Live Picks: 03.31.2011 – 04.06.2011
03.31: WTUL Annual CD Release Party featuring Debauche + The Bills + The Madd Wikkid – The Big Top
04.01: 2011 DMC New Orleans DJ Battle featuring DJ Swamp + DJ Fatfingaz – Howlin’ Wolf
What do you think of when you hear the term “DJ”? “Disc jockey” means different things to different people, with legitimate and accurate definitions encompassing everyone from the girl who slangs deeps soul cuts at crowded dance party to the guy who introduces Tears for Fears on your local AOR station. The DMC World DJ Championships shine a light on another kind of DJ: the ones who scratch.
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.
04.02: Alexis Marceaux + Sun Hotel + Butter and Jelly – One Eyed Jacks
04.05: The Residents + Consortium of Genius – Republic (cancelled)
04.05: The Wailers perform Uprising + Duane Stephenson – Tipitina’s
04.06: Broken Water + Firebrands + Halfys – Fair Grinds Coffeehouse
Check out our New Orleans Music Calendar for a full slate of constantly updated live picks