KREWE Launches Non-Profit Foundation to Help NOLA’s Youth

The eyewear brand will provide tests and frames to local high schoolers

When we last spoke with Stirling Barrett, the founder of NOLA-based optics brand KREWE, he was celebrating the one-year anniversary of the brand’s flagship store, located on Royal Street within the city’s popular French Quarter district. Today, the brand’s success has reached even greater heights, including two additional brick-and-mortar spaces (one in NOLA’s Lower Garden District, the other in NYC’s SoHo) and a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund …

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New D'Angelo, a jazzy Joy Division cover, music from Brainfeeder's compilation and more

Hot 8 Brass Band: Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) The NOLA-based Hot 8 Brass Band has released a cover of Joy Division‘s “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” and it’s a sparking jazz tune. The song, which sounds like a rush of 1,000 horns, comes in the band’s 23rd year—they’ve been together since 1993, and though not all founding members are with the …

Hot 8 Brass Band: Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover)

The NOLA-based Hot 8 Brass Band has released a cover of Joy Division‘s “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” and it’s a sparking jazz tune. The song, which sounds like a rush of 1,000 horns, comes in the band’s 23rd year—they’ve been together since 1993, and though not all founding members are with the band today, its current roster is packed with talent, charisma and pure …