May 2013 • VOL 10.7 • #106


The Rational Radicant: Tumbling Through Black (part three)

Read Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI Stepping off the bus and knowing I’m a few blocks from my house alleviates the fear and…Read full article

Paw Talk: Stuffed Animals

For those of us whose pets are unquestionably family, the grieving process does not exclude them when they pass. People grieve their deceased pets in many ways: honoring their pet’s life by not adopting for…Read full article

Guidance Counseling: MC Trachiotomy

MC Trachiotomy is one of New Orleans’ most notorious noise gangsters, saloon keeps and sender of sound men to asylums, so he’s the perfect host for the International Noise Conference, going down May 25th at…Read full article

Horrorscopes: Surviving the Deluge

Yes it is pouring! Pouring down rain, right on your head. Now the question is: is that a good or a bad thing? Bob Marley said “Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.”…Read full article

Letter from the Editor: On Our Grind

Every month without fail-when it seems like we’re totally stuck in the mud and what the hell have we gotten ourselves into and why can’t we just veg out and get some sleep for once-the…Read full article


Postcards from JazzFest — Weekend One

  FRIDAY The chair people have taken over the field. Today they were nice and let me walk on their tarps. By Sunday tribal warfare will be rampant. Alliances will be broken. Maidens will be…Read full article

DC Field Trip: with the Bingo! Show and Other NOLA Noise Ambassadors

WEDNESDAY I’m not used to being up this early; it always makes me feel like I have to go to a court hearing. Or a hospital. Luckily, this wake-up call involves neither and our tour…Read full article

Gulf Jams: AG’s picks for Hangout 2013

Technically, Hangout Music Fest––which takes place in May on the sugary sands of Gulf Shores, Alabama––is still in its infancy. Compared to veteran behemoths like Coachella, Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo, it has a long way to…Read full article

Unnatural Acts: Two Shows Wrestle with Sex and Love

Love is a many-splendored thing, sometimes involving clowns and computers. Or maybe that’s just sex. Or, possibly—could it be both? The Elm Theatre explores love in the time of the Internet in The Adventures of…Read full article

New Kids on the Block: Not Enough Fest Ushers in the Next Generation

The transition from the dusty oval of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival into Not Enough Fest’s reverse-engineered DIY culture showcase was swift and came with an excitement similar to jumping out of a…Read full article

Let’s Get Metaphysical with Spring Breakup

It was a long, winding and sometimes patience-testing road as Not Enough Fest debuted a handful of new bands, but the payoff was huge when Spring Break-up hit the stage—er—floor to close out the night….Read full article

In Memoriam: Jeff Hanneman

Jeff Hanneman January 31, 1964 – May 2, 2013 I found out on the evening of Thursday, May 2nd, that Jeff Hanneman, guitarist and founding member of Slayer, had died of liver failure that morning…Read full article

Dirty Rotten Interview with Kurt Brecht

Back in the ‘80s, there was hardcore punk and there was speed metal. Then something happened: bands began to throw genre restrictions out the window and experiment with a brutal, bloody blend of the two….Read full article

Passing Phases in the Universe

In the beginning there was Pizza. Right after the hurricane, when the people of New Orleans big banged all over the country, new little planets started popping up all over America. My friend Chuck Dass…Read full article

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