the post-New Years Eve brain lifting and the overdue chill blanketing the city, it’s time to start turning our attention to all that 2012 has in store. Before Carnival season really heats up in February, right off the bat in the new year, visits to the city by old ( and ), up-and-comers (, and ) and the familiar local faces ( Rebels Brass Band record release party and an end-of-the-month appearance of psychedelic jazz outfit NESLORT) highlight a month of in the Crescent City. Hope you had a Happy New Year, we look forward to bringing you all the news, reviews, photos and chatter that’s fit to print.

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