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Louise Goffin talks famous parents and finding her own place in the music world

The daughter of legendary songwriters Carole King and Gerry Goffin, Louise Goffin spent her childhood and adolescence in Laurel Canyon, the epicenter of the L.A. music scene in the late ’60s and ’70s. Her live debut came when she was 17, opening up for Jackson Browne in 1977 at the Troubadour in West Hollywood. Her first album “Kid Blue” arrived on the major label Elektra/Asylum in 1979 before she’d even turned 20. Yet while those early memories used to remind Goffin more of struggle and difficu...
Tags: Music, London, Scotland, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, New Orleans, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Mitchell, Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Jackson Browne, Goffin, Dana Point

Watch Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Elvis Costello, & More Perform For Preservation Hall Benefit Livestream

Last night, the New Orleans institution Preservation Hall held a livestream benefit show for the the Preservation Hall Foundation and the musicians of Preservation Hall. It was a mix of pre-recorded performances and new material. The big finale was a performance by Paul McCartney and Irma Thomas doing "When The Saints Go Marching … More »
Tags: Music, News, Paul Mccartney, New Orleans, Irma Thomas, Paul McCartney Dave Grohl Elvis Costello, Preservation Hall Foundation

Stream Special Interest’s New Album The Passion Of

Special Interest are a noise-fucked electronic punk band from New Orleans. Their Bandcamp genre tags include "no wave," "anarcho glam," and "Gregg Araki's cd collection." The first song on their 2018 debut album is called " Young, Gifted, Black, In Leather." As you may have discerned, their music is chaotic and impassioned and deceptively catchy, … More »
Tags: Music, New Orleans, Gregg Araki, Special Interest

Podcast – “Here’s the thing…” a conversation with Jonathan Freilich

Jonathan Freilich is a composer, guitarist, and bandleader in New Orleans. He and Jeff have been friends and colleagues for over 20 years, and here they converse about theirs creative processes, how presentation of music effects performance, and changes in the scene. (Michael Ray’s website)
Tags: Podcast, New Orleans, Jazz, Michael Ray, Jeff, Jonathan Freilich

Moemaw Naedon – “Slime Volcanoes” Ft. Calig Kontra (Video)

Moemaw Naedon presents the visuals for his hard hitting collab with New Orleans native Calig Contra, as featured on his new LP, ‘Dr. Deadhorse.’ The duo straight-up body the murky, snarling production from Naedon, which evokes a mystique of Kool Keith meets Soul Assassins with their own distinctive twist. The GPC Films-directed visuals uses psychedelic effects as the two put their artistic chemistry on full display. And as it turns out, fans have more music from these two lyricists to look fo...
Tags: Videos, New Orleans, Jazz, Kool Keith, Deadhorse, Calig Kontra, Moemaw Naedon, Naedon, Soul Slime Records In, Moemaw

Sun Kil Moon – “The Johnny Cash Trail”

There's a new Sun Kil Moon album coming out, which means there's a long and diaristic new Mark Kozelek song. Last year, Kozelek teamed up with Chicago multi-instrumentalist Ben Boye and Dirty Three drummer Jim White to release the album I Also Want To Die In New Orleans, and he led it off with More »
Tags: Music, Chicago, New Orleans, Jim White, Sun Kil Moon, Mark Kozelek, Kozelek, Ben Boye

Faith Evans Arrested for Felony Domestic Violence After Allegedly Beating Up Husband Stevie J

Looks like there’s some trouble in paradise going on with #DaJordans. Faith Evans spent some time in jail last week after getting into a physical altercation with her husband Stevie J. It isn’t exactly clear when the incident occurred, but TMZ reports that police were called to Faith and Stevie’s Los Angeles-area home sometime last week around 1 a.m. Faith and Stevie reportedly “got into a heated argument” that turned violent “at some point,” the gossip site reported, citing law enforcement sour...
Tags: Twitter, Celebs, Celebrity Arrests, Los Angeles, Domestic Violence, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, New Orleans, Jazz, Albert Einstein, Evans, Las Vegas, Trending, Faith Evans, Stevie, Stevie J

Neu auf Netflix: Auf diese Serien & Filme kannst du dich im Juni freuen

Mittlerweile haben wir so viele Monate in der Selbst-Isolation verbracht, dass wir kaum noch wissen, welcher Wochentag gerade ist – geschweige denn welches Datum wir schreiben. Und die vielen Feiertage machen die Sache auch nicht gerade leichter... (nichts gegen lange Wochenenden, natürlich!) Aber eines wissen wir ganz sicher: Der Sommer vor der Tür!Stück für Stück werden immer mehr Lockerungen vorgenommen und so haben an vielen Orten auch bereits die Freibäder wieder auf. Wenn du willst, kannst...
Tags: Hong Kong, Fashion, Music, Texas, Robert Downey Jr, Navy, Mexico, Senate, China, New York City, US, San Francisco, Spain, Fbi, Afghanistan, Netflix

Moemaw Naedon – “Slime Volcanoes” Ft. Calig Kontra

“Slime Volcanoes” is an absolute bruiser of a track from Pittsburgh-based rapper/producer Moemaw Naedon and his guest, grimy New Orleans emcee Calig Kontra. But the best part about it? This could be the start of something collaborative from these two. Naedon describes the song as “a self-produced wrecking ball that I’ve been hyped to release for sometime now.” He also goes on to say that it’s an “introduction to what happens when me and this New Orleans mic annihilator get together.” So yeah, l...
Tags: Google, New Orleans, Jazz, Pittsburgh, Singles, Deadhorse, Calig Kontra, Moemaw Naedon, Naedon, Kontra, iTunes Amazon

Podcast – Cass Faulconer

Cass Faulconer is an electric bassist who has toured with Cirque du Soleil and Cowboy Mouth, and played with many of the great musicians in New Orleans. We discuss life in the circus, rock and roll touring, auditioning for famous people, fostering a dog, and things you learn moving to a new country.
Tags: Podcast, New Orleans, Jazz, Cirque Du Soleil, Cowboy Mouth, Cass Faulconer

Podcast – Brad Walker

Brad Walker is a New Orleans based saxophonist who has toured with Sturgill Simpson, makes records with his own bands, and plays with just about everyone in New Orleans. Brad and Jeff discuss recording sessions that we didn’t think produced anything good (but they really did), records that are results of stay at home time, playing solo music, and effects as instruments that need to be learned. Relevant links: Brad Walker’s website Tim Robertson’s “Get on Board!” Re-launch video
Tags: Podcast, New Orleans, Jazz, Sturgill Simpson, Jeff, Brad Walker, Tim Robertson, New Orleans Brad

Bandcamp Day (May 1) recommendations

Here are a list of things that Scratch My Brain (Jeff) suggests for Bandcamp Day (1 May 2020). For a little context, Bandcamp , the artist focused digital store, is waiving their revenue share on May1, June 5, and July 3 as a way to help support artists who are struggling through the lost work due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It is starting to resemble record store day, in that people are putting together special releases just for the day. All of my suggestions are not Bandcamp day only specials, b...
Tags: Music, New Orleans, Jazz, Jeff, Recommendations/Reviews, SIDEBAR, OHMME, Elizabeth Joan Kelly, Trionomicon Brad Walker Matt Booth, Paul Thibodeaux, Tim Berne Aurora Nealand

Podcast – Elizabeth Joan Kelly

Elizabeth Joan Kelly is a New Orleans-based electronic composer. She uses found sounds and MIDI to create lush soundscapes at the epicenter of synthpop, industrial, ambient, darkwave, and classical music. Her new album, Farewell, Doomed Planet!, released October 25, is about the apocalypse. And Chernobyl wolves. Pollution. And space travel. Existential dread. And whales.
Tags: Podcast, Music, New Orleans, Jazz, Elizabeth Joan Kelly

Soulja Slim From What I Was Told for Throwback Thursday

Once again, we have arrived at another Thursday. Of course, this is one step closer to the weekend. My playlist for the week included Soulja Slim, about 4 mixtapes and E-40’s In a Major Way. We will focus on the late, great Soulja Slim for our Throwback Thursday. Give It 2 Em Raw was his No Limit debut and it was an incredible album. From What I Was Told is the featured track and it was also featured on the I Got the Hook Up Soundtrack. Soulja Slim’s debut album went on to go gold. Slim is look...
Tags: Hip Hop, New Orleans, Jazz, Throwback Thursday, Blog Hops & memes, Soulja Slim, From What I Was Told, Shocker L Party

Lyric Notes – “The Return” (Album)

Up and coming underground Hip Hop artist out of New Orleans, LA Lyric Notes releases his new full-length album titled “The Return“.  Follow him on Facebook.
Tags: Albums, New Orleans, Jazz, Lyric Notes

Jazz Fest in Place

WWOZ is playing sets from past Jazz Fests during the times that Jazz Fest would have been happening. Tune in at 90.7 FM in the New Orleans area or Full listings are here: You can hear me at 12:30 pm on Friday, April 24 on the 2018 Luther Kent & Trick Bag set, and at 4:30 pm on Thursday, April 30 on the Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Orchestra set from 2015. There is a two week archive as well It is almost like having gig...
Tags: Music, Personal, New Orleans, Jazz, WWOZ, Recommendations/Reviews, Delfeayo Marsalis, Uptown Orchestra

Coronavirus may have silenced New Orleans, but try listening closely

Even as the city mourns lost greats and its clubs are silent, musicians have taken to the streets with a special kind of concertAt the corner of Frenchman and Royal, in the heart of New Orleans’ Marigny neighborhood, the silence is chilling.On any normal day, in any normal time, this once busy intersection and its row of jazz clubs would pump drum beats and piano flourishes into the open, on to streets lined with people. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, US news, New Orleans, Marigny, Coronavirus outbreak

Esther Rose – “Blue On Blue” (Nick Lowe Cover)

New Orleans indie-country upstart Esther Rose recently released a cover of Sheryl Crow's "My Favorite Mistake." Turns out that song is part of a new covers EP called My Favorite Mistakes, which also includes Rose's takes on tracks by Nick Lowe, Roy Orbison, and Hank Williams. More »
Tags: Music, New Orleans, Sheryl Crow, Nick Lowe, Esther Rose, Nick Lowe Roy Orbison

Louis Armstrong Remembers How He Survived the 1918 Flu Epidemic in New Orleans

Born into poverty in New Orleans in 1901, and growing up during some of the most brutal years of segregation in the South, Louis Armstrong first lived with his grandmother, next in a “Colored Waif’s Home” after dropping out of school at age 11, then with his mother and sister in a home so small they had to sleep in the same bed. After already living through the first World War, he would go on to witness the Spanish Flu epidemic, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, and the turbulen...
Tags: Google, Europe, Music, College, History, Kaiser, New Orleans, Vietnam, Louis Armstrong, Facebook Twitter, Armstrong, Josh Jones, Houma, Ted Gioia, Durham NC Follow, Louis Armstrong House

Musicians Around the World Play “Lean on Me,” the Uplifting Song by Bill Withers (RIP)

A few weeks back (but what seems like a different world now) we told you about the Playing for Change project, which features covers of well loved pop songs played by a group of international musicians...the gimmick being that each musician is recorded in their own country and only come together in the mix. Suddenly, it seems that Playing for Change was ahead of the curve, because this is the way the entire world is living right now. People are making art in quarantine, joining together ...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Los Angeles, Chicago, Nepal, New Orleans, Jordan, Michael Jackson, Rolling Stone, Facebook Twitter, John Prine, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, Duke Ellington, KCRW, Bill Withers

Hal Willner – RIP

I really hope this does not just turn into a blog of obituaries. I just read that music producer Hal Willner has died. I did not know Mr. Willner well, but I did get to work with him once. It was a very fun session, and he was a nice dude. I feel lucky to have had that chance. Peace and love to his family and loved ones. Jeff & Hal at a U2 concert in New Orleans in 2017
Tags: Personal, New Orleans, Jazz, Hal Willner, Willner, Jeff Hal

Tom Dempsey, Legendary NFL Kicker Who Set Record for Longest Field Goal, Dies of Coronavirus at 73

Tom Dempsey, a legendary NFL kicker best known for his record-setting 63-yard game-winning field goal back in 1970, died Saturday (Apr. 4) from complications from coronavirus, his family confirmed to the Times-Picayune. He was 73 years old. Dempsey was born without toes on his right foot and without fingers on his right hand, but was able to excel as an NFL kicker thanks to a small, specially designed flat shoe he wore on his kicking foot, which is now on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame...
Tags: Football, Sports, New Orleans Saints, Denver Broncos, NFL, Pop Culture, New Orleans, Jazz, Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles, Louisiana, Saints, Dempsey, Canton Ohio, Ashley, Los Angeles Rams

Jazz Legend Ellis Marsalis Jr. Dead From Coronavirus

Ellis Marsalis Jr., New Orleans jazz great and patriarch of the Marsalis family, has died. In a statement, Marsalis' son Brandon said he died yesterday from complications of COVID-19. New Orleans mayor LaToya Cantrell reported Marsalis' death on Twitter last night. Marsalis was 85. More »
Tags: Music, New Orleans, Obit, Marsalis, Brandon, Ellis Marsalis Jr, LaToya Cantrell, Ellis Marsalais Jr, Ellis Marsalis Jr Dead

Ellis Marsalis (1934-2020)

I just learned of the passing of Ellis Marsalis, Jr., the great pianist and teacher. There will be many greater eulogies and histories across the internet, so I just want to tell one story. I got my MM from the University if New Orleans when Ellis taught there. He conducted the Concert Jazz Orchestra and was on my graduate committee. The jazz orchestra took a trip to Salvador, Bahia, Brazil right as I was graduating, and I was the de facto road manager for the band as part of my assistantship. T...
Tags: Personal, New Orleans, Jazz, Thoughts, UNO, Ellis, Ellis Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis Jr, Thad Jones, Salvador Bahia Brazil

Jazz funerals in the time of do-not-gather

The Brass-A-Holics offer this fantastic rendition of "I'll Fly Away" to help comfort those who can not give their loved ones a proper jazz funeral. I have been in love with jazz funerals since I was a teen. I only recently learned there are also jazz weddings. Should I ever remarry this will make things interesting.
Tags: Video, News, Dance, New Orleans, Jazz, Jazz Funerals, Holics

B. Griff – “True Story” (Lyric Video)

After racking up over 50, 000 streams with his debut project ‘Sons & Loverz’, rising New Orleans based Hip Hop artist B.Griff returns with his latest single release titled “True Story“.  The artist/producer/engineer writes and engineers all of his work, and this sultry, yet intense piece of art is no exception to that standard.  Make sure to follow him on Instagram @iambgriff.
Tags: Videos, New Orleans, Jazz, Griff, B. Griff

Rudeboy Tha Shottah – “Out The Window Pt.1” (Video)

New Orleans based Hip Hop artist Rudeboy Tha Shottah releases his new single/video titled “Out The Window Pt.1” produced by 1TEE2ELLZ.  Part of his highly anticipated 3track project series called ”Out The Window Series”.  Follow him on Instagram @rudeboythashottah.
Tags: Videos, New Orleans, Jazz, Rudeboy Tha Shottah

39-Year-Old Woman “in Good Health” Found Dead by Boyfriend While Waiting for Coronavirus Test Results

A healthy 39-year-old New Orleans woman died just days after she was tested for coronavirus. At the time of her death, she was still waiting for the test’s results. According to reports, Natasha Ott was found dead on her kitchen floor Friday (Mar. 20) by her longtime boyfriend, Josh Anderson, while she was still waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test. Anderson shared the heartbreaking story on Facebook, writing: “The time for joking about Covid-19 is over. Now is the time to keep yourself, y...
Tags: Facebook, News, New Orleans, Jazz, Anderson, Ott, Peace Corps, Natasha, Josh Anderson, Andersons, Human Interest, Natasha Ott

Esther Rose – “My Favorite Mistake” (Sheryl Crow Cover)

Sheryl Crow is an indie idol now. She's been covered by people like Best Coast, Maggie Rogers and Sharon Van Etten, Screaming Females, FIDLAR, and Phoebe Bridgers with Conor Oberst and Soccer Mommy. And now she's been covered by New Orleans-based folk musician … More »
Tags: Music, New Orleans, Conor Oberst, Phoebe Bridgers, Sharon Van Etten, Sheryl Crow, Maggie Rogers, Esther Rose

Linked Jazz: A Huge Data Visualization Maps the Relationships Between Countless Jazz Musicians & Restores Forgotten Women to Jazz History

Having watched the development of interactive data visualizations as a writer for Open Culture, I’ve seen my share of impressive examples, especially when it comes to mapping music. Perhaps the oldest such resource, the still-updating Ishkur’s Guide to Electronic Music, also happens to be one of the best for its comprehensiveness and witty tone. Another high achiever, The Universe of Miles Davis, released on what would have been Davis’ 90th birthday, is more focused but no less dense a collecti...
Tags: Google, Music, New York, College, Wikipedia, Data, United States, Davis, New Orleans, Jazz, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Carnegie Hall, Facebook Twitter, Pratt, Dave Brubeck

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