04.01: 2011 DMC New Orleans DJ Battle featuring DJ Swamp + DJ Fatfingaz – Howlin’ Wolf
Started in 1985 in London, the DMC Championships have become the premier showcase for some of the most outrageous and flamboyant turntable tricks by the most skilled and experienced DJs from all over the world. Friday night’s event is the first step for New Orleans hopefuls looking to show off their wares, with the winner advancing to the US Finals in NYC in August.
The Whigs + Johnny Corndog + Felix performing at The Allways Lounge on March 28, 2011
Greatest band in the universe Rotary Downs has had a busy few months. Since once again rocking the Bingo Tent at last fall’s Voodoo Music Experience (and capping the Halloween weekend off with their annual throwdown at d.b.a.), the boys won an Offbeat “Best of The Beat” Award, had two tracks from the 2010 [...]
I’ve been saying “We need more Big Blue Marble” since I first saw them live over a year ago. Though I suffered from heavy tinnitus for over two weeks afterwards, there was another sensation that also lingered from that show: my appreciation for a band comprised of subdued personalities and a seemingly shoegaze ethic that [...]
Big History + Royal Teeth performing at Republic during the IN Exchange Ethical Fashion Show on March 25, 2011
If only this masterpiece was recorded 20 years sooner, Spacehog might be mentioned in the same sentence as Marc Bolan and Mott The Hoople instead of being mentioned in the same sentence as Deep Blue Something and Eve 6. Even worse are the comparisons Spacehog must endure to acts such as The Darkness, who’s similarities [...]
03.26: Dax Riggs + The Unnaturals – One Eyed Jacks
The last five years have seen Dax Riggs comfortably settled into his role as a solo musician both in name and songwriting approach. At times, the former Acid Bath front man further explores the swamp rock territory that he initially happened upon with Deadboy & the Elephantmen in the early 2000s. Other times, he touches on subtle experimentation within the post-grunge era, often with moving results.
Hogs For The Cause is the brainchild of two local food aficionados who, in the fall of 2008, devised a plan to bring the hallowed tradition of the southern pig roast to New Orleans. Early on, founders Rene Louapre – one of the minds behind quintessential local food blog Blackened Out – and Becker Hall [...]
Menomena + Megafaun performing at Republic on March 15, 2011