BY Fatimah Hameed
on Oct 03, 2013
Art initiative New Orleans Airlift is working to create an architectural landmark in New Orleans, a musical space in which artists and visitors can share and collaborate. The first phase of the musical village was The Music Box, a set-up of interactive structures built on the site of a collapsed 250-year-old Creole cottage. This project, completed last year, is a giant musical instrument that takes an entire community to play and looks freaking ... Read More
I recently caught Beats Antique at The Howlin’ Wolf in New Orleans. The all-instrumental band, comprised of David Satori (guitar, viola, and percussion), Tommy Cappel (keys, percussion), and Zoe Jakes (belly dancer, composer, and producer) fuses Middle Eastern tribal sounds with experimental world music and electronica.
Lynx, a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Colorado, was the opening act and wowed the crowd with her electronic folk-pop ... Read More
in Music Stuff
on Aug 24, 2010
New Orleans' Sissy Bounce Queen, Big Freedia, is most definitely gonna be in Brooklyn this weekend to kickoff her U.S. tour! Consistently BUSTing gender norms, Big Freedia will be bringin' her crew of dirty dancers including Altercation (booty bounce instructor on the side) and her pal DJ Rusty Lazer along for the ride.
During the day on Saturday, August 28th, the troupe will be at MoMA's PS1's Warm Up Party beginning at 2pm. When the sun sets, ... Read More
Above: Vockah Redu with Energizah and Shortee Whop
Critics and fans alike have been itching to hear something new in the Rap genre for years, and New Orleans has stepped up to the plate to deliver. Turns out that Louisiana has been a hip-hop incubator for the past decade; dotingly cultivating a set of grade-A chicks, dudes and chick-dudes. Well, the veritable golden egg has hatched and the artists of Sissy Bounce are shouting out, "I'm ready! And I'm tellin' ... Read More