Andi Eaton’s WANDERFUL

<p style="white-space: pre-wrap;">My friend and frequent collaborator, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong>Andi Eaton</strong></a> has recently released her super impressive and comprehensive new book titled <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong>"Wonderful — The Bohemian's Guide to Traveling in Style"</strong></a>. Below you'll find the description of the book...</p>

Amanda Ducorbier releases “Hold On”

<p style="white-space: pre-wrap;">Tour-re-force and one of our favorite singer/songwriters, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong>Amanda Ducorbier</strong></a>has released her latest single "Hold On". Soulful and melodic, "Hold On" puts Amanda's talent on a pedestal, and it oozes groove. After nearly 3 minutes, I can't wait to hear more. Check out the single below and swing by the Orpheum Theater's Ice Pit Lounge to here her perform "Hold On" in person tonight at her official single launch party.</p>

Blonde Roses premier “One Ways”

<p style="white-space: pre-wrap;">Earlier this year, alt blues powerhouse Blonde Roses released their stellar EP "Hell or High Water". The moment it was released I made sure to add it to my Apple Music library to swing back to and give it a listen.</p>

Alexis & The Samurai – Move Into View

<p style="white-space: pre-wrap;">Alexis Marceaux and Sam Craft, the duo that make up Alexis & The Samurai have recently released their most bombastic record to date in <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong>"Move Into View".</strong></a> Melodic and stereophonic, "Move Into View" truly shows off the range and confidence both  Alexis and Sam have in their ability to create their own unique and intoxicating music.</p>

Tysson releases new EP

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Two of my favorite Nola creatives & hustlers, Ali McNally + Chris Scheurich have a brand new project titled $PAWN$. Electronic soul + synth melodies and enigmatic...

Kristin Diable

<p>Legitimately one of the most exciting singer/songwriters to come out of New Orleans in a long time, Kristin Diable has crafted a soulful and sophisticated sound all her own. </p>

Ladies & Gentlemen…Nigel Hall

<p>There’s not a whole lot of music out there that makes me happier than funky soul music. New Orleans may be the birthplace of Jazz, but it’s where the combination of funk and soul collide in a big way. Nola exemplifies the sound and I can’t imagine it belonging to any other zip code. </p>

Boudin, Bourbon, Beer 2015

<p>This year marks the second year in a row <a target="_blank" href="" rel="noopener noreferrer">The Emeril Lagasse Foundation</a> event <a target="_blank" href="" rel="noopener noreferrer">Boudin, Bourbon, & Beer</a> has been held at Champion Square. The event brings together some of the best chefs from around world as well as chefs from our own Nola backyard in support of the foundation and the young people it benefits</p>

Pell drops “Limbo”

<p>Last summer, Nola's own <a target="_blank" href="" rel="noopener noreferrer">Pell</a> released his first full length record, "Floating While Dreaming". I remember the day of when the record hit, invaded my feed, and I immediately began streaming it and got sucked into it's dreamscape.</p>

Wilco at the Orpheum Theater

<p>Nearly a decade ago, I stumbled upon the record "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" by Chicago based band <a target="_blank" href="" rel="noopener noreferrer">Wilco</a>.  Little did I know that this seminal record would change my life forever. From "I am only trying to break your heart" all the way through "Reservations", the CD literally stayed in my cd player for nearly 6 months. It is and will always be my "Abbey Road". From that point on I feverishly scrubbed back and forth through their discography as if I was one of those DEA dogs searching for loot. I wanted to inhale it all. </p>

Time Is Money

<p>Earlier this year I posted a photo on Instagram of some fantastic street art that caught my eye around town. I remember that I also posted it to my Facebook page and within the amount time it took take to make pop-tarts, there was a negative comment. I dwelled on the comment for weeks, sort of in awe. It was surrounding the idea that street art was defiling the city of New Orleans with it's blight. I have to admit, and this is totally my opinion, that the street art found around our city is part of the fabric and culture of New Orleans. Of course as a photographer, the city is my backdrop and the street art is my own visual MDMA.</p>

A gem re-emerges — The Orpheum Theater

<p>Ten years ago today, on August 27, 2005, the historic and storied <a target="_blank" href="" rel="noopener noreferrer">Orpheum Theater</a> closed it's doors, until today. Re-opening and re-emerging as one of the absolute premier entertainment venues in New Orleans, The Orpheum Theater has been masterfully restored to it's original glory as well as updated to exceed my wildest dreams and expectations. Check out the details below...</p>

The Girls Night Out, Boys Can Come Too Tour

<p>In recent months, <a target="_blank" href="" rel="noopener noreferrer">Live Nation</a> has converted the downtown football Mecca <a target="_blank" href="" rel="noopener noreferrer">Champions Square</a> into a Mecca for music in New Orleans with their #BoldByNight shows. Up until Live Nation began hosting and producing these shows, officially titled "Bold Sphere Music", Champions Square laid mostly dormant for stretches during the year.</p>

Baby Bee premiere “The Daddy”

<p>Less than 2 years ago, <a target="_blank" href="" rel="noopener noreferrer">Baby Bee</a> dropped a raucous shockwave of a song titled "High Heel Leather Boots". I remember downloading the song instantly and to this day, it tends to inspire me to make bad decisions. It's two minutes and 13 seconds worth of ass-kicking rock n' roll.</p>

Frankie & Donny

<p>As we inch closer and close to the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, it's hard not to always think about the things that have changed as well as the things that stay the same. New Orleans has and will always be a city full of entertainment options. Burlesque and it's sideshow counterpart has exploded in New Orleans and seems to have evolved into a huge draw for the city.</p>

Don’t Be Afraid of Rock & Roll

<p>Make no bones about, I'm incredibly proud of my pals The Breton Sound on their upcoming EP release, "Don't Be Afraid of Rock & Roll". The title of their 3rd release (dropping May 19th) couldn't be any more apt. It's bold, sophisticated, melodic, heartfelt, and it's a true rock & fucking roll release.</p>

Cristina Perez — #NolaSweetestThing

<p style="margin-right: 0px;"><span style="font-size:14px">Local New Orleans Jazz & Contemporary singer/songwriter <a target="_blank" href="" rel="noopener noreferrer">Cristina Perez's</a> style has been referred to as "sultry, smooth that is part Ella Fitzgerald, part Norah Jones". Being included in such company certainly denotes some serious chops. A true renaissance performer, Cristina's range extends through all disciplines including acting, dance, and her most prolific, singing.</span></p>

Parisite DIY

<p>As a kid I did my best to bust my ass anyway I could. An early example of trying to express myself I guess. Whether it was through BMX or skateboarding, I was very intimately close to pavement and gravel. My friends and I over the years did our best to build and refine the perfect vehicle for any kind of air. The only thing that may have made the experience any better for us would have been a skate park. New Orleans is the largest city without a full-fledged skatepark until now.</p>