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6 hrs ago | The Advocate

Psychedelic-pop band Chappo experiments with songs, visuals on latest tour

On an East Coast to Texas tour, Chappo, the four-piece psychedelic-pop band based in Brooklyn that's named after singer-songwriter Alex Chappo, is playing a show Monday in his hometown, Baton Rouge.


Related Topix: Baton Rouge, LA, Blues, Music, Entertainment

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Advocate

Grammy Awards chapter to hold workshops in La.

Dr. John accepts the award for best blues album for "Locked Down" during the pre-telecast at the 55th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in Los Angeles.


Related Topix: Music, Grammy Awards, Music!, Blues, New Orleans, LA, Lafayette, LA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Best of New Orleans

Out now: new releases from Dr. John, Benjamin Booker

Lo-fi demos of chugging blues numbers gave Booker a chance to flex his newly discovered gift of a voice, a smoke-rattled, throaty, note-sensitive whisper-growl not unlike that of blues greats before him.


Related Topix: New Orleans, Music!, Drama Movies, Blues, New Orleans, LA, Ambient, Armstrong, Jazz, Louis Armstrong, Black Entertainment

Los Angeles Times

Dr. John infuses Louis Armstrong tribute album with 'Spirit of Satch'

Dr. John, a.k.a. Mac Rebennack, says Louis Armstrong visited him in a dream. He's seen here playing in their shared hometown of New Orleans last year.


Related Topix: New Orleans, Music!, Drama Movies, Blues, Comedy Movies, Family, Musical Movies, Hello, Dolly!, Jazz, Louis Armstrong, Black Entertainment, Music, Entertainment

Fri Aug 15, 2014

OC Weekly

Life Lessons From Dr. John, In Illustrated Form

With six Grammys and more than 30 studio albums under his belt, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Mac Rebennack is a piece of N'awlins history.


Related Topix: Blues

Thu Aug 14, 2014

All About Jazz

INTERVIEW/PROFILE: Interview: Dr. John

A few weeks ago, I was in a car heading across the longest continuous bridge over water in the world.


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The Advocate

Dr. John and friends pay tribute to Louis Armstrong

To be released Tuesday, the album, Dr. John's tribute to Louis Armstrong, features 13 songs picked from the vastly influential repertoire of the beloved entertainer and jazz giant.


Related Topix: New Orleans, Music!, Drama Movies, Blues, Jazz, Louis Armstrong, Black Entertainment, New Orleans, LA

The Times-Picayune

What are the 21 best Louisiana albums of the 21st century?

About two weeks ago, GQ magazine rounded up 21 albums its staff thought were the best of this century's first 14 years.


Related Topix: Louisiana, Rap, Mystikal, Blues, New Orleans, LA, Music, Entertainment


Hear Johnny Winter and Ben Harper Cover Blues Classic 'Can't Hold Out'

Last month, blues guitarist Johnny Winter died in a hotel room in Zurich, Sweden, at 70 years old, a month and a half before his now posthumous Step Back LP was scheduled to be released.


Related Topix: Blues, Johnny Winter, Eric Clapton, Joe Bonamassa, Music, Entertainment

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Jacksonville Daily News

Gov't Mule have been alive and kickin' it for 20 years

For 20 years, Gov't Mule has been traveling musical roads around the globe. And it's been packing quite a load.


Related Topix: Blues, Gov't Mule, Reggae, Toots & the Maytals, Music, Entertainment

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Five thoughts on Cinemax's grisly new hospital drama 'The Knick'

This weekend I caught up with The Knick , Cinemax's new series about a train wreck of a surgeon operating in turn-of-the-century New York.


Related Topix: Clive Owen, Blues

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

'The Knick's John Thackery and other TV surgeons, ranked

Television is full of surgeons, some good and some, well-let's just say you wouldn't want them to operate on you or anyone you know.


Related Topix: Grey's Anatomy, Comedy, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Blues, House, Nip/Tuck

Tue Aug 05, 2014

The Arizona Republic

8/8: 3 Reasons to see Dr. John at Talking Stick Resort

Dr. John, a New Orleans R&B legend best-known in the mainstream for his lone hit, "Right Place, Wrong Time," plays Talking Stick Resort.


Related Topix: Blues, Music, Entertainment

The Campbell Reporter

Dr. John's latest disc salutes Louis Armstrong

Growing up as a New Orleans musician in the 1940s and '50s, Mac Rebennack had a street-level view of jazz legend of Louis Armstrong.


Related Topix: Blues, New Orleans, Music!, Drama Movies, Jazz, Louis Armstrong, Black Entertainment, Alabama, Music, Entertainment

Sat Aug 02, 2014

The Times-Picayune

Dr. John hospitalized in New York City, cancels Central Park Summerstage gig

Dr. John was scheduled to perform today in New York's Central Park, as part of its annual Summerstage series.


Related Topix: Blues, New Orleans, Music!, Drama Movies, New Orleans, LA, Music, Entertainment

Fri Aug 01, 2014


What's going on Saturday? (Simian Mobile Disco, United Nations, The...

Cherry Glazerr, Sunflower Bean, GYMSHORTS, Roya @ Baby's All Right LA high school trio Cherry Glazerr released their debut album, Haxel Princess, this spring on notoriously party-friendly Burger Records.


Related Topix: Blues, Pop/Rock, Theater, Arts, California, R.E.M.

Thu Jul 31, 2014

New York Daily News

Dr. John has an appointment at SummerStage, the Stadium hosts a 5K

At the start of his solo career, more than 40 years ago, Dr. John translated the spookier qualities of New Orleans music and culture for hippie rock fans.


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Dr. John and the Nite Trippers to play the Joy Theater on Sept. 20; tickets on sale Aug. 1

Dr. John has a new hometown gig coming up: with his Nite Trippers band, he'll play the Joy Theater on Sept.


Related Topix: Life, Theater, Arts, Lughnasadh, Holidays, Blues, New Orleans, Music!, Drama Movies, New Orleans, LA, Music, Entertainment

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Dr. John: Park Street performance rooted in New Orleans and Columbus

The geographical origins of Dr. John's band mattered not, when the New Orleans musician played the Park Street Saloon last night.


Related Topix: Blues, Columbus, OH

Fri Jul 25, 2014


Preview 'Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch' Dr. John's upcoming album

Mac 'Dr. John' Rebennack, onstage at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans on May 3, 2014, during 'The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac & His Music.'


Related Topix: Blues, New Orleans, Music!, Drama Movies, New Orleans, LA, Ambient, Jazz, Louis Armstrong, Armstrong, Black Entertainment, Music, Entertainment