08.25: Coyotes + Gold And The Rush + Sports & Leisure – Carrollton Station
After an impressive string of performances earlier this summer and a trip to the studio to put down their first offerings of recorded material, what is obvious to many at this point is how Sports & Leisure has quickly managed to match their complex – often jarring – milieu of folk, indie pop and psychedelic miscellanea with an organic tightness and a fantastic level of onstage energy.
Heat Dust gets signed, Brass Bed’s got a new song, Au Ras Au Ras’ got a new video and Buku is back for 2013.
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 [...]
Before I get lost in the flight of fancy that is to follow, let me begin by saying unequivocally that ArchAnimals are currently the most underrated live band in New Orleans. In a town practically run on a collective desire to hone and perfect a particular style of music designed to embody all that is [...]
This coming weekend, as many of us descend on Downtown New Orleans to witness, play and revel in the 72-hour brass and roots free-for-all that is French Quarter Festival, many of the Big Easy’s rising stars in the underground rock community are (as symmetry would have it) blasting out of town for a cultural melee [...]
03.10: J. Roddy Walston and The Business + The Features + David Vandervelde + Coyotes – Maison
In a year full of standout performances, the national acts sharing the stage at Maison on Saturday night undoubtedly sit near the top of any list chronicling the most eye-opening, hard-rocking and/or soul-shaking of the bunch. As such, the show will be less of a festival-centric experience than a veritable “NOLA Shows Greatest Hits”. If you missed even one of these bands last time they graced our city, it’s no doubt worth seeing the other two again.
Coyotes + Underhill Family Orchestra performing at Cafe Prytania on March 2, 2012
03.01: Coyotes + Underhill Family Orchestra + Aerial Attack – Cafe Prytania
Though possessing an ever-lingering presence in the New Orleans underground music community over the last year or so, Coyotes are now here to stay for the first “official” time with a solidified lineup of extremely talented young artists and a debut release to hang their hats on in “Cosmic in the Badlands”. Though short in length, the introspective record represents a consummation of months of turbulence and uncertainty for both the band and its front man, Duz Mancini. To celebrate its official release, Coyotes have invited their friends in Alabama’s Underhill Family Orchestra and local psychedelic pop outfit Aerial Attack to join them on the esteemed stage of Cafe Prytania on Thursday.
The Features + Girl In A Coma + Coyotes performing at Tipitina’s on January 25, 2012