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Chris Robinson Brotherhood Announce Return to NOLA


It was announced Tuesday (5.30) that the Chris Robinson Brotherhood will swing by New Orleans this fall for a show at the Civic Theatre. The California psychedelic roots-rock band announced a 35-date second leg of their Barefoot In The Head tour, in support of their forthcoming summer album of the same name. 


Watch: Tank and the Bangas Premiere ‘Quick’ Music Video


New Orleans-born stars Tank and the Bangas released the music video for their newest single “Quick,” this week. The official video for “Quick” is a long time coming for the band, as it was the winning song of the NPR Tiny Desk contest. 

 


Digital Get Down

Aurora Nealand's The Monocle Ensemble Explores Love & Technology at Music Box Village



Aurora Nealand’s show Saturday (5.27) at the Airlift's Music Box Village could fittingly be compared to a post-America apocalyptic fairytale. Drawing from Nealand’s new politically charged, indie-electronic accordion album recorded as her alter ego The Monocle, Kind Humankind, the performance was made spectacular from Shannon Stewart's precise choreography, to Nealand's multi-facted performance, moving from poetry to prolific accordion playing. 


Serpentine Sound

Toonces Tell the Tale of Tang Tang at Marigny Opera House



Move aside rock operas, indie rock operas are here to stay. Toonces’ performance of “The Trials of Tang” at The Marigny Opera House on Friday (5.26) is making a strong case for this new form of musical opus. Toonces, a lush indie rock band from New Orleans with Chelsea Hines starring on vocals, created an indie rock orchestral performance that was centered upon Tang Tang, “an eternally lonely and wonderfully flamboyant sea serpent” who lives in the depths of Barataria Bay. Tang Tang is chasing “the mate of his soul’s true calling,” but due to his own demons, brings himself enormous despair.


As One

Innovative Opera and Transgender Illumination Comes to the Marigny



Since its premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2014, the Laura Kaminsky-composed chamber opera “As One” has graced numerous stages and found acclaim throughout North America and Europe. Its protagonist Hannah is sung by two voices, baritone and mezzo-soprano, whose interactions, tumult, and equilibrium illustrate her dynamic gender expressions, core character, and growth as a transgender woman. The New Orleans Opera Association is presenting the work for two singers and string quartet this June 2-4 weekend at the Marigny Opera House. 


Film Review: Baywatch



For a certain generation, the word Baywatch brings to mind the dumb, kitschy show of the 1990s that gave the world Pamela Anderson and David Hasselhoff. It was little more than tawdry storylines peppered with beautiful women in red one-piece swimsuits running slow motion in the sand. Its charm — a very loose interpretation — was its irony and campiness, much of it courtesy of the Hoff, offered in a hour-per-week package. The 2017 rendition of Baywatch, starring Dwayne (no longer "The Rock") Johnson and Zac Efron, drowns in its lack of specific identity throughout, even though it delivers genuine laughs in a juvenile bag of genital humor and an overbearing 119 minute run time.


Anders Osborne, Tank and the Bangas (PHOTOS)

Stephen Charles Nicholson Photographs YLC Wednesday at the Square



On Wednesday (7.17), one of the most exciting shows in the Youth Leadership Council (YLC) Wednesday at the Square 2017 programming took place in Lafayette Square. In the penultimate concert in the 12-week series, NOLA all-stars Anders Osborne and Tank and the Bangas took to the stage, performing a rollicking show that beat all hump day blues. Scroll on for photos from Stephen Charles Nicholson. 


Easy Does It: NOLA-Set Indie Movie Adds a Double Dose of Hollywood


It’s a big week for Hollywood South, with several big casting announcements made about NOLA-based projects. Fresh off the news that Dennis Quaid will play George W. Bush in Ryan Murphy’s upcoming Katrina: American Crime Story, it was announced that another member of Murphy’s stable Ben Matheny has added two major stars to the cast of his independent film set in southeastern Louisiana. 


Fire Walk With the Prytania at Their David Lynch Retrospective


Twin Peaks fans, that gum you like is coming back in style. Over 25 years after David Lynch’s cult classic series ended, the much-anticipated new installment will premiere on Sunday, May 21st on Showtime. In honor of the revival, the Prytania Theatre will screen several of the director’s best known works during a four-week retrospective.


Super 'Stars'

Water Seed Talks New Album, ‘We Are Stars’



Ahead of the Friday (5.19) release of their album We Are Stars, Water Seed spoke with NoDef about their first full-length LP, their ongoing residency at one of Frenchmen’s famed clubs, and the band’s plans for interstellar domination. 


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