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Recent Issues


All Writing From Robert Offner

Jun 2015

No Time for Tears: A Firsthand Account of the Nepal Earthquake and its Aftermath

I left New Orleans to pursue an MA in Buddhist Studies in Nepal last August. Last month I experienced the most traumatic event of my life, though it was nothing compared to many others around…Read full article

Jun 2014

Red Light Fever: T3 & Young RJ of Slum Village on J Dilla’s Production

Great masters of all crafts understand the weight of their knowledge and the importance of passing it on to others, so the master can die, but the knowledge lives on. After the Buddha attained enlightenment,…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

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As a print publication, it’s easy to find solidarity with an event that celebrates another outdated but beloved medium, the vinyl record.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

May 2014

Red Light Fever: Horning in with Jeremy Phipps

New Orleans native Jeremy Phipps has taken a background heavily steeped in traditional New Orleans brass and turned it into something completely different with the latest release, Cold Cold Wind, from his band Saint Bell….Read full article

Apr 2014

BUKU Notebook

It’s hard to take a festival seriously when you see swarms of teenagers wearing vibrant plastic tank tops, colorful swim trunks and neon sunglasses at night. It doesn’t help that they’re are all either on…Read full article

Mar 2014

Red Light Fever: March Recording Notes

While the festivities of carnival season make it apparent that New Orleans is bustling with music on the outside, there’s just as much happening on the inside, behind closed studio doors. This month features recording…Read full article

Feb 2014

Red Light Fever: DJ Hunter King – Surf is his Turf

4 p.m. on Monday. You’re in your car, stuck in traffic heading home from work. The only thing keeping you from going completely insane is the playlist you put together the night before, cleverly titled…Read full article

Jan 2014

Red Light Fever: Big Ro

Roland “Big Ro” Smith has been in the game since rap music was a snotty- nose child riding handle bars. Before helping found Cash Money in the early ‘90s, Ro was only 14 years old…Read full article

Dec 2013

Red Light Fever: Born into DIY

Ross Farbe and Michael Hohan have been playing music for nearly their whole lives. Farbe started taking drum lessons when he was eight years old and Hohan caught the music bug in 4th grade when…Read full article

Nov 2013

Red Light Fever: Cheap Mics Great Sounds

A good psyche rock album should be a full-on experience. It comes on strong, gets a little weird in the middle and finishes with a bright epiphany,  leaving the listener a bit confused about the…Read full article

Oct 2013

Red Light Fever: The Mix for October

Hopefully everybody has come to grips with the loss of Piety Street Recording last month. Luckily, we didn’t lose any monumental New Orleans recording studios this month and there’s plenty to be excited about for…Read full article

Sep 2013

Red Light Fever: That’s a Wrap!

September begins the mourning process for Piety Street Recording, as it takes its final bow. It could be viewed as another step in an unfortunate direction for New Orleans music but owner/operator Mark Bingham would…Read full article

Jul 2013

Between Bon Jovi and Shakespeare, You Can Find the Geto Boys

Before UGK, before Outkast, and before No Limit ever made a dent in the rap game, there were the Ghetto Boys. Before them, the South had nothing they could call their own in the rap…Read full article

Feb 2013

Mix Tapes and Dance Contests for Native America

Four years ago, Native America was only a creative thought of Ross Farbe, who played percussion and keyboard along with bass player John St. Cyr in Sun Hotel, one of Loyola University’s musician collective. Meanwhile,…Read full article