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Download Gypsyphonic Disko’s Free Mardi Gras Mix

DJ Quickie Mart and Galactic’s Ben Ellman are at it again, adding a new mix to their Gypsyphonic Disko repertoire right in time for the Mardi Gras. This free 30-plus minute SoundCloud mix merges Mardi Grass classics from Professor Longhair, the Meters, the Wild Magnolias and more with “Triggerman” samples, sissy bounce segues and the [...]

Most of My Favorite Local Records of 2012

Reading the lists and catching some flak made me itch to put my own preferences down. What follows is necessarily incomplete because I can’t even pretend to listen to everything that was released this past year, but it’s a pretty good reflection of what I was actually digging in my own space. Alex McMurray – [...]

New Year’s Eve Music Options

So goes the old refrain: What are you doing New Year’s Eve? Peep a few options below. Tipitina’s rings in 2013 with Galactic (featuring Corey Glover of Living Colour) and MyNameIsJohnMichael. Tix are $71, but a VIP package – which will set you back $201 – includes a full dinner catered by Jaques-Imo’s, full open [...]

December 2012 Letters to OffBeat

“ONE TOO MANY” It was a delightful surprise to read your [Joseph Irrera] article, “Treigle Plaza,” in OffBeat, especially since I had always thought it primarily concerned with popular music. Your description of seeing him as Mefistofele was fascinating [November 2012, page 14]. May I offer a suggestion for the future, however? The reviews for [...]

Louisiana Music Timeline: November 10-12

NOVEMBER 10 1940: Happy Birthday to Bobby Rush born Emmit Ellis, Jr. in Homer, Louisiana. 1945: Happy Birthday to trumpeter/composer Stanton Davis born in New Orleans. 1968: Happy Birthday to Chris Cagle born in DeRidder, Louisiana. 2005: Wynton Marsalis was awarded the National Medal of Arts at the White House. NOVEMBER 11 1934: Birth of [...]

YouTube du Jour: The Walkmen + Ticket Giveaway

Tipitina’s Foundation Free Fridays will cease at the end of August. But that doesn’t mean you can’t catch a show — or three — for free in September. Currently the club that Fess built is conducting ticket-giveaway contests for three of next month’s top shows: local funk masters Galactic on the 8th, indie iconoclasts the [...]

The 10 Best-Selling Albums During Jazz Fest at Louisiana Music Factory

The top ten sellers during Jazz Fest at the Louisiana Music Factory: 1. Anders Osborne: Black Eye Galaxy (Alligator) 2. Jon Cleary: Occapella! (FHQ) 3. Dr. John: Locked Down (Nonesuch) 4. Trombone Shorty: For True (Verve Forecast) 5. John Boutte: All About Everything (Independent) 6. Royal Southern Brotherhood: Royal Southern Brotherhood (Ruf) 7. Various Artists: [...]

Treme vs. the Wire Battle of the Bands at Tipitina’s: Photos

Friday night, Tipitina’s hosted a star-studded battle of the bands with New Orleans facing off against Baltimore/Washington D.C. in a Treme vs. The Wire-themed concert. Representing the N.O. were Galactic and the Stooges Brass Band, with Lafayette Gilchrist & the New Volcanoes and go-go group Anwan Glover & the Backyard Band repping the Mid-Atlantic. The [...]

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 [...]

Various Artists, Treme: Music from the HBO Original Series—Season Two (Rounder Records)

The musical numbers are a divisive component of HBO’s Treme. On one hand, they’re essential. When a show’s about the centrality of culture in a community, you’ve got to see the culture in action. They’re what the show’s about, but television caters first to the ADD-afflicted among us, so we’re not used to shows pausing [...]