Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Upcoming: CEG NolaFunk Shows


Post-Galactic/Trombone Shorty Show with Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk @ Sullivan Hall Tix/Info

Next Saturday! February 5th
“One Month To Mardi Gras”
Big Sam's Funky Nation /
Eric Krasno
(of Soulive)
& Chapter 2

w/ Yellowcake, DJ Cochon de Lait


Friday February 11th
Eric Lindell
w/ The Statesmen
(Scott Metzger, Josh Dion, Jonah Smith)


Saturday February 19th
w/ special guests Urban Sun

plus Dear Havanah (CD Release Party), Nicky Egan & The Majority


Saturday February 26th
12am Post-Galactic/Trombone Shorty Show
Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk
w/ special guests


Friday March 4th
Mardi Gras Weekend In NYC

Dr. John & The Lower 911
w/ Marco Benevento,
High & Mighty Brass Band


Saturday March 5th
5th Annual Mardi Gras Ball!

Dr. John & The Lower 911
w/ Soul Rebels Brass Band,
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
w/ DJ Cochon de Lait


Friday March 11th
An Evening With

Tab Benoit


Saturday March 19th
Anders Osborne
w/ special guests Leroy Justice


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Upcoming: Jazzed In January fundraiser feat. Dr. John, & Kermit Ruffins

Upcoming: Up From the Bayou - A Benefit for the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic @ Sullivan Hall

Tomorrow, January 12, 2011 7:00 pm

Sullivan Hall

A Night of New Orleans Funk With Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Russell Batiste, John Gros, Andy Hess, and Christine Ohlman.

VIP admission $60.00 includes Jambalaya, Muffalettas, Zapp's Potato Chips, Beignets, Complimentary Heineken, Sailor Jerry Rum, Belvedere Vodka.

General Admission Tickets $30.00 Music Only.

Tickets available in advance at http://www.jamsf.com

This is a benefit for the New Orleans Musicians Clinic .

Since 1998, the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic (NOMC) has been dedicated to keeping New Orleans' performers alive in body, mind, and spirit by providing comprehensive health care and mental health/social services. As the "medical home" for more than 2,000 local musicians and tradition bearers, the NOMC's Culture of Caring Model provides cost-efficient access to high quality healthcare and wellness programs for our patients, regardless of their ability to pay.

The New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation (NOMAF) evolved from NOMC following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to expand its mission and promise to keep New Orleans music alive by sustaining New Orleans' traditional music cultures through our Gig Fund and our Emergency Fund.

Monday, January 10, 2011

More Pictures from Export NOLA

photos by Dino Perrucci

Matt Perrine & Alex McMurray - The Bitter End, NYC 1/7/11

Amanda Shaw & Walter "Wolfman" Washington - Sullivan Hall, NYC 1/7/11

Joe Krown Trio - Sullivan Hall, NYC 1/7/11

Russell Batiste - Sullivan Hall, NYC 1/7/11

Tin Men - The Bitter End, NYC 1/7/11

Honey Island Swamp Band w/Washboard Chaz - The Bitter End, NYC 1/7/11

Maurice Brown - Sullivan Hall, NYC 1/7/11

Khris Royal - Sullivan Hall, NYC 1/7/11

Amanda Shaw - Sullivan Hall, NYC 1/7/11

Grayson Capps - The Bitter End, NYC 1/7/11

Jamie McLean Band - The Bitter End, NYC 1/7/11

Mia Borders - Sullivan Hall, NYC 1/7/11

Henry Butler - Sullivan Hall, NYC 1/9/11

Henry Butler - Sullivan Hall, NYC 1/9/11

Sasha Masakowski - Sullivan Hall, NYC 1/9/11

DJ Logic & Maurice Brown - Sullivan Hall, NYC 1/12/11

More from last night:

John Gros - Sullivan Hall, NYC 1/12/11

Henry Butler & John Gros - Sullivan Hall, NYC 1/12/11

In Pictures: Export NOLA @ Sullivan Hall / Bitter End

photos by Greg Aiello

Tin Men @ The Bitter End

Grayson Capps @ The Bitter End

Sasha Masakowski & Musical Playground @ The Bitter End

Amanda Shaw @ Sullivan Hall

Jamie McLean Band @ Sullivan Hall

Honey Island Swamp Band @ Sullivan Hall

Mia Borders @ Sullivan Hall

Walter 'Wolfman' Washington, Russell Batiste & Joe Krown @ Sullivan Hall

Khris Royal's Crescent Jam @ Sullivan Hall

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Kermit Ruffins to lease former site of Mother-in-Law Lounge

Keith Spera, The Times-Picayune By Keith Spera, The Times-Picayune

Kermit Ruffins says he has cut a deal to lease the former home of Ernie K-Doe’s Mother-in-Law Lounge.

Kermit Ruffins at Bullets.JPGKermit Ruffins, seen here at Bullet's, already leases Sidney's Saloon in Treme. He plans to open a second Treme bar in the old Mother-in-Law Lounge.

Ruffins and the building’s owner have agreed on terms for a longterm lease and expect to sign paperwork by early next week, Ruffins said. He hopes to open by Mardi Gras.

“I jumped on it before anyone else did,” he said Thursday.

Ruffins has a month-to-month lease on the nearby Sidney’s Saloon, where he sometimes performs. He is a hands-off owner. He books the occasional band, but mostly leaves the day-to-day operation to a manager.

He anticipates a similar arrangement at his new bar. “I’m going to have as much live music as I can,” he said.

The ramshackle barroom at 1500 North Claiborne Avenue served as the headquarters for rhythm & blues eccentric Ernie K-Doe, purveyor of the hit “Mother-in-Law.” After K-Doe’s death in 2001, his widow, Antoinette, operated the Mother-in-Law Lounge as a shrine to her late husband – complete with a life-size mannequin she dressed in the real K-Doe’s clothes – and quasi-community center for an assortment of Treme old-timers and young, bohemian musicians.

Antoinette died of a heart attack on Mardi Gras morning 2009. Her daughter Betty Fox, manager of an auto-parts store in Memphis, Tenn., moved to New Orleans and took over the Mother-in-Law Lounge. But she struggled with various financial and logistical challenges, cars crashing into the front door, and the fact that she wasn’t her irrepressible mother.

“The only person who could run Ernie K-Doe’s Mother-in-Law Lounge was Antoinette K-Doe,” Fox said in December. “I did all I could do. I’m exhausted. It’s too stressful.”

She closed the Lounge after a Dec. 12 farewell show, and cleared out the remaining K-Doe memorabilia.

Ruffins says he has not yet settled on a name for the new enterprise. He’s unsure if it will include the words “Mother-in-Law.”

mother in law lounge.jpgMourners line up outside Ernie K-Doe's Mother-in-Law Lounge in February 2009 to pay their respects to Antoinette K-Doe. Kermit Ruffins says he wants to preserve the exterior murals by artist Daniel Fuselier.

Fueled by Antoinette K-Doe’s legendary red beans and rice, artist Daniel Fuselier worked off-and-on for seven years to cover the exterior of the two-story building with dozens of vibrant, larger-than-life renderings, including cartoonish portraits of the K-Does. Regardless of what Ruffins names the new bar, he intends to leave the murals in place.

“I can’t mess up that beautiful artwork,” he said. “The outside is going to stay the same.”

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