04.29: Crocodiles + The Fresh & Onlys + Young Prisms – Republic
2010 was a heavy year for the Fresh & Onlys, a young San Francisco band who, though part of the modern deluge of “garage rock revivalists” vying for what little attention the electronica-centered masses have to give, has managed to somehow elevate itself from the strict confines of an admittedly minimalist genre of music with a brilliant Phil Specter-esque atmosphere of fuzzed-out psychedelic guitars, ethereal vocal harmonies, and driving, crash-heavy drums.
Last month, greatest band in the universe Rotary Downs appeared at Le Bon Temps Roule to debut their new music video for “Promised Land” and celebrate the inclusion of a pair of their songs in the new edition of Rock Band. We were there. Here is proof.
Bands passing through New Orleans are often put in a bind when it comes to reconciling their desire for acceptable ticket sales at a larger venue with the reality that, on any given night, this town has dozens of concerts to offer, the majority of which are of competing quality and for a substantially lower [...]
Greatest band in the universe Rotary Downs has had a busy few months. Since once again rocking the Bingo Tent at last fall’s Voodoo Music Experience (and capping the Halloween weekend off with their annual throwdown at d.b.a.), the boys won an Offbeat “Best of The Beat” Award, had two tracks from the 2010 [...]
February 25, 2011 was pretty epic. In addition to checking out the Cliff Hines Prince Tribute, we also stopped by the TUCP Showcase and caught the tail end of greatest band in the universe Rotary Down’s show at The Saint. Here are some bonus mini-photosets as proof of our heroic exploits.
On Friday night, Offbeat Magazine hosted their annual Beat of the Beat Awards at Generations Hall, an event that brought together some of the best and most influential musicians in the city. Many came to perform – as the 7-hour affair featured two stages, two sets of star-studded tributes, and a lineup that spanned from [...]
In New Orleans, Jazz Fest is like Christmas. Which makes Christmas something closer to Easter. Easter is then relegated to the ranks of a Flag Day, probably, and the rest follows from there. At least that’s what it is like for me. But even people who are not willing to blaspheme and degrade generally-accepted secular [...]