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Keith Urban, Wilco, Jimmy Cliff headline today
Steamboat Natchez, 9:15p.m.
Rock n roillin' on the river
Saenger Theater, 8p.m.
Warren Haynes project jams again with lots of guests
Dragon’s Den, 10p.m.
World music mixed with some familiar NOLA sounds
Civic Theater, 8p.m.
Jazz and funk from Soul Live alums and friends
Brass with a big presence and a rock beat
Blue Nile, 10p.m.
Packed evening of NOLA music spanning several genres of jazz, soul, and funk
House of Blues, 8p.m.
Local singer-songwriter with a big national footprint
Howlin’ Wolf, 10p.m.
Ivan Nevile, Tony Hall, Nikki Glaspie lay it down
The Joy Theater, 9p.m.
Much awaited Meters reunion with Phish keys player subbing in for Neville
Boogaloo and soul jazz
HUSTLE with DJ Soul Sister
Hi Ho Lounge, 8p.m.
Beloved local DJ spins funk, soul, and more, always in the groove
Jazz Fest – The Who
Soul Rebels, Gravity A, Brass-A-Holics, Steven Bernstein
Mississippi Rail Company
The London Souls
House of Blues
One Eyed Jacks
Father John Misty
The Civic Theater
The Meter Men, Page McConnell
The Joy Theater
Steamboat Natchez, 10p.m.
Deep Space Communication
Ben Ellman Chats About Galactic's Annual NYE Gig at Tip's
New Orleans is a city of tradition, holidays, and music. The three elements collide on schedule during Galactic’s annual New Year’s Eve show at Tipitina’s (501 Napoleon Avenue). NoDef chatted quickly with Ben Ellman to get the scoop on the show.
Gypsyphonic Remixes Mardi Gras
Galactic's Ben Ellman and DJ Quickie Mart built up a quick following after two servings of Balkan Bounce in their side project Gypsyphonic Disko. For their next project, the pair decided to come back home for Carnival, using nostalgic Mardi Gras classics as a base for a bounce remix.
Treme v. The Wire Bands Weigh In Prior to Tipitina's Battle
After months of hype, it's Fight Night. Simon Bowl. Treme vs. The Wire. NOLA vs. Bal'more. Tonight, Tipitina's will host a battle of the bands pitting David Simon's two favorite cities against each other. Wearing the home uniforms will be Galactic and the Stooges Brass Band. Representing Baltimore will be Anwan "Big G" Glover and the Backyard Band and Lafayette Gilchrist and the New Volcanos. Since Don King and Justin Bieber weren't available, we figured we'd give the bands a chance to improve their Standing before the bell rings. Here's what they had to say:
Balkan Bounce is Back
Galactic's Ben Ellman Talks About the Second Helping of Gypsophonic Disko
Hear all of NOLA-Phonic Vol. 2!
Flow Tribe V. The Revivalists
With Bayou Boogaloo in the air, locals Flow Tribe and The Revivalists are getting ready to play Mid-City this weekend. Both bands are leaders of a strain of NOLA indie rock that's not afraid to wear its funk and dance influences on its sleeve, and have recently been paying their dues both in the studio and on stage.
Getting In Their Mix
Familiar Faces From Soulive, Galactic Duck Behind The Tables For Friday Night Sets
Friday night, some frequent visitors of the Big Easy will bring new looks to Tipitina's, as two familiar artists will be making their New Orleans debut with DJ sets.
A Gypsyphonic/Katey Red/Neil Diamond Xmas
Ah, the songs for St. Nick- love them or hate them, you can't escape them; the winter wonderland soundtrack invades radios, stores, supermarkets, and advertising starting pre-Thanksgiving, and holds the reigns until well beyond NYE. Fortunately some New Orleans locals provide an exhilarating alternative to holiday sound.
When you need a break from the caroling and hymns, 'Drummer Boy Phonic' is dat dat new jam, featuring dynamic duo Katey Red and Neil Diamond (together at last!), and produced/mixed by Galactic Saxophonist Ben Ellman (aka DJ Natto) and DJ Quickie respectively. Together the two make up Gypsyphonic, a 'multi-culti dance party for the ages'.
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Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson
Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall
Michael Weber, B.A.
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