Tag Archives: Alligator

The Gravy: In the Kitchen with Big Chief Monk Boudreaux

“When I was a kid, I did never go outside. Always stayed inside, and my grandmother used to cook. I helped her cut up the seasoning. Then when my grandmother died, I liked to stay home and watch my mom cook. I just wasn’t interested in being outside. I don’t go nowhere now, you know, [...]

YouTube du Jour: Tegan and Sara

Canadian indie rock duo Tegan and Sara started the writing for their new album, Sainthood, in New Orleans at the Music Shed. They return tonight to Tipitina’s, with Steel Train and Holly Miranda opening. Here’s the first video from Sainthood – “Alligator” – with a low-rent, Olympics-closing-ceremonies vibe.

Buckwheat Zydeco, Lay Your Burden Down (Alligator)

It seems like only yesterday when Buckwheat Zydeco commemorated his 20th anniversary with the career retrospective The Buckwheat Zydeco Story. A blink of a decade later, 2009 marks Stanley Dural, Jr.’s 30th anniversary as Buckwheat Zydeco, which his Alligator Records debut commemorates with plenty of celebrity guests. The Steve Berlin-produced affair is Buck’s most adventurous [...]

Eric Lindell, Gulf Coast Highway (Alligator)

Gulf Coast Highway captures Eric Lindell in top form. While Change in the Weather (2006) revealed the essence of this diamond-in-the-rough, and Low on Cash, Rich in Love (2008) showcased his sizzling melodies and soulful croon, it’s on Highway that Lindell steps into his own and finds the ideal balance for his down-home pop sensibilities. [...]