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On the Meaning Behind Misheard Lyrics

It’s the lyric misheard around the world. No matter which way you shake it, Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” sounds like the pop sensation has penned a song involving two “Starbucks lovers,” leading many to…

Music Memory Zero

I’m starting out with something of a lie if you’re going solely on the title here, since what follows doesn’t come anywhere close to my first memory of music. For me, “music memory zero”…

The Groove in the Heart

Allow me to get cheesy for a moment. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. For the past six years, my stereo and the records I’ve collected to play on it have been kindred spirits…

Drinking Up the Good Sound with Cafe Au Lait

New Orleans-based band Cafe Au Lait sees music in a philosophical light. While music provides a good time, it can also do something. That something goes beyond powerful lyrics by approaching melody and rhythm…

Surfing the Sound Kaleidoscope with Killer Whale

Somewhere between the rustic Louisiana lifeblood and the dreamy California surf lies Killer Whale. Coming from the brainchild of singer-songwriter Thomas Johnson, this newest project from the Baton Rouge native emerged under the radar…

Damien Jurado’s Wordsmith Aesthetic

Damien Jurado recently finished a two-week run playing with Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit in the Northeast and Midwest. Playing massive venues like the Beacon Theatre in New York and the Peabody Opera…

Midwestern Mardi Gras

Of all the things I thought I’d miss when I moved away from Louisiana, Mardi Gras was not one of them. Before I moved to Louisiana, my mental image of Mardi Gras involved a debauchery-filled…