You would never guess at first glance that these two guys would be friends at all. Art Boonparn, a soft-voiced Thai-by-way-of-Connecticut Tulane student seemed like the yin to Louie Bankston’s Cajun maniac yang. But then that’s how the cosmos works sometimes, isn’t it? In the vibrant and too-small-to-clique-up underground music scene of New Orleans in […]
It’s been nearly a year since the public last had opportunity to bob its collective head to new music from New Orleans-based garage punk godfather King Louie Bankston, but he and his Missing Monuments are ready to come out swinging in the second half of 2012. Today the power pop quartet unleashes new single […]
Jazz Fest and finals are over. Summer is right around the corner. Local artists are kicking out the jams. G-Eazy’s got a new video, King Louie’s going on tour, and Clint Maedgan and Habitat have new music to share.
Hunx and His Punx + Natural Child + Jean-Eric + King Louie’s Missing Monuments performing at Siberia on April 16, 2012
Hours before my fourth trip to South by Southwest Festival would take a decided turn for the Kerouackian, when I’d find myself sleeping among a sea of strangers thirty deep in what appeared to be a furniture-free detox safe house for strung-out teens with an elderly black man walking around smoking a cigarette preaching the […]
Sip Sip + The Tontons + Megafauna + Vox and the Hound + King Louie’s Missing Monuments + The Wolf + Look Mexico + Sun Hotel performing in and around Austin, Texas on March 17, 2012 for South by Southwest Festival
Louis Paul Bankston aka King Louie is arguably the most prolific musician to emerge from New Orleans’ storied but largely obscured underground music scene. The Harahan native has fronted or belonged to nearly a dozen bands in his 25 year career, including the short-lived but highly influential 90s punk outfit The Persuaders as well as […]