Vox and the Hound + The Eastern Sea performing at Carrollton Station on July 7, 2012
07.07: Vox And The Hound + The Eastern Sea- Carrollton Station
These days, it’s hard to not be excited about local western-folk renaissance men Vox And The Hound. The brutally swampy transition into the 2012 New Orleans summer may have been one of the most eventful and important stretches in Vox And The Hound relatively short but luminescent history. Saturday’s show is the finale of a recent mini-tour to Texas and back, and is one of a few choice gigs Vox has on the books before Courage drops in November.
We can safely say it is both the heat and the humidity. Mad Conductor’s raising funds for an album, D’Angelo’s warming up for Essence and The Revivalists are stepping dat to’ up to the next level. Enigmatic 90s/00s neo-soul superstar D’Angelo made a surprise cameo at this years Bonnaroo Music Festival, lending his fabeled vocal [...]
Over the weekend, the organizers of the Voodoo Music Experience followed-up last month’s top-headliner announcement with more lineup news, unveiling additional acts scheduled to appear at the annual Halloween weekend event. Joining Green Day, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Skrillex and bad MF’er Gary Clark, Jr. is a roster of usual suspects, both among local [...]
One of the inherent pitfalls of so closely following a college music scene – especially in a city like New Orleans, where the larger institutes of higher learning are swamped with transplanted thrill-seekers trying the cultural, culinary and musical capitol of the deep south on for size – are the relative doldrums that sweep [...]
Caddywhompus + The Icarus Line + SS Boombox performing at Circle Bar on June 18, 2012
ArchAnimals + Donovan Wolfington performing at Siberia on June 14, 2012
06.16: Billy Iuso and Restless Natives + Mississippi Rail Co. – Tipitina’s
In addition to gaining notoriety as one of the cities most dependably impressive special guests/collaborators/secret weapons, Iuso has also spent the last decade fronting The Restless Natives, a local quartet that borrowed the improvisational zeal of the Brides and injected it with an undeniably local flavor. In every high-energy set, original tunes combine with an eclectic stable of covers – a mix of jammed out New Orleans classics and jam-band standards funked-out New Orleans style – that groove and second-line in equal parts.
06.10: Luke Winslow-King & Esther Rose – Yuki Izakaya
In the decade since he relocated to New Orleans, the Cadillac, MI native has become the grand-champion of Frenchman Street, bringing an energized twist and bounce to southern ragtime while injecting it with a healthy dose of rock ‘n’ roll glam. It does not hurt that Luke is the very definition of a consummate performer, one whose shows are characterized by an effortless ease and dependably flawless interpretation of a originals and tastefully curated covers.