Louisiana Music Factory
Stop at the Louisiana Music Factory to figure out which bands are worth hearing from the many local concert listings full of sounds rarely heard outside the Crescent City. Brass bands. Swamp pop. Zydeco. Old-school funk. At listening stations lining the walls, more than 200 CDs of native Louisiana tunes are cued up for sampling. The store is staffed by rabid music fans who can tell you what CDs to buy and which shows to see. On Saturdays, local bands give free in-store concerts.