Category Archives: new entries for upcoming “New Orleans: the Underground Guide”

The story of U.N.L.V.: Uptown Niggas Livin Violent (Narratively. November 2014).

New Orleans Rapper Tec-9 steps onto a helicopter to be flown to his lucrative gig. He’s been off work for two weeks but is about to embark on twenty-eight straight days of giving people what they need. “Mondays I cook … Continue reading

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A Rape Changed Things Forever at New Orleans’s Country Club (Vice. November 2014).

This summer, Maria Treme was dru​gged and sexually ​​assaulted at the Country Club, a clothing-optional pool and bar in New Orleans’s Bywater neighborhood. On June 30 she spent several hours there, soaking up rays in the buff while sipping margaritas. Then, at some … Continue reading

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Six stories from travel site NewOrleans.me (Oct/Nov/Dec)

1) About the film “Oil & Water,” which explores the complicated relationship between indiginous Louisiana Cajuns, and the oil industry: http://www.neworleans.me/journal/detail/743/Oil-Water-Explores-Cajuns-and-Oil-industry 2) An overview of Filipino History in New Orleans: http://www.neworleans.me/journal/detail/761/NOLA-Filipino-History-Stretches-for-Centuries 3) About the funky, homemade “Blues Museum” in Algiers … Continue reading

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Live Review: Prince at Essence Fest 2014 (Consequence of Sound. July 2014.)

I love U baby But, just not like I love my guitar Uh uh, not like I love my guitar — Prince, “Guitar” Ground lights shine up at the New Orleans Superdome, changing the stadium’s color scheme to reflect each … Continue reading

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Article & photo gallery about MPW’s recent book party (NOLA.com. May 2014).

For fans of hip-hop, bounce, New Orleans, and musings about illustrious people, Vaughan’swas the place to be on May 4 for the Hip-Hop Book Release Party for “New Orleans: The Underground Guide V.3.” and “Famous People I Have Met: Collected Works 1999-2014” — both by Michael Patrick … Continue reading

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Rappers Ballzack and Odoms are Kings of the Wank (VICE. June 2013).

Some New Orleans artists travel far and wide, enhancing the city’s well-deserved rep as a incubator of innovative music, but other acts achieve fame and pack rooms without ever having to hop in a van. Rappers Ballzack (real name Rami … Continue reading

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On New Orleans’ NOizeFest. (VICE. April 2013).

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

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