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Recent Issues


All Writing From Kevin Comarda

Nov 2016


CHUPAME EL DEDO S/T (DISCREPANT) From my first visit, Domino Sound Record Shack has consistently exposed me to some fantastically out-there contemporary interpretations of international folk traditions, and Chupame El Dedo’s self-titled album is the…Read full article

Oct 2016


From the disco-meets-devil worship of GHOST to the redemptive, soulful wails of Charles Bradley, this year’s Voodoo Music + Arts Experience promises to be another religious experience among the majestic oaks of City Park. The…Read full article

Jun 2016


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

Apr 2016

Sarah Quintana Keeps on Rolling

Nearly eight years ago, Sarah Quintana, a New Orleans singer-songwriter with a background in jazz and folk music, was splitting time between club gigs in France and street performances here at home. One year later,…Read full article

Jan 2016

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

Oct 2015

Top Guns: Antigravity’s Best of the Best for Voodoo 2015

The Voodoo Music + Arts Experience is once again upon us, requesting permission to buzz the hallowed oaks of City Park. It’s a magical time of year, bringing boundless joy to both roving packs of…Read full article

Jul 2015

‘Roo and Me: Finding That Spark Again on The Farm

Having just wrapped up its 14th year, Bonnaroo still stands as one of the biggest, most diverse music and arts festivals in the world. For better or worse, that means a little something different to…Read full article

May 2015

The Middles of Nowhere: On Tour with All People

With a record label, a handful of musical side projects and several thousands of veggie oil-propelled tour miles under their belts, All People are making a hard case as some of the strongest workhorses in…Read full article

Jan 2015

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

Sep 2014

Reviews, September 2014

CORY BRANAN NO-HIT WONDER (BLOODSHOT) Cory Branan’s latest effort, No-Hit Wonder, is a simultaneously summery and sullen showcase of Branan’s immense talent as a writer and his band’s immense talent as a band. These tunes…Read full article

Jul 2014

The Bonnaroo 2014 Comardawards

In this life we live, our worlds are made up of our definitions—limited triggers about what we love, hate, and learn based on experience and stubbornness. The trick is to dissolve or distance yourself from…Read full article

Jun 2014

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

May 2014

Kids in a Candy Store: AG Writers at Record Store Day 2014

As a print publication, it’s easy to find solidarity with an event that celebrates another outdated but beloved medium, the vinyl record. Every year, Record Store Day promises a mini-Christmas miracle, for the record collector and shop…Read full article

Apr 2014

Reviews, April 2014

Books RICHARD CAMPANELLA BOURBON STREET: A HISTORY (LSU PRESS) Better known locally and in academic circles for his work on New Orleans’ geographies, Tulane School of Architecture geographer Richard Campanella has penned a reading on…Read full article

Dec 2013

Reviews, December 2013

Books P. CURRAN NAUGHT  BUT A SHADOW: A NOVEL OF THE OCCULT (CADIZ & CADIZN’T) Written before author P. Curran’s sublime Stay Out Of New Orleans, yet published after that collection, Curran returns to the…Read full article

Nov 2013

Reviews, November 2013

Books RAY DAVIES AMERICANA:  THE KINKS,  THE RIFF, THE ROAD: THE STORY (STERLING) Ray Davies has made a career out of a vaudevillian sensibility for mining the lives of various characters and immortalizing them in…Read full article

Oct 2013

Reviews, October 2013

BANTAM  FOXES TRIUMPH (INDEPENDENT) To pigeonhole the music of Bantam Foxes into a niche known as ‘90s rock is to miss how far brothers Sam and Collin McCabe, in league with hard-hitting drummer Jared Marcell,…Read full article

Sep 2013

Reviews, September 2013

  ALEX CHILTON ELECTRICITY BY CANDLELIGHT/ NYC 2/13/97 (BAR/NONE) One February night at New York City’s Knitting Factory, the power went out. An Alex Chilton solo performance slated to go on that night was initially…Read full article

Aug 2013

Photo by Kevin Comarda

“I don’t yet consider myself a photographer, but rather an artist who enjoys taking photographs. Like any creative facet I might dabble in, I like my expressions to yield a personal story with a little…Read full article

Jul 2013

Reviews, July 2013

Books CURTIS HARRINGTON NICE GUYS DON’T  WORK  IN HOLLYWOOD: THE ADVENTURES OF AN  AESTHETE IN THE MOVIE  BUSINESS (DRAG CITY) Curtis Harrington’s autobiography is a strange example of the Hollywood insider genre: a tale of…Read full article

Third Wind’s the Charm: 2013 ‘Roo in Review

  Well folks, we did it again… and we had a blast! While the sensory overload that goes into conquering an entire weekend of the best music, food, art and education in the world sounds…Read full article

Jul 2013

The Ebbs and Flows of the New Lows

I credit Chris George (of the Living Room Studio) as the sperm that lead to the birth of my relationship with Mike Levin. In the summer of ’95, Chris had just returned from stumbling upon…Read full article

Jun 2013

This Is How We Do the Roo

Alright Bonnaroovians, it’s finally summer and time to clear your headspace for another weekend of food, fun, friends and music. This year the 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee will host the 12th installment of the…Read full article

Apr 2013

Liner Notes: A Record Store Day Wishlist from the AG Staff

Some days are just meant to be hassle-free, where you can lay it all out and stop worrying about stupid shit for a second. Beach trips. Mardi Gras day. Sunday. Record Store Day should be…Read full article

Mar 2013

Reviews, March 2013

Books MARK LAFLAUR ELYSIAN FIELDS (MID-CITY) Kicking off a book with a catastrophe-in-the-making is risky business. In the case of Mark LaFlaur’s Elysian Fields, it casts a pall over the massive flashback that is the…Read full article

Feb 2013

Reviews, February 2013

Books ALAN LIGHT THE HOLY OR THE BROKEN: LEONARD COHEN, JEFF BUCKLEY, & THE UNLIKELY ASCENT OF “HALLELUJAH” (ATRIA BOOKS) It still maintains a hold on us, this song of longtime troubadour/ writer/poet Leonard Cohen’s…Read full article

Jul 2012

Bonnaroo 2012 Mix Tape

Oh Roo, you’ve done it again! Another near-perfect weekend of music, art, food and fun has been written and it was one for the history books! The shows were incredible and the weather was the…Read full article

Jun 2012

Bon Jour Bonnaroo

Now that summer is officially kicked off, it’s time for music lovers and art enthusiasts to decide (and budget for) which music festivals will infiltrate their souls and continue to inspire their passions throughout the…Read full article

How To Be A Bonnaroo Blackbelt

•Book a hotel room for the Wednesday night before the camping grounds open. The earlier you arrive on Thursday, the better camping spot you can potentially get. You’re trying to avoid a lengthy walk to…Read full article