NolaVie Presents : Music

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

Voices from the Classroom: Bring back the band


In today's Voices from the Classroom segment, Sharon Litwin talks to Orleans Parish School Board arts specialist Jonathan Bloom about music in our schools, and the way it used to be. Read More »

NolaVie's Voodoo weekend picks


  Voodoo Fest, now in its 16th (!) year, invades City Park this weekend with, arguably, one of its best lineups in recent memory.  Whatever your music fix may be, Voodoo's got it -- from hip hop (Outkast ... Read More »

Virtual gallery: Mike Doughty at Gasa Gasa

Mike Doughty at Gasa Gasa. Photo: Steven Hatley

When it comes to performances from singer/songwriter Mike Doughty, the answer should always be “Yes.” Saturday night brought the alt-indie performer's world-renowned "Question Jar" show to Gasa Gasa, which proved to be a perfect venue for the show. ... Read More »

Documentary director concentrates on the lives of New Orleans-influenced musicians

Director Jon Brewer's documentary films concentrate on the lives of New Orleans-based or influenced musicians.

The walls in New Orleans are more than mere slabs of concrete or wood to filmmaker Jon Brewer. For him, they sing. The Englishman first came to the Big Easy during stints as a music manager for the ... Read More »

Virtual gallery: New Politics, Bad Suns and SomeKindaWonderful

Bad Suns in the Parish. Photo: Steven Hatley

It always feels a bit odd to me to show up at a show at 6 p.m., but this is the case when attending an “all-ages” show, even with the majority of the new alt-pop punk audience falling well under ... Read More »

Virtual Gallery: Warpaint at Republic

Warpaint at the Republic (photo: Steven Hatley)

Los Angeles-based band Warpaint took the stage at Republic last Tuesday for an enchanting set of their spooky psych-rock that thrilled the modest, but fervent crowd.  Drawing heavily from their self-titled album released earlier this year, the band ... Read More »

VIDEO PREMIERE: Sundog - 'Something Better'


Over the past few years, Sundog, the spaceman with otherworldly instruments and a human soul, made a name for himself in NOLA through a series of shows that featured one man producing more musical sounds than most bands ... Read More »


Jazz at The Sandbar

This is the fourth in a series spotlighting some of the best places to hear live music around the city. The place: The Sandbar Location: University of New Orleans Genres: Jazz Crowd: UNO professors, hip students, jazz junkies ... Read More »

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