Melding country, rock, blues and soul with a rare found mix of deft musicianship, insightful lyrics and admirable, high-level professionalism, the five piece band played like their lives depended on it, running through 25 songs over 2 sets and three hours to a fairly scattered Saturday night crowd in the... more
After the lineup was unveiled, the first theme that struck us was the unprecedented caliber of the female artists in this year’s lineup. But also, a noteworthy attribute of the lineup that struck us was the admirable job festival organizers did tapping into not only (a) some great young artists... more
The Lundi Gras show, in keeping with tradition, didn’t get under way until 1:30 a.m. as the drum-heavy samba funk of “Magalenha” introduced a new facet of Galactic right out the gate. Three joy-filled sets would follow, going until the break of a sun-filled Mardi Gras Day until the appropriate... more
After a quick breather following Mardi Gras, the concert calendar heats back up in a big way with three major events including Foburg Fest, The Buku Music & Arts Project and Hogs for the Cause going down over three consecutive weekends. Throw in St. Patrick’s Day parades on March 17th... more
It’s hard to believe that 20 years ago It’s A Shame about Ray was released. In celebration of this anniversary, Evan Dando’s latest incarnation of The Lemonheads is on tour playing the LP in its entirety. The current band includes Devon Ashley on drums and Vess Ruhtenburg on bass. Vess... more
The Buku Music + Art Project has finalized their lineup (see below) and announced the Bassik at BUKU: The Official Late-Night Experience, on March 17, 2012, featuring Wolfgang Gartner. Also on the bill are Archnemesis, Plastic Plates, Salva, and Nguzunguzu.
Legendary ska-funk-punk rockers FISHBONE, a still-rolling live force who were a major part of the inaugural Lollapalooza Tour in ’91 will be returning to Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Lafayette this Saturday, Sunday and Lundi Gras for a three night stomp around Louisiana during Mardi Gras. After seeing their 2:30... more
After a few years off the road, choral psymphonic rock band The Polyphonic Spree returned this month for a quick tour of the Southland and brightened up an otherwise damp Monday night in the French Quarter with their euphoric, leave-it-all-on-the-stage enthusiasm, giving the devout fans on the floor the type... more
The yearly Tipitina’s Mardi Gras calendar kicks off today with Bunny Matthews’ Birthday Party featuring Jean-Eric and will roll until Galactic’s annual sunrise set on Tuesday morning reaches it’s completion and Mardi Gras revelers are released into the wild to march in celebration of the culmination of Carnival Season. For... more
Tipitina’s announced their 11-night Fess Jazztival lineup this morning, and the annual late night-during-Jazz Fest run starts on Thursday, April 26th this year and runs ’til Sunday, May 6th. Dirty Dozen Brass Band will kick it off on the 26th and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk will close it down once again... more
New Orleans Bingo! Show is currently hosting a three-night residency at 715 St. Charles Avenue (the venue formerly known as Le Chat Noir) and Marc Pagani was there on Friday night to capture some of the rock-n-cabaret magic. Continue on below for a gallery of shots from Friday night.
The term "Superjam" can get thrown around a bit around here, but the minute I glanced at the listing of local players gathering around Luther Dickinson's 3-Night residency at the Maple Leaf Bar, it was apparent that some Jazz Fest After Dark-quality improvisational jam sessions were going to transpire in... more
The Marigny/Bywater South-by-Southwest stop-through indie fest known as Foburg Fest, now in it’s third year after the New Orleans Indie Rock Collective launched in 2010, has rolled out the lineup for this year’s event, and will take place March 9-11, this year a safer distance from Mardi Gras fallout than... more
House of Blues just unveiled their annual late night Jazz Fest schedule and once again it is slam-packed with familiar festival favorites, a few newcomers, and a couple of spectacular second weekend Superjams up in the friendlier, darker and tinier confines of the Parish Room.
Yesterday, LMB NOLA got the opportunity to interview Leo Nocentelli of Meters funk guitar fame, who quickly told us from his home in Burbank, CA that he was eager and “getting ready to come down to the Gumbo and do what I do.” This weekend marks a special trip for... more
Safe to say that February 2012 is quite a big month for New Orleans’ finest overgrown rhythm section, as Galactic is set to release their latest LP Carnivale Electros on Mardi Gras Day (February 21) on Anti- Records. Their rework of the Al “Carnival Time” Johnson’s iconic Mardi Gras tune... more
For the first time in over a year, James Hall was back in town to play Carrollton Station with longtime friend and collaborator Michael Blum who supplied support on lap steel. Opening the night was Blum’s newest project, Mystery Girl (Josh Katz – Lead Vocals, Mike Blum – Lead Guitar/Lap... more
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.