WHO: The 2012 Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band WHERE: The Mint Los Angeles WHEN: Thursday, June 14th, 2012 @ 9 p.m. TICKETS: $25 (PURCHASE) There are a only a handful of musical acts the fine folks down in the Big Easy would refer to as a living institution. Dr. John, The Meters, Preservation Hall Jazz... more
"While generally sticking to a trusted (albeit very loose) formula of hamster balls, dancing robots/teletubbies/naked chicks/santas/you name it, lasers, confetti and extremely powerful visuals, the effusive master of ceremonies and always-effervescent Wayne Coyne seems most at home playing to a massive crowd on a major festival stage, possessing a knack... more
At this year’s South-By-Southwest Music / Film / Interactive / Media / Twitter et al. extravaganza, New Orleans folk rockers Hurray for the Riff Raff linked up with our heady friends at Jam in the Van, enjoy the awesome fruits of this link-up below. This week, Hurray for the Riff... more
WHO: Robert Walter and Special Guests WHAT: Four-Week Residency WHEN: Every Wednesday in June WHERE: The Mint LA, 6010 West Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035 TICKETS: 4 Night Pass (PURCHASE) On a personal level, this is about as good of a musical introduction to my new life in LA as I could ask... more
WHO: Wil Blades and Billy Martin WHERE: The Mint WHEN: Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 | Doors @ 8 p.m. / Show @ 9 TICKETS: $15 (PURCHASE) This Saturday night up at The Mint you won't wanna miss Billy Martin, drummer for legendary musical scientists Medeski, Martin & Wood, joining forces for a night... more
I think that I may say that an American has not seen the United States until he has seen Mardi Gras in New Orleans. - Mark Twain Adventures In: Mardi Gras was directed by Casey Neistat (HBO’s Neistat Brothers, Nike Make It Count Film, and NY Times Op Ed videos). These mini-docs... more
Thanks to YouTube user McNastyShasta, a big chunk of video from The String Cheese Incident’s performance on Saturday evening at the 2012 Hangout Fest is already up. Continue below for videos and a set list from the Colorado jam band’s 2-set performance. 5/19/2012 Hangout Music Festival – Gulf Shores, AL Set... more
Check out this video that just surfaced from NOLAFUNK’s Anders Osborne Record Release Party for Black Eye Galaxy featuring his usual touring band of Carl Dufrene, Eric Bolivar and Billy Iuso and special guests Karl Denson and Warren Haynes on a cover of Little Feat’s “Spanish Moon”. Also, for good... more
Voodoo 2012 - October 26th-28th in City Park || Photo by Jimmy Grotting The first headliners for Voodoo Experience 2012 have just been announced and in an interesting twist, the initially scrapped plans from earlier in the 2000′s to have on-site camping at Voodoo will be realized this year – new... more
I slapped the alligator and bit that shark! On their special-guest heavy new record Carnivale Electricos, Galactic invited a couple familiar faces from the local rap scene to bring their A-game on a the hot new track “Move Fast”. Check. it. out. From FADER: Recently re-jailed Mystikal and Mannie Fresh vibe... more
According to Billboard, the soundtrackers of my childhood and slingers of Dookie will headline this year’s ritual. The alt-rock giants are the first announced headliner for this Voodoo Experience -the band previously performed at the festival’s 2004 installment and follow up last year’s Soundgarden early announcement. The annual festival is... more
Lafayette Gilchrist @ Tipitina's Uptown - 5/11/12 || Photo by Wesley Hodges On Friday night, Tipitina’s Uptown played host to a special benefit for the Tipitina’s Foundation featuring bands and performers from New Orleans and the Baltimore / D.C. for a Treme v. The Wire Battle of the Bands show. For... more
Photos from Saturday, May 5th at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival including Anders Osborne, Johnson Family Extension, Bombino of Niger and My Morning Jacket.
Picture a decent contingency of Jersey Shore-type guys and gals, including, but not limited to, at least a few Vin Diesel bros, a handful of free-spirited wooks, and an easy-going collection of garden-variety frat partiers, and you have the eclectic conglomeration that made the pilgrimage to dance uncontrollably to the... more
Photos by Marc Pagani from Lafayette, LA’s GIVERS performing at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage festival.
Had a great first day out there at the Fairgrounds for weekend 2. Photos and videos from Day 1 at Jazz Fest 2012 include Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Rosie Ledet, Silky Sol, Esperanza Spalding, George Porter Jr. and the Runnin’ Pardners and several obligatory stops into the Gospel Tent. Gospel Tent... more
Following Stanton Moore Trio, Marco Benevento put on a 30-minute solo set last night at The Howlin’ Wolf New Orleans that may’ve stole the entire show. Folks were dumbfounded watching his meticulous, scientific methods and I happened to end up in a great spot to be able to snag some... more
The Beach Boys headlined the first day of Jazz Fest 2012, closing down the Acura Stage with a 90-minute trip down memory lane that included a guest appearance on guitar and drums by John “Uncle Jesse” Stamos on a couple tunes. Continue on below for a full gallery from the... more
A photo gallery by Marc Pagani of Big Freedia’s show-stopping Jazz Fest night show at Tipitina’s Uptown as part of their annual Fess Jazztival series on Sunday, April 29th.
WHO: LMB NOLA presents “the most dangerous instrumental band on the scene today” Garage A Trois WHEN: Friday, May 4th, 2012 || Doors at 8 p.m. WHERE: One Eyed Jacks @ 615 Toulouse Street in the French Quarter. TICKETS: $20 (GET ‘EM ‘FORE THEY GONE) Garage A Trois @ The Howlin' Wolf -... more
Thanks to YouTube user medolyns’ diligent video work, there’s already a good bit of fan-shot video to enjoy from yesterday’s marathon Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band set to close down 2nd weekend at Jazz Fest. Continue on below for five more videos from The Boss’ epic set. Also,... more
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuZkidPqeAE Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers closed down the main Acura Stage on Day 2 at Jazz Fest 2012. Check out this video of Petty and Co. covering J.J. Cale’s “Travelin’ Light” and also check out “Learning To Fly” and a rendition of the classic Traveling Wilburys tune “Handle With Care”... more