NEWS
*TICKET GIVEAWAYS* UMPHREY’S MCGEE AT THE CIVIC THEATRE APRIL 17

We are teaming up with the Civic Theatre to give you a chance to win a pair of tickets to see UMPHREY’S MCGEE!! To enter visit our Facebook page and share the status about the ticket give away. Two winners will be selected and notified tomorrow at Noon. GOOD LUCK!

Visit www.civicnola.com to check out more upcoming shows & purchase tickets.

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UM has built a rabid fanbase through endless touring, putting them on the road 100+ nights a year. Their constantly evolving sound channels a wide spectrum of influences while still preserving their distinct voice through crafty songwriting. With a massive repertoire of originals and note-perfect covers, their live shows are like flipping through the presets on your radio dial. Their A.D.D. approach to “progressive improvisation” utilizes a set of Zappa inspired hand signals allowing them to orchestrate their melodic creations on the fly.

TYSSON ANNOUNCED AS SUPPORT FOR CHROME SPARKS

John Michael Rouchell and his new project TYSSON have been announced as support for our April 26th Jazz Fest Late Night date with CHROME SPARKS at Gasa Gasa.

Debut song “Lost”, available on www.tyssonband.com

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Tickets can be purchased online here or at the door.

 

ONE EYED JACKS & SIMPLEPLAY PRESENT GARAGE A TROIS

Very excited to be presenting GARAGE A TROIS during Jazz Fest at One Eyed Jacks on Friday May 2nd!! Tickets are on-sale now here!

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Garage A Trois first formed in 1999, right after Mardi Gras, as a trio featuring Charlie Hunter, Stanton Moore and Skerik. They then added Mike Dillon in 2002. In 2007 Charlie Hunter left the band and Marco Benevento joined. This union of musical forces has only increased the creative output of these musicians-and apparently really helped their grundle.

“Garage A Trois skew grittier and more psychedelic with the current lineup, combining heavy-riff distortion with a rough-and-tumble funk delirium.” – The New York Times

“Insolently awesome since 1999, the instrumental quartet Garage a Trois consists of the hair-raising saxophonist Skerik, whiplash keyboardist Marco Benevento, Galactic drummer Stanton Moore, and vibraphone-whacking percussionist Mike Dillon…a brutal yet meticulously deranged blast of raw, jazz-rock power.” – Village Voice

HOWLIN WOLF & SIMPLE PLAY TEAM UP TO PRESENT UNCLE LUCIUS

We are excited to announce that we are teaming up with the Howlin Wolf to bring the rockin’ UNCLE LUCIUS to New Orleans on April 9th in the ever so intimate Wolf Den.

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Uncle Lucius takes Rock and Roll from its deep roots and pushes it onward, putting their own honest interpretation on the essential elements of R & B, Blues, and Country. They pride their live show as a sacred and energetic experience, with a belief that this is still the truest form of communication with their fans. All four members grew up in different parts of Texas, each finding their own way to Austin in an attempt to pursue music full time. The band includes Kevin Galloway on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Hal Vorpahl on bass, Mike Carpenter on lead guitar and vocals, and Josh Greco on drums and percussion.

Tickets are on-sale now for $10 by clicking the picture above or the ticket link – TICKETS

Local support TBA

Some of our favorite artists from SXSW.

Here is a list of some of our favorite artists that we saw at SXSW this year. Click the band name to check out their tunes/facebook page. Hope you enjoy!

DESERT NOISES

BEAR HANDS

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GLASS ANIMALS

ME LIKE BEES

REVIVALISTS

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JUST ANNOUNCED: CHROME SPARKS @ GASA GASA

Keeping relatively quiet this Jazzfest in terms of throwing shows..except for this banger we will be co-producing with one of our favorite Uptown spots. We are excited to announce; straight from Pittsburgh, CHROME SPARKS making his return to New Orleans at Gasa Gasa on Saturday, April 26th. Tickets on-sale now! Bang here.

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Inspired by a background in classical percussion and an obsession with synthesizers, Jeremy Malvin creates music under the name Chrome Sparks. Jeremy grew up in Pittsburgh, then went to music school at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Two years later, he left school and went on extensive tours as the drummer for Stepdad, Miniature Tigers, and Rich Aucoin. Jeremy currently resides in Brooklyn, where he spends his time working on music in his bedroom, often leaving it to play DJ sets. Although Jeremy works on the recordings alone and has not done many live performances, the Chrome Sparks live realization has had many different incarnations, ranging from a one man show to an eight piece band. Currently, Jeremy does live performances with two dear friends.

TONIGHT 2/26 – CARDINAL SONS LAST SHOW BEFORE THEY HIT THE STUDIO TO RECORD

Cardinal Sons will hit the studio next week to record their follow up EP to the much talked about debut album Cardinal Sons ‘Make an EP’. They guys will be at the Prytania Bar tonight following the Krewe of Nyx parade which rolls along the uptown route.

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This show is part of our Prytania Gras concert series at the Prytania Bar. The guys will be joined by Luxley and special guests The Cons and Prose. The bar is open during the parade, music starts immediately after.

JUST ANNOUNCED: DONOVAN WOLFINGTON + STOOP KIDS & MORE!

We are continuing our concert series at the Wolf Den in the Howlin Wolf with an exciting lineup for you! Recently featured on Vice Noisey DONOVAN WOLFINGTON will be headlining our March 28th show!

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DONOVAN WOLFINGTON will be joined (as per usual) by

POPE

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STOOP KIDS

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THE ROSES

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Don’t miss this exciting lineup in that small ass room on the side of the big ass room down the street from that cheesy club.

Gold and the Rush at One Eyed Jacks tonight; officially join Simpleplay roster. Stream ‘It Is So You’

 

We are presenting Gold and the Rush’s Record Release show this Saturday at One Eyed Jacks with Cardinal Sons and Native America. In anticipation of that, we are happy to host the stream of their record in full.

Listen here:

Furthermore, we are also extremely excited to officially announce that Gold and the Rush will be joining the SimplePlay family! So expect to see much more from us and them in the coming months…

See yall Friday! And check out GATR’s new video below:

 

WHITE DENIM, SHAKEY GRAVES, THE DISTRICTS, + GOLD AND THE RUSH RECORD RELEASE

Big week for the music scene in the Big Easy this week! An influx of Austin, TX artists making a stop in town + a local band with a brand new record for your ears. Check out what’s happening:

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 19 – WHITE DENIM + THE DISTRICTS @ ONE EYED JACKS

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White Denim is touring in support of their new album ‘Corsicana Lemonade’ an album which they claim is the closest to what the band sounds like live. They will be joined by The Districts who are fresh off of signing with Fat Possum Records. Doors at 9pm. Tickets are $14.

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 20 – SHAKEY GRAVES + MAGGIE KOERNER @ GASA GASA

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Shakey Graves; a one man show makes his return to New Orleans for an intimate showing at Gasa Gasa. He will be joined by Maggie Koerner who spends her time as the front woman for local legends Galactic. This will be a rare solo performance by Maggie. Doors at 8pm. Tickets are $12.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 21 – GOLD AND THE RUSH RECORD RELEASE @ ONE EYED JACKS

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This is one of the more stacked local indie bills of the year (if we don’t say so ourselves) Gold and the Rush is releasing a new full length and they are joined by fellow rockers Cardinal Sons & Native America. Keep an eye on Gold and the Rush, you might be seeing them on here a lot more…hint hint. Doors at 9pm. Tickets are $7.

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04/19/2014

SUICIDEYEAR

Gasa Gasa

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26
CHROME SPARKS

Gasa Gasa

May
02
GARAGE A TROIS

One Eyed Jacks