Author Archives: Dale Ashmun

Vampires Frolic, Gospel Groups Glorify, House Levelers Drink and More

Acadiana Festivals, WWOZ Benefit, Free Grub at the Wolf, and More

Festivals, Gato Barbieri, and More

Spare Parts June 1992

Spare Parts May 2002

Spring Is Upon Us; Start It With Spare Parts

Springtime in New Orleans means festival time with the French Quarter Festival (April 10-12) and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at the end of the month. Roadtrippers will be well rewarded by checking out the Festival International de Louisiane April 21-26 in Lafayette (consult our cover story). Meanwhile, that old spare parts pot is [...]

Take A Chaw on These Mardi Gras Tidbits

Get out your new suits, gang, ’cause Mardi Gras is just a few days away. But meanwhile, take a chaw from our latest batch of plugs… DIAMOND DATES DEPT… Just about the time this issue goes to press, the Grammy Awards will have been announced (we have more info on that in the Grapevine, our [...]

Dale’s Back, and He’s Ready to Plug Away

I could feel that ol’ Mardi Gras Mambo madness percolatin’ as soon as I got back to New Orleans…it should be building steam by the time you read this. Thanks to Curtis Cottrell for dishing out the plugs while I was cruising the old country selling Lydia Lunch tour goodies. Now let’s dip into the [...]

Spare Parts November 1991

Well, it’s November in New Orleans and the turkeys are getting nervous. I’ll be spending Thanksgiving in Germany this year, on the road with Lydia Lunch, selling t-shirts and assorted products to the Lydiettes during her 22-city tour of the old countries. Meanwhile, I gotta lotta pluggin’ to do so away we go… YOU SHOULDA [...]

Spare Parts October 1991

Ahhh, October in New Orleans. The weather cools down, the gators shed their skin and those poor nutria keep getting smashed as they try to cross I-10. October is also home to my all-time favorite holiday…Halloween. Which brings us to our first category of notable events. TRICK OR TREAT DEPT.… Coven Party III will be [...]