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Singer/Songwriter Alison McConnell’s blues raptured soul is real. It’s evident in each one of her songs as well as her performances. It was a happy accident when I met Alison. One of my favorite songs, “I’d Rather Go Blind” lingered through the air months ago while I took a quick break walking around the block from a friend’s house. I stumbled upon Alison and her band Wonderland rehearsing and I was slayed. Fast forward, and months later, I finally reached out to Alison to chat about her recently released EP “These Walls” (listen to the preview below) and to ask…

Today we’re beginning a new Series of posts titled “That One Thing”.

The idea is to share a New Orleanian’s one thing they love about New Orleans. Our first feature, Harlin Miller is a fantastically talented and super creaitve photographer and advocate for Nola, here’s his “That One Thing”.

What I love about New Orleans is the food and music. The first thing I mention to someone who’s visiting New Orleans for the first time is, “You have to try this restaurant, ________!”.

Food and Music were two very important things for me growing up in New Orleans. These two things were the pivot to many family gatherings. Food and Music was always an integral part in the fellowship. Good food, great music, and fellowship. In my opinion, that’s what it truly means to get a “taste of New Orleans”.

In my humble opinion the New Orleans CBD is where it’s at. A resurgance of entertainment in The Civic, The Orpheum, and Saenger Theatres along with developements like South Market District and the like has really helped turn the CBD into a true cosmopolitan destination in town.

Just blocks away from the French Quarter and right down the street from my favorite venue, The Orpheum Theater, The Troubadour Hotel (1111 Gravier Street) has become one of the hottest properties as of late.

I recently stayed over for a night, and was blown away by how centrally located it was. I…

Carrollton Market is one of those hidden gems that folks around town don’t intentionally rave about, mainly because they want it all to themselves. I wholeheartedly can’t keep this place a secret any longer! Located in the Riverbed 1/2 block off Carrollton Ave. (8132 Hampson St, New Orleans, LA 70118), Carrollton Market is a special place.

Lead by Chef Jason Goodenough (yep that really is his last name), Carrollton Market is quaint and inviting all the while producing top notch food. Below you’ll see some of the stuff I scarfed down, but the big standout to me was where I…

I’m so very super stoked for this year’s BUKU Music + Art Project. It’s been a minute since I’ve headed out to Mardi Gras to catch the entire event. This year I’m all in. Especially with the stocked lineup from some of the biggest names on the planet. Check out what I’m super excited about below. Tickets are going super quick, click here to get some of your own. See you out there.




Psych Pop trio Shadow Brother has been on my radar for a hot minute. Long distance relationships within the music industry has become a quite regular occurance and there’s no better example of that than Shadow Brother’s latest release, “Delta of Time”. Toby Vest (Memphis), Jake Vest (New York City), and Jeff Schmidtke (Nola) have been collaboborating for over a decade and maybe it’s the distance and the process that makes their sound so unique and ethereal.

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Tracks like “Untitled #3” and “Never Sleep” are hypnotic stand outs to me in their composition, production, and of course harmony. I’ll be taking a road trip soon, and this record will certainly be on repeat throughtout the trip.


Below is a really swell preview video…


Click here to view the trailer → JEREMIAH TOWER: THE LAST MAGNIFICENT — Trailer from Mill Valley Film Festival on Vimeo.

I couldn’t be more excited about a movie coming to New Orleans. Last week I received an email about the showing of Jeremiah Tower “The Last Magnificent” next week and I’ve telling everyone, including complete strangers about the showing.

Jeremiah was one of the pioneering celebrity chefs in the 1980’s and like so many chefs quickly rose to insane fame. …

We are back in full swing with our latest #NolaGram issue celebrating our favorite images from @Instagram using the hashtag #Nola. Check out this month’s highlights!

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