Archive for April, 2011

Trumpets Not Guns!

The non-profit Trumpet Not Guns project raises money to provide musical instruments to students in New Orleans, “taking back our streets one horn at a time”.  A benefit for the program was held recently at Tipitinas in New Orleans, with Glen David Andrews as M.C., and an array of New Orleans musicians performing, including  Amanada […]

French Quarter Festival 2011

Four days and nights, eighteen stages scattered throughout the French Quarter and along the Mississippi River, packed with some of the finest jazz, blues, funk, brass, zydeco, rock, and crazy Gypsy punk bands the world has to offer.  Did we mention that all this goodness is FREE?  Not a music fanatic? No worries – sit […]

Viva Le Vox @ Siberia

OK, we’re starting to ramble about genre-busting (Graveyard Jaw, The Sawyer Family, Joe Buck Yourself, and just about every other band we love), so we’ll be concise:  here’s another.   Viva Le Vox is one of our favorite bands in a long time–stunning both to the eyes and ears.  Listen carefully and there are glimpses of […]

The Sawyer Family @ Siberia

Nearly defeated by red rope lights as the only on-stage illumination?  OK, yeah. And D3s’s are on backorder.  ISO 25,600 @ less than 1/50s under pure red light is photographic death, but makes for one hell of a mood onstage and it’s not all about our pain, so let’s move on.   Anyway, thus began our introduction […]

Joe Buck Yourself @ Siberia

Joe Buck (aka Jim Finkley) is a guitarist and bassist from Murray, Kentucky, now living in Nashville.  His one man show, Joe Buck Yourself, is something to behold–Kenny G fanboys need not enter the club.  Joe, enveloped in dim green light @ Siberia on St. Claude (in New Orleans), stares down the audience like a reptile […]

Strange Roux and Wasted Lives @ the Howlin’ Wolf!

Two very different bands, one very exceptional night.  We raved about Strange Roux before and sometimes great things stay exactly the way you want them.  Be sure to check out their show at Tipitina’s on April 21 with Purpetrator and Cold Turkey (breathe easy–Tips is smoke-free!). The Wasted Lives followed Strange Roux with a honky-tonk  throw down featuring […]

My Graveyard Jaw @ the (ISO 12,800) Hi Ho Lounge!

My Graveyard Jaw is Michael James (aka Stix Duh Clown) on guitar, banjo, vocals, and boot stompin’, Denis Bonis on violin, Scott Potts on bass (and bass climbing), and Alleyn Evans on cello.  Forget the genre-stuffing–it’s blues, country, growlin’, bass strings howling for mercy, soaring violin, gorgeous cello, guitar and banjo strumming madness.  The song […]

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue @ Lafayette Square

YLC Presents:  Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue! Trombone Shorty has come a long way, as if that needs saying.  We remember him as a tiny kid, blowing trombone like he was seven feet tall, but now he’s not only grown up, but has played with Lenny Kravitz, U2, Green Day, and others.  His current band is […]