Heat Dust + Adults + The Fagettes performing at The Saint on August 1, 2012
07.21: Vockah Redu & the Cru + Boyfriend – The Big Top
There is simply nothing on the planet like Vockah Redu. Though often falling under the radar of most New Orleans outsiders and local, casual showgoers, Vockah Redu and the Cru have been slowly but emphatically growing a fan base while existing on the fringes of Bounce itself for the last four years. Indeed, one will rarely find this act on the bill of one of the city’s many bounce showcases; they instead tend to opt for something decidedly less predictable.
Mailbomber + Adults performing at the Maze on may 11, 2012.
09.23: Big History + King Rey + Baby Bee – Eiffel Society
King Rey, a local five-piece band that prides itself on a heavily collaborative songwriting process, somehow brilliantly avoids the usual complications of so much intertwined influence: whether they’re riffing on Veltones-esque vocal harmonies or throwing around some Soft Bulletin-era acid effects, King Rey never come off sounding unfocused, too cutesy or overly serious.
04.10: The Love Language + Big Blue Marble + The Beams – Hi-Ho Lounge
Stuart Lamb began working with semi-low-end/semi-high-end recording techniques a couple of years ago during a serious breakup-driven drug and alcohol dropout. The result can only be described as “mid-fi” of the highest order: thick, buzzing, tonal guitars and haunting piano keys set to a backdrop of eclectic percussion, all in meticulously-channeled stereo.