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House of Sound: A Look Back from the Music Box Family

House of Sound: A Look Back from the Music Box Family

The musical art installation “Dithyrambalina” (or “Music Box”) started as a cardboard model of an ornate house, built by New York street artist Callie Curry, aka Swoon. Each room in the proposed 45 foot house would be a separate music instrument, so that a group of people could theoretically “play the house.” Dithyrambalina’s beta test […]

Live Picks: 02.16.2012 – 02.22.2012

Live Picks: 02.16.2012 – 02.22.2012

02.20: Quintron and Miss Pussycat + Bass Drum Of Death + Har Mar Superstar + Marijuana Deathsquads – One Eyed Jacks

The duo of John Barrett and Colin Snead, better known as Bass Drum of Death, offers one of the the most earnest takes on modern garage-punk the increasingly crowded field of vintage noise-rock revivalists has to offer. Beyond the lo-fi aesthetic, their recorded material springs forth with an infectious vibrancy owned to fuzzed out guitarwork that still manages to be bright and sharp percussion work that is more likely to punctuate a driving riff with dexterous cymbal work than monstrous low-end. But it’s the band’s live show that feeds the band’s growing reputation as straightforward purveyors of unpretentious, undeniable rock ‘n’ roll.

The Barryfest Guide to New Orleans Bands at SXSW 2011

The Barryfest Guide to New Orleans Bands at SXSW 2011

Though we’d all love to see the Strokes show from Levi’s or the Kanye and Radiohead secret shows, let’s be honest: it’s probably not going to happen. And if you’ve been unlucky enough to miss the RSVP’s for the all-day free food/free booze/free music festivals or failed to procure yourself a killer priority badge, you’re only option is to be prepared. Barryfest is here to help, at least a tiny bit, with your preparation. We’ve put together a handy list of local and semi-local New Orleans acts that are taking the trip with you.

Quintron and Miss Pussycat Announce New Album, Tour

Quintron and Miss Pussycat Announce New Album, Tour

Local organist/mad scientist Quintron and his performance artist partner in crime Miss Pussycat just put the finishing touches on a new album, Sucre Du Savage, recorded under circumstances that can be considered unique even by the standards of the Crescent City’s most esoteric musical duo.  As part of the exhibit “Parallel Universe – Quintron and […]