Offbeat Cover for April, 2012

April 2012 Contents

Cover Story

Royal Southern Brotherhood’s Royal Families

Features

Alexis and the Samurai: Two by Two

Debauche’s Gulag Songs

French Quarter Fest Focus: Colin Lake

French Quarter Fest Focus: King James and the Special Men

French Quarter Fest Focus: Les Frères Michot

French Quarter Fest Focus: Mia Borders

French Quarter Fest Focus: Olga Wilhelmine

French Quarter Fest Focus: Orange Kellin

French Quarter Festival 2012 A to Z Guide

Joe Krown, Walter “Wolfman” Washington and Russell Batiste: A Meeting of the Minds

Jon Cleary: All By Myself

Pedicab Confidential

Professor K-Doe: Excerpt from Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans by Ben Sandmel

BackTalk

Roddie Romero and Eric Adcock

Photo Op

Little Freddie King

OffBeat Eats

Blue Dot Donuts: Out of the Blue

Dining Out: Sylvain

Lynn Drury Hits the Spot at Domenica

The Gravy: In the Kitchen with John Gros

Fresh

Abita Springs Music and Art Festival Has Sprung

Blue Train Production’s Brass Band Week: A Lot of Brass

Community Records Block Party: On the Block

Ingrid Lucia’s Female Vocalists Compilation: Ladies Only

Marigny Opera House: Let Us Pray

Musicians for Obama

Quintron and Miss Pussycat’s Universe on Tour

Obituaries

Obituary: Ernest McLean (1926-2012)

Reviews

Brass Bed with Allison Bohl, On Nilsson (Crossbill Records)

Christian Serpas and Ghost Town, Open Road (Independent)

Domenic, Get Your Soul Right (Independent)

Dr. John, Locked Down (Nonesuch Records)

Joe Krown, Exposed (Independent)

Keith Jarrett, Rio (ECM Records)

Kynt, The Whole World Is a Stage (Independent)

Leroy Martin, My Old Swamp Pops, My Old Friends and Some New Stuff (Jin Records)

Lost Bayou Ramblers, Mammoth Waltz (Bayou Perdu Records)

Paul Sanchez and Colman deKay, Nine Lives: A Musical Story of New Orleans (Mystery Street Records)

Sir Patrick and the Swamp Bottom Boys, Sir Patrick and the Swamp Bottom Boys (Independent)

The Acadias, The Acadias (Independent)

The Big Ol’ Nasty Getdown, Volume 1 (Getdown Entertainment)

Truckstop Honeymoon, Steamboat in a Cornfield (Squirrel Records)

Voodoo Town, Come Out and Play (Independent)

Mojo Mouth

New to the Quarter Fest

Live Wire

Concert Review: Beats Antique Bring Spectacle and Energy

Plan A: Upcoming Shows

Eden Brent at Chickie Wah Wah April 14

Letters

April 2012 Letters