Tweet The most expensive show ever at Tipitina’s at $100/ticket and the place is packed. In a town of low-or-no cover charges (great for music lovers, potentially terrible for musicians, unless fans hit that tip bucket–<<hint>> <<hint>>), a $100 show is essentially a once-in-a-lifetime one, and no better way cash in that chance than to see [...]
Tweet We were so psyched to see Cypress Hill and summary: the best hip hop show we’ve ever covered. The band delivered just the mix we expected–straight-ahead hip hop, some of their Rusko dub step work, and some of their crossover hard rock stuff. We made our personal preference clear in the previous post, but [...]
Tweet A very late RIP to Uncle Batiste, a true New Orleanian. No more watches strapped across the palm, no giant Batistian billboards on Times Square (advertising Treme), no more late night wanderings on Frenchmen St, no more Uncle on the bass drum for the Treme Brass Band. Here are a few shots of Uncle [...]
Tweet Slash with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators play the House of Blues in New Orleans, LA!
Tweet Pics from the 2012 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival are now in the following gallery. Live (and dance) vicariously through HIGH ISO Music: See you in 2013!
Tweet Preservation Hall is electrifying (still) and I’ve been there dozens of times. Here are some candid (and HIGH ISO, to be sure–flash is not OK) shots from a recent shoot that Elsa Hahne arranged and Preservation was kind enough to permit. Click through to reach the gallery:
Tweet The Republic in New Orleans recently hosted a huge bounce celebration, with a who’s who list of bounce stars: Sissy Nobby, Katey Red, DJ Jubilee, Ricky B, 10th Ward Buck, Cheeky Blakk, Ms. Tee, Rusty Lazer, Nicky Da B, Flyboy Keno… We were virtually destroyed when we quit shooting at about 3:30am, but still managed [...]
Tweet This year’s Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival was the 6th annual presentation of the free event, which is put on by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation (whose premiere event is the annual Jazz and Heritage Festival). This year’s lineup was loaded with stars, including Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, Little Freddie King, Walter [...]
Tweet Big Daddy O (aka Owen Tufts), 6’6″ of blues master, played a solo acoustic show recently at the Ogden Museum’s Ogden After Hours. If you haven’t checked out Big Daddy O, well, here he is: Now drag yourself over to his site, buy all of his CDs (we confess that we bought all of [...]
Tweet Bootsy Collins is an undisputed Funk God–and more. He’s played with James Brown, George Clinton, Axiom Funk and many other great lineups and now he’s claimed a new prize: our hearts. Bootsy put on one of the best concerts we’ve ever seen–funk or otherwise–at Tipitinas in New Orleans. The cover charge was shockingly high [...]
Tweet All good things must come to an end. Actually, in New Orleans that’s not strictly true, since the end of Jazz Fest simply returns us to the normal firehouse-sized helping of daily music and festivals, but for non-locals, maybe it is a temporary ending. In any event, we recount our best experiences during the [...]
Tweet 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 [...]
Tweet Exhausted by the blues! But in a most pleasant way. Following Cedric Burnside’s recent show at d.b.a., here comes Lightnin’ Malcolm, playing with the grandson, Cameron Kimbrough, of yet another blues legend! This time we firmly planted our soon-to-be-dancing asses close to the stage and dared to approach ISO 10000 to nail a few shots before the [...]
Mardi Gras 2011 in New Orleans!
Tweet Sebastian Weston recently brought his mellow, funky sound to Ogden After Hours. Backed by a thumb-slappin’ bass, rasta-tinged drums and keyboards, his music “challenged” us to alternatively dance or grab another cold Restoration Ale and chill. Check him out.
Tweet It’s hard to write anything new about Professor Longhair (aka Henry Roeland Byrd aka “Fess”). He’s a New Orleans icon (see?), his piano playing style is unique and yet has tinged the work of virtually every piano player who plays “New Orleans music” (whatever that is). There are performers who can clearly capture his vibe (Jon [...]
Tweet St. Andrew’s Festival @ Bacchanal featured Debauche, a Russian Mafia Band who are purveyors of “Russian Hooligan Songs”. We want more! Never has ISO 8000 been more necessary, since the band was essentially lit with Christmas lights. Check it out: and check out their website and visit their Facebook page.
Tweet Mirliton Festival featured, in addition to some rocking’ food (dig those mirlton fries, which we made for Thanksgiving!), R. Scully’s Rough 7, with Rob Cambre on lead guitar, Ryan Scully on lead vocals and rythym guitar, CJ Floyd on bass, Mike Andrepont on drums, Ratty Scurvics on keys, and Meschiya Lake/Erika Lewis on vocals, [...]
Tweet Cedric Burnside and Lightnin’ Malcolm are also known as the two man wreckin’ krewe and the nickname is true, in the same sense that R. L. Burnside was a one man wreckin’ krewe. R. L. Burnside cranked out high energy, skull-splitting blues that crossed genres…for example, don’t hesitate to check out A Ass Pocket [...]
Tweet It’s hard to say much that’s new about Die Antwoord–they haven’t actually been around that long and yet, when you see them, it’s refreshing in the same way that the Ramones or the Sex Pistols were when they burst onto the scene. Die Antwoord are hip hop with attitude, yet with a smart, tongue-in-cheek [...]
Jon Cleary…one funky Englishman!
Try not to miss any opportunity to watch this man play live!