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[live review] Big Freedia @ Brighton Music Hall


It was worth the wait — BIG FREEDIA, New Orleans’s sissy-bounce queen (she identifies as female, y’all), rocking those butts at Brighton Music Hall in...
By Jon Garelick  |  June 01, 2011
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Photos: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Big Freedia, Creole Wild West, Danny Barnes, Dr. John, Dave Bartholomew, Pine Leaf Boys, Tom Jones, Washboard Chaz and Zion Harmonizers perform live at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival from April 27–May 6, 2011.
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival | April 27–May 6, 2011
By JON GARELICK  |  May 13, 2011
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Playing pretty at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

An accordion blasted a few bars of a two-step and then stopped. "That's the only Cajun music you'll hear on this stage," said Colin Meloy. The Decemberists were making their New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival debut on the Fais Do-Do stage, which is
Anthems and praise songs
By JON GARELICK  |  May 13, 2011
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Jeff the Brotherhood bring the DIY

"If I hadn't witnessed Jeff the Brotherhood, there would be no Skimask," Skimask singer Andy Brown told me after an Allston basement show last month.
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By LIZ PELLY  |  March 25, 2011