We’re already a month into 2012 and therefore it’s time to take a quick look back at what local artists were up to in January. With such big events as Jam Cruise, Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s 50th Anniversary blowout at Carnegie Hall, the Best of the Beat Awards last weekend,... more
Swedish folk singer-songwriter Sofia Talvik is currently on a busy tour of the South that is currently parked in New Orleans for a couple shows this weekend, starting with a set at Chickie Wah-Wahlast night. ... Photographer Marc Pagani snagged some great shots from her show...
Nashville duo JEFF the Brotherhood put together an industrious yet brief set at House of Blues last Thursday, but managed to make the most of their allotted time. The brothers Orrall — Jake on guitar and Jamin on drums – tossed headliner The Kills a softball with a revved up... more
Bill Belichick Jams To Phish
Enjoy the Super Bowl. Win or lose, it appears that Belichick will be Page Side Rage Side come Summer Tour.
Thanks to JMB, MD for sending. His favorite Phish song is the 10/18/94 Reba in case you were curious.
Jack White Will Perform @ 2012 Hangout Music Fest
According to reliable festival trackers Consequence of Sound and as a press release detailing his tour dates confirms, the former White Stripes frontman Jack White will headline the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama on May 18th. The full lineup has... more
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... more
There’s something about a Sunday night in the French Quarter that is qualitatively different from other nights as the city takes a rare, collective deep breath from the events of the weekend. Wrapping a busy weekend of live music on Decatur with this 18th Anniversary accented both a great tour... more
Last year, Jazz Fest released its lineup in mid-January, about a month later than the year prior and the local competitor taking place two weeks and 200 miles away down the coast came out with their sterling 2011 lineup a couple weeks later on February 1st. Judging by the facts... more
The combined age of the two last bands featured at WTUL’s Back To School Bash at Tipitina’s would make them barely old enough to walk and somewhere deep into the Terrible Two’s. Having not heard of Gold and the Rush until yesterday afternoon, I was completely in the dark as... more
After playing four festival-related one-off shows last year (two at SF’s Outside Lands, Bonnaroo and Voodoo Experience), the four original members of The Meters have announced their first New Orleans club gig in 30 years for a second Saturday late night show during Jazz Fest on May 5th at The... more
[Last] Saturday night brought together two very different acts to Tipitinas Uptown, featuring a bill of Nurses and The Mountain Goats. It was clear by the midpoint of the Nurses set who the sizable crowd really came to see.
Alabama Shakes roared into the conversation as a major breakthrough artist of 2011 via an early endorsement/introduction by Thursday’s show promoters and influential music blog Aquarium Drunkard. This first nudge in the right direction was followed by a huge overnight surge in notoriety at the CMJ Music Marathon in October.... more
Bruce Springsteen @ Jazz Fest 2006 || Photo by Michael Weintrob / JamBase
More colossal news coming in today for Jazz Fest 2012 as organizers announced the addition of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band to close out the first weekend of the Festival on Sunday, April 29. This news... more
The overriding WOW(!) factor that jumped out most when the 2012 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival lineup was released was the caliber of both the newer and established female artists in the lineup. This year the Jazz Fest organizers hit the nail on the head with their attention to... more
Van Halen, not Van Hagar
I’m too young to have ever really experienced a living, breathing Van Halen with David Lee Roth at the mic. For better or worse, my immediate connection with the band’s music is with the songs from Balance (and the conjoined twins on the cover that scarred... more
As always, the Winter/Spring concert calendars will heat up in a big way as the parade krewes begin to roll. Here’s a listing of concerts to pair with your 2012 parade schedule. Get out there, catch some beads and then go see some ♫♫live music♫♫! Continue on for the schedule... more
With the post-New Years Eve brain fog lifting and the overdue winter 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... more
Galactic is set to kick off their 2012 campaign tonight in Jacksonville, FL with a show in the intimate confines of the Freebird Live in Jacksonville Beach, the first of a mini-tour leading to their week aboard Jam Cruise 10. After a month off, the proper tour in support of... more
Last night, The Joy Theater opened its doors to the general public for the first time since 2003 with a performance by Irma Thomas and Lance Ellis to help the the 1947 Canal Street theater spring back into action. Marc Pagani was there to capture photos of what will surely... more
Thursday night will mark a new era on Canal Street when The Joy Theater reopens on December 29th, led by a string of shows and starting with Irma Thomas and Lance Ellis. The following night Cyril Neville’s Tribe 13 and Soul Rebels Brass Band will play and Kermit Ruffins and... more
For whatever reason, in music, as is the case in just about any other line of work, some days don’t glue themselves to the long term memory bank like the others. However, on any given night, certain indescribable circumstances can converge, lightning-and-a-bottle can be captured, magic can happen, and an... more
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Alas, the wait is over and the 2012 Jazz Fest lineup is here. Thrilled to see the return of My Morning Jacket (played Jazz Fest and Voodoo in 2010) and Al Green (Jazz Fest ’08), as well as the incomparable Herbie Hancock, Foo Fighters, Givers, a special performance by Levon... more