Holy shit! I guess it's appropriate considering how awesome the Jazz Fest 50th Anniversary line-up is, but this Jazz Fest night show roster is Off. The. Hook. Here's a quick way-too-early guide to navigate possibly the greatest 10 days of live music in New Orleans ever. Ever. The Rolling Stones. Our methodology for these recommendations … Continue reading How to navigate the best Jazz Fest night show line-up ever
Hogs for the Cause XI is this weekend and boasts the festival's most diverse music lineup to-date in addition to 90 teams competing in the annual BBQ competition. Here are our music highlights to look for this weekend.
It was essentially a Hail Mary to even try at 7:15pm on a Thursday night. My wife looked at me bewildered: "the Waitr app is paused…I’m not sure what is going on here." Fharmacy technically "closes" at 8:30pm and has no need for the interruption or annoyance from Waitr biz circa 7:30pm on a Thursday. … Continue reading Uniquely NOLA: Get right with the Dr. Tan burger at Fharmacy
A lot of what we have already or plan to write about food on this primarily music-oriented site are little snippets of New Orleans experiences that we enjoy. Attempting to properly tell our readers about our favorite things, experiences that you can only find in New Orleans and the surrounding geography. Little secrets to get … Continue reading Uniquely NOLA: Italian sub at Francesca has harmony like Crosby, Stills, and Nash
What a kick in the dick. I've been jacked up for literally months now, waiting to see a band that I love in New Orleans' newest, hottest music venue The Fillmore New Orleans. The hype was intense, the initial line-up pretty damn hot for New Orleans. The fucking Foo Fighters were going to light the … Continue reading Blackberry Smoke needs a better stage
This is the first of a series of descriptions of "only in New Orleans" experiences. This is what we do when the wives and kids are out of town, and we have the whole world to ourselves. If you haven't experienced it, take our words for it and then come back and tell us how … Continue reading Uniquely NOLA: The bar at Parkway Bakery
Signs was derived out of the pain of losing influential mentors close to Derek, Susan, and other bandmates, and the album's melancholy is clearly evident throughout the 11 tracks. I'll start by saying this is not the simplified, hard-hitting rocker album we are hoping to eventually hear from TTB, and the mourning throughout the band's … Continue reading New album review: Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Signs
I first heard the brothers Trongone in my neighbor's backyard as a semi-impromptu Jazz Fest night show in 2017. Jimmyfest 2. They were an exciting set back then and quickly earned the audience's attention if only because of the obvious raw talent on stage. Emphasis on raw. The band has come a long way since … Continue reading Pay attention to The Trongone Band
I walked into the Saenger Theater on Tuesday to see Tedeschi Trucks Band (TTB) with a pre-conceived notion. I'm a guitar guy, and I view Derek Trucks as the Eric Clapton of my generation. I was there to see him, and despite how much I like Susan Tedeschi's unmistakable soulful crooning, the slide virtuoso who … Continue reading The long honeymoon
Here's the premise: if you had to make a Pandora station to take with you into the afterlife, and you can only choose 20 bands. As of today. It changes frequently, and it should. Here's mine currently with relevant 2019 New Orleans show dates: The Band - The classic ensemble. Probably will always retain the … Continue reading If I died today, I’d listen to….