09.29: Glish + The Beams + Native America + L.F. Knighton – Circle Bar
At their core the Beams are – simply put – an always pleasant, often loud, occasionally mind-blowing concoction of jangled guitars, heartbreak melodies and charmingly unrefined vocal harmonies. Yet there is always something even more unique about this act bubbling just below its forthright surface.
Rotary Downs recording at Rick Nelson’s Marigny Recording Studio on August 26, 2012
08.18: Felix + Cons and Prose + Sideshow Tragedy – Prytania Bar
This weekend, Felix and greatest band in the universe Rotary Downs return to the New Orleans stage. Rotary Downs are back after spending the summer working diligently on a new album, but just as exciting is the long-awaited return of Felix, the most fearlessly awesome band in town.
Any New Orleans resident who has gone east in search of beaches with actual sand and water that won’t leave a mark is likely familiar with The Shed, the Ocean Springs, MS barbecue and music destination. Whether you’ve pulled off I-10 to grab lunch on the way back from Hangout Fest or just seen the [...]
05.06: Rotary Downs – Circle Bar
During Festival Season, you can count on Rotary Downs to come out swinging. After opening up the first Jazz Fest weekend with last Friday’s ripper at Le Bon Temps Roule, a marathon performance that showed off almost a dozen fully-realized new tunes, Rotary Downs will be closing down the festival in similarly epic fashion at The Circle Bar. Sunday night’s show will be the first time the band’s first visit since the bar reopened it’s doors and there’s good reason to expect a thrilling and memorable end to another fantastic Jazz and Heritage Festival, et al.
01.21: Rotary Downs + R. Scully’s Rough 7 – One Eyed Jacks
While there is no wrong time to ever see greatest band in the universe Rotary Downs specifically, there is never a better time, in general, to see any band as when they are embroiled in the creatively grueling and inspiring task of writing and recording a new album. As the band will head to Lafayette in early February for initial tracking of their 6th full length album – and 5th with longtime co-conspirator and Grammy Award-winning Louisiana native Ivan Klisanin – Rotary Downs’ next run of shows, kicking off on Saturday at One Eyed Jacks, should be just about as ferocious as local live music gets.
As if fighting on one side of the “War On Christmas” or the other isn’t stressful enough this time of year, The New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Foundation just released the lineup for the 2012 Jazz Fest, setting off an almost inevitable debate about The Current And Future State Of Music™: Local Edition that has [...]
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Camaraderie between a mature rock band and a younger noise duo may seem unlikely in this fast paced and cliquish era of alternative music, but Rotary Downs – local champions of unkillable working man’s indie rock – and Caddywhompus – constantly breaking new experimental ground – have recently forged such a platonic relationship, one that [...]