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Preview // Creepy Fest 2012

Preview // Creepy Fest 2012

Though the subversives behind local b-movie film aficionado group Terror Optics Studios and its off-shoot horrorcore label Sheer Terror Records aren’t the type one would expect to hear bragging about, or even taking serious notice of, any measure of success, it shouldn’t be any surprise that the ultra-DIY punk festival known as Creepy Fest has […]

Preview // Free Press Summer Fest

Preview // Free Press Summer Fest

In its fourth year, the Free Press Summer Fest continues to be horrible news for New Orleanians who take pleasure in deriding Houston as our perpetually lame neighbor.  The two day event is returning to downtown’s Eleanor Tinsley Park with one of the summer’s most extensive, diverse and nuanced lineups you’ll find outside of Manchester, […]

Preview // 2012 Hangout Music Festival

Preview // 2012 Hangout Music Festival

After last year assembling the platonic ideal of an outdoor festival in only their second go ’round –  dropping a knockout lineup and perfectly sized crowd onto one of the best conceivable settings for a live music event – The Hangout Music Festival returns to the beautiful beaches of Gulf Shores this weekend.  The third edition offers another […]

Preview // 3rd Annual Daze Between Festival

Preview // 3rd Annual Daze Between Festival

For some, long days at the Fairgrounds and late nights at their favorite rock club for seven days over two weekends are not enough to satisfy their Jazz Fest-induced live music jones.  Enter the Daze Between Festival, lodged between the first and second weekend of The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, which returns to […]

Preview // 2012 Community Records Block Party

Preview // 2012 Community Records Block Party

By the end of April, just as the rest of the country is getting their festival engines started, a triumvirate of consecutive noteworthy weekend events will have already swept through New Orleans, satiating the diverse tastes of locals and flooding the streets with music lovers from all over the world. This past weekend’s record setting […]

Preview // Record Store Day 2012 in New Orleans

Preview // Record Store Day 2012 in New Orleans

Almost as quickly as our music-consuming culture abandoned compact discs as the industry standard in favor of digital downloading’s ease and convenience, it began grasping for some semblance of physicality in the experience of owning and sharing music. Of course, the result has been the galvanizing reemergence of vinyl records. The newly-piqued interest of the […]

Preview // 2012 French Quarter Festival

Preview // 2012 French Quarter Festival

It’s common to hear this weekend’s annual French Quarter Fest referred to as the younger sibling/cousin/progeny of the much grander New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, but these days that classification is really only applicable based on the literal age of the event.  Sure, FQF didn’t land Bruce Springsteen and His E Street Band this […]

Preview // 2012 SouthSounds Music Festival

Preview // 2012 SouthSounds Music Festival

This coming weekend, as many of us descend on Downtown New Orleans to witness, play and revel in the 72-hour brass and roots free-for-all that is French Quarter Festival, many of the Big Easy’s rising stars in the underground rock community are (as symmetry would have it) blasting out of town for a cultural melee […]

Preview // Buku Music and Art Project: 03.17.2012 – 03.18.2012

Preview // Buku Music and Art Project: 03.17.2012 – 03.18.2012

This weekend, New Orleans welcomes a brand new addition to Festival Season as the inaugural Buku Music and Art Project descends on Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World, offering an almost literally unbelievable lineup that hits every high point in electronic music, underground hip-hop and many different combinations of the two.  Wiz Kalifa, Cities Aviv, Rockie […]

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