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Nola & DC: A Musical Tale of Two Gentrified Cities

My family spent Christmas break in New Orleans. We were in the French Quarter on New Year’s Eve. We’d just dined at Mr. B’s, wandering among the daiquiri-clutching revelers competing for Mardi Gras beads along Bourbon Street when we ran into one of our favorite street dancers.┬áHis face was covered in metallic gold paint matching a metallic outfit and mechanical robot dance moves. He has a small battery-powered speakers blasting popular radio hits. He accepted small Keep Reading

Nods from SPIN magazine and the Washington Post

  What an amazing way to start the new year. SPIN magazine named Go-Go Live in the 10 Best Music Books of 2012. (Number 7!) “Go-Go Live” was included in a roundup in Washington Post editors’ and critics’ literary guide to Washington. I absolutely loved the Washington Post illustration of the Jefferson Memorial-like monument built of books propped up by columns.