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Recent Issues


All Writing From Michael Patrick Welch

Jun 2014

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

Dec 2012

Extra-Curricular Album Reviews

Since Katrina I’ve taught, after school, “an English class disguised as a music class.” My students write song lyrics as a way to improve their literacy. It’s not unlike journal writing class except we use…Read full article

Bringing Down the Jazz Party with Dash Rip Rock

Wildman Louisiana guitarist and songwriter Bill Davis has toured his ever-loving ass off with some version or another of his pioneering cowpunk band Dash Rip Rock for some 28 years. DRR’s 16th album, Black Liquor…Read full article

Nov 2012

Growing Up Fast with the Bywater Boys

Often, when driving up Chartres Street in Bywater at night, across from Elizabeth’s restaurant, you will see the silhouette of a young boy pounding a drum kit beneath the traffic camera. Frank (age 11) and…Read full article

Jun 2012

House of Sound: A Look Back from the Music Box Family

The musical art installation “Dithyrambalina” (or “Music Box”) started as a cardboard model of an ornate house, built by New York street artist Callie Curry, aka Swoon. Each room in the proposed 45 foot house…Read full article

Sparks Fly with Rob Cambre and Thurston Moore

If you weren’t a subtle person, you might think of noisy, improvisation-oriented guitarist Rob Cambre as the “Thurston Moore of New Orleans.” For one thing, Cambre has the balls to get up in front of…Read full article

Apr 2012

Ian Svenonius Just Doesn’t Like Anything Important

Ian Svenonius was the last musical character of the pre-internet, Washington D.C-Dischord Records era to sneak a seat at the table of legendary front-men, beside Fugazi’s Ian MacKaye and H.R. of Bad Brains. Svenonius’ first…Read full article

Mar 2012

Lucky Lou

Jermy Tassin from the Magnolia Projects evolved to become LuckyLou, a 25-year-old rapper, dancer and community leader. For the past two and a half years Tassin, with his own big cast of young, positive characters,…Read full article