Wednesday, February 22, 2012

foburg2012 Line-Up Announcement

Maps and Atlases


J Roddy Walston & The Business

Big Freedia

Shayfer James

David Vandervelde

The Men

Aunt Martha

Black Taxi

The Pharmacy

Sun Hotel


Rotary Downs

Katey Red

Sissy Nobby


King Rey

The Features

Juston Stens

Helen Gillet

Cliff Hines feat. Sasha Masakowski

Little Maker


Tiny Victories

Me You Us Them

John F. O’Donnell

Sean Patton and Friends

Native America



Happy New Year


Force Feed Radio


Jeremain Quiz

Sir Shitz A lot

The Rap Pack

DJ Gee

Wolves, Where?

Summer People


Sports & Leisure

That Damned Band

Vagabond Swing

Nasimiyu & the Many Moons is having technical difficulties. As soon as it is up and running this information will be there as well.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Guitars, Violins, Pianos, and the Kitchen Sink

There are many great songwriters in New Orleans, but we would like to introduce to you one in particular, Alexis Marceaux. Her name and face may be familiar to New Orleans concert goers as that energetic female singer in the veteran rock band, Glasgow. However, she also holds her own as the front-woman of her solo project, with an all-star backing band.

Alexis departs from her traditional instrumentation in her new album "Orange Moon" with the help of Rick Nelson (of Polyphonic Spree), Sam Craft (of Glasgow), and the kitchen sink of musicians. It seems like everyone from Sun Hotel to Big Sam, to my grandmother are on this album. Combine tack pianos, a heavy helping of strings and horns, other strange noises, with almost Disney like pop tendencies, put just the right amount of reverb on it, and you come up with "Orange Moon."

Alexis Marceaux and the Samurai celebrate the release of "Orange Moon" tonight, with the help of Sun Hotel and Butter and Jelly (the wonderful Ben and Julie from Giant Cloud).

April 2nd, 2011
One Eyed Jacks
10 pm.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

foburg Line-up announced

Ladies and Gents, we are proud to present the foburg 2011 line-up. Follow the action at

Ra Ra Riot • Das Racist •
The Hood Internet • GIVERS
T-Bird and the Breaks • Toro Y Moi • Small Black • Cloud Nothings RYAT • Janka Nabay • The Revivalists • Jean-Eric • Big Freedia • G-Eazy
Big History • Empress Hotel • Vox & The Hound • Debauche • Flow Tribe Vagabond Swing • Xylos • The Pharmacy • Glasgow • Hurray for the Riff Raff Lorren Murrell PYMP • Sun Hotel • Aquaforce • Big Rock Candy Mountain Brass Bed Caddywhompus • Christoph Anderson (of Electronic Takeover) Katey Red • Los Po Boy Citos • Luke Winslow King • Lyriqs • Motel Motel New Grass Country Club • Cults
8188 • A Million Years • Birds and Batteries • Booty Trove • Death on 2 wheels • Enharmonic Souls • Futurebirds • General Bye Bye • Hart • High in One Eye • Holly Tamale Variety Show I, Octopus • ImagineIAM • Jason Frilot • Jim-E Stack • KLC the Drum Major • Lee Bains and the Gloryfires • Lil Dee "God's Gift" • Live painting by TAOMG • Luke Starkiller • Machete Archive • Megafauna • Mississippi Rail Company • Modern Skirts • Modoc • O, brother Remedy Krewe • Royal Teeth • Shanook • Shayfer James • Simon Lott's Very Cherry • Smiley with a Knife • Syllable 7 • Telegraph Canyon • The Beams • The Botanist • The Crescent City Cupcakes Burlesque Group • The Forms • The Groovocrats • The Headless Horsemen • The Lisps • The Local Skank • The Luyas • The Other Planets • The Unnaturals • The Yes Way Tiny Victory • Ugly Elephant • Venice is Sinking • Zorch

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Noir Fest IV Tickets!

noirCollective is proud to announce the schedule for noirFest IV this November 11th - 13th! Check it out:

Jean Eric + Royal Teeth

Sun Hotel + Vox & the Hound + Smiley With A Knife

Empress Hotel + King Rey + Big History

Day Pass $7 | Weekend Pass $11 | 18+
$2 Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka all weekend long!
Free “Four The Birds” Sampler CD each night of the fest!
Weekend passes will be available soon at!

"Four the Birds" sampler CD listening party Wednesday November 10th at 10 and noirFest IV after-party Saturday November 13th late night. Both are at The Saint!

Big thanks to our sponsors: The Music Shed, Defend New Orleans, The Saint, Static Television, Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka , Dirty Coast, Humid Beings, Antigravity, and Offbeat!


Monday, October 4, 2010

It's on

With ACL artists passing through town, the next week is absolutely going to kill in the way of touring bands. Hopefully you've saved up some pocket change or can rummage through the couch and find some hidden treasure to get yourself into all these shows. SHHH, here's a little secret, the Tulane quad shows are free, so really pocket change isn't an issue.

So here they are in order, seriously this shit is for real

Beats Antique w/ Yard Dogs Road Show Oct 6th, Republic 8pm door, 9pm show

If you like Bingo! Show, check out Yard Dogs Road Show

David Bazan (of Pedro The Lion) w/ Mynabirds Oct 6th, One Eyed Jacks 9pm doors, 10pm show

Dr Dog Oct 7th, LBC Quad @ Tulane (free) 6:45pm

Devendra Banhart & The Grogs w/ Twin Sister Oct 7th, House of Blues, 7pm door, 8pm Show
(they disabled embedding for the official video, guess free promo isn't cool)

Dark Dark Dark w/ Why Are We Building Such A Big Ship, Oct 7th, Allways Lounge, 10pm

Gogol Bordello w/ Outernational & Gypsyphonic Disko Oct 8th, Republic 8:30 doors, 9:30 show

Vampire Weekend w/ Beach House, Oct 9th, Mahalia Jackson, 8pm

Yeasayer w/ Washed Out, Oct 7th, House of Blues, 9pm doors, 10pm show

Local Natives w/ The Ruby Suns & The Union Line, Oct 11th, LBC Quad @ Tulane, 6pm

Deer Tick w/ J Roddy Waltson and the Business, Oct 11th, One Eyed Jacks

Portugal, The Man w/ Chief & Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, Oct 12th, One Eyed Jacks

Matt and Kim w/ Big Freedia, Oct 12th, House Of Blues, 8pm door, 9pm show

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Coming soon...

Never in my memory has the calender looked this good. This fall is going to be one for the ages when it comes to live music, especially when it comes to touring bands. This is not to down play the mind blowing amount of local shows that will be happening as well. We want to make sure people know whats coming to town and if you aren't famaliar with some of the bands, give you a little taste of what to expect. So here are just a few of the great bands coming to town in the coming weeks and be prepared to see much more in the near future.

The Henry Clay People @ One Eyed Jacks 9/15/10 (w/ Giant Cloud & Robert Ellis)

The Black Keys @ House of Blues 9/21/10 (w/ The Whigs)

The Hold Steady @ Republic 9/24/10 (w/ Wintersleep)

Coco Rosie @ Republic 9/27/10

Some local shows of note:
Big Rock Candy Mountain, Sunshine Factory & Big History (first show ever) @ Carrollton Station 9/18/10

Sun Hotel
CD Release @ One Eyed Jacks 9/24/10 (w/ Caddywhompus & The Eastern Sea)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Filligar - The Nerve

Lot of shows coming up in the next month, but I wanted to take a moment to highlight one that’s got me especially in a bother. Filligar, a rock band from Chicago, is playing two shows in NOLA next month—one at Checkpoint Charlie's on Thursday, 8/12 and then Friday, 8/13 at Circle Bar with Sun Hotel.

And yes, I did just call Filligar a “rock” band. I know that term gets thrown around now in an almost demeaning way (when you think “rock” music, you
have to think of Creed, Nickleback, etc. Without the prefix “indie”, it’s tough to take a band seriously.) But it’s hard to call Filligar anything else. Let me explain.

I’ve been following Filligar for about 5 years now. I took a music class with the bassist, Teddy Mathias, in college and he dropped a CD of their stuff on me. Teddy was 18 years old at the time, as was his twin brother, Pete (drums) and their keyboardist, Casey Gibson. The Mathias’ younger brother, Johnny, who provided lead vocals for the band, was sixteen years old.

Four albums later, I’ve had the chance to watch and listen to Filligar move from a bunch
of goofy high schoolers with a hell of a talented keyboardist (Gibson is classically trained) to a full-on, ass-kicking rock band. And, yes, again I use “rock.”

And I never would have used “rock” to describe Filligar until their latest album, The Nerve, which just came out this summer. On their earlier albums, Filligar were a good (at times, great) indie rock band from the Midwest. They were good musicians, and they knew how to write a hook. They wore their influences on their sleeve (a friend of mine heard an earlier album and dubbed them “Baby Wilco”) but their songs had such a pure joy that it was tough not to get hooked to them. Johnny was especially effective with his lyrics—my favorite Filligar song to this day is “Slow Motion Records,” an ode to the schoolyard with such pitch-perfect detail it’ll bring you back to the blacktop. But yes, they were a good indie rock band, they sounded a bit like Wilco, and every album they were going to drop three or four songs you would listen to 4,000 times before you would get sick of them.

And then, well, they dropped The Nerve. To say this is a seismic shift for Filligar is an understatement. To get technical with it, the band abandoned their recording techniques from earlier albums, instead moving to a full-band approach (everyone playing their instruments together while recording, not linking up with a metronome later, etc.) that immediately lends a different, fuller sound to the album. Also, the three Mathias brothers have gone and mastered their instruments in a way their fans haven’t seen before. (The rhythm section especially—Pete and Teddy have gone from able performers to stars in their own right.) All that is interesting, yes. But what really strikes this album differently is where the guys have started pulling their musical influences. In essence, they went back in time. And it garners huge results.

No more pulling from the loves of the modern Midwest—Sufjan, Oberst, Wilco, etc.—instead, Filligar reached back in time and set their sights on the big boys. The Band, CSNY, the fucking Beatles, are all evoked as the boys from Chicago lay it out there. The album opener, “Robbery (Shocking Love)” starts with some Hendrix feedback before launching into a riff Neil Young wouldn’t blush at. From there the tracks keep coming—on “Health”, Gibson sets his keyboard to Revolver setting and the boys launch into a track that feels like the coda to “Back in the USSR.” “Resurrection Song” hits us with a Stevie Ray Vaughan lick before settling into a Band-style sing-a-long. Listening to the album is akin to flipping through the AM radio of the 70s, an album to blast as you drive on some skinny highway through our nation’s heartland.

So yeah, this isn’t an indie album. It’s a rock album. It's an American rock album. It’s ambitious (14 tracks, hour-run-time), it’s bombastic, and it’s shooting for the big dogs. This could have been a triumphant flop. Instead, Filligar has gone ahead and recorded their finest album to date.

The entire album is streaming now at their website. (