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9th Ward Marching Band Goes On Record

For recent performances of the Music Box Shantytown Symphony, Mr. Quintron traded his Drum Buddy for giant foam panels. If the inventor-musician seemed like a natural, it's because the move was hardly unprecedented. During Mardi Gras Quintron can often be found directing musicians on the streets as the drum major of the 9th Ward Marching Band. Now, the band's Carnival Caterwauls are available all year round, on record.

Today's Events: 12.2.11

Today, HAMP Fest fights disease at One Eyed Jack's, and Soul Sister presents 'Bounce Rock Roll Skate' at Airline Skate Center. But before all this music, Napoleon was crowned emperor of France (1804), abolitionist John Brown was hanged for his October 16th raid on Harper’s Ferry (1859), the Boeing 747 debuted (1969), Fidel Castro became the President of Cuba (1976), Columbia drug lord Pablo Escobar was shot and killed in Medellin (1993), and Enron filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy (2001). Our lady Britney Spears was born (1981), Hernan Cortez died (1547), and it’s international day for the Abolition of Slavery. Now back to today:

Bywater 'Music Box' to Wind Up for the First Time This Weekend

by Brad Rhines

As Prospect.2 gears up for its city-wide opening on Saturday, a satellite exhibition by the New Orleans Airlift art collective is generating some serious buzz—not mention creaks, groans, clicks, and gongs. The Airlift has created its own little world on a previously razed lot at 1027 Piety Street in the Bywater, an installation of sound and structures dubbed “The Music Box: A Shantytown Sound Laboratory.”

NOizeFest Hits Bywater Today

A full day music festival in a Bywater Backyard, during Jazzfest…didn’t that just happen? Yes, Chazfest filled out the schedule between weekends last Wednesday, but today sees the "bastard Bywater step-bruh," NoizeFest. A celebration of the wonder that is distorted ambiance,  genre all to its own, "Noise" is what’s for dinner at this free event, running from noon-10 p.m. at 609 Lesseps St., the backyard of one Michael Patrick Welch. While the challenging mind smelt of noise and the feel-good-vibes of JazzFest may appear direct opposites, there is one connecting strand between the two events: bloodline.

Today's Events: 4/14/11

April 14th, When Noah Webster copyrighted the first edition of his dictionary (1828), Abraham Lincoln is assassinated in Ford’s Theatre (1865), the first Volvo premieres in Sweden (1927), Viking Press publishes Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath (1939), Rod Steiger is born (1925), and Simone de Beauvoir dies (1986).


Only one man can beat all of the above: Weezy.

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