"Instead of killing ourselves this winter, let's do something at home," Aaron Wilkinson of Honey Island Swamp Band says. He's walking through the thought process that led to its month-long residency at The Maple Leaf Bar, which continues Wednesday night.
"You can't go more than few days in New Orleans without running into a festival or a party," City Council President Stacy Head said at the press conference to unveil the lineup for the YLC's Wednesday at the Square concert series. The Young Leadership Council has been involved with the free concert series in Lafayette Square since 2000, and this year's lineup includes a number of artists who regularly play the series including Marcia Ball, who will perform on March 27.
[Updated] New Year's Eve is always an adventure, and in New Orleans it's one accompanied by live music starting at 9 p.m. in Jackson Square. The city's official festivities begin with performances by (in order) Brass-A-Holics, Mia Borders and Bonerama.
"I don't need a jetpack / I'm jazzing' like the Rat Pack," Elon Hornsby proclaims to start her debut EP, Only Elon. The track, "Get Offa Me," is powerful funk-rock groove with Shane Theriot's fuzzed guitar giving the chorus heft and energy while Big Sam Williams' trombone plays a fanfare line again and again as if it were a sample.