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News Briefs: Survivor Series Edition

News Briefs: Survivor Series Edition

As the hottest month of the year finally comes to a close, nonstop rain and monsoon weather has attempted to dampen the collective mood of all New Orleans art and entertainment fanatics. Naturally though, the city’s music culture seems to only get denser and more exciting as the summer trudges along: Hometown hip-hop hero G-Eazy, […]

Live Picks: 04.26.2012 – 05.02.2012

Live Picks: 04.26.2012 – 05.02.2012

04.27: Givers + Habitat – One Eyed Jacks

The past two years have seen GIVERS band on a creative and touring tear through every section of North America and parts of Europe and as a result this young band has become virtually branded by their pitch perfect live endurance. Lighthearted, upbeat and masterfully instrumental, the five-piece – led by male/female vocal duo Taylor Guarisco and Tiffany Lamson – is a perfect balance between stage spectacle and audience accessibility.

The 2012 Jazz Fest Lineup Is Out!

The 2012 Jazz Fest Lineup Is Out!

As if fighting on one side of the “War On Christmas” or the other isn’t stressful enough this time of year, The New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Foundation just released the lineup for the 2012 Jazz Fest, setting off an almost inevitable debate about The Current And Future State Of Music™: Local Edition that has […]

Barryfest v. Wikipedia // Rotary Downs

Barryfest v. Wikipedia // Rotary Downs

When taking on the arduous task of editing Wikipedia, one is faced with a draconian and arbitrary editorial process, hyper-specific technological codes and an altogether baffling insider culture.  If you haven’t done  your research, learned how to tailor citations to meet certain ambiguous yet rigid criteria or developed a neutral voice, you might as well […]

GIVERS Release New Music Video For “Meantime”

GIVERS Release New Music Video For “Meantime”

When we last checked in with Lafayette, LA-based bust-out twee pop troupe GIVERS earlier this summer, they had just delivered a stunningly recorded collection of indie epics in the form of their debut album In Light. And although we have a pretty strong aversion to “Best of The Year… So Far” lists, getting sandwiched between […]

GIVERS: In Light

GIVERS: In Light

In what may be an example of professional misdirection in marketing at its most tactful, record mogul and Indie Pop Kevin-Bacon-from-The-Air-Up-There Daniel Glass has seemed pretty modest about the chances for success of his newest find GIVERS.  In recent interviews, he has implied that the recorded product on In Light probably won’t hold a candle […]

Rotary Downs Premiere Music Video for “Promised Land”

Rotary Downs Premiere Music Video for “Promised Land”

  Greatest band in the universe Rotary Downs has had a busy few months.  Since once again rocking the Bingo Tent at last fall’s Voodoo Music Experience (and capping the Halloween weekend off with their annual throwdown at d.b.a.), the boys won an Offbeat “Best of The Beat” Award,  had two tracks from the 2010 […]