Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Upcoming: Galactic -w- Allen Tousaint opening @ Capitol Theatre

 


 Galactic featuring Corey Glover 

Allen Toussaint

Sat, October 6, 2012

The Capitol Theatre

Port Chester, NY

$35.00

Galactic featuring Corey Glover (of Living Colour)



This event will have a general admission standing room only floor and a reserved seated Loge and Balcony. Reserved Loge and Balcony tickets will NOT have access to the general admission floor.

Upcoming: Kermit Ruffins & BBQ Swingers @ Brooklyn Bowl

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Upcoming: Big Freedia @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise Next Wednesday (8/29)


BIG FREEDIA: Wed Aug 29 aboard The Rocks Off Concert Cruise: Harbor Lights


Aboard The Harbor Lights

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Rocks Off Cruise Aboard the Harbor Lights
Boards: 7:00pm / Departs: 8:00pm
E. 23rd St. & FDR Dr. Maps & Directions


Big Freedia

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Upcoming: Rebirth Brass Band @ Brooklyn Bowl

Upcoming: Alex McMurray / Cristina Black @ Joe's Pub

Price: $15 / 9:30 PM / September 16

Show Description

If Alex McMurray's songwriting seems a bit dour at times--okay, most of the time--well then that's totally intentional. "Like Blanche DuBois in Streetcar," he says, "I find sorrow to be quite a beautiful emotion. Loneliness can be nice." And he'd know. A New Orleans fixture since the '80s, the guitar slinger is now widely recognized as the embodiment of the downtown New Orleans lifestyle: sketchy bars, cracked sidewalks, fallen-down houses, tattered hearts, broken spirits, discarded chicken bones. He's often compared to Tom Waits; they both have whiskey-throated voices and share a curious ability to find inspiration in the degenerate, not to mention an obsession with the Ninth Ward. Except McMurray actually lives there.


“The most talented songwriter in New Orleans.” -Antigravity
“Tom Waits-ian pathos cut with a Big Easy sweetener.” -Nola.com
“One of the best young songwriters in the country.” -Gambit Weekly
“He sees things we all see, but shows them in a new light.” -GoNola.com
“One of the best songwriters working today.” -OffBeat



Bob Adamek Photo
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Often compared to Nico and Fiona Apple for her smoke-and-honey character voice, Brooklyn singer-songwriter Cristina Black maintains a cabaret-like propriety while drawing on the curious looseness of her former home, New Orleans. A classically trained harpist and pianist from age 4, Black turned to pop songwriting more recently when she took up baritone ukulele and began crafting uncommon confessional songs about things like love, money, death and disaster. Her debut album, The Ditty Sessions, is the result of a magical collaboration with an all-star Big Easy backing band that included Alex McMurray on guitar, Brian Coogan on keys and the late Alex Chilton (of Big Star fame) on bass. Galactic’s Ben Ellman oversaw the sessions at his own Number C studio in Uptown New Orleans. Standout track “Purple Houses” describes the anxiety of watching Hurricane Katrina swirl towards the Gulf Coast. The set also addresses drug addiction on “These Days”, infidelity on “All I Want” and the plight of the wealthy on the fan favorite “Drunk Rich People,” which was recently featured on NBC’s prime time hit Parenthood. Live, Black hops from uke to piano, performing with her New York-based band.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Upcoming: New Orleans Suspects - Benefit for Reggie Scanlan @ Lucille's (BB King's)


THE NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS
A Benefit for Reggie Scanlan
September 13, 2012
Showtime @ 8:00PM
Doors Open @ 6:00PM
Tickets $30.00 in advance, $35.00 day of show
Bio The newest super group from New Orleans, The New Orleans Suspects, features members of legendary veteran touring acts The Radiators, The Neville Brothers, and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Tonight in Lucille's, this hot new outfit will perform a benefit show to help pay for extensive cancer surgery for bassist Reggie Scanlan.

Formed in the wake of the June 2011 breakup of The Radiators after 34 years, The New Orleans Suspects are comprised of some of the best, most highly respected players in New Orleans, including bassist Reggie Scanlan (Radiators, the Professor Longhair Band), drummer Mean Willie Green (The Neville Brothers), saxophonist Jeff Watkins (James Brown, Joss Stone), guitarist and vocalist Jake Eckert (The Dirty Dozen Brass Band), and keyboardist and vocalist C.R. Gruver (Outformation). The band combines original songs in the New Orleans style with hits and obscurities from the Allen Toussaint and Dr. John songbooks, as well as performing favorites from the repertoires of The Radiators, The Nevilles, and The Dirty Dozen.

Touring to strong crowds and press accolades since July 2011, The New Orleans Suspects recently released their eponymous debut album. Come out to Lucille's tonight and support a good cause with some good music!
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Thursday, August 2, 2012