Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
|LISTEN TO THE ALBUM HERE.|
|1||Send Me A Friend||Anders Osborne||Black Eye Galaxy||04:18|
|2||Mind of a Junkie||Anders Osborne||Black Eye Galaxy||07:29|
|3||Lean On Me/Believe In You||Anders Osborne||Black Eye Galaxy||04:10|
|4||When Will I See You Again?||Anders Osborne||Black Eye Galaxy||04:54|
|5||Black Tar||Anders Osborne||Black Eye Galaxy||04:58|
|6||Black Eye Galaxy||Anders Osborne||Black Eye Galaxy||11:16|
|7||Tracking My Roots||Anders Osborne||Black Eye Galaxy||04:03|
|8||Louisiana Gold||Anders Osborne||Black Eye Galaxy||05:47|
|9||Dancing In The Wind||Anders Osborne||Black Eye Galaxy||04:41|
|10||Higher Ground||Anders Osborne||Black Eye Galaxy||03:55|
Monday, April 16, 2012
By Larry Blumenfeld Mon., Apr. 16 2012 at 11:00 AM
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Thursday, April 12
Better than: Getting your tax return in on time.
By the third week of "Insides Out," Dr. John's residency at the Brooklyn Academy might have been dubbed "Occupy Howard Gilman Auditorium." The vibe at this high-culture outpost had been that powerfully transformed through a participatory democracy not often witnessed at supposed pop-star showcases. On Thursday night, protest was in the air—actually, it seemed more like junior-high misbehavior during assembly period when boos and hisses overtook a representative from JPMorgan Chase, the fourth pre-concert podium speaker on hand to celebrate BAM's 150th anniversary (this was also board gala night). Such speechifying wasn't the best of plans; still, BAM's programming of "Insides Out" was starting to look like a brilliant stroke.
In his final and best installment, "Funky But It's Nu Awlins," Dr. John teased strands of legacy that have long informed his sound--inherited and hard-earned wealth and the dividends thereof, most of which predated BAM's creation and Wall Street's largesse. He and his cast of guest stars, all drawn from his hometown, required no podium, just some keyboards, guitars, a rhythm section and horns. They didn't speechify; they testified. They drew upon the wily R&B, funk, and jazz traditions in which they're all invested, as well as a shared nest egg of brass-band-led funeral and parade tradition and inscrutable Mardi Gras Indian culture--the stuff that imbues their music with something distinct: Funky, yeah, but it's Nu Awlins. (Change the emphasis in that concert title a bit, add a "t," and you get "funky butt," a reference to the Buddy Bolden tune and the former North Rampart Street club once co-owned by trombonist "Big Sam" Williams, once a member of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band; or just to your own ass when properly motivated.)
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Friday, April 6, 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Big Freedia and Vice Magazine to create “Big Freedia Booty Battle”, an online video game. There have been a couple New Orleans bands whose songs have been featured in video games, but I’m pretty certain this is the first time a New Orleans artist has been the subject of a video game herself.
The game starts with selecting your own character. I went with the girl second from the right because her hairdo, white thong, and immense posterior made her look more like a sumo wrestler than p-popper. The music—Big Freedia’s “Booty-Whop” (a perfect choice with its Nintendo-style midi samples courtesy of BlaqNmilD)—drops in, and you’re told to get ready, but like at a real bounce show, the warning doesn’t prepare you for the speed and intensity of what follows.
You can make your own booty whop at bigfreedia.com/bootybattle.
On the occasion of Dr. John’s new album Locked Down, released today, the Brooklyn Academy of Music is honoring Mr. Rebennack with a 9-concert residency—Dr. John: Insides Out—over three weeks, each week with a different theme. The first week’s concerts, “A Louis Armstrong Tribute”, took place March 29-31, and featured guests Kermit Ruffins, Rickie Lee Jones, Roy Hargrove, Arturo Sandoval, Blind Boys of Alabama, Wendell Brunious, Telmary Diaz, James Andrews, and Rene Marie celebrating Armstrong and the mark he left on New Orleans jazz. These photos are from the first night, on Thursday, March 29.
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All photos are by Dino Perrucci.
The coming weekend’s concerts, “Locked Down”, feature Dr. John with his new album’s producer, the Black Keys’ guitarist Dan Auerbach, previewing songs from the record. The final weekend of shows is themed “Funky But It’s Nu Awlins”, and features guests Irma Thomas, Ivan Neville, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Nicholas Payton, Davell Crawford, and Donald Harrison.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Part alt-college town, part faerie-anarchist commune, the Marigny/Bywater neighborhood attracts both semiotics majors and gutter punks. In this faubourg, palm trees are lit with blazing sunshine, handmade costumes are as common as skimpy sundresses, and the vibe is always a little trippy.
1. The AllWays Lounge & Theatre
2240 St. Claude Ave.
One night might offer square dancing, the next could showcase an erotic disco circus inspired by A Streetcar Named Desire.
2. St. Roch Tavern
1200 St. Roch Ave.
The cheekily named vegan restaurant within, O! Vegasm, is open every day but Monday, but the real fun comes Saturday nights when underground queen Big Freedia’s D.J., Rusty Lazer, runs the sweatiest sissy bounce party in town—ripe physically and olfactorily with crust punks.
3. Mimi’s in the Marigny
2601 Royal St.
This neighborhood bar—often blamed for sparking the area’s gentrification—hosts an always-packed soul-funk dance party on Saturday nights.
4. Mudlark Public Theater
1200 Port St.
A black-box theater that’s also home to Big Dick’s House of Big Boobs DIY strip club.
5. The Country Club
634 Louisa St.
Come for the bottomless Mimosas; stay for the topless suntanning at the clothing-optional pool (day passes from $10).
6. Satsuma Café
3218 Dauphine St.
The go-to joint for juice cleanses, quinoa salads, and hippieish freelancers pecking away at MacBooks.
1027 Piety St.
An interactive “shantytown” installation built by sound artists and sculptors using salvaged materials. Reopens April 14.
8. The Front Gallery
4100 St. Claude Ave.
This multiroom patio-equipped space recently hosted an edible-insect installation where dairy goats were hailed as guests of honor.
9. Good Children Gallery
4037 St. Claude Ave.
A community hub exhibiting local and global talent.