Tag Archives: David Simon

HBO’s Treme Finishes Shooting Final Season

It was a raw and misty late afternoon in February during Mardi Gras. Spotlights illuminated the gloaming Marigny shadows with a surreal, almost funereal light. David Simon and Eric Overmyer huddled inside a doorway across the street from the Spotted Cat, watching Davis Rogan do a run-through of “Godzilla vs. M.L.K.” before Steve Zahn as [...]

Sneak Peek: Exclusive Preview from HBO’s Treme, Season Three (video)

At the outset of Season 3 of the HBO series Treme Antoine Batiste is rushing to attend a second line in memory of New Birth Brass Band tuba player Kerwin James in 2007, a little more than two years after Katrina. He arrives in the Treme neighborhood to find Glen David Andrews leading a vast [...]

Start of new season of HBO’s “Treme” announced

Treme launches its ten-episode third season Sunday September 23 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Cast members include Wendell Pierce, Khandi Alexander, Clarke Peters, Rob Brown, Steve Zahn, Kim Dickens, Melissa Leo, Michiel Huisman, Lucia Micarelli, Jon Seda, David Morse and India Ennenga. No hints on the plot just yet, but we do know that there may soon [...]

Treme: The End of Shooting Season Three

On David Simon’s blog, he reflected on the wrap of shooting for season three of Treme with a tally sheet. Here are a few of the highlights: Number of episodes filmed:  10 Number of shooting days:  113 for first unit, plus 10 days of second unit or splinter unit shooting. Number of New Orleans restaurants [...]

Chuck Brown on the Birth of Go-Go

[Updated] Wednesday, Chuck Brown, the godfather of go-go, passed away. Here’s an interview I conducted with him in 2009 in advance of his appearance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. We started by talking about his most recent album at the time, We’re About the Business.   Why did you decide to record [...]

Treme Brings Go-Go to New Orleans for Battle of the Bands

“We understand that anything that comes to New Orleans musically is an underdog.” David Simon is talking about the upcoming Treme vs. The Wire Battle of the Bands, produced by Blown Deadline, the production company that is responsible for both shows. On Friday night, it is bringing Baltimore jazz pianist Lafayette Gilchrist with the New [...]

Treme News: Pierce on Parade, Brown on Musicians at DVD, CD Signing

A last day of school vibe was in the air at the Louisiana Music Factory last Wednesday for the signing of the DVD set of Treme season two and the CD Treme, Season 2: Music From the HBO Original Series. The series wraps shooting for season three on April 17, and some of the actors [...]

Coming Attractions: K-Doe and Wire vs. Treme

In our current issue, we have an excerpt from Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans by Ben Sandmel. On Tuesday, May 1, the Historic New Orleans Collection, the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation, the Ponderosa Stomp Foundation, the Palm Court Jazz Café and NOLA Relief will present a tribute to K-Doe at the [...]

A First Look at Treme’s Third Season

There’s no new video online yet, but last night’s “My Darlin’ New Orleans” fundraiser hosted by HBO’s Treme showed a scene from the upcoming season. The story has moved forward to the fall 2007, and the scene shown came from that October when the police arrested Glen David Andrews and Rebirth Brass Band’s Derrick Tabb [...]

David Simon Talks Food with Anthony Bourdain

Yesterday, the tell-tale trucks were parked on Elysian Fields telling us that Treme is back and shooting on Frenchmen Street. Later in the morning, a Steve Zahn sighting confirmed that. The show starts shooting once hurricane season ends, so it started again this year on November Last year, Anthony Bourdain joined the writing staff to [...]