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Words by Shane Colman | Photos by Marc Pagani Voodoo Fest touched down in City Park for its 15th annual reincarnation, bringing a seemingly disjointed lineup to the massive oak trees of America’s largest urban park. Each of the fest’s four stages seemed to cater to a different music fan, with the college crowd hanging out at the EDM...
The Lumineers and Dr. Dog brought their joyous circus of a show to New Orleans’ Lakefront Arena last Wednesday. The two young bands have been touring together since way back in April, and frequent collaborations throughout the night made it abundantly clear these guys know each others’ songs inside and out. The nearly full arena was mostly there for...
Jazz pianist Brian Haas is in the midst of a “Louisiana Residency” to promote and perform in full his excellent new record, Frames. Joined by New Orleans’ all around favorite drummer, Jonny Vidacovich, Haas is taking the minimal, yet epic, sounds of his new album to astonishing life onstage. Frames follows the life cycle of an...
New Orleans’ newest music venue, Gasa Gasa, has been putting on consistently great shows since opening last spring, booking indie rock bands and acoustic singer-songwriters that often get overlooked amongst the city's wealth of jazz and funk bands. Last Tuesday, the Freret Street club was packed with devoted fans of Indiana rock band Houndmouth as they played one...
Marco Benevento is heading to the great state of Louisiana this weekend as part of his extensive fall tour supporting his last release, TigerFace. Ahead of bringing his infectious piano driven rock all the way across the country, he checked in with us from his new home "out in the country" in Woodstock, NY between his current shows...
What do Phish and Insane Clown Posse have in common? A whole lot more than you might think, especially if you ask Nathan Rabin, who spent the better part of two years following these groups and attempting find out what makes them simultaneously cherished and reviled by so many people. From The Gathering of the Juggalos to...
Dawes and Shovels & Rope delivered a joyous lesson on Songwriting 101 to a rapt crowd at Tipitina’s a few weeks back on Tuesday, June 4th. The two bands have markedly different sounds, but a shared quality is what makes each of them great: their ability to construct perfectly-crafted rock songs that pack a deep emotional punch. ...
A modestly thin crowd at Tipitina’s got down hard last Friday night, but the music they were grooving to was far from the NOLA funk that usually fills those hallowed halls. !!! (pronounced “chk chk chk”) blasted through a tight, hour long set that showcased their distinct dance-punk stylings and delivered songs culled primarily from their recent release,...
The Hangout Music Fest returns for its 4th edition next weekend in Gulf Shores, AL and will feature such headliners as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Kings of Leon, Stevie Wonder, The Shins and Trey Anastasio Band. Shane Colman of the LMB NOLA team shares some of his picks for the must-see sets of the weekend from some of...
Food, drinks, and nonstop dancing. Here’s the best of what I saw last weekend for Round 1 of Jazz Fest 2013. John Michael Rouchell @ Jazz Fest NOLA’s own John Michael Rouchell opened the Acura Stage around noon on Saturday with a high energy set that certainly deserved to be on the big stage. Playing with a new...
LMB favorites Unknown Mortal Orchestra have been selling out dates on both sides of the pond (getting a ton of love in England especially) since the release of their excellent II LP, so it only makes sense for them to keep the train rollin with even more shows. They also released an obscure cover along with the extended tour...
Los Angeles band The Allah-Las brought a bit of the California surf sound to Circle Bar last Tuesday on a rain-drenched New Orleans night. Hitting the stage just after 11:00, the four deeply tanned dudes easily transported the capacity crowd to sonically sunny places with bright, jangly guitars, four part harmonies, and sun soaked lyrics. The recent trend of mining...
After another sold out show in New Orleans, the mighty Alabama Shakes are nowhere near slowing down. The last time they were in town, riding high on the initial buzz of their debut EP, the Athens band packed the 500 person capacity confines of One Eyed Jacks (tickets were $10 and the fire marshal could've easily shut it...
Words by Grant Thomas and Shane Colman | Photos by Shane Colman The second installment of the BUKU Music and Arts Festival proved, once again, that New Orleans knows how to throw a great party. The prime location along the mighty Mississippi provided a unique backdrop of passing barges, not to mention the elaborate floats of Mardi Gras World, for...
On a stormy Friday in the French Quarter, New Orleans’ young and hip packed into One Eyed Jack’s for an evening of delightfully unique music that was worlds away from the funk cover bands nearby on Bourbon Street. The sellout crowd seemed mostly concerned with current buzz band Foxygen, leaving the floor less crowded by the time Unknown...
When Rolling Stone and Bud Light join forces to throw a Super Bowl party, you can expect it to be a little more exciting than the usual chips and salsa affair at your neighbor’s house. What you don’t expect is the chance to see three top notch performers keep the spirit of rock and roll alive amidst the...
Philly locals Black Stars are not the kind of band you expect to stumble upon at a craft brewery.  The Philly four piece has been steadily gathering buzz around town in the wake of high energy shows, and their Thanksgiving Eve show at Yards did not disappoint.  With pints of delicious Yards brew in hand, the crowd quickly got...