Very excited to announce Small Black’s return to the Big Easy with very special guest Painted Palms!
Wednesday October 14th / Tickets on-sale this Friday July 31 at 11am CST.
GREAT PEACOCK from Nashville, TN will make their New Orleans’ debut on Monday September 14th. Tickets are now ON-SALE at an advance price of only $6.
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You can call Great Peacock a folk band… but don’t expect them to make music for campfires or square dances. Raised in the Deep South and headquartered in Nashville, they’re a group of red-blooded country boys who aren’t afraid of the big city. Case in point: Making Ghosts — the duo’s harmony-heavy, guitar-driven debut album — whose 11 songs find the middle ground between rootsy, down-home Americana and super-sized arena pop/rock.
“To us, it’s just pop music with organic acoustic instruments,” says Andrew Nelson, who
shares lead vocals and guitar duties with co-founder Blount Floyd. “The album has some fiddle, some pedal steel and a whole lot of acoustic guitar, which sounds like the traditional setup for a country band. But this isn’t a country record. It’s not really a folk record, either. It’s a pop/record… with folk tendencies.”
Nelson and Floyd first crossed paths in their early 20s, bonding instantly over a shared love of cheap beer and good Southern music. After logging several years together in a loud, Tennessee-based rock band, they split off to form their own project, swapping out the amplified swagger of their previous group for a straightforward sound anchored by acoustic guitars, anthemic melodies and two intertwined voices. Like an old-school harmony duo retuned for a new generation, they started off with a handful of classic influences — the country croon of George Jones, the working class rock & roll of Bruce Springsteen, the heartland hum of Tom Petty — and expanded their sound from there, turning Great Peacock into the sort of band that’s simultaneously rooted in tradition and headed toward new territory.
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.