Tag Archives: Rotary Downs

New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: February 27 – March 5, 2014

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of February 27 – March 5, 2014 featuring: Sarah McCoy and the Oopsie Daisies, Rotary Downs, Eric Lindell, Al “Carnival Time” Johnson, Galactic, the Rebirth Brass Band, and Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue.   Full [...]

Rotary Downs Drummer Zack Smith Hits the Spot at Canal Street Bistro

Why do you like Canal St. Bistro? I like this spot because of its consistent creative menu and great fresh-squeezed juice combos. They have great breakfast and lunch choices, and the location is in Mid-City, right in the middle.   What do you usually eat here? I order the quinoa and black bean salad, and [...]

Win Tickets to the Cosmic Convergence Festival

A new era shall soon be upon us… or something like that. December 21, 2012, Mayan mystics have foretold, universal annihilation awaits. Yet, as chaos and order come to a head, and the fate of the cosmos contends with the undoing of infinity and eternity, a beacon of hope arises: the Cosmic Convergence Festival. Beginning [...]

YouTube du Jour: Kipori Woods

Blues guitarist Kipori “Baby Wolf “ Woods’ weekly 5-8pm Wednesday evening gigs at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse has quietly become one of the most entertaining gigs in the city. Prior to Katrina, Kipori Woods was well on his way to becoming one of New Orleans’ top act. Though he was derailed in his return, his [...]

YouTube du Jour: the Revivalists

Tonight, the Revivalists play One Eyed Jacks with Rotary Downs opening. Over the course of the year, the Revivalists have become a strong touring draw and opened the main stage Saturday at Voodoo. Here’s a video feature introducing the band and telling its story. As a video bonus, here’s Rotary Downs unplugged performing “Vampires/Werewolves” at [...]

Rotary Downs Now On Rock Band

Rotary Downs has arrived on the Xbox 360. Two tracks from the local indie band’s Best of the Beat 2010 Award-winning album Cracked Maps and Blue Reports—“Promised Land” and “Bullet On A String”—have been adapted for the popular video game Rock Band.

YouTube du Jour: Lost Bayou Ramblers

Tonight, One Eyed Jacks hosts a night of Louisiana rock ‘n’ roll at its most varied. Indie rock band Rotary Downs opened with Cajun rock ‘n’ roll band the Lost Bayou Ramblers—performing here at the Festival Musique et Danses Cajun & Zydeco de Louisiane à Pontchartrain—and the blues rock of Lafayette’s Brother Dege.

Zack Smith: Making Faces

In 2008, Zack Smith commandeered a back corner of the Voodoo grounds in City Park where he set up a photo booth. Specially-made wallpaper hung on one wall, and a sheet of plywood on a couple of sawhorses stored an array of cameras. Over the course of the weekend, he cycled musicians, fans and members [...]

YouTube du Jour: Rotary Downs

Rotary Downs plays Le Bon Temps Roule. This hilarious video for “Djinni Stomp” goes back to the band’s Chained to the Chariot album.

Crescent City and the Bay Area Mash Up

Similar cultures and music scenes have birthed San Francisco and New Orleans, and this weekend, SANFRANOLA celebrates those commonalities in the Bay Area. SANFRANOLA will take place Saturday at the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco. The lineup includes New Orleanians DJ Brice Nice, Rotary Downs, the Stooges Brass Band, and San Francisco’s Jazz Mafia Horns. [...]