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.
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 [...]
ArchAnimals + Mission South + Gold and the Rush + Star & Micey performing at the Howlin’ Wolf Den on March 31, 2012
02.10: Yob + Thou – The Big Top
Within a steadily rising community of artists and music heads striving and waiting for New Orleans’ national DIY comeuppance lies Thou, a different animal altogether. This Baton Rouge/New Orleans-based black and sludge metal hybrid has, since its inception in 2005, enjoyed the exact opposite type of success: acknowledged locally with no larger a profile than any other under-the-radar act, they have managed to build a hefty – even semi-legendary – following outside the state of Louisiana, embarking on nationwide tours with surprising regularity and launching cross-Atlantic jaunts nearly as often.
Big History + Gold And The Rush + Chilldren performing at Tipitina’s on January 26, 2012 for the WTUL Back To School Party
01.26: Big History + Gold And The Rush + Chilldren + Spirit Animals – Tipitina’s
Gold and the Rush have come out of the gates guns a’ blazing, one revelatory performance after another, their concentrated southern rock authenticity noticeably more raucous each time they take the stage. Representing the next wave of local independent and underground music – a wave that is more than ready to answer the call of a rapidly solidifying musical tableau surrounding Loyola University – this young transplant band seems primed to blaze a trail of rock and roll through the entire city of New Orleans.
The Revivalists + Habitat + Sun Hotel + Bantam Foxes + Coyotes + Gold And The Rush performing at Howlin’ Wolf and Howlin’ Wolf Den on January 21, 2012 for Revivapalooza
Gold And The Rush + PALS + Chilldren performing at Breezy’s Spot Riverbend on November 11, 2011