Nicholas Pino made his name in New Orleans as half of the hip-hop duo Jealous Monk, but much of his creative energy these days goes into filmmaking. Last year, he and Alejandro de los Rios released the web series British Quarter Hustler and the short film Holy Men. The former posited the notion that is a British Quarter inside the French Quarter, and pitted British caricatures against French caricatures in a Spy vs.
(Last week, I briefly interviewed a number of New Orleans artists including George Porter Jr., Boyfriend, and K.C. O’Rorke from Flow Tribe about their favorite Christmas songs for Nola.com. All have made Christmas music at some point, and at the time, Debbie Davis and Matt Perrine had a Christmas show upcoming.
My Spilt Milk celebrates Christmas with our list of the week's best, including a crunktacular with Flow Tribe, Trombone Shorty, Dee-1, Rebirth and Andrew Duhon, Gaunga Dyns, a live reproduction of The Last Waltz, and a Christmas concert at HOB.
One of the things that makes French Quarter Festival special is its emphasis on the bands that play in New Orleans' clubs and lounges night in, night out. Photographer David Fary was in the Quarter yesterday and shot the scene and some of those artists from a festivalgoer's perspective.
Today at the French Quarter Festival should be rain-free and beautiful - a great day to call in sick and hang out in the Quarter. Twelve stages are in action today in Jackson Square, Woldenberg Park, the French Market, Dutch Alley, Preservation Hall, the Old U.S. Mint, House of Blues and Bourbon Street.