Royal Teeth Signs with Elektra Records

by Jordan McGuire

Royal Teeth has signed with a major label, Elektra Records, which is owned by Warner Music Group.The decision to sign with a major label is big for any band. It signals a big vote of confidence in their commercial talent. Royal Teeth is an American indie group from Lafayette, New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. […]

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival

by Jordan McGuire

Better Than Ezra frontman Kevin Griffin is co-producing a new festival in Franklin, Tennessee. Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival on September 26-27. Tickets are available for purchase here. Here’s the press release: Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival is thrilled to announce the first wave of artists for their inaugural line-up taking place at The Park […]

Josh Groban’s ‘Stages’ is a Classical Blend of Musical Theater

by Jordan McGuire

Josh Groban plays the Saenger Theater in New Orleans on Wednesday, October 21. Tickets go on sale on Thursday, April 23 at 10am here. This isn’t your typical Groban. The platinum-selling recording artist’s newest album Stages will be released April 28. The new work showcases thirteen songs that are all from the realm of musical […]

Kanye West, Devon Gummersall & Mykelti Williamson Go Underground in Baton Rouge

by Jordan McGuire

Kanye West will serve as musical executive producer for the new Baton Rouge-shot TV series Underground. West’s initial involvement with the slavery period piece drama was rumored in February. But as of yesterday, the rumors were put aside as the fish stick loving rapper signed on to bring his genius music to television. Underground is […]

Sync Up Music & Cinema 2015

by Jordan McGuire

Sync Up Conference returns to New Orleans April 27-29. Here’s the press release: Sync Up – the entertainment industry conference during Jazz Fest – makes its eighth annual appearance at a new venue: The George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center. Join us for seven days of educational and networking sessions for independent artists […]

72% of Louisiana Public Favors Film and Other Tax Incentives for Businesses

by Micah Haley

In the run-up to each fiscal session of the Louisiana Legislature, critical media coverage of the State’s tax incentive programs intensifies in both print and broadcast media. In a year when the State of Louisiana has a projected budget shortfall, that coverage is even more intense. But it doesn’t accurately reflect the positive impact that […]

New Orleans Native Quentin Alexander Advances to ‘American Idol’ Top 16

by Jordan McGuire

Last week on American Idol, New Orleans native Quentin Alexander sang “I Put a Spell on You” and received high praise from the judges, the voters and Dr. Funkenstein himself, George Clinton. This week, the Mcdonough 35 alum smoothly belted Stevie Wonder’s “Master Blaster.” Alexander wowed the judges and wooed the audience with his reggae […]

PREVIEW: 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

by Jordan McGuire

The lineup has been announced and the stars are aligned for the 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The festival will kick off its first weekend Friday, April 24-26. The second weekend will begin Thursday, April 30 and continue through Sunday, May 3. Legends like Elton John, The Who, Jimmy Buffett, Tony Bennett & […]

Lady Gaga to Star in ‘American Horror Story’

by Jordan McGuire

One of the major bright spots of the 87th Oscars was the impressive “Sound of Music” performance by the one-and-only Lady Gaga. Many thought this would catapult Gaga onto Broadway. They were wrong. The weirdly sensational pop star will have a role on FX’s hit television anthology series,¬†American Horror Story: Hotel. FX announced Wednesday that […]