Thursday, December 19, 2013
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Friday, October 25, 2013
|In Concert: Henry Butler, Steve Bernstein & The Hot 9|
|Pianist and vocalist Henry Butler channels sounds as diverse as his New Orleans birthplace: jazz, Caribbean, classical, pop, blues, R&B and more! For this evening, Butler will team up with composer Steve Bernstein and a crack band including master drummer Herlin Riley and bassist Brad Jones for a modern take on New Orleans classics.|
Blind since birth, pianist and vocalist Henry Butler tells stories through the rise, swing, and rumble of his fingers as they channel sounds as diverse as his New Orleans birthplace: jazz, Caribbean, classical, pop, blues and R&B, among others. Now living in Brooklyn, Butler has teamed up with composer, arranger and Celebrate Brooklyn! alum Steve Bernstein and a crack band including master drummer Herlin Riley and bassist Brad Jones. Using a traditional New Orleans palate as a launching point, they explore everything from pre-jazz to thoughtful, yet fearless, improvisations in an organic, yet musically deep and irresistibly modern take on New Orleans classics.
"Percussive in his attack, ostentatious with his technique, he was the picture of stubborn mischief" – NY Times
Led by singer-songwriter Alynda Lee, New Orleans folk rockers Hurray for the Riff Raff play a Liveset show outside the Art House on the Levee in the Lower 9, near the band regular practice site.
This performance, about 36 minutes long, was originally streamed live on June 26, 2012. It's in HD, so go full screen if you can.
Here's the set list:
Little Black Star
The New Song
What's Wrong with Me
Lake of Fire
The St Roch Blues
Be My Baby
Small Town Heroes
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Show DescriptionSweet Crude, a young New Orleans 7-piece, has created a sound that sets Louisiana's native French dialect to decidedly non-Cajun music. The band, boasting surnames like Marceaux, Arceneaux, and Chachere, seeks to reconnect with their lineage in the context of 4-part harmonies, tribal rhythms, and pop hooks. "We're making the quirky, energetic indie pop that we'd otherwise come up with as creative New Orleans musicians. We've got five people playing drums, we've got everybody singing, shouting, and dancing. We're just singing a lot of the time in Louisiana French. We want to show that the language is still alive and kicking, and that it sounds great in any genre," says primary lyricist Sam Craft.
Alexis & the Samurai are due for an EP release in the coming months. According to Marceaux, "Our sound is evolving, we're getting less afraid to be weird and eclectic in the studio, and we want to push the envelope to make music that will be genre-defying so that we can keep showing the world how diverse New Orleans music really is."
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Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Friday, October 4, 2013
K-Doe Live at Jazz Fest, 1980-something
This is actually "the Ernie K-Doe Official Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame Induction video", but the bulk of it consists of K-Doe performing a couple of songs (including "Mother-in-Law") at Jazz Fest, sometime during the 1980s. The sign in the background ("Schlitz Welcomes You to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival") may be quaint, but the performance hot.
According to the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, the video was "first presented at his Mother-in-Law Lounge in NOLA. 8-2-2009.... The closing footage is from Ernie and Antoinette's appearance in the movie 'Happy, Now & Then'."
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The New Orleans "Queen of Bounce" is set to make booty-shaking, record-breaking history in NYC's Herald Square on September 25
Who says only Miley Cyrus can twerk on the big stage?
Get ready for the twerk fest to end all twerk fests! Join Fuse and New Orleans bounce queen Big Freedia for an epic twerking event in the streets of New York City, where we'll attempt to set the The GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS ® for Most People Twerking Simultaneously—and we need YOUR help!
Grab a friend or two—or five—for what's sure to be a history-making dance party. And after you break it down with hundreds of other twerk fans, keep dancing along to an exclusive live performance by Freedia herself.
For those of you who will be in the NYC area, check out the event details below:
Date: Wednesday, September 25
Time: 12:00PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Herald Square (34th St & 6th Ave) in Manhattan, New York City
Want to join Freedia's dance party? RSVP at our Facebook page, and don't forget to follow @FuseTV and tweet using #BigFreedia.
Catch the series premiere of Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce Wednesday, October 2 at 11/10c on Fuse!