Jazz Fest and finals are over. Summer is right around the corner. Local artists are kicking out the jams. G-Eazy’s got a new video, King Louie’s going on tour, and Clint Maedgan and Habitat have new music to share.
We’re half way into Jazz Fest and our city’s young talent have already outdone themselves. Here are a few quick happenings to be aware of this week in the New Orleans underground. Royal Teeth gets signed, a new song from Country Club, and new albums from Choi Wolf and Astronomical.
With the very successful French Quarter Fest and Block Party now behind us, we’re knee-deep in Festival Season® 2012. Here are a few quick hits to dig on before Jazz Fest kicks us square in the teeth. There’s a new video from Lucky Lou da Greatest, new albums from Dr. Michael White and Chef Menteur, and a new festival celebrating experimental jazz.
It’s a concept that has been applied many times throughout the past decade or so. The idea of “Sunday Matinees” – early evening, weekend ending concerts capable of catering to both the underaged-with-protective-parents crowd and the aging, late-night-avoidance crowd – has always been a well-intentioned, if not necessary, community-building exercise for New Orleans’ underground punk [...]
With Foburg only days behind us, the festival’s older, larger, captain-of-the-varsity-football-team brother – Austin’s annual South by Southwest Festival – will be officially underway in only a matter of hours. For all the adventurous New Orleans cats willing to take the drive/flight to Texas, the experience can be at best completely overwhelming and at worst [...]
Baton Rouge indie-electro ravers Prom Date have had no problem practically embedding themselves in the New Orleans musical landscape. Since first beginning to pop up just over a year ago, their steadily growing number of performances down here has reached a point where the apt question on any given night has become, “Isn’t Prom Date [...]
Just as the NFL Draft, with all the pomp and circumstance that surround it, is considered by some to be America’s fourth major professional sport, the first few months of every year, during which time details about the annual Festival Season’s numerous events are unveiled in quick succession, is a noteworthy and exciting music-centric stretch [...]
Without a doubt, the Hangout Music Fest was the suprise success of 2011. For only it’s second year in existence, concertgoers from all over the country swarmed the Alabama coast town of Gulf Shores – essentially a first for the entire gulf coast region. In retrospect, though, the refreshing swell of alternative vacationers couldn’t have [...]
In only three short years, the annual Hogs For The Cause has grown from a leisurely afternoon pig-roast-cum-charity event to not just a fundraising powerhouse and massive BBQ Competition, but also a noteworthy addition to Festival Season: Local Edition. What started as the quaint brain-child of local dining impresarios Rene Louarpe and Becker Hall – minds [...]