Note: For weekend one's coverage, which included write ups for Billy Joel, Dr. John, Dave Matthews Band, et al., click here . With all the great music during New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival , it’s good to be reminded that before the Internet, personal computer, television, radio, or even telecommunications as a whole, the city was America’s 19th- and early 20th-century capital for culture. Blues from the rural South funneled into the bustling port city. Improvisation combined with African rhythms and blue notes would turn that blues into jazz. The zeitgeist would flee to [...]
Girls Aloud | Odyssey, Belfast (6:30pm, 13th-14th March)/O2, Dublin (6:30pm, 16th March) | €38-146.50/€44.05-176 Ah, what a relief. They're back once more to celebrate their 10th anniversary in all their shimmering glory. Scheduled date at The O2, Dublin on Sunday, 17th March has been cancelled. Little Bear and Moscow Metro | Whelan's (Upstairs), Dublin (8pm, 13th March) | €6 A mid-week double bill of indie up-and-comers. Downbeat and introspective. Eoin [...]
BLACK MARBLE, BELLICOSE MINDS, DEAD CULT, SHADOW HOUSE ( The Know , 2026 NE Alberta) Black Marble's musical backbone is exacting synth, with vocals that convey something dark and dreamy. Imagine, if you will (oh, you will ), a man with an exceptionally low but beautiful voice. It's very dark, and for some reason he's inside of an old toy store, drunk. Rows and rows of windup toys make persistent beats in unison—little bears, dolls, and soldiers click and ting, playing their instruments with factory precision. As the melancholic crooner slowly weaves through the toy displays, his [...]
The Helio Sequence plays Neptune Theatre this Sunday photo by Dave Lichterman As we rip through February, things are heating up in Seattle. Some great choices this week. On Tuesday night, "roll-up" your Mardi Gras sleeves with Cam'Ron and Nacho Picasso at the Crocodile. On Wednesday night, have some fun with Debacle Records and Daniel Bachman, Jordan Fuller, and Lori Goldston at the Rendezvous. Thursday, enjoy a killer dark synth show at Chop Suey with Black Marble, Stephanie, and Tokyoidaho . Also, The Growlers, Night [...]
myworldmusicfriends.com Words by Garth Cartwright The Hot 8 Brass Band have every right to sing the blues. Forced to flee New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina’s devastation this youthful ensemble has seen four members die before their time: three to the epidemic of violence that is a cancer on the Big Easy’s black community; one to hypertension – another ghetto disease. Trumpeter Terrell Batiste lost his legs in an automobile accident. Yet nothing in The Hot 8’s music suggests despair. Instead, the finest of the Big Easy’s [...]
Hot 8 Brass Band come straight from the source -- New Orleans -- where their roof-raising, marching band music make it impossible not to smile and join the parade.
RR One of my (until now) favorite secret ways to test out new music is to play it in the weekly dance sessions I have with my best friend’s two-year old daughter. If she starts bobbing up and down immediately, I know I’m only something. And she REALLY loved the new album by the Hot 8 Brass Band , so much so she even forgot about how much she wanted to blow bubbles out on my porch. DJ Anne Litt and I were gushing over their [...]
Time for a change of pace for this fine Saturday morning... time to get all brassy on it. The Hot 8 Brass Band will happily oblige on that front, adding some heavy brass vibes on their stonking cover of The Specials' classic, 'Ghost Town'. Just hit play, you'll know it. 'Ghost Town' features on the Hot 8's first single for their upcoming second LP, The Life And Times Of... , which drops on 12 November on Tru Thoughts ( pre-order here ). For now, you can stream 'Ghost Town' [...]
When news broke a couple of days ago that Beyonce would be performing at the Super Bowl in New Orleans, it seemed like a perfect match. Bey is a nice [...] The post 8 Ways Beyonce Could Pay Homage To New Orleans During The Super Bowl Halftime Show appeared first on The Smoking Section .
- Frequenze covers - HOT 8 BRASS BAND GHOST TOWN (The Specials cover) 2012 - Tru Thoughts a seguire, una seconda visione di Ghost Town , quella dei Prodigy:
Moment mal, ein Specials Klassiker im Marschrhythmus? Ja, das geht, wenn New Orleans' feinste Marching Band - 'Hot 8 Brass Band' - mit Pauken und Trompeten ihr von Jazz und Hip hop befeuertes 'Ghost Town' spielen. Natürlich immer schön in Reih und Glied.
I can't believe I'll be in New Orleans this weekend . I kept saying this to myself again and again in the days leading up to my departure from Chicago. This wasn't exactly said in excitement, either - no, in fact, you could say it was laced with anxiety and stress. I'd be traveling alone to a city I'd never been to and what's worse, I was sick with a diet version of the flu, and couldn't stop sucking down vitamin D capsules and crackling open Sudafed packets. So, on Wednesday night, I paced around my apartment, muttering things to [...]
I went out to the hazel wood, Because a fire was in my head, And cut and peeled a hazel wand, And hooked a berry to a thread; And when white moths were on the wing, And moth-like stars were flickering out, I dropped the berry in a stream And caught a little silver trout. Fingerbanger 1 : Brombaer, Phole - Globo III (don lowed) -- so good for today. Fingerbanger 2 : Pocket Feat. Steve [...]
Sorry for the absence of this here column last week; I got hit with an acute case of tonsillitis which definitely killed my Monday pretty badly. Felt like I was swallowing razorblades....but the good news is that it got me to the doctor to get some killer horse-pills to clear my junk up, so I [...]
Highlights : Lots happening this week: The Beatyard runs from Thursday to Sunday in Twisted Pepper and The Bernard Shaw with gigs from Kode9, Jape, Toddla T, Surgeon, Lemonada, Moths, Brainfeeder's Kutmah, a State.ie Photo exhibition a talk about Arthur Russell and The Eatyard . There's also Halloween gigs with Shit Robot, Le Galaxie, Block-T, South William Street venues as well as Mondkopf, Patrick Kelleher And Squarehead Split 7″ Launch, Brassroots, Oxjam, The Cast Of Cheers and Digitalism. There's also giveaways for Michael Kinawuku and Hot 8 Brass Band with Kings Go Forth. [...]
Click image to download full album Sounds like: Marvin Gaye, Quantic, Mr. Scruff "Hot 8 Brass Band - Sexual Healing" What's so good? Jazz (or at least trumpets) have been something of a theme this summer, starting with this Skream track back in May. Now as summer draws to a close, I feel I have a fitting track to round off the jazz [...]
Review by Michelle da Silva (@michdas) Those attending last night's (May 24) Lauryn Hill show at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom hoping to hear the legend sound as she did 13 years ago, probably left feeling a bit disappointed. It's not that the 35-year-old mother of five couldn't sing the way she used to, it's that she [...]
I landed in LA yesterday, got to the Standard had an amazing dinner at Comme Ca, woke up this morning to an inspiring view of LA, it's safe to say I'm feeling a little California love here. Kev slacked on the Sample Saturday post this week so in honor of my return to Hollywood I'm posting a gem guaranteed to light up parties this summer. DJ's you can thank us later... Snoop Dog took over Hip Hop in '93 with the release of Doggystyle, an album which is arguably one of the greatest party records of all [...]
This week kicks off week one of Fauxchella, the awesome assortment of bands that are also playing Coachella, only we get full length sets, with air conditioning and sound checks. Another reason the Bay Area is better than Southern California. Enjoy the shows! Thursday, April 7th The Sounds, K Flay at Rickshaw Stop (Popscene) The [...]
Read Part 1,2, & 3 I don't believe I've ever called Meatloaf by his legal name. His parents named him Kelley, but long before I ever met him, his size dictated a nickname: Meatloaf . [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Download: James Mercer - Journey Through The Past (Neil Young Cover) I first met Meatloaf late in 2004. We both lived in Asheville, NC at the time. We shared a few mutual friends. The first thing that struck me about [...]