Tag Archives: Preservation Hall

Beacons of the Scene: Preservation Hall Launches Pres Hall Brass

The latest development in Preservation Hall’s kinetic drive to update itself comes in the form of Pres Hall Brass, a relatively new ensemble created with the city’s thriving brass band culture in mind. Featuring the staple talents of bass drummer Tanio Hingle, snare drummer Kerry “Fat Man” Hunter and trumpeter Will Smith, plus a rotating [...]

Video Premiere: Preservation Hall Jazz Band, “Go to the Mardi Gras”

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band wants to get you in a Mardi Gras frame of mind with their brand new cover of the Professor Longhair Carnival standard “Go to the Mardi Gras.” Produced by Austin based event promotion outfit Do512 for their Lounge Series, the video showcases the Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s ongoing effort to [...]

Nas to Headline Buku Fest 2014, Exclusive VIP Performances Announced

The Buku Music + Art Project, better known as Buku Fest, released its second round of line-up announcements today, including confirmation that ’90s-era hip-hop icon Nas will headline one of the nights. Moreover, the New York City rap star is slated to perform his seminal album, Illmatic, in its entirety to mark the 20th anniversary [...]

First Acoustic Bounce Show At Preservation Hall On November 23, Downtix Platform Launched

When you think of Preservation Hall, you think of jazz. The humble little two-story building nestled tightly into St. Peter Street in the middle of the bustling French Quarter is easily passed by, its history-worn pink and green paint only faintly marking its identity among the rest of of the bright neon signs lining the [...]

New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: November 14 – 20, 2013

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of November 14 – 20, 2013 featuring: Jamey Johnson, Steve Vai, Of Montreal, the Calvin Johnson Jazz Band, Glen David Andrews, the Randy Brecker Quartet, and the Creole Stringbeans. Full ScheduleLouisiana Music on TourAdd a New Listing [...]

First Listen: Madd Wikkid Party at Pres Hall… Don’t Tell Nobody!

Shhhhh…. mild-mannered, crazy-haired Preservation Hall Jazz Band recording engineer Earl Scioneaux III’s madcap alter ego the Madd Wikkid is going to be bringing down the hallowed halls of preservation this Saturday night (September 28) to celebrate the release of his latest mixtape Don’t Tell Nobody. A mind-bending, booty-popping four-song mashup of NOLA-grown funk, soul, hip-hop, [...]

New Video: Preservation Hall Jazz Band, “That’s It!”

Last weekend the Preservation Hall Jazz Band debuted the video for “That’s It!” the lead single from its recently released album of the same name. Recorded in Preservation Hall and produced by My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James and Hall proprietor, heir and sousaphone player Ben Jaffe, That’s It! marks the legendary ensemble first effort [...]

RIP Richie Havens, Woodstock Legend and NOLA Fest Favorite

Whenever Richie Havens played in New Orleans, it seemed that a piece of the Woodstock heritage had come to town. True, Havens– who died today (Monday) at age 72–had a career that spanned 50 years, and found him recording everything from traditional spirituals to Pink Floyd songs. But his most iconic moment was the performance [...]

OffBeat’s Concert Picks of the Week: March 28-April 3, 2013

Louisiana Music on Tour Full Concert Calendar   THURSDAY MARCH 28 Chickie Wah Wah: Creole String Beans (RB) 8p d.b.a.: Jon Cleary (FK) 7p, Strange Roux CD-release party (JV) 10p Mahalia Jackson Theater: Leonard Cohen (FO) 8p # Palm Court Jazz Café: Tim Laughlin and Crescent City Joymakers (TJ) 8p Rivershack Tavern: Christian Serpas and [...]

OffBeat’s Concert Picks of the Week: February 14-20, 2013

Louisiana Music on Tour Full Concert Calendar   THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 d.b.a.: The Iguanas (FK) 7p, Debauche (GY) 10p Little Gem Saloon: Linnzi Zaorski Valentine’s Day Show (JV) 8p Maple Leaf: the Trio feat. Johnny Vidacovich and guests (FK) 10:30p Palm Court Jazz Café: Duke Heitger and Tim Laughlin with Crescent City Joymakers (TJ) 8p [...]