Big Easy music fans in the Big Apple have a chance to le bon temps roule during this year’s Mardi Gras season thanks to this multi-night showcase by NYC’s purveyors of live NOLA funk. The 6th Annual NOLAFUNK.com Mardi Gras Ball(s) event will take place at New York’s Hiro Ballroom on February 18. Artists performing at the two-day event include Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers, Bonerama, Outer Borough Brass Band and DJ Cochon de Lait. Benevento will perform with Bonerama throughout their set as he did at Jazz Fest this past year. Nolafunk.com will also host the Mardi Gras (other) Ball at the Hiro on February 19. Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers, Bonerama plus Marco and other special guests will perform at that event as well.
Wesley grew up in coastal Georgia and is a former resident of The Music City and the Big Easy where he helped get Live Music Blog: NOLA off-the-ground, managing it in New Orleans through Jazz Fest 2012. Hodges is now an attorney living amongst THE CALIFORNIANS in West LA. His favorite artists include My Morning Jacket, Pink Floyd, Sigur Rós, Widespread Panic, Futurebirds, The Allman Brothers Band, Dr. Dog, Tame Impala, Anders Osborne, Monster Rally, Radiohead and Bobby & The Midnites.
Daft Punk is actually playing at his house tonight and you're invited.