New Orleans

Essays

Solange’s New Album is a Homecoming Like No Other

'When I Get Home' is an intimate exploration of her Houston roots and black heritage.
Kristin Corry
3.5.19
The Noisey Advent Calendar

Big Freedia Proves That "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" Can, In Fact, Bang

On "Rudy, the Big Booty Reindeer," the Queen of Bounce replaces Rudolph's bright red nose with "a very large behind," confirming once and for all that Paul F. Tompkins is wrong.
Alex Robert Ross
12.7.18
Noisey News

Reports: Rapper Young Greatness Fatally Shot in New Orleans

Local news stations are reporting that the 34-year-old artist died this morning.
Alex Robert Ross
10.30.18
Noisey Hitlist

This New Orleans DIY Band Make Hooky 80s Music to Dance to

They're called Sexy Dex and the Fresh and we're premiering their new video “Play Me Birdie” today.
Daisy Jones
9.6.18
Essays

The Ghost of Big Freedia

Mainstream artists like Drake and Beyonce continue to borrow Big Freedia's voice and New Orleans flavour, but she remains completely absent from their videos.
Myles E. Johnson
4.19.18
Features

Hurray for the Riff Raff Makes Feminist Murder Ballads for Today's America

Raised in a Puerto Rican family in the Bronx, Alynda Segarra is here to remind you that Americana is for all Americans. Catch her at Noisey's Emerge Impact + Music fest in April.
Noah Berlatsky
3.21.18
The 2017 Music Issue

New Orleans Is Bubbling Over

A young collective called The Pink Room Project is pushing the city's musical legacy into the future, catching the eye of Solange in the process.
Lawrence Burney
11.8.17
Noisey News

Fats Domino, Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Gentleman Pioneer, Dead at 89

The pianist and singer, whose life and work were bound up with the city of New Orleans, died of natural causes on Tuesday morning.
Alex Robert Ross
10.25.17
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Solange Joins Incubus Onstage, Fulfils Teenage Dream

She sang harmonies with Brandon Boyd on "Aqueous Transmission" in New Orleans last night.
Alex Robert Ross
8.4.17
Noisey News

Benjamin Booker Makes Stunning Return with Mavis Staples on “Witness”

‘Witness,’ the follow-up to his self-titled 2014 debut, is out June 2.
Alex Robert Ross
3.10.17
A Year of Lil Wayne

A Year of Lil Wayne: LeBron James Reunited the Hot Boys for All-Star Weekend

It's not just the NBA all stars who are in New Orleans this weekend.
Kyle Kramer
2.20.17
Noisey News

Solange Invites New Orleans Musicians to Audition For Her Magical Mystery 'A Seat At The Table' Tour

Music's big sister has put out an open call for new band members.
Lauren O'Neill
12.2.16
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