For some, long days at the Fairgrounds and late nights at their favorite rock club for seven days over two weekends are not enough to satisfy their Jazz Fest-induced live music jones. Enter the Daze Between Festival, lodged between the first and second weekend of The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, which returns to [...]
The Iko Allstars performing at Tipitina’s on August 8, 2011
06.09: Bounce VI featuring Big Freedia + Sissy Nobby + DJ Jubilee + Katey Red + DJ Rusty Lazer – Republic
When you enter an area both physically and metaphorically under the dominion of a six-foot-two transvestite, most people’s hopes of truly “fitting in” in are magnificently and instantaneous dashed. This resetting of the social order, when so universally applied, puts all sissy bounce fans on the same level, free to unabashedly revel in the raunchy lyrics, crude dance moves and over-the-top-personalities that make the live shows so entertaining.
If you, like me, happened to walk into the Rusty Nail on the Tuesday or Wednesday between last year’s Jazz Fest weekends, you were treated to significantly more than just the comfortable atmosphere and reasonably priced drinks that are the bar’s specialty. You would have walked into a day-long, indoor/outdoor music extravaganza featuring local and [...]
Hogs For The Cause is the brainchild of two local food aficionados who, in the fall of 2008, devised a plan to bring the hallowed tradition of the southern pig roast to New Orleans. Early on, founders Rene Louapre – one of the minds behind quintessential local food blog Blackened Out – and Becker Hall [...]
I came down to New Orleans a little over three years ago and it didn’t take long for this place to steal my heart. Everyone has a “That’s when I fell for New Orleans” story, and although sharing these anecdotes are similar to describing dreams in the way they are fun for the person talking [...]
01.22: The Radiators – Tipitina’s
After playing together for over 33 years with the same cast of characters and no extended hiatuses, The Radiators are disbanding at the end of summer 2011. Between now and then, however, they seem dead set to make at least one last stop at all the familiar venues and famous haunts they’ve gotten to know over the years.