The general lull around town you may have noticed is about to come to an end as local bands gear up for tours, drop new music, and keep gaining national attention. It’s gonna be a hot one. Local post-rock heros Sun Hotel – as they have dependably done during every college break/vacation of the last […]
In the five plus years since songwriter Alynda Lee Segarra began the project, Hurray For The Riff Raff have always been a standout in the particular genre of waltzy folk-pop common among the groups of buskers and street musicians who’ve established formal musical partnerships in New Orleans. In a spectrum that is bounded by the […]
When Meschiya Lake and Hurray for the Riff Raff’s Alynda Lee (two of this city’s powerhouse singer-songwriters) both gush on stage about how excited they are to be opening for their favorite band, it’s hard not to expect something truly spectacular to follow in their wake. But that’s exactly what happened last February, when on […]
There’s undoubtedly too much happening on any given day of Voodoo to talk about everything. Nevertheless, we figured it couldn’t hurt to tell you what performances we’re excited about. Here’s a few thoughts on a national and a local act that we are looking forward to on Saturday. X: Le Carnival Bingo! Parlor, 7:00PM The […]
05.28: Consortium of Genius + Letters to Voltron – Hi-Ho Lounge
With lectures – their preferred term for live performances – that involve costumes, props, or any number of their signature “inventions” (a constantly expanding stable of contraptions that includes drum-bots, radio terrorscopes and hypnotronic helmets), CoG have pioneered their own brand of multimedia concert event that has been part of the local indie rock panorama for nearly two decades.
I was worried that the slightly altered format of this year’s Foburg Festival would greatly eliminate the wild west-frontier spirit that consumed me as I bounced around Frenchman Street in the spring of 2010. The addition of Bywater venues Hi-Ho Lounge, Siberia, Saturn Bar and AllWays Lounge – not to mention greatest rock club in […]
Luke Winslow-King, Booty Trove, Native America, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Zorch, The Yes Way, High In One Eye, Sun Hotel, Debauche and Flow Tribe performing at the 2011 Foburg Music Festival on March 11, 2011
Debauche + The Lisps + Hurray For The Riff Raff + Luke Winslow-King – Blue Nile Upstairs
Debauche’s Yegor Romantsov spent his Friday evenings sipping homemade vodka and playing Soviet Union-era prison dirges about criminals, orphans, and other assorted ne’er-do-wells. Within months, his weekly solo gig turned into a series of increasing wild jam sessions as members of cajun-klezmer band the Zydepunks became regular guests.
01/08: Move Lafitte + Autotomii – AllWays Lounge
The last time we saw Move Lafitte, the young 5-piece was filling the cozy confines of the Circle Bar with a their signature brand of funked-up math rock and handing out copies of their freshly recorded debut EP.