Rotary Downs is an unclassifiable New Orleans band. Therein lies its greatness, nestled right alongside its obscurity. The word used most often to describe RD is “psychedelic” but in truth this band has nothing to do with the general impressions engendered by that word. RD sounds nothing like the San Francisco bands of the later [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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.
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.
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 [...]
Rotary Downs plays Le Bon Temps Roule. This hilarious video for “Djinni Stomp” goes back to the band’s Chained to the Chariot album.