― Jordan (Jordan), Wednesday, 4 September 2002 01:51 (11 years ago) Permalink
― charlie va, Wednesday, 4 September 2002 02:10 (11 years ago) Permalink
I can't go without mentioned the (however unlikely) on the level Wisconsin brass band scene, Mama Digdown's and Youngblood. I'm sure I've hyped up Youngblood on other threads, but they really are something these days, the new Def Jux album will be tight. It wasn't until after I started listening to a lot of other brass band music that I realized how unique their sound is, clean and precise instead of greasy and raucous (both are great in their way of course).
― Jordan (Jordan), Wednesday, 4 September 2002 02:39 (11 years ago) Permalink
― charlie va, Wednesday, 4 September 2002 02:52 (11 years ago) Permalink
Speaking of which, what about brass bands from neither New Orleans nor Wisconsin?
― Jordan (Jordan), Wednesday, 4 September 2002 03:17 (11 years ago) Permalink
― christoff (christoff), Wednesday, 4 September 2002 11:44 (11 years ago) Permalink
― Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Wednesday, 4 September 2002 22:29 (11 years ago) Permalink
The parallel in Minneapolis (where I live) is the Jack Brass Band. I'm all for this kind of thing, but these groups are to Rebirth what Antibalas is to Fela.
I lived in New Orleans for a year and my favorite Rebirth album is still Take It To the Street. Ex-Rebirth member Kermit Ruffins has his own band which is pretty great, too. I find Dirty Dozen boring on CD and in concert, sorry.
My favorite Rebirth story was seeing the guys perform in the bywater one night when members of the Afghan Whigs were in the audience, then seeing the band again in the Zulu parade the next morning. Turns out Rebirth had literally performed all night and went straight to the parade without rest. A float got stuck on a tree, and Rebirth were still energetic enough to challenge a high school band to a battle while the parade stood still. Guess who won.
― Pete Scholtes, Wednesday, 4 September 2002 23:50 (11 years ago) Permalink
― Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Thursday, 5 September 2002 17:55 (11 years ago) Permalink
I still listen to 'New Orleans Album' quite regularly, but it's the only one I've got.
I don't suppose anyone's heard the new one (Medicated Magic)?
― James Ball (James Ball), Tuesday, 12 November 2002 17:18 (11 years ago) Permalink
I've been listening non-stop to the New Birth Brass Band record, it is HOT SHIT. Totally on Rebirth's level or more so, and it's probably the most spontaneous, live sounding studio album I've ever heard.
― Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 12 November 2002 22:21 (11 years ago) Permalink
or was it not so brass band-y?
― JasonD (JasonD), Wednesday, 13 November 2002 00:48 (11 years ago) Permalink
― Jordan (Jordan), Wednesday, 13 November 2002 04:42 (11 years ago) Permalink
Recommend me some New Orleans funeral jazz, please!
And I know this is rockist of me, but the older and more authentic, the better..
― Adam Bruneau (oliver8bit), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 11:05 (9 years ago) Permalink
Other than that, just go to Louisiana Music Factory and check out anything by Treme Brass Band (the most well-known band playing in a really trad style that's still around) or Dejan's Olympia Brass Band.
― Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 15:12 (9 years ago) Permalink
― Sanjay McDougal (jaymc), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 15:31 (9 years ago) Permalink
I'll send you a mix if you want to e-mail me, I'm always happy to spread the gospel. Also my brass band should be playing at the Green Mill again in the next couple months.
― Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 17:50 (9 years ago) Permalink
― JaXoN (JasonD), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 17:57 (9 years ago) Permalink
― Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 18:07 (9 years ago) Permalink
― Vornado (Vornado), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 19:18 (9 years ago) Permalink
I really hope their 20th anniversary show dvd comes out, the show was sort of a mess but Cheeky Blakk came out and did Pop That Pussy for 15 minutes, humping trombone cases, Kabuki riding on her back, etc. :>
― Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 19:26 (9 years ago) Permalink
― don, Wednesday, 24 November 2004 07:22 (9 years ago) Permalink
Yeah, remind me! I've missed you guys a few times now!
― Sanjay McDougal (jaymc), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 07:36 (9 years ago) Permalink
New Birth Brass Band, D-BoyRebirth Brass Band, Hot VenomStooges Brass Band, It's About TimeSoul Rebels Brass Band, No More ParadesLil' Rascals Brass Band, Buck It Like a Horse
Also a word about Derrick 'Kabuki' Shezbie - he's the main trumpet player for Rebirth, and he was in New Birth as a teenager (he's all over D-Boy). He's SO MUCH LOUDER than any trumpet player I've ever heard, not to mention the fire. His sound is completely wide-open and really sums up the brass band sound for me (he takes the solo on the Rebirth tune I posted above).
― Jordan (Jordan), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 16:45 (9 years ago) Permalink
― Jordan (Jordan), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 16:46 (9 years ago) Permalink
― JaXoN (JasonD), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 17:48 (9 years ago) Permalink
― JaXoN (JasonD), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 17:49 (9 years ago) Permalink
HOWEVER, yeah, they take marching band pretty seriously down south and a lot of those kids have incredible chops. We were standing outside of Tipatina's during a parade last Mardi Gras and this high school trumpet line came by blowing high F's and we were like WHAT?! I think that a huge majority of New Orleans brass band musicians came up in those bands and always check them out during parade season, etc.
― Jordan (Jordan), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 18:05 (9 years ago) Permalink
― Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 21:01 (9 years ago) Permalink
― Jordan (Jordan), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 21:05 (9 years ago) Permalink
I am also interested in Jordan's mix.
― adam (adam), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 22:21 (9 years ago) Permalink
But still go to Donna's and the Maple Leaf and Le Bon Temps and Cafe Brasil!
most of which are hosting jam bands anyway)
Oh god this is so horribly OTM.
I am also interested in Jordan's mix.
Send me your address.
― Jordan (Jordan), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 22:37 (9 years ago) Permalink
― adam (adam), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 23:32 (9 years ago) Permalink
― don, Thursday, 25 November 2004 01:06 (9 years ago) Permalink
― don, Thursday, 25 November 2004 06:25 (9 years ago) Permalink
― Jordan (Jordan), Friday, 26 November 2004 13:56 (9 years ago) Permalink
― Adam Bruneau (oliver8bit), Friday, 26 November 2004 17:47 (9 years ago) Permalink
― don, Friday, 26 November 2004 21:34 (9 years ago) Permalink
― don, Saturday, 27 November 2004 06:43 (9 years ago) Permalink
In Tower Records I noticed in the new Downbeat magazine a nice article on New Orleans brass bands and more. The Stooges Brass band, Hot 8, and Soul Rebels are all here. I haven't checked to see if the article is online.
As a contributing supporter of afropop.org I get a weekly e-mail thing from them. This week they have a nice photo-essay by Ned Sublette(musician, musicologist and author of that immense book on Cuban music) on New Orleans. Sublette is living there for awhile and studying the Caribbean roots of New Orleans. He's got an interview with Donald Harrison and some others. I think you can check it all out at afropop.org
― steve-k, Saturday, 26 March 2005 17:48 (9 years ago) Permalink
― steve-k, Saturday, 26 March 2005 17:53 (9 years ago) Permalink
― steve-k, Saturday, 26 March 2005 20:34 (9 years ago) Permalink
― Pete Scholtes, Sunday, 27 March 2005 02:00 (9 years ago) Permalink
― Steve-k (Steve K), Sunday, 27 March 2005 02:34 (9 years ago) Permalink
I think one was called Yarl River Blues Band.
― Lemonade Salesman (Eleventy-Twelve), Sunday, 27 March 2005 04:08 (9 years ago) Permalink
― Lemonade Salesman (Eleventy-Twelve), Sunday, 27 March 2005 04:10 (9 years ago) Permalink
I'll be going down to Jazzfest the first weekend to play with Mama Digdown's and see brass bands, can't wait.
― Jordan (Jordan), Sunday, 27 March 2005 13:07 (9 years ago) Permalink
From the April issue excerpt on Downbeat's website:
Next Generation New Orleans Brass BandsBrass Beyond The Streets
By Jennifer Odell
Philip Frazier honks his sousaphone on a chilly January Sunday on the corner of Daneel and 3rd streets. Musicians start to shuffle away from the crowd milling outside the Bean Brothers Bar and strap on horns and snare drums, ready to get their roll on. Dancers for the Undefeated Dicas Social Aid and Pleasure Club come around the corner and tubas, sousaphones, saxophones and bass drums fall in line as the Divas belt out The Staple Singers’ “I’ll Take You There.”
Winding past Mary’s Nightowl Bar, Candlelight Bar, Sandpiper and The New Look, the parading community group hits all of the Uptown neighborhood’s brass band stops. Ostrich plumes fan the air above the Divas in time with Frazier’s non-stop vamps. When the dancers slow down and form a circle, trading moves with kids, the band plays even harder, echoing braay swueals off the projects across the street. This is how brass band music was born.
But it’s growing up. And while playing the second lines and funerals remains important, many of today’s hottest brass players are concentrating more on polishing their CDs and getting national recognition than on stealing the show on Sunday afternoons. The current generation is following the successful business model created by the Dirty Dozen and Rebirth brass bands; updating a traditional sound to make the music relevant to a larger audience. And with each step forward, another cross-breed of the brass band sound is born. Mardi Gras Indian bands like Big Sam’s Funky Nation are based in funk, the Soul Rebels are purveyors of hip-hop and the Hot 8, New Birth and the Stooges hold down the street scene with their bebop-heavy takes on the traditional style.
― Steve-k (Steve K), Sunday, 27 March 2005 16:07 (9 years ago) Permalink
MARDI GRAS 2005: a photo essay by Ned SubletteAlso Check out Interviews with Joseph Roach, Donald Harrison, and Vicki Mayer by Ned Sublette
― Steve-k (Steve K), Sunday, 27 March 2005 16:14 (9 years ago) Permalink
― imbidimts, Sunday, 27 March 2005 16:30 (9 years ago) Permalink
cool, thanks! wow, greg tardy...he's a legit jazz dude, although i think he's from n.o. and i'm pretty sure he's on a Soul Rebels record.
― festival culture (Jordan), Thursday, 24 October 2013 17:16 (6 months ago) Permalink
He played with Paul Cebar for a while too.
― The sweet spot between bad and unpleasant (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 24 October 2013 17:18 (6 months ago) Permalink
didn't know that! but i do know paul.
― festival culture (Jordan), Thursday, 24 October 2013 17:42 (6 months ago) Permalink
We have a surprising winner!:
― curmudgeon, Monday, 28 October 2013 19:12 (5 months ago) Permalink
How did TBC not even make the final two bands?
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 29 October 2013 14:16 (5 months ago) Permalink
i know, it's crazy. good for the pinettes, and maybe they put more into hyping the crowd and vocals, but no one is playing horns like TBC right now.
― festival culture (Jordan), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 14:32 (5 months ago) Permalink
Folks in or visiting NO Nov. 6th might want to go to this:
a panel discussion on Jazz Funerals at Xavier University on Wednesday, November 6.The discussion will be led by Dr. Michael White and will feature a live performance by the Liberty Brass Band.
With Bennie Pete from Hot 8; Gregory Stafford from Young Tuxedo Brass Band; 2 guys from Social Aid and Pleaure Clubs; plus knowledgable historian Jason Berry. At 7 pm and free
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 29 October 2013 15:32 (5 months ago) Permalink
New Orleans musician, author and Tulane Assistant Prof Matt Sakakeeny on the Red Bull Street King and Queen event
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 6 November 2013 15:46 (5 months ago) Permalink
Pinettes brought the show and hype it seems:
from above article
As the pallbearers carried the casket through the streets of New Orleans, a brass band led the procession with the slow dirge "Just a Closer Walk With Thee." But this was no jazz funeral, this was a brass band blowout, and painted on the coffin were the names of competing bands: New Breed, New Generation and To Be Continued. The Pinettes Brass Band had staged an elaborate ceremony to proclaim the death of their opponents, and when the music transitioned to the up-tempo march that signals the joyous end of the funeral, a dancer jumped out of the coffin ("She's alive!") and led the cavalcade through a tightly-packed crowd and into the judging area.This grand entrance, followed by a fierce performance over three rounds, helped The Pinettes seal the win when the bacchanalia of brass came to a crashing close. So the big news in a city that surely enjoys the highest sousaphone-per-capita rate in the country is that the top prize was taken by the only all-female brass band (their name is a feminized version of the well-known Pinstripe band) in a patriarchal musical scene of about twenty bands with nary another female instrumentalist.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 6 November 2013 16:00 (5 months ago) Permalink
Dying to see "The Whole Gritty City." Anyone know what's going to happen with this film in terms of nationwide screenings or a DVD release? I live in a town in which the high school marching band is huge (although definitely not on the level of a typical NOLA high school band), and I think the kids and parents would love to see this.
― Jazzbo, Friday, 8 November 2013 12:52 (5 months ago) Permalink
That does look great. I want it to come to my town too
― curmudgeon, Friday, 8 November 2013 16:15 (5 months ago) Permalink
I emailed them and just got this quick response:
Thanks for writing. The film won't be coming there real soon - because it will air on national television in February. Before the broadcast we can only do a handful of screenings in New Orleans and NYC. After the broadcast we will see what kind of theatrical or group screenings we can arrange in other cities. And then it will also get released in DVD and online.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 8 November 2013 16:52 (5 months ago) Permalink
Thanks! Very cool that it will be on TV. Will have my DVR ready to go.
― Jazzbo, Friday, 8 November 2013 18:00 (5 months ago) Permalink
Just a reminder to join us at Rump-A-Pum-Pum – A Drum Summit: Holiday Beats of the Gulf South, and kick off this special season with some 'groove carols.' The concert will take place at Tulane University's Dixon Hall tomorrow (Saturday, Nov. 16) at 6:30 pm. Master drummers Shannon Powell and Johnny Vidacovich (Astral Project) with Cuban percussionist Alexey Marti, Larry Sieberth, Roderick Paulin and Chris Severin will explore traditional carols infused with New Orleans and Cuban rhythms.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 15 November 2013 19:31 (5 months ago) Permalink
Best Brass Band Album•Brass-A-Holics: I Am a Bras-A-Holics•Hot 8 Brass Band: Life and Times of the Hot 8 Brass Band•Hot 8 Brass Band: Tombstone•The Original Pinettes Brass Band: Finally•Stooges Brass Band: Street Music
Best Brass Band•Brass-A-Holics•Hot 8 Brass Band•The Original Pinettes Brass Band•Rebirth Brass Band•Soul Rebels Brass Band
Best Traditional Jazz Artist•Leroy Jones•Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns•Kristina Morales & the Bayou Shufflers•Preservation Hall Jazz Band•Kermit Ruffins
Best Traditional Jazz Album•Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns: Foolers’ Gold•Tom McDermott: Bamboula•Kristina Morales & the Bayou Shufflers: Louisiana Fairytale•Preservation Hall Jazz Band: That’s It!•Kermit Ruffins: We Partyin’ Traditional Style•Miss Sophie Lee: Love Street Lullaby
Best Contemporary Jazz Artist•Terence Blanchard•Kidd Jordan•Jason Marsalis•Nicholas Payton•James Westfall
Best Contemporary Jazz Album•Jon Batiste and Stay Human: Social Music•Terence Blanchard: Magnetic•Gillet Singleton Duo: Ferdinand•Kidd Jordan & Hamid Drake: A Night in November: Live in New Orleans•Jason Marsalis: In a World of Mallets•Nicholas Payton with the Sinfonieorchester Basel: Sketches of Spain
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 19 December 2013 16:56 (4 months ago) Permalink
TBC getting robbed again, wtf?
― festival culture (Jordan), Thursday, 19 December 2013 17:00 (4 months ago) Permalink
Roll With It: Brass Bands in the Streets of New Orleans (DukeUniversity Press)
I stil haven't read this Matt Sakakeeny book (with artist Willie Burch). Matt's a New Orleans college prof and plays music in Los Poboycitos
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 14 January 2014 20:18 (3 months ago) Permalink
There's a brass band piece in the new issue of Downbeat that's ehhh. The hook is the proliferation of brass band music from New Orleans outward, but the actual New Orleans bands are given short shrift. Great quotes from Youngblood BB but otherwise I think it does a disservice to the NOLA bands by putting some of these other bands on the same level (some more than others).
― festival culture (Jordan), Friday, 17 January 2014 16:45 (3 months ago) Permalink
Not online I see.
I'm not familiar with writer Jennifer Odell, although I see she has a blog and says:
You’ll find more of my work (and lots from other New Orleans-obsessed writers) in a new book about New Orleans culture, “What Can’t Be Lost: 88 Stories and Traditions from the Sacred City,”
― curmudgeon, Friday, 17 January 2014 17:51 (3 months ago) Permalink
― festival culture (Jordan), Friday, 17 January 2014 17:55 (3 months ago) Permalink
I see your point. You're right
― curmudgeon, Friday, 17 January 2014 18:08 (3 months ago) Permalink
Thx, maybe I'm being too hard on it given the thrust of the article, but I'm just an old brass band hater.
― festival culture (Jordan), Friday, 17 January 2014 19:37 (3 months ago) Permalink
more importantly: http://instagram.com/p/jR-j-PSIqM/
― festival culture (Jordan), Friday, 17 January 2014 19:56 (3 months ago) Permalink
x-post-- nah, you have reason to hate here
― curmudgeon, Friday, 17 January 2014 23:25 (3 months ago) Permalink
what is happening with the goofy hipstery brass band on the previous page
― adam, Saturday, 18 January 2014 01:21 (3 months ago) Permalink
Check out the photo of the musicians showing up with instruments at the council meeting
writer Larry Blumenfeld:
It’s easy to frame a situation that pits city officials and a small but influential pocket of homeowners and businesspeople against scores of musicians, club owners and music lovers as a culture war: And to some extent there is one—maybe always has been one—going in in New Orleans. But like all exercises in policy as it affects people’s lives and livelihoods and most stories in general, the truth is more nuanced and complex than simply good against bad or right versus wrong.
I intend to write at greater length and with more depth and balance about this situation as it continues to play out. In the coming days, I plan to speak with the city council members and supporters of the original ordinance that I’d hoped to quote from the canceled meeting. According the a statement posted on the city council website Thursday evening, a new ordinance proposal will be put forth soon, with a meeting scheduled Jan. 27 for public comment. It’s unclear right now precisely who is working on this revision, when it will be made public and what it will say.
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 18 January 2014 19:39 (3 months ago) Permalink
But only 1 councilperson was there
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 18 January 2014 19:58 (3 months ago) Permalink
In more positive news:
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 21 January 2014 16:14 (3 months ago) Permalink
Louisiana Music Factory is having a store-wide moving sale January 25 - 31, prior to its move to Frenchmen St.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 23 January 2014 16:50 (3 months ago) Permalink
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 23 January 2014 16:54 (3 months ago) Permalink
From Offbeat editor Ramsey re the rescheduled meeting:
in the video of Monday’s meeting where voices were heard concerning the VCPORA-sponsored noise legislation, Councilmember Stacy Head said: ” I do hope that some of the hyperbole be brought down some and we can get to a point where some people may believe, and I think Ms. Ramsey may be one of them, that we shouldn’t have any rules regulating sound. And that is a position, that is a position that some people can take, but on the other side there will be people who don’t want any noise, don’t want any sound, don’t want any noise to disturb the crickets. That’s also an irrational position.”
I would challenge Ms. Head to actually read the editorials and blogs on this issue where I have consistently said that enforcement is crucial and compromise was necessary, but that one side—that is bankrolled and promoted by a moneyed attorney with a penchant for winning his battles, no matter what the cost to our culture or city—should not be the voice that’s heard over the majority of citizens.
Sometimes “hyperbole” is needed to point attention to an issue that’s dominated by one side with money and power versus a majority that’s concerned, less powerful (read poorer) and needs to hear its voice heard.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 30 January 2014 15:05 (2 months ago) Permalink
Meg Lousteau, executive director of VCPORA, said there was "nothing secret" about the ordinance drafting as proposed. Lousteau said Bourbon Street businesses are "creating a straw man of music" on which to blame their excessive noise. Coco Garret, vice president of French Quarter Citizens Inc., and Carole Allen, VCPORA vice president, agreed. "The scofflaw businesses are cranking up the music to the detriment of musicians," Allen said.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 30 January 2014 15:51 (2 months ago) Permalink
i think Sidewalk Steppers is the only second line that Rebirth can be counted on to play these days, but they're rolling deeep:
Trombone Shorty, members of New Birth, TBC, etc.
― festival culture (Jordan), Monday, 3 February 2014 15:20 (2 months ago) Permalink
email I received from R*chard B*rber:
I'm writing to let you know about the broadcast this Saturday,February 15th, of "The Whole Gritty City". The documentary about kidsin New Orleans marching bands that Andre Lambertson and I began 6 years agowill air as a special 2-hour "48 Hours Presents" on CBS at 9 pmEastern and Pacific, 8pm Central time.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 11 February 2014 18:47 (2 months ago) Permalink
I gotta remember to watch or tape that
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 12 February 2014 14:59 (2 months ago) Permalink
Another reminder to myself to pae it. I think CBS is having Wynton Marsalis connected to this though
― curmudgeon, Friday, 14 February 2014 19:44 (2 months ago) Permalink
― curmudgeon, Friday, 14 February 2014 19:56 (2 months ago) Permalink
It's on right now on CBS
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 16 February 2014 02:21 (2 months ago) Permalink
streaming for two weeks: http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/48-hours-presents-the-whole-gritty-city/
watched it last night and it's really, really good.
― festival culture (Jordan), Monday, 17 February 2014 14:59 (2 months ago) Permalink
Saw bits and pieces of it. Some very serious and sad interviews and such, the title of the program is correct.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 18 February 2014 14:43 (2 months ago) Permalink
Although the Indians are a preponderantly male tradition, many women have masked and marched with tribes over the years. They are known as Queens and usually occupy an ancillary spot by virtue of their relationship with the Big Chief.” (That ancillary role is underscored in the book, first published in 1986; although several photographs of Indians appear, no women are identified by name, and a photo of the Harrison family in their Indian suits only includes Donald Sr., Donald Jr. and Brian Nelson, Cherice’s son, masking as a small boy.)
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 4 March 2014 04:06 (1 month ago) Permalink
the coldest second line of the year goes to...
― festival culture (Jordan), Friday, 7 March 2014 22:36 (1 month ago) Permalink
Expanded version of photographer Lee Friedlander's book
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 18 March 2014 04:16 (1 month ago) Permalink
Pricey but looks good-- A revised and expanded edition of his 1992 monograph The Jazz People of New Orleans, Playing for the Benefit of the Band features over 200 photographs taken by Friedlander between 1957 and 1982, many of which are published here for the first time. Storied figures such as Duke Ellington and Mahalia Jackson have been captured by Friedlander’s disarming lens, and Sweet Emma Barrett, Sister Gertrude Morgan, Johnny St. Cyr, and other luminaries are seen in their homes and the back rooms in which they gathered to play. Also included are photographs of the city’s second-line parades, whose jubilant dancing has long been a defining aspect of New Orleans jazz culture.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 18 March 2014 14:51 (1 month ago) Permalink
That's a beautiful book. I have the first one.
― A Perfect Ratio of Choogle to Jam (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 15:10 (1 month ago) Permalink
Jazzfest stage "cubes" schedule just popped into my inbox. Used to be one of my happiest days of the year, but skimming past Robin Thicke, Christina Aguilera and Vampire Weekend, plus lengthy sets by Phish and String Cheese Incident, I'm wondering if there's much left for me there anymore.
― A Perfect Ratio of Choogle to Jam (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 25 March 2014 19:33 (1 month ago) Permalink
Still some brass bands, gospel and old jazz & r'n'b folks, but its a predictable lineup of locals and its obscured by all the big touring names above (they didn't take a hint from Ponderosa Stomp re seeking out obscure locals; plus so many old-school New Orleans musicians have passed on)
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 25 March 2014 19:45 (1 month ago) Permalink
Yeah, I'm sure I could still pass a good time with Feufollet and a bowl of Crawfish Monica, but it's a pretty uninspired schedule. Santana again, it must be Jimmy Buffett's off year.
― A Perfect Ratio of Choogle to Jam (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 25 March 2014 19:55 (1 month ago) Permalink
Young Fellaz Brass Band on Frenchman St. controversy.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 17 April 2014 13:51 (1 week ago) Permalink
this band is not very good. that said, all frenchmen st business owners are assholes. the important takeaway here is that dat dog, who by building on the vacant lot where young fellaz used to play started all this trouble, sells artisanal hot dogs for $8 each. rip new orleans.
― adam, Thursday, 17 April 2014 15:58 (1 week ago) Permalink