We are excited to announce the return of SHAKEY GRAVES to New Orleans! Our first show with him back in January at Hi-Ho Lounge was an evening of musical magic. Advance tickets will be on-sale Friday December 13th. The show is at Gasa Gasa. Support TBA.
Shakey Graves is being hailed as the best damn one man show in Austin. His set involves a hand made suitcase kick drum and feverish finger picking which follows in the tradition of Townes Van Zandt, Leo Kottke and Michael Hurley.
Naughty Professor joins a stacked lineup at this years Hogs for the Cause in City Park on March 28-29. North Mississippi All Stars & Pat Green headline the 6th year festival which raises money to support families of children with pediatric brain cancer. More bands will be announced closer to the festival but you can check out the music lineup below. For complete event information visit www.hogsforthecause.org
HOGS FOR THE CAUSE 2014 MUSIC LINEUP:
NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALL STARS, PAT GREEN, HOUNDMOUTH, DUMPSTAPHUNK, ROSCO BANDANA, HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF, NAUGHTY PROFESSOR, COLIN LAKE BAND, BENJAMIN BOOKER, TREME BRASS BAND, SHAMARR ALLEN & THE UNDERDOGS
Royal Bangs will be making their third trip back to the Big Easy since October bringing along with them Bad Suns; a band we are really excited about seeing. You can read more about them below. The show is at Gasa Gasa and tickets will go on-sale Monday December 9th.
Royal Bangs has always been a band going in two directions at once. Over the course of three full-lengths, the Knoxville, Tennessee band has kept pace with the indie rock vanguard, maturing through leftfield guitar pop and MIDI dancefloor theatrics to 2011’s freedom-prog fuzzfest FLUX OUTSIDE, which found the band pared down to its creative core of Ryan Schaefer, Chris Rusk, and Sam Stratton. But the through-line of all these songs and sounds is a seemingly immovable youth: in Rusk’s playfully precise drum arrangements, in Stratton’s everywhere-at-once (and nowhere twice) guitar leads, and in Schaefer’s soulful, sky-eyed hooks lay an ebullience that hasn’t dulled since the trio first plugged in together as highschoolers. Call it a restless maturity: the songs take on the wisdom in boredom, misgivings and regret, but the sound is forever high hopes and thick skins.
Southern California rock band Bad Suns formed in 2012 and in the short time since inception, have managed to be musically beyond their years. Made up of Christo Bowman (vocals), Gavin Bennett (bass), Miles Morris (drums) and Ray Libby (guitar) the four piece ranges from ages 19-22 yet has a sound reminiscent of rock stalwarts from generations past. Transpose was recorded in the studio with producer Eric Palmquist (The Mars Volta, Wavves, Trash Talk) and serves as a prelude to the band’s debut full-length slated for 2014.
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.
The group is comprised of a consistent cast of young bucks, all of whom found themselves drawn to New Orleans with the specific purpose of imbibing the city’s musical heritage. Mississippi Rail Company’s first self-titled EP exemplifies a group who has breathed in, mastered, and understood hundreds of musical influences, only to breathe them back out in one unique expression. Their follow-up full-length Coal Black Train, recorded deep in the swamps of Maurice, Louisiana, leaves trails of ghost stories, love songs, and murder ballads of the American South.
The show is Friday January 31st at Gasa Gasa. Tickets are $8 and on-sale here.
Middle Eastern fusion rockers CTS stop in New Orleans tonight for an intimate set at Prytania Bar. The guys are touring in support of the release of their new LIVE album. Check out a video of their first ever cover song. An interesting rendition on Radiohead classic ‘Paranoid Android’ Click the picture for link.
Sexual Thunder opens / Doors are at 9pm / Tickets are $7 at the door
The Disricts have been announced to support White Denim for their upcoming gig in New Orleans on February 19th.
The Districts are an impressive young four-piece from Lititz, in Lancaster County. The band channeled the rock-and-soul vibe of Cold War Kids and Spoon; singer Rob Grote’s searing voice cut across the concert hall, blending with the band’s smartly-arranged instrumental interplay. They do the very Pixies loud-quiet-LOUD thing, but in a more textured way than simply turning their overdrive pedals on and off. A thundering swell cuts, leaving a clean guitar arpeggio floating in space as Grote catches his breath; the verses build in waves, with the heaviness sometimes derived just from Braden Lawrence’s drums. Grote is an intense, emphatic, occasionally bewildering stage presence – he kicks, stomps and snarls, both at the mic and far away – but guitarist Mark Larson and bassist Connor Jacobus hold their own, shuffling and bobbing and giving the overall band a dynamic stage presence. Check out “Four and Four” from their album Telephone.
This Friday two of our tribe will be making music for you.
COYOTES @ One Eyed Jacks (615 Toulouse St; NOLA) w/ MAGGIE KOERNER
Doors 9pm // The Honorable South opens // Buy tickets here.
CARDINAL SONS @ Downtown Alive (735 Jefferson St; Lafayette, LA)
Doors at 7pm // Carbon Poppies are also on the bill.
Continuing to build steam heading into recording their new album next year the band of brothers has announced that they will be supporting NOLA rockers The Revivalists for their NYE show at the newly renovated Civic Theater in New Orleans.
Since forming in 2007, The Revivalists have rightfully earned their reputation as the next breakout band from the music capital of New Orleans. Dirtfoot is also on the bill. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here. You can also find out more info about the show and the bands at www.civicnola.com
NYC trio Consider the Source have embarked on a 5 week tour and we are proud to be hosting them at the Prytania Bar on Thursday, December 5th. The band is no stranger to New Orleans having played Hi-Ho Lounge previously this year. With such a unique sound it is hard to put into words what CTS sounds like so we will let them do that for us. Read a short bio below.
“Drawing from progressive rock, fusion and jazz, with alien sounds soaked in Indian and Middle Eastern styles, CTS blends disparate parts into a striking, utterly original whole. Dubbed “Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion”, the band’s music strikes a rare balance between cerebral and emotional, intellectual and primal.”
Tickets are $7 and will be available at the door on day of show. You can listen to some tunes on their bandcamp here - considerthesourcemusic.bandcamp.com
Local alt-country group Coyotes has added a 4th member to the lineup. Familiar face ‘Wild Bill’ Daniel; lead guitarist of Naughty Professor, has taken on a permanent role in the band. Bill adds another dimension to the group and has played with the guys on most of their festival and big stage gigs so getting acquainted will not be a problem.
Catch the complete lineup on stage November 22nd at One Eyed Jacks when Coyotes supports Maggie Koerner & The Honorable South.