Tag Archives: Christmas

Look-Ka Py Py Podcast (ep 67): Jayna Morgan, Naughty and Nice

‘Tis the season, and sultry jazz singer Jayna Morgan has Christmas fever. She and her Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band recently released its debut effort, Mistletoe & Stockings. The album features Morgan and her outfit’s “vampy, trampy swing jazz” stylings over seasonal staples such as “Winter Wonderland” and “White Christmas” and local favorites such as “Christmas [...]

WIN TICKETS: Anders Osborne’s
“Rock My NOLA Soul”
Christmas Spectacular

For the second year in the row, New Orleans guitar hero Anders Osborne invites some friends — and you — over to Tipitina’s to “rock his NOLA soul” for a roots rock spectacular in the bayou holiday spirit. In fact, last year was such a blast that he’s hosting two nights of his “Rock My [...]

Holiday Fare, New Orleans Style in December with Free Chefs’ Cooking Demos

Throughout the month of December, French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (the organization that produces the French Quarter Fest and Satchmo SummerFest) invites visitors and locals alike to partake in some of the city’s marquee holiday food fare, and its sizzling secrets, at the Christmas New Orleans Style Chefs’ Holiday Cooking Demonstrations (CNOSCHCD) series in the historic French Market. Anyone who’s [...]

Look-Ka Py Py Podcast (ep 15): Harry Shearer & Judith Owen’s Christmas Cheer

Over the past half-decade, husband and wife Harry Shearer and Judith Owen’s annual Holiday Sing-Along has become a welcomed tradition in the Big Easy. For the part-time residents, the show, which features a mix of original, comedic carols in addition to traditional holiday-themed tunes, is about more than bringing irreverent tidings of great joy: “I [...]

YouTube du Jour: 2-Cent’s Odd Christmas

For the last few years, local video production team 2-Cent, led by director Brandan “bmike” Odums, has released an annual Christmas-themed video spoofing popular rap and pop stars. This year’s video skewers everything from Beyonce’s “Party” to Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now”. The parodies are spot-on; if you’re not familiar with the originals, check [...]

The Pecan Cracker at the Southern Rep: Photos

Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker is one of the most-cherished holiday traditions, and so, like any tradition, it was a matter of time until Louisiana gave the ballet a twist. Hence, The Pecan Cracker, adapated from The Nutcracker by Ricky Graham, Sean Patterson and Mandy Zirkenbach, directed by Graham with musical arrangements by Jefferson Turner. The musical [...]

Stooges Brass Band Releases “This Christmas” Cover for Download

  Yesterday, the Stooges Brass Band released a second line version of Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas”, a cover they street-tested at the Big Nine Social Aid & Pleasure Club parade on Sunday afternoon. The Stooges are offering the track as a free download in exchange for an email address. “This Christmas” has been a holiday [...]

Krewe of Kringle’s Ninth-Annual Christmas Costume Pub Crawl: Photos

The Krewe of Kringle has only one rule: you have to wear a holiday-themed costume. On Saturday, December 10, Santas, elves, wise men, and many other participants filled the streets of the French Quarter for the Krewe of Kringle’s ninth-annual pub crawl parade. The Pair-A-Dice Tumblers led the way with music, starting at Molly’s and [...]

‘Tis the Season: Erin McKeown Gives Christmas the Finger

Shake a Christmas tree and a Christmas carol falls out. You’ve got to work a little harder, but there are also anti-Christmas songs as well. Indie folk artist Erin McKeown announced her feelings about the holiday when she released her most recent album, F*ck That! – an anti-Christmas album. She blows the lid off the [...]

Sing a Song of Santa: New Christmas Albums

Listen to Alex Rawls’ “An OffBeat Christmas 2011″ playlist on Spotify Once upon a time, everybody cut a Christmas song. Country singers, R&B singers, surf bands and crooners—they along with countless jazz men and novelty artists cut celebrations of Santa, snow and the spirit of the season. These days, Christmas albums aren’t as ubiquitous as [...]