Generationals, LoOmis and Mason Briggs unleash new music, while Breezy’s begins its long-awaited comeback and Royal Teeth’s recent good fortunes continue.
It was only recently that I began to finally fathom, after four years or so, the narrow yet oddly pervasive influence of Dr. Dog in the consciousness of New Orleans. I’ve always felt their presence here; it’s inescapable when you live in the town that boarded the dudes who started a label specifically to put [...]
From the end of 2008 until just a few months ago, many arguments about the best band in New Orleans’ burgeoning indie rock movement came to one surprisingly consistent conclusion, surprising only given how nebulous and pedantic any such discussion tends to be. With their baroque space rock – equal parts majestic instrumentation, soaring vocal [...]
It would be far too easy to call G-Eazy‘s The Endless Summer a “mixtape”, as the term has become a quick and dirty shorthand for any sample-laced internet-only hip hop release of the last ten years. The latest from this New Orleans-based, Bay Area-bred MC does ostensibly fit the bill: Despite a somewhat unique inclination towards [...]
Generationals + Giant Cloud + Empress Hotel performing at Tipitina’s on June 25, 2011
06.25: Generationals + Giant Cloud + Empress Hotel + Au Ras Au Ras – Tipitina’s
Generationals breezy, retro-pop ear-worms provide a blissful backdrop for nearly any activity that comes to mind. In a live setting, however, Widmer and Joyner are far less quaint, beefing up their spacious studio sound with enormous drums and synth that give their already catchy songs enveloping sonic weight.
In New Orleans, Jazz Fest is like Christmas. Which makes Christmas something closer to Easter. Easter is then relegated to the ranks of a Flag Day, probably, and the rest follows from there. At least that’s what it is like for me. But even people who are not willing to blaspheme and degrade generally-accepted secular [...]