Tag Archives: Theresa Andersson

YLC’s Wednesday at the Square 2014 Kicks off This Week

The annual Wednesday at the Square concert series in Lafayette Square kicks off this week with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and Moon Hooch. The 12 week series is put on by the Young Leadership Council and features a wide range of musical acts, food from New Orleans restaurants, and an arts and crafts section. Each [...]

Most of My Favorite Local Records of 2012

Reading the lists and catching some flak made me itch to put my own preferences down. What follows is necessarily incomplete because I can’t even pretend to listen to everything that was released this past year, but it’s a pretty good reflection of what I was actually digging in my own space. Alex McMurray – [...]

Basin Street Records celebrates 15 years in the land of dreams

Today, Oct. 22, marks the 15th anniversary of New Orleans-based Basin Street records. Mark Samuels has kept the label going through a series of challenges ranging from the destruction of the company’s office in the 2005 flood to the death of brick-and-mortar record stores. Through creative marketing and his own hard work, Samuels has developed [...]

Obituary: Gary Hirstius (1956-2012)

Kim Carson was playing her Monday gig at Kerry Irish Pub on a stifling night in late May when she offered a tribute to her departed friend Gary Hirstius. Carson began to sing “Missing You” but she couldn’t choke back her emotions. She never finished singing the words, ending with a heart-wrenching harmonica solo as [...]

Nasimiyu Knows the Rules Aren’t Real

Photo by Jason Albus. Nasimiyu stands sweating shoulder-to-shoulder in a mass of dancing strangers, bouncing to the triumphant rhythm of trumpets, trombones, sousaphones and stomping feet as a gang of brass musicians march down weathered streets. She waves her arms in the air, releases any pinned-up anxieties, and lets the collective beat pulse through her [...]

Bon Appetit Grub Crawl: Restaurant Hopping Tour for Foodies

At long last, a pub crawl for the epicurean. Bon Appétit Magazine and Belvedere Vodka is hosting a Grub Crawl this weekend, featuring three days of food, cocktails and live music at different culinary hubs around the city. New Orleans is one of just three stops that the tour is making nationwide (the other two [...]

YouTube du Jour: Theresa Andersson – “Street Parade”

In our profile of Theresa Andersson in the current June issue of OffBeat, we wrote about Andersson filming a music video for the title track from her recently released Street Parade album. The video was released yesterday, and is mostly shot at the Music Box in the Bywater. The Music Box’s final performances take place [...]

Theresa Andersson: All By Myself

“Okay Theresa, walk toward me.” Playback starts and Theresa Andersson begins walking in a secluded alley in the Bywater with a slightly distracted sense of purpose when Portland-based director Alicia J. Rose calls “Action.” Andersson is shooting a video for the title track from her new album, Street Parade, at the Music Box, the musical [...]

Jazz Fest Friday: Mystikal, Theresa Andersson, Feufollet & Ani DiFranco

Friday at Jazz Fest was a good day for a lot of interesting music, even though little that I saw was wholly successful. Yvette Landry’s honky tonk and western swing knocked me out like it didlast year and was the most spot-on music I heard, while Mystikal was the most curious. I missed the start [...]

Theresa Andersson, Street Parade (Basin Street Records)

Theresa Andersson’s Street Parade is not Galactic’s Carnivale Electricos. The latter is a high-energy, hot-blooded celebration of Carnival while Street Parade’s mood is complicated. The title track/album opener gives listeners a reason to hear the album as melancholy when a mournful trombone glide just seconds into the song sets a blue tone, but the song [...]