Generationals, LoOmis and Mason Briggs unleash new music, while Breezy’s begins its long-awaited comeback and Royal Teeth’s recent good fortunes continue.
We’re half way into Jazz Fest and our city’s young talent have already outdone themselves. Here are a few quick happenings to be aware of this week in the New Orleans underground. Royal Teeth gets signed, a new song from Country Club, and new albums from Choi Wolf and Astronomical.
Luke Winslow-King and Royal Teeth performing on Julia Street on April 7, 2012 for Jammin’ On Julia
Royal Teeth + King Rey + Vox And The Hound performing at House of Blues on February 25, 2012
02.24: See You In Mexico + Dominique LeJeune + The Rooks + High In One Eye – 3613 Chestnut
Even if one considers them something of a side project to its members’ more well-known bands, the Rooks are still one of the most riveting bands in the city of New Orleans. De rigueur in their militant positivity and their desire to ignite short explosions of punk rock, bassist Greg Rodrigue, Marathon/Choi Wolf drummer Rob Landry and Lollies guitarist Brian Pretus are pure life together on stage, and not necessarily in that old “lightning in a bottle” punk hackney, which this trio seems much too motivated for.
12.05: Lovey Dovies + Follow That Bird + DJ Brice Nice – The Saint
After a quiet hiatus earlier this year, the unwieldy, gain-driven Lovey Dovies – New Orleans’ own Dinosaur Jr. revivalists – have returned from the ether with a new lineup and a newfound lease on live music. Joined by Austin-based dissonant southern rockers Follow That Bird and one of the Saint’s most well-known late night residents, DJ Brice Nice, James Hayes and co. recently announced, rather abruptly, a comeback show at the Saint this Monday as well as a handful of new recordings to appear on their upcoming sophomore album.
Bands holding pledge drives to raise money for their artistic efforts is nothing new; in the last few years we’ve seen locals Sun Hotel solicit donations when they wanted to release their debut album on vinyl, Cliff Hines do the same to bring his Quintet to the East Coast, and Royal Teeth ask for the [...]
The Waterkeeper Alliance is an international, grassroots coalition of local watchdog groups that protect the health and sustainability of over 200 of the most important waterways in the world . The local chapter, the Atchafayala Basinkeepers, is charged with looking after the largest swampland in the United States, the delicate 135-mile long distributary that leads [...]
Royal Teeth performing at Republic for “David Bowie Throwback” on July 15, 2011