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