May 22nd, 2015 – As of yesterday, we have a brand new addition to the SimplePlay artist roster. King James & The Special Men represent true New Orleans authenticity, and we are extremely excited to collaborate with these musical giants.
Be sure not to miss them every Monday night at BJ’s Lounge in the 9th Ward and check out his website at SpecialMenNola.com or social media:
Athens, GA psych rockers FUTUREBIRDS return to One Eyed Jacks on Saturday March 14th with Mississippi’s own WATER LIARS.
Futurebirds continued to build its fan base by touring relentlessly, sharing bills with the likes of Drive-By Truckers, Widespread Panic, Heartless Bastards and Alabama Shakes and performing at such prestigious festivals as Austin City Limits, Outside Lands, Hangout, Wakarusa, Forecastle and Bonnaroo. Futurebirds was also featured on 2011’s Bonnaroo Buzz tour, playing between Gary Clark Jr. and headliner Grace Potter & The Nocturnals.
Futurebirds’ combustible musical chemistry reaches inspired new heights on Baba Yaga. “In some ways we’re like one organism with six brains, but at the same time everyone in the band is vastly different,” King observes. “We had five different songwriters in the band on this record, with very different influences and inspirations. We get into the studio and people bring in their songs, and by the time we get done with a song, there’s a piece of everybody in it.”
Tickets are ON-SALE now. Here.
Announcing this year’s installment of the ultimate post-parade music destination: Prytania Gras 2015. Brought to you by SimplePlay Presents and the fine folks over at The Prytania Bar, this year’s lineup includes Grammy Award-Winning Rebirth Brass Band’s annual Bacchus performance, Lundi Gras festivities with Lost Bayou Ramblers, and more. Click on the pictures below to RSVP to each event!
Friday February 6th – THE QUICKENING + STELLAR’S JAY (parades rolling that night are Oshun & Cleopatra)
Saturday February 7th – THE SOUL REBELS + SEXUAL THUNDER! (parades rolling that night are Sparta & Pygmalion)
Wednesday February 11th – DANK (formerly Dank Sinatra) + SOCIAL SET (parade rolling that night is Nyx)
Thursday February 12th – FLOW TRIBE + STOOP KIDS (parade rolling that night is Muses)
Friday February 13th – BRASS-A-HOLICS + CAKEWALK (parade rolling that night is Krewe D’Etat)
Sunday February 15th – REBIRTH BRASS BAND + THE BIG EXCUSE + HIPNOSIS (parade rolling that night Bacchus)
LUNDI GRAS! Monday February 16th – LOST BAYOU RAMBLERS + MS RAIL CO + COYOTES (parades rolling that night Orpheus & Proteus)
Rap game Bette Midler. Carol Burnette of hip hop. English major rap. Rap cabaret. Boyfriend has garnered a collection of buzzy descriptors that attempt to summarize her particular brand of performance. But her music is a sonic smorgasbord; at times abrasive, at times effervescent. And her video content is extensive and varied, an aesthetic range of compositions and costumes.
Her live show is an intellectual strip tease, a visit to the club with your college professor. And perhaps, like the Grand Canyon, Boyfriend is best witnessed in the flesh. But amid the variety one thing is certain; whether self-serious or “high class silly,” well-lit or DIY, commentary is Boyfriend’s cohesive agent.
Show is Friday February 20. Tickets are ON-SALE! Clicking on the pic below & grab one!
On February 20th, 2015 Star Slinger makes his return to the Big Easy, once again at the intimate One Eyed Jacks. Everyone that attended that show back in 2011 has surely been looking forward to this one. TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY JANUARY 16th.
Star Slinger is an Electronic project created by Nottinghamshire born Darren Williams. It all started in April 2010 when he re-ignited his love for record-shopping in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. The name Star Slinger was born when Darren sampled BT Express’ instrumental B Side “Cowboy Dancer”. He often names his creations with word association towards the sample he uses. By June 2010 Darren had pieced together his first LP “Volume 1”. Some tracks were reportedly made in the comfort of his own bed in the early hours. Others made not long after waking. Darren believes that routine and weekend culture aren’t his forte, and creating music at any given moment is how he approaches this project.
Meanwhile that summer, Darren began collaborating with ambient producer Teams (Knoxville, TN). Together they worked on an EP, sending stems via soundcloud and were approached shortly after by the popular Brooklyn-based label Mexican Summer to release a 12” as Teams vs. Star Slinger. The self-titled EP was released early 2011 to much acclaim and kick-started the long queue of artists looking to make use of his remixing and production talents.
We are thrilled to announce that more than half of our artist roster will be performing at this years Jazz & Heritage Festival at the New Orleans Fairgrounds & Racetrack. You can see the full daily lineup here.
We are indigenous to South Louisiana. We would like to show the world that we can make progressive music that also embraces this region’s French-speaking tradition. We are joining a small but fervent group of young Louisianians engaged in keeping the language relevant via art. Also we would like to drink whiskey and dance all the time.
This four-piece burns with confidence. Duz Mancini’s twangy, whiskey-soaked vocals give credence to the band’s alt-country, Americana milieu. Incidentally, the band began life as an Los Angeles-based outfit before settling home in the New Orleans indie rock scene. Considering their brand of music, here’s betting they were more than welcome.
Balancing heavy synth lines and crunchy guitar with steady drums, the three brothers of Cardinal Sons cultivate a sound steeped in the musical identity of their upbringing. Raised in Mississippi and finding a home in New Orleans — John, Joe, and Dave play danceable indie rock leavened with three-part harmonies and a left hand for a bass player.
MS RAIL CO
The aim of Mississippi Rail Company is moving music forward via a vehicle of the past. Their music is an experiment in irony, embracing New Orleans roots music, rock ‘n roll, folk, and blues traditions while refusing to fall subject to any of their claims. Their music breaks wholly new ground, rejecting any pull toward a simple re-hash of past musical genres. There is nothing tired, tried, or weary about their sound as it re-thinks (and re-shapes) a century of American musical traditions. In short, it manages to sound as if it could have been produced in 1920, even as its content and structure are decades ahead of its time.