Articles by: Leslie Michele Derrough

X Hits One Eyed Jacks In New Orleans On 40th Anniversary Tour (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

“Tonight was just like the old days. It was great,” Exene Cervenka told me after X’s show in New Orleans on May 18th at One-Eyed Jacks, as she wiped sweat from her face, still glowing ...

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John Doe of X Talks 40th Anniversary Tour & LA Punk Scene (INTERVIEW)

John Doe. His name is synonymous with a letter, a city and a genre of music. Helping form the punk band X in a seedy Los Angeles forty years ago, Doe and his bandmates Exene ...

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Dawes, Trombone Shorty, Buddy Guy Highlight New Orleans Jazz Fest Sunday (FESTIVAL RECAP/PHOTOS)

On Sunday, Jazz Fest closed the book on it’s 48th year of music, food and fun. And what a good book it was. No other festival can boast music with so many flavors happening all ...

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Stevie Wonder, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Snoop Dogg Lead Saturday at New Orleans Jazz Fest (FESTIVAL RECAP/PHOTOS)

When your Artist Of The Day sets the tone for what the day will be like then you know it’s going to be hot and funky. Big Sam Williams brought his Funky Nation back to ...

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Widespread Panic, Dave & Tim, The Revivalists Heat Up New Orleans Jazz Fest Thursday & Friday (FESTIVAL RECAP/PHOTOS)

What happened on the 1st Sunday last week of Jazz Fest – wind and rain – happened again on Wednesday, the day before the 2nd weekend was to open. Just when everything was drying out, ...

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Richard Thompson Is All Integrity & Heart For Baton Rouge Manship Theatre Acoustic Performance (SHOW REVIEW)

When the legend on the stage calls himself a “folk rock dinosaur” yet still appears to be in the prime of his musical career, you wonder what kind of performance he’ll be putting on ten, ...

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Griffin Goldsmith of Dawes Talks Playing Jazz Fest & Keeping Rhythms for Jackson Browne (INTERVIEW)

It appears that right now is a pretty good time to be a band called Dawes. With the release of their 2016 album, We’re All Gonna Die, solidifying their presence on the music scene as ...

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest Kicks Off Friday – Guthrie, Broemel, Shiflet & More Reflect On The Fest (PREVIEW)

With the start of Jazz Fest 2017 only days away in New Orleans, fans have already secured their hotel rooms, booked their flights, circled their cubes and pulled out the vacation cash fund for food, ...

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Ian Astbury of The Cult Talks ‘Hidden City’ & Beyond The Music (INTERVIEW)

Ian Astbury of The Cult Talks 'Hidden City' & Beyond The Music

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Newest Two Time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Gregg Rolie (Santana/Journey) Talks Past & Present (INTERVIEW)

Newest Two Time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Greg Rolie (Santana/Journey) Talks Past & Present

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