February 25, 2011 was pretty epic. In addition to checking out the Cliff Hines Prince Tribute, we also stopped by the TUCP Showcase and caught the tail end of greatest band in the universe Rotary Down’s show at The Saint. Here are some bonus mini-photosets as proof of our heroic exploits.
The first thing I did when I got to Breezy’s on Saturday night was wonder – audibly, as it turned out – “What.. the hell.. is this?” Jack Donovan, the lead singer of New Grass Country Club, was on door duty at the time and began to rattle off the details of the evening’s show. [...]
Cliff Hines and guests performing at One Eyed Jacks on February 25, 2011
I came down to New Orleans a little over three years ago and it didn’t take long for this place to steal my heart. Everyone has a “That’s when I fell for New Orleans” story, and although sharing these anecdotes are similar to describing dreams in the way they are fun for the person talking [...]
02.25: Cliff Hines Presents: A Tribute to Prince – One Eyed Jacks
For the second installment of Cliff Hines’ “Tribute to” series, a motley crew of talented local musicians will be tacking one of the most celebrated and influential catalogs ever assembled: the collected works of the one-and-only Prince.
Unwed Sailor + Giant Cloud + Smiley With A Knife performing at Carrollton Station on February 19, 2011
Caddywhompus + New Grass Country Club + Sun Hotel + Habitat + Native America performing at the Mudlark Theater for “Marleyfest 2011″ on February 19, 2011
The beauty of Jazz Fest is the way it gloriously swallows up the city for the better part of a two weeks. Once the Fairgrounds shut down each day, the party moves to every bar, club and restaurant with even a distant approximation of a stage or performance area. Live music institution Tipitina’s gets in [...]
In college, my friend Tim and I started a semi-comedic acoustic cover band called Bad Sneakers. Even though he possessed 98% of the combined musical talent of the group, he graciously let me pick all the songs. In a career that spanned nearly 14 months and encompassed the musical stylings of everyone from Talking Heads [...]