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Feel like funkin’ it up on Governors Island?
Galactic do four nights in Brooklyn
In the grandstand, away from the heat of the Fair Groundsthe horse-racing track that becomes a music stadium for each New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festivalstood an exhibit of black-and-white photos that suggested much of the music going on outside. "Faces of Tremé," drawn from 30 years ... More >>
During the first episode of HBO's Treme, members of the Rebirth Brass Band and the show's trombone-playing character Antoine Batiste end a jazz parade in front of a neighborhood bar owned by Batiste's ex-wife, LaDonna Batiste-Williams. The uncomfortable nature of their reunion is underscored ... More >>
Why the New Orleans icon is in no hurry to come to a city near you
Intense bass warning. Galactic Brooklyn Bowl Friday, June 4 If this was a scene from Treme, it'd play as farce: real New Orleans dudes playing real New Orleans music... in a snazzy, opulent, achingly hip Brooklyn bowling alley. We'd be mocked as clueless, unappreciative cultural tourists who woul ... More >>
So David Simon's post-Katrina New Orleans drama Treme premiered last night on HBO -- our comprehensive, local's-eye-view feature is here -- and though it might not be perfect (agree with this, for starters), it must be said that this is a music lover's dream: Wendell "Bunk" Pierce playing trombone ... More >>
David Simon's new HBO series uses fiction to honor New Orleans' surreal, heart-breaking fact
The best funk band this side of the Mississippi, and the other
Talking with the Balkan pride of Park Slope
Allen Toussaint MetroTech Center Thursday, June 11 It is 12:15 p.m., ominous and overcast, and the emcee is stalling by announcing that he's stalling, complaining about the Mets, complaining about his pants. New Orleans r&b legend Allen Toussaint will be out shortly. A crowd of quiet, seemingly d ... More >>
Reinvigorating New Orleans with the Hot 8 Brass Band
The resurgence of Fats Domino mirrors his hometown's
Jazz Fest is on. Clubs are open. The water's receded. The stakes remain high.
They're trying to wash us away, they're trying to wash us away
Even destroyed, we've got 10 times the charm of your Scottsdale
Shame for my city, shame for my country