Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Listen: Preview the new Trombone Shorty album


Say That to This cover art
Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue will soon release their third album on Verve, Say That to This. After recording his first two albums with Galactic's Ben Ellman, Shorty teamed with producer and R&B artist Raphael Saadiq to make an album that is very definitely Shorty and his band, but with a few more soulful, song-oriented contours. His last album was guest-heavy; this time around, Shorty and his band are the focus, even when The Meters join them for a sweet version of "Be My Lady." 

Say That to This is due out on Tuesday, September 10, and here's a preview.

  Trombone Shorty featuring Raphael Saadiq - "Fire And Brimstone" from Verve Music Group on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Win a Free Trip to Ponderosa Stomp


Win a FREE Trip to Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans October 3-5

Some of the most influential, important, and largely unknown giants of American music come together for the Ponderosa Stomp Festival October 3 - 5 in New Orleans, which includes two nights of legendary performances, a Music History Conference, the Louisiana premiere of the critically acclaimed Muscle Shoals documentary, the Hip Drop DJ party and a rare record show.

Enter now for a chance to get blown away by "the best music you've never heard of" at this very special festival that celebrates the unsung heroes and heroines of American music.

You and a friend could win:

  • Roundtrip Air or a travel voucher to New Orleans*
  • 3 nights at the New Orleans Wyndham Riverfront Hotel
  • Dinner at Ye Olde College Inn
  • Plus a Ponderosa Stomp VIP package including concert tickets, access to all festival events, posters, t-shirts, a sampler CD and more.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Buzzfeed: 15 Quintessential New Orleans Brass Acts

#1 Rebirth Brass Band

Rebirth Brass Band

WHAT THEY’RE KNOWN FOR: Being the very first ones to add a little funk to traditional brass arrangements.
These ambassadors of brass were formed in 1983 by local legends the Frazier brothers and trumpeter Kermit Ruffins, alongside members of their high school marching band in the Treme at the time.
WHERE YOU CAN SEE THEM: Every Tuesday night at the Maple Leaf Bar in the Carollton neighborhood Uptown

Monday, August 19, 2013

Tomorrow: Lost Bayou Ramblers @ City Winery Backyard (FREE)

Doors: 5:00PM / Show Starts 5:30PM
Enter on Spring Street (Between Varick & Hudson) No reservations needed; just show up ready to have a great time!

Tuesday, August 20 2013 5:00pm Doors / 5:30pm Start

The 5th Annual Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival: Lost Bayou Ramblers - 8/20

Acclaimed Cajun rockers Lost Bayou Ramblers bring the party to our courtyard - and will perform music from their latest album "Mammoth Waltz". One of the series' best!
City Winery is proud to announce the 5th Annual Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival - a fun, FREE "After-Work Backyard Party" held every Tuesday from June 4th through August 27th, from 5:00PM-7:30PM!
Food and beverages will be available for purchase - there will be an assortment of wines from City Winery, ice cold beer from Radeberger, ice cream and ice cream sandwiches from Jacques Torres, and hot dogs and other snacks offered by Great Performances.

Lost Bayou Ramblers was born deep in South Louisiana performing ol
d style, predominantly acoustic Cajun music at clubs and festivals across the US, Europe, and Canada. After years of playing traditional style, the Lost Bayou Ramblers found themselves needing to grow. To create a new sound that combined not just the sounds of their heritage, but all the musical influences they grew up loving. It began with the recording of their new album Mammoth Waltz at Dockside Studios in Maurice, La. The idea was to incorporate more influences, sounds, technology, and stylings with the traditional Cajun instrumentation. The resulting 11 tracks speak for themselves.

By chance and by friendship, a number of talented special guests inspired Lost Bayou Ramblers by bringing their own unique backgrounds to the recordings. The band began experimenting more in their live shows, and their new sound was born. It has developed into a mammoth style that evokes the power of it’s predecessors while reaching for the future; when Lost Bayou Ramblers is at full fervor, even the traditional accordion and fiddle take on new modern dynamics.

Whether you are a rock purist, Cajun purist, or looking for something more adventurous from both genres, Mammoth Waltz delivers.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tomorrow: Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk @ Madison Square Park (FREE)

Our last Mad. Sq. Music: Oval Lawn Series show of the summer features Ivan Neville’sDumpstaphunk! This monster of a New Orleans funk band has Ivan Neville on vocals, B3 and Clav, Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III both bringing the bass attack, Ian Neville on guitar, and Nikki Glaspie on drums. This group’s blend of bass-heavy classic funk, R&B, gospel, and rock carry on the tradition of American funk, and will have Madison Square Park jumping. Their summer 2013 release, Dirty Word, stays true to vintage funk roots, but brings them into 2013. They are as hard-hitting as ever so don’t miss our final performance of the summer season! The concert kicks off tomorrow,Wednesday, August 7 at 7pm, so hope to see you all there! 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Watch: Preservation Hall Jazz Band, "That's It" | Talks At Google

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band derives its name from Preservation Hall, the venerable music venue located in the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter, founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe. The band has traveled worldwide spreading their mission to nurture and perpetuate the art form of New Orleans Jazz. Whether performing at Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center, for British Royalty or the King of Thailand, this music embodies a joyful, timeless spirit. Under the auspices of current director, Ben Jaffe, the son of founders Allan and Sandra, Preservation Hall continues with a deep reverence and consciousness of its greatest attributes in the modern day as a venue, band, and record label.

The building that houses Preservation Hall has housed many businesses over the years including a tavern during the war of 1812, a photo studio and an art gallery. It was during the years of the art gallery that then owner, Larry Borenstein, began holding informal jam sessions for his close friends. Out of these sessions grew the concept of Preservation Hall. The intimate venue, whose weathered exterior has been untouched over its history, is a living embodiment of its original vision. To this day, Preservation Hall has no drinks, air conditioning, or other typical accoutrements strictly welcoming people of all ages interested in having one of the last pure music experiences left on the earth

The PHJB began touring in 1963 and for many years there were several bands successfully touring under the name Preservation Hall. Many of the band's charter members performed with the pioneers who invented jazz in the early twentieth century including Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, and Bunk Johnson. Band leaders over the band's history include the brothers Willie and Percy Humphrey, husband and wife Billie and De De Pierce, famed pianist Sweet Emma Barrett, and in the modern day Wendall and John Brunious. These founding artists and dozens of others passed on the lessons of their music to a younger generation who now follow in their footsteps like the current lineup.

Directed by Lee Stimmel
Audio Engineering : John Clemente, David Rosenberg & Jordan Adamson
Cameras: Andrew McCardle
Edited by Matthew Hendershot