Posts Tagged ‘new orleans’

Jazz Fest 2016

And, we’re back!  And off to a good start, because the driver for our first Uber trip to the Fair Grounds was the son of Robert Parker, of Barefootin’ fame. We got the lowdown on the song’s origin and while we’re saddened to hear that he’s mostly retired, we also learned that he’s tearing the […]

Tribute to Allen Toussaint at HoB NOLA

On April 8, 2016, the House of Blues in New Orleans will host a tribute to Allen Toussaint, who passed away on November 10, 2015.  The impact that Toussaint had on music of all genres, both in the New Orleans area and beyond, is virtually indescribable, with his original music covered by Glen Campbell (currently […]

Tank and the Bangas at Jazz Fest 2015

We first saw Tank and the Bangas at Chickie Wah Wah.  That night began with limited interest, frankly–I had no idea who they were, was a bit tired, and I’m not saying I was down on New Orleans music (a native would never dare), but I was preemptively dreading “same old” or disappointment. What an […]

Jonathon Boogie Long at Jazz Fest 2015

We don’t love the hat. But just about everything else is what’s not to love? Jonathon Boogie Long shredded the other bands at the Best of the Beat awards. Terrorized the Blues and BBQ festival. Was easily the best blues act at Jazz Fest 2015. Has been called the “living embodiment of the modern state […]

Vintage Trouble at Jazz Fest 2015

Vintage Trouble have only been playing together since 2010, but you’d guess more like 1960. Consisting of Ty Taylor (the suit-shredding front man), Nalle Colt, Rick Dill, and Richard Danielson, they play…umm… never mind. We’ve raved about their “apartness” in the past, and they fit precisely (we love irony) into the hard to categorize, visual/musical […]

Behemoth and Cannibal Corpse at HOB NOLA

Following on the tail of Machine Head’s fantastic show at the House of Blues:  Behemoth, with Cannibal Corpse.  While nothing will ultimately compare with our Behemoth experiences on the Barge to Hell, this was a lot closer to home.  HOB crackled with energy for these completely packed shows and somehow, CorpseGrinder’s head remained attached, despite […]

RIP Big Chief Bo Dollis (1944-2015)

RIP Big Chief Bo Dollis (1944-2015)

The news is spreading that Big Chief Bo Dollis has died, at the age of 71.  From both a musical and cultural standpoint, the loss is a heavy burden to bear.  The Mardi Gras Indians culture remains notoriously difficult to explain to non-New Orleans, to those who haven’t seen it firsthand.  So if you’re “not […]

Leo “Bud” Welch at d.b.a.

We recently caught Leo “Bud” Welch’s show at d.b.a., our favorite no-smoking watering hole on Frenchmen St.  Last sighting: our favorite act of the 2014 Blues and BBQ Festival. Tired of over-orchestrated, over-produced blues?  Leo plays with a drummer, a chair, and a guitar, and could get away with just the guitar, since at 83, […]

Jazz Fest 2014!

Jazz Fest 2014 is done, and the time for recollecting has arrived.  Seven days, three tired cameras, more than three blisters, and a a lot of photos.  As usual, click through any photo to browse the entire gallery of images from Jazz Fest. Second Weekend: Cowboy Mouth has played a bunch of Jazz Fests, and […]

Jazz Fest Moments: Recent Favorites

To kick off our coverage of the 2014 Jazz and Heritage Festival, we offer some visual highlights of our favorite moments at recent Jazz Fests.  See you on the grounds this weekend and next!   The Wayne Shorter Quartet, featuring Damilo Perez, John Patitucci, and Brian Blade, perform at the 2013 Jazz and Heritage Festival […]

George Clinton at Tipitina’s

George Clinton (of Funkadelic / Parliament fame, not the 4th Vice President of the United States, who was almost certainly not as interesting) has been laying down the funk for a long time. Some musicians who’ve been playing this long, and who’ve had as much success as George Clinton has, show up, smile, drop a […]

Lord Dying at Siberia

Last Tuesday, Siberia hosted five touring metal bands, including Lord Dying from Portland, Oregon. This was the first time we’d seen them, and hopefully not the last. Lord Dying pummeled the audience with bass. It makes sense that they’ve stuck Capuano (bassist) up front, although dueling vocals arrived from stage right (Olson, guitarist/Viking) as well […]

Creepy Fest at Siberia!

Some shots from Creepy Fest 2013 at Siberia, in New Orleans, LA:

B. B. King and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Tipitinas!

B. B. King and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Tipitinas!

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 B. […]

The Best Hip Hop Show in Recent History

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 the […]

RIP, Uncle Lionel Batiste

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 Lionel, […]

Slash at the House of Blues in New Orleans, LA

Slash with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators play the House of Blues in New Orleans, LA!

Photo coverage of Essence Festival 2012!

2012 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival!

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!

Preservation Hall

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:

Bounce X at the Republic!

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 to […]

2011 Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival

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 “Wolfman” […]

Big Daddy O at the Ogden Museum

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 them […]

Bootsy Collins

Bootsy Collins

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 for […]