By Jenny Peters and Andy J. Gordon The fourth annual Big Blues Bender took place on September 7-10, 2017, at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas. The niche [...]
By Jenny Peters and Andy J. Gordon The 48th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival began its second weekend on Thursday, May 4, 2017, with unseasonably cool, windy [...]
By Jenny Peters and Andy J. Gordon The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival always takes place over two extended weekends in late April and early May. But that’s [...]
You can really feel good about yourself when you go to a concert that is a fund raiser and the amazing music leaves everyone invigorated. The Mint in Los Angeles continues to book great music, and on this occasion, helped raise awareness about a problem in Louisiana that is really a problem for the entire planet. The Voice of the Wetlands Allstars is a band of great musicians that care deeply about the erosion of the wetlands in southern Louisiana and throughout the Gulf Coast. By playing live shows around the country and drawing attention to the problem, they hope to inspire people to take action. Their show at the Mint on February 10, 2011 was a musical journey that was both informative and enjoyable.
New Orleans is known for its music, and there's no better way to experience the harder edge of that musical town than to visit over Halloween weekend and take in the legendary Voodoo Experience. Three full days of musical madness held in the center of City Park, this year's fest was a combo of heavy metal madness, returning rapper, and the coolest Swampland band ever. It all began on Friday, October 30, when a slightly overcast warm day went south as the party started, just after Janelle Monae took to the Voodoo Stage and the Black Keys started up across the meadow at the Playstation/Billboard.com Stage.