Tag Archives: The Radiators

New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: January 16 – 22, 2014

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of January 16 – 22, 2014 featuring: B.B. King, The Radiators, OffBeat’s Best of the Beat Awards show,Tom McDermott and Evan Christopher, Luke Winslow-King, the Rebirth Brass Band, and John Fohl and Johnny Sansone.   Full ScheduleLouisiana [...]

RIP: New Orleans Guitarist Clark Vreeland Dies at 62

On Thursday, December 26, New Orleans funk-rock pioneer Clark Vreeland (January 29, 1951 – December 26, 2013) passed away due to complications from cancer at a hospice facility near Atlanta, GA. He was 62. One of Vreeland’s most notable contributions to the New Orleans music scene was as a founding member of the pre-Radiators band, [...]

Radiators to Re-Reunite at Tipitina’s
in January

The Radiators have confirmed a weekend of reunion shows for January 16, 17, and 18 of 2014. The shows coincide with the band’s anniversary weekend, always an occasion for the legendary New Orleans quintet. Their two anniversary shows in January 2013 both sold out in a matter of minutes, and wound up being the only [...]

New Orleans Suspects: Caught Live at the Maple Leaf (Independent)

Sometimes it helps to cut right to the chase: The New Orleans Suspects are above all a live band, so they didn’t wait long (less than a year after their studio debut) to make a live album. One glance at the band personnel (with familiar names from the Nevilles, the Radiators and Dirty Dozen) and [...]

Old Wine, New Bottles:
The Radiators Hit Jazz Fest
in New Incarnations

The Radiators are gone, but they haven’t gone far away. The beloved local group, which closed the Gentilly Stage for decades, split up two years ago; and instead of one post-Radiators band, there’s now a handful—three of which are playing the Fest this year, putting all five Rads on the fairgrounds. Singer, keyboardist and main [...]

A Month to Remember: New Orleans Shines in January

This past January was an eventful month of music in which New Orleans witnessed more highlights than most of the world’s top cultural cities experience in a year. Memorable shows were so numerous that it’s impossible for me to list them all here. Surely one of the best of these moments was the extraordinary Best [...]

Tipitina’s Announces Return of the Radiators

Tipitina’s has announced it will present the return of the Radiators for two shows to mark the club’s 35th anniversary January 18th and 19th, 2013. The New Orleans band bade farewell to its fans with a weekend’s worth of shows at Tips in June of 2011. Highlights of those performances are collected on the 3-CD [...]

The New Orleans Suspects, The New Orleans Suspects (Independent)

If there’s any doubt the New Orleans Suspects are the best kind of throwback, check the funky, jubilant version of the traditional hymn “Jesus on the Mainline” that closes their debut CD. The band pulls out everything to make the tune percolate, including a rollicking C.R. Gruver piano solo (which works in a Fess reference [...]

Zeke Fishhead Sails Under the Radar, Releases Payroll of Bones

Ed Volker has been churning out lots of newly recorded material under his nom de plume of Zeke Fishhead since disbanding the Radiators last year. His latest release, Payroll of Bones, is just out. All 12 original songs were written by Volker and recorded under the “pretensions” of Zeke Fishhead between April and August of [...]

The Radiators, The Last Watusi (Radz Records)

The Radiators emerged from underground status as one of the country’s best unsigned groups in 1978 and became a trademark of New Orleans rock. The band was a kind of psychedelic exfoliation of the Meters, working off of material fashioned from a palette that ranged from Jelly Roll Morton to Professor Longhair, Leadbelly to Taj [...]