- Extended interview with Todd Rundgren (Unpublished. June 2013).
- On New Orleans’ NOizeFest. (VICE. April 2013).
- On Exxon’s most recent benzene/sulfur leak in Baton Rouge (LA Weekly. June 2013)
- In-depth piece with fictional singer/comic Tony Clifton (VICE. May 2013)
- Essay on the death of our family dog. (VICE. June 2013).
Category Archives: new entries for upcoming “New Orleans: the Underground Guide”
This May 5—the last day of the upcoming New Orleans Jazz Fest—marks the eighth time NOizeFest will be hosted in my Bywater backyard. This celebration of noise music and other nontraditional genres was started a decade ago by Keith “Deacon Johnson” … Continue reading
This piece comes from my VICE column “Neither Big Nor Easy.” Louisiana’s Department of Tourism recently launched a new ad campaign that declared, “No America We Will Not ‘Turn That Music Down.’” But on the ground, the authorities in New Orleans have … Continue reading
At times throughout my life I’ve wished Chuck D were my father. Nothing else has ever spun my brain as hard, both musically and socially, as Public Enemy. Various teenage groundings by my parents kept me from ever seeing P.E. … Continue reading
The following intro leads to a gallery of guitars by the great musician and studio wizard John Porter, who also happens to be a neighbor of mine. Though the Premier Guitar Magazine piece is photo-oriented, the musical anecdotes that go … Continue reading
I created the following AntiGravity magazine cover to accompany my interview with bounce rapper Vochak Redu (below photo). It may seem like AntiGravity will write about any new local rapper that pops up calling themselves “sissy bounce,” but 27-year-old model-esque … Continue reading
Running a small community radio station is a hands-on affair. Recently, at Delgado Community College’s new radio station “The Dolphin” (1610-AM), Bob Dunn multitasked in the back office of its two-room studio, soldering a small transmitter while ripping reggae CDs … Continue reading
When driving up Chartres Street in Bywater at night, you will often see the silhouette of a youngboy, across from Elizabeth’s restaurant, pounding a drum kit beneath the evil traffic camera. The boy, Frank (11), and his equally dedicated trumpet-playing brother Tahj (12) … Continue reading
“I don’t like to say it’s straight-up metal,” former White Zombie bassist Sean Yseult says of her new heavy guitar band Star and Dagger. At a fighting weight closer to Down than her other band Rock City Morgue, Star and … Continue reading
“It’s an entity I put together. We are ready to tell a story,” says Katey Red, the trans queen of New Orleans bounce rap, speaking on her new “Dream Team,” performing at Voodoo Music Experience 2012. Red’s Voodoo gig has become … Continue reading
In the late ’90s, electronic music was poised to obliterate all real musicians and organic instrumentation. The process has by now been nearly completed, but at one point laptop music fans doubted the takeover would ever really play out, because … Continue reading