08.18: Felix + Cons and Prose + Sideshow Tragedy – Prytania Bar
This weekend, Felix and greatest band in the universe Rotary Downs return to the New Orleans stage. Rotary Downs are back after spending the summer working diligently on a new album, but just as exciting is the long-awaited return of Felix, the most fearlessly awesome band in town.
09.03: Native America + The Tontons + New Grass Country Club – Breezy’s Riverbend
Before going on hiatus in June, New Grass spent the first half of 2011 unleashing a terrifying streak of rollicking and soulful live sets that echoed with the high points of punk, classic rock, and alt-country and oozed with dexterity and unhinged enthusiasm. Of all the bands that went missing during the oppressive summer months, New Grass Country Club’s return is the easily most exciting.
08.14: Zorch +Caddywhompus + Sun Hotel + Twin Killers – One Eyed Jacks
It needn’t bear repeating how mind-blowing of a performance Zorch put on last time they were in New Orleans save to say that it was LOUD and there was a startling array of LED lights saturating the bottom floor of the Dragon’s Den. With that in mind, they’re finally returning to New Orleans at One Eyed Jacks on Sunday.
httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yGQR3DK-7A Jermy “Lucky Lou” Tassin has been a fixture in the New Orleans hip-scene for years; not only as a performer, but as a mentor. He is the founder and coach of the Fresh N Stainless Dance Group, an organization designed to keep at-risk youths off the streets by providing them with a safe and […]
This group of young Philadelphia musicians has spent the better part of the last five years unapologetically tracing the lineage of a now-out-of-common-use genre of rock known as “Emo”, sifting through the abrasive screams of its immature late-80s post-punk form and the pompous studio sheen of its 2000s bastardization to find an under-appreciated formula from the mid-90s that made the emo designation – at least at the time – so appealing, accessible, and ultimately cool.