Tag Archives: noise

New Orleans Music Community Protests Cultural Regulation with Second Line April 25

There is no doubt that awareness is spreading with lightning speed around the Crescent City about the current City administration’s methods of re-enforcing 30 – 50 year old entertainment venue policies and noise ordinances that have scarcely been enforced at all in the past few decades, nor evaluated and updated to suit current environments and [...]

How Disneylanding Happens

Today’s Times-Picayune has a story by Jaquetta White on the revisions for the planned downtown taxing zone—an area from the river to Claiborne Avenue, and from the Pontchartrain Expressway to Elysian Fields. White writes: As is, the proposal, written and supported by Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration and local tourism leaders and sponsored by state Sen. [...]

The Silence Wars

Last night’s Gillian Welch show at Tipitina’s left me wondering if I’d ever bother with an acoustic show in a club again. She was charmingly self-deprecating without having it seem like shtick or a revelation of something deeper, and Dave Rawlings’ harmonies and just-busy-enough lead lines made the show engrossing at a musical level beyond [...]

Something’s Missing

Last night, WWL-TV ran a story about “illegal bars” causing noise complaints on Frenchmen Street. Which clubs are they? Reporter Scott Satchfield spoke to our own Jan Ramsey (who doesn’t own a club), Jesse Paige (whose Blue Nile is licensed for live music), one man who loves Frenchmen Street and one neighbor who’s had enough [...]

What is Too Much?

Yesterday, the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court decision and directed a lower court to tell the Old Opera House on Bourbon Street to turn it down. It ruled in favor of plaintiffs Peterson Yokum and Polly Elizabeth Anderson – who reside at 723 Toulouse St. – against Nicholas Karno and [...]

The Obvious Next Step

My fear after Hurricane Katrina was that the vacant houses and closed projects would create the real estate vacuum that would allow Treme to be gentrified to the point that it would lose its character. At a City Planning Commission meeting Monday, a proposal was discussed that would allow 20 buildings that were once commercial [...]

Caddywhompus, Remainder (Community Records)

New Orleans-via-Houston tandem Caddywhompus sticks to a simple objective: assault the eardrums. This much was made clear on the collegiate noise-rock duo’s 2009 debut, EPs, an incendiary and underrated effort which positioned the group amongst the South’s top indie acts. A year later, now aligned with New Orleans’ Community Records, the twosome return with Remainder, [...]