the 2500-plus nightly visitors.

Back in the fall of 1992, 22-year-olds Ross Karpelman and Jay Gracianette were knocking back a few drinks in the back yard, contemplating all the fun they used to have on Halloween growing up in New Orleans. They were too old ... Read More »

Concert Recap: Chromeo at the Republic

credit: Nina Feldman

With New Orleans under a tornado watch on Monday night, funk band Chromeo blew into town and swept a packed crowd at Republic off its feet. The duo's pop-tinged R&B had the audience dancing from the opening notes, on what ... Read More »

Concert recap: Post-punk from Interpol

Interpol at the House of Blues 10.7.14 (Photo: Steven Hatley)

If it weren’t for the likes of Joy Division, Bauhaus, Killing Joke, and Sisters of Mercy, Interpol would be a figment of our imaginations. Or, at best, a pale comparison of what it is today. On the heels ... Read More »

We've got your weekend: Storyville jazz, wild things and free books

Evan Christopher plays Storyville-era tunes on Saturday at the Little Gem Saloon.

Shane's shout-out: Generationals, Saturday, One Eyed Jack's, 10:00, $15. Since the release of their debut album in 2009, the New Orleans duo Generationals has become one of the breakout stars of the local indie rock scene thanks to ... Read More »

Concert recap: St. Vincent gives high-wire excitement

St. Vincent at the House of Blues 10.9.14 (Photo: Steven Hatley)

St. Vincent is the brain child of Anne Erin "Annie" Clark.  Trying to pigeonhole St. Vincent into a specific genre is a futile effort at best. Annie, for the lack of a better description, is a performance artist ... Read More »

Fantastic Phantogram at the Republic


Electronic dance music has been evolving at a rapid pace over the past 10 years or so.  The evolution from a deejay and a turntable to full-on band had greatly broadened the genre. Phantogram has taken these new notions ... Read More »

We've Got Your Weekend: Writers and zombies


Shane's shout-out: Lost Bayou Ramblers and Coyotes at 10 p.m. Saturday at Gasa Gasa; $10 Lost Bayou Ramblers bring their energetic zydeco-rock fusion to one of the best rooms in the city to celebrate the release of their ... Read More »

Beck at the House of Blues: a once-in-two-decades experience

Beck at HOB 10.5.14 (Photo: Steven Hatley)

It’s hard to believe, but Beck hasn’t graced New Orleans with his presence in more than 20 years. He last played The Boot, solo, on his Mellow Gold tour in 1994. It’s a grand thing when you get to a ... Read More »

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