Tag Archives: tour

Lionel Richie Snags Dumpstaphunk For Fall Tour Dates

If you were Lionel Richie–a popular artist with loads of hit singles, but by no means the funkiest guy on the planet– would you dare ask one of New Orleans’ greatest funk bands to open your shows? Evidently, you would.When Lionel Richie brings his current tour, dubbed “All Hits All Night Long” to five major [...]

Angry Cuddles to Woo New Orleans Comedy Fans

New Orleans’ comedy scene is getting an awkward workout: last week, the Sh*tty Kisses comedy tour rolled through town, and it’s followed up by Angry Cuddles. Seattle’s Derek Sheen will perform Monday and Tuesday (September 23-24) with support from Bryan Cook and Heather Thomson. These comics may not be household names, but as their press [...]

Brass Bed Kicks Off Summer Tour with Cardinal Sons at Gasa Gasa

New Orleans / Lafayette indie pop band, Brass Bed – who made a splash last year with their EP, On Nilsson – kick off their summer 2013 tour in support of their recent LP release, The Secret Will Keep You at the brand new uptown music and art venue Gasa Gasa this Friday, July 5. [...]

Flaming Lips to Finish Record-Breaking O Awards Tour in New Orleans

The Flaming Lips have a long day ahead of them. In an eight-performance tour that will begin on June 27 in Memphis, the Flaming Lips will take on Jay-Z’s Guinness World Record for most performances given in a 24-hour period, a title Jay-Z earned in 2006 with his “The Hangar Tour”. If the band survives [...]

Taking the Treme Out of New Orleans

Thanks to the success of HBO’s Treme, musicians featured in the show are booking a national tour. “A Night in Treme” headlines with Kermit Ruffins, Rebirth Brass Band, and Donald Harrison on nine dates this Summer, starting June 10 in San Francisco. Confirmed stops include Los Angeles June 11, Chicago June 12, and Washington D.C. [...]

Radiators Announce Dates for Farewell Tour and Final Concerts

New Orleans’ proto-jam band the Radiators made big news this fall with the announcement of their impending break-up in June. In a Backtalk interview with OffBeat consulting editor John Swenson, keyboardist Ed Volker explained that after 33 years with the Rads, constant life on the road had finally taken its toll, leading to his departure, [...]

YouTube du Jour: Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Clint Maedgen of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band assembled this photo and video montage of the Hall band on the road.

Hurray for the Riff Raff Covers Hank Williams and Bob Dylan

Recently, Hurray for the Riff Raff released a video of the band covering Hank Williams’ “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” a song that suits the band perfectly. They also recorded a version of Bob Dylan’s “Seven Curses” from The Bootleg Series Vol. 1-3, which is also lovely and melancholy due to the band’s fragile [...]

Touching Bass with George Porter

When we last heard from bassist George Porter, Jr.—the man who was in on funk’s ground floor with the Meters and has since developed into one of New Orleans’ busiest session players—it was via a letter sent from Istanbul, Turkey in July. At the time, he had been on the road as a member of [...]