Author Archives: Cate Czarnecki

Jealous Monk, I Love, I Hustle (Independent)

I Love, I Hustle, the sophomore album by hip-hop duo and 2013 OffBeat Best of the Beat award winners Jealous Monk, fully embodies the group’s work-hungry, play-hungry spirit with catchy verses, infectious instrumentals and overall New Orleans flair. Comprised of DJ Jermaine Quiz and freestyle rapper Intelligence, Jealous Monk has concocted a six-track LP deeply [...]

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It’s Five Somewhere With Lena Prima

As the youngest daughter of Louis Prima, Lena Prima has been immersed in the dual doctrines of music and New Orleans for as long as she can remember. An accomplished musician in her own right, she will perform for the fourth consecutive year at the 2014 French Quarter Fest. You returned to New Orleans in [...]

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It’s Five Somewhere with Zulu Chairman Lester Pollard

The Zulu Parade is one of New Orleans’ most beloved Mardi Gras traditions. But the Zulu organization also produces the Monday-before-Mardi Gras Lundi Gras event in downtown New Orleans, when the King and Queen Zulu arrives, with the Zulu “characters.” Lester Pollard is Zulu’s chairman of the Lundi Gras festivities this year. This year, the [...]

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Mardi Gras 2014 Concert Series at the Howlin’ Wolf

There are a tremendous amount of variables which factor into the planning of a successful pre-Mardi Gras weekend, especially when trying to coordinate between numerous parties. Whether entertaining guests from out of town who want to see a little bit of everything, to finding fiscally responsible (read: cheap) alternatives for going out, it can be [...]

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Flow Tribe: From Friar Tucks to Festivals

Just getting back into town after a month-long East Coast tour, New Orleans funk-rock favorites Flow Tribe are already gearing up for the next big thing. “We have a couple costume ideas floating around the round table of Flow Tribe right now for Voodoo [Music Experience], but we’re not at liberty to speak about any [...]

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Sabotage: NOLA Beastie Boys Tribute Returns to HoB Friday

The boys from New Orleans will kick it root down for the second consecutive summer when Sabotage: A Tribute to the Beastie Boys takes over the House of Blues on Friday night (June 7) at 9 p.m. Featuring members of Flow Tribe, Gravity A, and local performers M@ Peoples and Jermaine Quiz, the multimedia show includes theatrical sets, [...]

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Andrew Duhon: The Moorings (Independent)

“Some songs developed slowly, while others—like souvenirs—seem to have been picked up along the way.” Andrew Duhon explains in the liner notes of The Moorings, the singer-songwriter’s third record. Upon listening one can absolutely sense the urgency of place in Duhon’s writing, as well as in the pace of the record itself.Buy on AmazonBuy on [...]

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French Quarter Fest 2013 Focus: Harmonouche

Putting the French in French Quarter Festival, New Orleans’ Harmonouche will bring their eclectic combination of gypsy swing and traditional jazz to the French Quarter Festival this year. As a fusion of the words harmonious, harmonica and manouche (the French term for gypsy jazz), the band’s name symbolizes their multifarious musical composition as well as [...]

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Deadline Extended for Class Got Brass Competition

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation is raising the stakes this year in its second-annual Class Got Brass competition, offering$30,000 in instruments to the marching band programs of winning middle and high school brass bands. The contest, which began in 2012, was organized to address a well-known dilemma: While many New Orleans and Louisiana [...]

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BUKU Music Festival Part Deux

In the shadow of the Market Street Power Plant in Downtown New Orleans, the fledging BUKU Music + Arts Project prepares for its second year as one of the fastest growing alternative music festivals in the Gulf South. The Winter Circle Productions event returns to the Warehouse District March 8-9 with electronic, rap and indie [...]

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