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Whitehorse Returns with a New Addition to 'The Northern South'

None It's been more than two years since the Canadian folk rock duo Whitehorse released the EP The Northern South Vol. 1. The disc contained covers of past classics by legends like Robert Johnson, Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, and Chuck Berry. Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet transformed these cuts into dirty, nasty, smoldering tracks that bled fire, flesh, and brimstone. The multi-instrumentalists played and sang as if possessed by the devil, the one that lives inside of us and per...
Tags: Music, Review, John, Music Review, Whitehorse, Rolling Stones, Etta James, Willie Dixon, Jimmy Reed, McClelland, St James Infirmary, Doucet, Blues Rock, Folk Rock, Six shooter records, Whitehorse Returns


Book Notes - C. Morgan Babst "The Floating World"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. C. Morgan Babst's powerful novel The Floating World is a nuanced and lyrical debut with New Orleans at its heart. Ploughshares wrote of the book: "A soulful inquiry of race,...
Tags: Music, New York, Mississippi, David, Tennessee, House, New Orleans, Manhattan, John, Louis Armstrong, Irma Thomas, Joe, Kermit, Misha, Vincent, Mavis Staples


Book Notes - Robert H. Patton "Cajun Waltz"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Robert H. Patton's Cajun Waltz is an engaging novel that spans three generations of one family in southwest Louisiana. Booklist wrote of the book: "Patton's novel is raw and...
Tags: Music, David, New Orleans, Louisiana, Gulf, Linda Ronstadt, Atomic Books Comics Preview, East Texas, Patton, Gary Davis, Joe Williams, John Fahey, Jorma Kaukonen, Lake Charles, St James Infirmary, Longhair


Black Lives Matter Drops Out Of SF Pride Parade After Organizers Increase Police Presence

SAN FRANCISCO -- Black Lives Matter and other community groups abruptly withdrew on Friday from San Francisco's LGBT Pride parade because they disapprove of the city increasing police presence at the event.  Parade organizers and San Francisco police announced stepped-up security measures for Sunday's parade in downtown San Francisco in response to the mass shooting last week that killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando. There will be more cops on patrol, and spectators must pass through...
Tags: News, San Francisco, Johnson, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Huffington Post, Orlando, Michael Mclaughlin, HuffPost, St James Infirmary


Jazz Fest Wraps With Bonnie Raitt, Dr. John, Jon Batiste and Tributes In the Rain

There are apparently a magic number of "Purple Rain" covers that cause the heavens to send down the rain, and that was the case this weekend at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Dr. John, Closing Down Acura Stage in the Rain Photo by Jeff Beninato On Friday, musicians including Paul Simon (sporting an Allen Toussaint button), The Dirty Dozen, Lauryn Hill and Irma Thomas were blessed with sunny sets. John Boutté crooned Allen Toussaint's "Southern Nights" to a rapt crowd. Up the track...
Tags: News, Stephen Colbert, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, New Orleans, John, Prince, Irma Thomas, Huffington Post, Woodstock, Lauryn Hill, New Orleans Jazz Fest, Stevie, Toussaint, Jazzfest


Fortunate to See The Unfortunates: Highly Original Musical in a Revamped Movie House

In the San Francisco of some hundred years ago, the stretch of Market Street between roughly Van Ness Avenue and the bay contained a dozen theaters, many of which entertained audiences with both a vaudeville show and a "moving picture." Some were lavish affairs, such as the almost 5,000-seat Fox Theatre, at Polk. Others, such as the 729-seat Strand (built in 1917 and originally named the Jewel), between Seventh and Eighth, were less splashy ventures. Many of these theaters, including the ill-fat...
Tags: San Francisco, Fox, Huffington Post, Joe, Koko, Betty Boop, Fox Theatre, Pamela Feinsilber, Rae, Coughlin, Van Ness Avenue, St James Infirmary, Eddie Lopez, Rook, Shana Cooper, Goodtimes Ramiz Monsef


Book Notes - Julie Smith "New Orleans Noir: The Classics"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. New Orleans Noir: The Classics is another astounding dark anthology from Akashic Books, this one including stories by Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams, and others. Publis...
Tags: Texas, India, David, Riff Raff, New Orleans, Lil Wayne, Louisiana, Louis Armstrong, Morton, Publishers Weekly, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Mary, Robert Johnson, New Orleanian, Rolling Stones, George Gershwin


Reno rolls the dice on a serious cocktail culturevisit|article-5879321|Food-nav-hcat|2

Visitors to the St. James Infirmary bar in Reno's Midtown area can kick back in classic white leather booths lined with old movie photo collages. Neon signs, trivia night and vinyl exchange events add to the allure of St. James Infirmary bar in Reno's Midtown area. [Link to media]
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