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Vote for the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

October 16, 2013

The nominees for the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are in, and for the second consecutive year, the public gets to vote alongside the artists, historians and music industry insiders of the Rock Hall voting body. From now until December 10th, fans can...


How Trombone Shorty Reunited the Meters

September 16, 2013

Growing up in New Orleans, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews always wanted to be a part of the Meters, the city’s pioneering funk band. So when he reunited the collective for his new album, Say That to Say This, it was a historic moment for him...


Jazz Fest Swings Again After Katrina

June 15, 2006

Jimmy Buffett is usually all smiles onstage. But he nearly broke down during "City of New Orleans," his opener at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival — and a song he hadn't played since the week after Hurricane Katrina devastated his beloved...


Born on the Bayou: Exploring Louisiana in 18 Songs

June 11, 2012

The Lousiana Purchase of 1803 brought nearly a million acres of new land to the United States of America, spreading as far afield as Montana. Working out to about three cents an acre, the purchase continues to pay outrageous dividends, not least in the...


Live Report: The Meters

November 4, 1976

The Meters may well be the finest performing American band. Without resorting to such modern pop trappings as smoke bombs and gyrating pianos, the Meters offer a continually challenging and sophisticated blend of classic New Orleans styles and modern...