Make no bones about, I'm incredibly proud of my pals The Breton Sound on their upcoming EP release, "Don't Be Afraid of Rock & Roll". The title of their 3rd release (dropping May 19th) couldn't be any more apt. It's bold, sophisticated, melodic, heartfelt, and it's a true rock & fucking roll release.
Local New Orleans Jazz & Contemporary singer/songwriter Cristina Perez's style has been referred to as "sultry, smooth that is part Ella Fitzgerald, part Norah Jones". Being included in such company certainly denotes some serious chops. A true renaissance performer, Cristina's range extends through all disciplines including acting, dance, and her most prolific, singing.
As a kid I did my best to bust my ass anyway I could. An early example of trying to express myself I guess. Whether it was through BMX or skateboarding, I was very intimately close to pavement and gravel. My friends and I over the years did our best to build and refine the perfect vehicle for any kind of air. The only thing that may have made the experience any better for us would have been a skate park. New Orleans is the largest city without a full-fledged skatepark until now.
I truly thought last year's Buku Music + Art Project was huge but this past year's event proved to be bigger than ever. Even though I was only able to cover the first day of the 3rd annual fest located at Mardi Gras World, the weather was fantastic and the crowds were larger and more lively than years past.
Our pals and local 3-piece indie powerhouse Bantam Foxes have been hard at work on their brand new forthcoming EP "Give Us a Raise". Fronted by the McCabe twins and backed by drummer/percussionist Jared Marcell, Bantam Foxes are ready to release into the wild their first single, "Without Me" with us!
In it's first 2 months, #ThisIsNola has hit the ground running in their passionate promotion of New Orleans. I hated to miss the inaugural event last month and was bound and determined to make it to last week's show at The Joy Theater. Below you'll find their mission statement and based on what I experienced last week, they are certainly delivering in a big way. The momentum is building steadily as each month's roster is announced.
It’s been 4 years since Emeril Lagasse and friends launched Boudin, Bourbon, and Beer in support and benefiting the Emeril Lagasse Foundation. Since it’s my first year attending, I thought it would be perfectly fitting to launch this site with BBB 2014 as the inaugural post. First and foremost, I’ll say that it’s quite possibly one of the best events I’ve attended this year, and because of it’s sheer impact, maybe ever.
One of our favorite hip-hop artists, Boyfriend, has dropped her latest Ep today and it's ridic. Far from ratchet, Boyfriend's latest 4 track release raises the bar in every way. BF's latest material, including her latest trip-hop laden video "Jealousy" we've added below, reflects her constant evolution and dedication to creating trill ass tracks. The beats and production of the record is a great contrast to her intense and sultry flow.
I can credit the fine folks at RDIO for introducing my to The Head and The Heart. Since 2010, the Seattle based H&H have released 2 beautifully and tightly rendered masterpiece records. Since hearing "Lost In My Mind" from their self-titled debut, I couldn't imagine it would ever get better than that recording. I was terribly wrong. From the moment they walked out on stage at The Civic Theatre, till the final encore, their live performance was truly bombastic and magical. When "Lost in My Mind" began, it turned into a perfect rolling thunder.
Since 1835, The St. Charles Avenue Streetcar has run the same 13.2 mile route from Canal Street in the French Quarter to where Carrolton Avenue and the Mississippi River meet. The St. Charles Streetcar line is the oldest continuously operating streetcar line in the world, along quite possibly one of the most beautiful avenues in America.