To celebrate the release of the Holiday Charity Jingler, their second compilation of songs in as many months, the dudes at Chinquapin Records are hosting a winter celebration at Cafe Prytania on Friday night. Aided by newcomers and proto-emo classicists Donovan Wolfington, southern indie rockers Country Club will host the festivities with the swampy Sun Hotel – lively and raucous performances that will be easy to delight in, regardless of how drunk we’ll undoubtedly all get.
You’d think that with their admirable success over the past three years, Brass Bed would be just a little complacent with themselves. However, even after having had the pleasure of sharing the stage with the likes of indie big wigs The Walkmen and releasing last year’s shimmering chamber pop epic, Melt White, the on-stage demeanor [...]
Native America + Brass Bed + High In One Eye performing at Saturn Bar on November 11, 2011 for Chinquapin Records’ “Chindig 02″
11.10: Dr. Dog + The Felice Brothers + Quiet Life – Tipitina’s
After the five-piece Philadelphia psychedelic roots rock band self-recorded and released two albums of feel-good space-pop that caught the attention of Jim James and led to multiple supporting runs with My Morning Jacket, NO native Christopher Watson started much-loved local independent record label Park The Van Records to help release and distribute their 2004 breakout Easy Beat. But even as Dr. Dog’s profile grew their connection to New Orleans remained strong: local label mates like Generationals and Giant Cloud would often tag along on the band’s increasingly frequent tours, which dependably passed through town on a very regular basis.
Native America + Netherfriends + The Jonesbirds performing at The Saint on October 13, 2011
10.14: David Vandervelde + Caddywhompus + Carter Tanton – Chickie Wah Wah
David Vandervelde was only 20 when he was introduced to ex-Wilco jack-of-all-trades Jay Bennett. Already a gifted multi-instrumentalist, Vandervelde had no problems getting the sounds bouncing around his head out into the ether. With Bennett’s funhouse of instruments and recording equipment at his disposal, he was able to faithfully put to tape the whimsical flights of multi-dimensional fancy that gushed from his mind like a font in the two-plus years he lived and worked at the studio. His full-lenght debut unflinchingly captured the talented songwriter boldly experimenting with his creations to the brink of destruction, manically adding to and subtracting from compositions until the finished product sounded as ambitious as it does timeless.
New Grass Country Club + Native America performing at Breezy’s Riverbend on September 9, 2011 for the Chinquapin Records Back To School BBQ “Chindig”
While Austin City Limits is traditionally regarded as Festival Season: Fall Edition’s unofficial kick off, this year fans of local independent rock can get a running start on one of the most awesomely jam packed stretches on the Gulf South music calendar. Fantastic arts and culture blog ModMobilian, in conjunction with Fishbowl Records and progressive [...]
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.