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 [...]
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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.
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. [...]
From the opening slow rising track through the march-like rhythms and resigned vocals that close this compact disc, Rotary Downs’ new Cracked Maps and Blue Reports hits on all cylinders. Over the last couple of years, Rotary Downs as a live band has grown more confident and assertive onstage, and this is reflected in this [...]
”That first year, we had it in Blake’s living room, and everyone just had an amazing time” says Rotary Downs drummer Zack Smith. “The next year, we had it in Blake’s backyard, and we had people sliding on the ground and partying their asses off.” Along with co-creator Blake Haney of Dirty Coast and others, [...]