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All Writing From Dan Fox

Mar 2017


I had big plans for Mardi Gras this year. For the first time in a long time, I wasn’t encumbered by a heavy work schedule or inclement weather. Man, was I really gonna do it…Read full article

Feb 2017

Letter From The Editor

This past month, I was able to attend the #J20NOLA rally on Inauguration Day, and the Women’s March the following Saturday. Both gatherings were impressive in their size and scope, especially for New Orleans. They…Read full article

Jan 2017


Last month, Adrienne and I were lucky enough to escape our swampy environs for the crisper air of Northern California for a week. One of the most magical moments of that excursion was the day…Read full article

Dec 2016


Seventy-some years ago my grandparents, Albert and Honoré, got married under the shadow of World War II. An engineer in the army, Albert was set to deploy to the Pacific Theater, so he and Honoré…Read full article

Nov 2016


As some of y’all already know, ANTIGRAVITY recently signed on with WHIV-FM to host a monthly radio show. The idea is to take our content from these ink-smeared pages and convert some of it into…Read full article


Two of the first people I can remember becoming friends with in the low-key New Orleans punk scene of the ‘90s were Carl Elvers and Leandre Steve Williams, Jr.—a.k.a. Steve “What Style.” As far as…Read full article

Oct 2016

Letter from the Editor: Our Vinyl Records

  In the world of music and entertainment, there are quite a few “thankless tasks.” Record store clerk, show promoter, tour manager, studio engineer, and yes, even a hack editor like myself has quite a…Read full article

Sep 2016


Summer of 2016 is one we’ll all be limping away from. For those of us who are only emotionally spent after a season of exceptional tragedy, chaos, death, and deluge, we are the lucky ones….Read full article

Aug 2016

Letter from the Editor: Fourth Annual Photo Issue

Welcome to our fourth annual Photo Issue. It’s always a treat to throw (most of ) our usual programming to the arid winds of August and let the shutterbugs have some love. This year I’m…Read full article

Jun 2016

Letter from the Editor: Twelve Years of Grubby-Ass Newsprint.

As you should be able to tell from the raucous cover, it’s our 12 year anniversary as a print publication serving the city of New Orleans. Many thanks to Steve WhatStyle, who’s been around for as long…Read full article


MUSIC JAMES BLAKE THE COLOUR IN ANYTHING (POLYDOR) “I can’t believe this, you don’t wanna see me,” croons the refrain, amid spectral moans and piano chords. From this opening, James Blake’s newest offering, The Colour in Anything, engages listeners on…Read full article

May 2016

Letter From the Editor: I Don’t Lie

If I could butcher a phrase from The Shining (har har), let me just say: all editing and no play makes Dan a dull boy. Been a crazy month at AG HQ, folks. I won’t…Read full article

Apr 2016

Letter from the Editor: It’s a Mystery to Me

One of the many joys of putting this thing together is seeing how it shapes up as the month progresses. I’ll admit that a lot of the time it’s a mystery to me how the…Read full article

Reviews, April 2016

Music – Books – Art Music DANIEL ASH STRIPPED (MAIN MAN) Anyone who has ever darkened the doors of Hot Topic or coughed from dancing too long next to a smoke machine knows the name…Read full article

Mar 2016

Letter from the Editor: Still Growing

I don’t know if it’s the constant reminder of our collective mortality, the onslaught of another glorious New Orleans spring, or some weird freaky DNA thing where my grandfather is calling to me through the…Read full article

Feb 2016

Letter from the Editor: Mardi Hardy

There are a lot of moments that kick off Mardi Gras season, whether it’s the first bite (or sip) of king cake, Twelfth Night, or simply the final sequin being affixed to a costume. But…Read full article

Feb 2016

Bye, Buddy: Remembering Jimmy Glickman (1964-2016)

When I was a teenager, my family inherited a church lady organ from my grandmother. You know the kind: two rows of keys, some fuzzy percussion presets like “bossa nova” and “waltz,” and a particle…Read full article

Jan 2016

Letter from the Editor: Freshly Minted

Amidst all the frantic holiday activities, I found myself holding an hours-old baby on Christmas night. No, not my own, ya freaks! It was, in fact, the freshly-minted human spawn of my life-bro and Mr….Read full article

Reviews, January 2016

ADELE 25 (XL) Look, I get it. I’m being played. I’m being pandered to. I am fully aware of it. But I also don’t give a shit. I’m all in on this one: Adele is…Read full article

Dec 2015

Letter from the Editor: Top 5 Unwritten Intros

If you don’t know this about me already, I’m a sucker for the holidays. Jewish, yes, but still, I dig Christmas. It’s a pretty cozy time of year, and I’m always excited to get my…Read full article

Reviews, December 2015

ADULTS THIS IS OUR YEAR (THIS IS HURRY UP AND WAIT) I have to channel my inner Bryan Funck because I was hoping he’d review this record but dude is so “busy” these days, mostly…Read full article

Nov 2015

Letter From The Editor: What We Are, What We Sell

I’ve been thinking a lot about the cultural narcissism we experience as a city sometimes. You know, the fleur-de-lis everything, or the way a Saints win smothers out every other news story on any given…Read full article

Oct 2015

Letter from the Editor: Short and Sweet

At this late night hour, as we wrap up a huge October issue, words don’t come so good to me, so I’ll keep it mercifully  short. Associate Editor and Drummer Extraordinaire David Jamison calls this…Read full article

Sep 2015

Letter from the Editor: We Made It

Did you survive the flood… of media coverage, presidential visits, highway closures, special edition snow globes, reflections, and reflections upon reflections that was the 10th anniversary of Katrina? Like a lot of you, I shied…Read full article

Aug 2015

Letter From the Editor: Wrangling Photographic Cats

Welcome to our third annual photo issue, which we present to you in the most brutal depths of a New Orleans summer. It’s always funny to me how the August AG is a chance for…Read full article

Jul 2015

Letter from the Editor: Glover Circle

Last month we ran a piece by activist-artist Mwende Katwiwa (“Confronting Histories Old and New with #BlackSpring ”) which spoke at length about the monuments, street names, and other honors bestowed upon the architects of…Read full article

Jun 2015

Letter from the Editor: Still Basically Doing What We Love to Do

Guess what, Antigraviteers? It’s that time of year again, where our June issue marks another trip around the sun for this ol’ magazine. We had our big decade blowout last year, so to kick off…Read full article

May 2015

Letter from the Editor: Silver Scream

14 years ago I was fortunate enough to find employment in the Louisiana film industry. It’s under a lot of flak right now because of the tax credit scheme, which may or may not be…Read full article

Reviews, May 2015

ALABAMA SHAKES SOUND & COLOR (ATO) Alabama Shakes’ 2012 debut Boys & Girls heralded an auspicious beginning for these blues rockers, bringing the raw force of Brittany Howard’s voice, Zac Cockrell’s bass, Heath Fogg’s simple-yet-strong…Read full article

Apr 2015

Little Trouble Girl: reflecting on Kim Gordon’s Girl in a Band

can you sell me yesterday’s girl? cuz every day feel more like her My girlfriend in college used to wake up every morning to “Becuz,” the lead-off track on Sonic Youth’s 1995 masterpiece Washing Machines….Read full article

Mar 2015

Reviews, March ’15

Books P. CURRAN THE BREATHTAKING CHRISTA P. (CADIZ & CADIZN’T) New Orleans in the ‘90s: a great place for an escaped fugitive to hide in plain sight… or it would be for one particular fugitive…Read full article

Letter from the Editor: Media and Moments

A monthly rag such as ours is always trying to be timely, and yet we are almost certainly outdated the moment the papers hit New Orleans. The “nowness” all periodicals aim for is a moving…Read full article

Feb 2015

Letter from the Editor: Only 90s Kids Will Up the Punx

Growing up in the 90s, I was greatly inspired by the alternative cultural movements happening at the time. Back then, New Orleans was blessed-cursed as a relatively slow, quiet backwoods city in the deep South—at…Read full article

Gracious Host: Parisite Ushers in a New Era of NOLA Skate Culture

Despite a historical lack of organization and support from the city, as well as the usual hassle by law enforcement, the New Orleans skate scene has produced a steady crew of enthusiasts and infrastructure over…Read full article

Jan 2015

Letter from the Editor: Incendiary Ideas

As I get older, I’m finding that New Year’s is a great chance to hit the ground running, rather than a chance to squeeze in one last rager. I spent January 1st planting a satsuma…Read full article

Reviews, January ’15

Books   THE NEW ORLEANS JAZZ SCENE 1970-2000: A PERSONAL RETROSPECTIVE THOMAS W. JACOBSEN (LSU PRESS) Jazz music is New Orleans’ artistic tributary that runs into the larger river of American music and culture. Music…Read full article

Dec 2014

Letter from the Editor: Resolutionary

2014 is not ending on a good note. The deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown at the hands of law enforcement have brought into sharp relief an epidemic of police brutality against populations of…Read full article

Clocking In: Labor and Love with D.O.N.

Like any studied hip-hop artist, Donald Purvis has a few alter egos. There’s the mild-mannered working stiff, husband, and father by day. By night—on the mic—Purvis, as d.o.n. or d.o.n. the worker, transforms into a…Read full article

Nov 2014

Letter from the Editor: Enter Again the Sweet Forest

Recently, my mom brought over two journals of mine from when I was a kid. One was from 8th grade, the other from 9th grade. Whoosh, what a psychic trip that was. The pages of…Read full article

We Were Promised Jetpacks: Lost in Translation

Most music we love has a context: a girlfriend or boyfriend played it for us, we heard it in a movie, we saw it happen live in front of us. But for the life of…Read full article

Oct 2014

Letter from the Editor: Man, Fuck Sports

Growing up in New Orleans, I’ve had little choice but to love the Saints. My earliest memories come from the Bobby Hebert- Dome-Patrol-ChaChing era, a time when the team slowly began to shrug off its…Read full article

Red Light Fever: Solid State Wizards

It’s a beautiful fall afternoon, but I’m standing in the dank, dark hallway of Fountainbleau Storage—8th floor, OG level—posted up outside of Mountain of Wizard’s practice room. I’m waiting for a pause in the jam…Read full article

Sep 2014

Letter from the Editor: Worlds Away

Cruel Mistress Irony, how you tease me so. I’m writing to y’all this month from a hotel in Chicago. Nine years ago to the day I found myself in this very city, one displaced soul…Read full article

Aug 2014

Reviews, August 2014

Books MARC SPITZ TWEE: THE GENTLE REVOLUTION IN MUSIC, BOOKS, TELEVISION, FASHION, AND  FILM (IT BOOKS) A critical look at the cultural trends that inform the creation of Wes Anderson’s aesthetic, Neutral Milk Hotel’s In…Read full article

Letter from the Editor: Point and Shoot

If you are a regular reader of Antigravity, then you already know how I feel about cell phone cameras.  At best they’re mildly annoying,  especially at shows; at worst they’re a self-imposed big brother, a…Read full article

Jul 2014

Red Light Fever: King James in the Parlor

The current incarnation of Parlor  Studios, in the Irish Channel, looks much like any other recording environment of New Orleans: gear crowds tiny rooms, while everything from tape echo boxes to stacks of drum  shells…Read full article

Reviews, July 2014

Books   DAVE EGGERS YOUR FATHERS, WHERE ARE THEY? AND  THE PROPHETS, DO THEY LIVE FOREVER? (KNOPF/MCSWEENY’S) Eggers’ latest effort is a series of conversations. Each chapter features a different character that our protagonist, Thomas,…Read full article

Jun 2014

Letter from the Editor: A Monumental Yet Totally Arbitrary Marker of Time

For the monumental, yet totally arbitrary marker of time that is a ten year anniversary, I set out to re-read every issue of AG to this point. Not every word, of course, but I spent…Read full article

A Decade of Deadlines : Celebrating and Commiserating with 10 Years of Anti-friends

To put into perspective what life was like in 2004, when Antigravity was launched, here are a few realities the people of New Orleans knew: TwiRoPa was a live and functioning club in the Lower…Read full article

Real Talk: Memorable Moments from Antigravity’s First Ten Years

AG has been privileged to speak with a lot of artists over the past 10 years and have them tell us their stories. Here are some of the most memorable moments as rendered by Osa…Read full article