Thursday, December 19, 2013

Mardi Gras Ball feat. Kermit Ruffins & Dumpstaphunk @ BB King's

1st Annual NY Brass & Heritage Festival feat. Rebirth Brass Band & Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Rebirth Brass Band
@ Blue Note Jazz Club, 131 W 3rd St, NYC
Tuesday-Friday, January 7-10
Dirty Dozen Brass Band & Red Baraat
@ Highline Ballroom, 431 W 16th St, NYC
Friday, January 10
The Blind Boys of Alabama, Allen Toussaint, Ruthie Foster & Paul Thorn
@ BB King Blues Club, 237 W 42nd St, NYC
Friday, January 10
Keller Williams w/ The Travelin' McCourys & Classic Albums Live
perform Dark Side of the Moon
@ BB King Blues Club, 237 W 42nd St, NYC
Sunday, January 12
A Great Night Of Soulful Blues With
Irving Louis Lattin
@ Lucille's Grill, 237 W 42nd St, NYC
Friday, January 10
Festival Late Night Party
High and Mighty Brass Band
Free entrance with ticket stubs from BB Kings, Highline and Blue Note 1/10 Brass & Heritage Festival shows.
@ Lucille's Grill, 237 W 42nd St, NYC
Friday, January 10
Festival Late Night Party
Rebirth Brass Band
Ticket holders for other shows get priority seating at this event
@ Blue Note Jazz Club, 131 W 3rd St, NYC
Friday, January 10 @ MIDNIGHT
Soulful New York Blues with a Twist!
B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars
Featuring THE HARLEM BLUES PROJECT: JERRY DUGGER - bass & vocals, JUNIOR MACK - guitar & vocals, BARRY HARRISON - drums & vocals; And a revolving cast of NYC's finest blues musicians: BILL SIMS JR. - guitar & vocals, MICHAEL HILL - guitar & vocals, IRVING LOUIS LATTIN - guitar & vocals, SOLOMON HICKS - guitar & vocals
@ Lucille's Grill, 237 W 42nd St, NYC
Tuesday, January 7
French Cookin' Blues Band
Doc French - guitar & vocals, Josh Goldberg - guitar & vocals, Bobby Day - bass, Glen "Bob" Allen - drums
@ Lucille's Grill, 237 W 42nd St, NYC
Saturday, January 11
PitchBlak Brass Band
@ Drom, 85 Ave A (b/w 5th & 6th), NYC
Saturday, January 11 @ 1:30AM

Friday, October 25, 2013

Upcoming: Henry Butler, Steve Bernstein & The Hot 9 @ BRIC House Ballroom


FRI | NOV 1 | $18 | 8PM
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.
Henry Butler 
 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

Watch: LiveSet presents Hurray for the Riff Raff Live in the Lower 9

Hurray for the Riff Raff at Mimi's.

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
Lookout Mama
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

Tomorrow Night: Sweet Crude / Alexis & the Samurai @ Joe's Pub

Price: $15
  • 7:00 PM - October 23 Buy Tix

Show Description

Sweet 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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Friday, October 4, 2013

Watch: K-Doe Live at Jazz Fest, 1980-something (via WWOZ)

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, September 18, 2013

Set the Guinness World Records® Twerk Record with Big Freedia!

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!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Nolafunky Riverfest @ Watermark next Saturday / FREE

Benefit for The Roots of Music w/Stanton Moore & Funky But Better @ Beekman‏ Beer Garden

Come Join us with Stanton Moore as Master of the Ceremony in a special performance of Funky But Better featuring Big Sam (of Sam's Funky Nation), Ivan Neville (of Dumpstaphunk), Stanton Moore (of Galactic), Eric McFadden (of PFunk & Animal), and Doug Wimbish (of Living Colour) to help support the Roots of Music at the Beekman on September 25th at 7PM. General Admission $35 and VIP $100 includes Nawlin's Buffet, Complimentary Red Bull, Absolut, and Bulleit Bourbon cocktails, Godiva Chocolate Gift Bags & Treme Recordings.
The Roots of Music’s mission founded by Derrick Tabb of Rebirth Brass Band is to teach, support, and empower New Orleans’ youth through music education, academic support, and personal mentorship, while preserving and promoting New Orleans’ unique musical and cultural heritage. The goal is to give the youth of New Orleans the resources to live positive, productive, and self-reliant lives in community with others.
The Roots of Music is a year-round program for low-income, 9-to-14-year-olds that fills a void in our city’s middle school music education programs.  Once an integral part of New Orleans middle schools, after Katrina many schools discontinued their marching bands and music programs for this age group. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Watch: Preservation Hall's "That's It' Music Video

The video for the title track to Preservation Hall Jazz Band's new record, That's It!—their thirtieth release—was created by director/choreographer Jo Roy and friends via, a user-submitted site that connects filmmakers with bands. It is cool. Tubas.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Ticket Contest: Dumpstaphunk @ Stage One (Fairfield, CT)

Ticket Giveaway: Dumpstaphunk
September 20 on StageOne — With the end of August, we're left with the dreadful realization that another summer is winding to a close. Although Labor Day marks the last hurrah for white pants, barbecues and kids up late on a Sunday night, it is not the end of the season. People, until the clock strikes midnight on Sept. 21, it's still summer!

And, while the mere mention of this can dampen everyone's mood, we have the perfect solution: live music. We're giving away a couple pairs of tickets to master funkateers, Dumpstaphunk, who'll lay down some of the tightest funk grooves this side of Maceo Parker and help us all keep that summer groove.

HOW TO ENTER: 1) Head on over to our facebook page. 2) Participate 3) Sit back, relax, and hope that you're one of our fabulous Facebook fans who'll win.