Thursday, June 25, 2009

TODAY Silent Cinema on WTUL

In anticipation of the stellar show tonight at One Eyed Jacks, Silent Cinema will be on WTUL at 2pm for a short interview and to play an acoustic set. Tune-in to get a taste of tonight's show as well as to listen to Silent Cinema's thoughts on the NOLA music scene.......... etc.

Tune in online or check your radio at 91.5

TONIGHT's show reminder:
One Eyed Jacks | Doors 9pm | $5 | 18+
Silent Cinema + The White Bitch + Felix

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Friday | June 26 | One Eyed Jacks

Look for this triple threat of indie rockness Friday, June 26 at One Eyed Jacks.

"They continue to produce an atmospheric wall of sound that is reminiscent of the Canadian indie supergroup Broken Social Scene. Displaying a variety of influences and genres, their wild, sprawling song structures suggest a controlled recklessness kept together by the consistent playing of each band member. Silent Cinema proves itself as New Orleans' next up-and-coming/already here band." - Where Y'at

“It’s hard to imagine what a collaboration between Prince, Jeff Buckely, and Shudder To Think would sound like, but then again, maybe you’ve never heard of The White Bitch” – Where Y’at

Felix formed in January 2008 when Blind Texas Marlin (solo folk/country project) and classical/jazz pianist Fabrizio Felipe Furtado III met and started playing together. The duo became even weirder when Big Toe, a punk-rock drummer, was added into the mix. Felix just came home from touring literally every part of the country but still claims that "New Orleans is better than the rest of the country put together". - Resources: antigravity and MySpace

Can't wait for Friday and to see you all there.
Friday June 26 | One Eyed Jacks | 9pm | 18+ | $5
Also! Be sure to listen to WTUL on Friday, June 26 for a special acoustic set and interview with one of the bands. We'll keep you posted....

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Peekers, Facts

Park the Van Showcase TONIGHT!
9pm @ Marigny Theatre
(2240 St. Claude, across from Hi-Ho)

Now a little information on one of the highlighted bands of the evening, The Peekers...
by tamara grayson

The Peekers are one of our favorite Louisiana bands, and we can't wait to see them play this Friday. Let's get to know them better.

The Peekers:
1. The Peekers met at show for the Teeth in Shreveport, the Teeth were the 2nd Park the Van band signed, we found out about them thanks to Dr. Dog.
2. The Peekers were introduced to us by a text message from Shai of the Capitol Years, another Park the Van band we found out about from the Teeth. The text said "I found your next band". Shai was right.
3. The Peekers partied with Chloe Sevigny one night in Shreveport. True story.

Generationals, Facts

In preparation for The Park The Van Showcase coming up this Friday @ the Marigny Theatre, here is another quick fact check about one of the great bands playing.

1. Grant Widmer and Ted Joyner are the front-men for Generationals. Grant + Ted = GRANTED? 
2. Generationals are our first New Orleans band. A long time coming for a label that started in New Orleans 5 years ago!
3. The debut record from Generationals (Con Law), due out in July,is being praised from coast to coast. The band has already been invited to play two major music events this fall, Monolith Festival at Red Rock Colorado, and Voodoo Music Experience right here in New Orleans.

Check them out on the web:

Friday, June 5, 2009

Your chance ....

For a chance for a free pair of tickets to the JUNE 12 Park the Van showcase, answer this question. (Best answer wins)

Why is arts and music important to retaining the creative class in NOLA?

- shout out to @Launchpadnola

Leave comments here, on the super cool Facebook Event, or on twitter @NOIRC

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Thanks Grassrootsy!

NOIRC friendship shout out from Grassrootsy.

Robots ARE Mean.

"On their first compilation, Rock Beats Paper, the New Orleans Indie Rock Collective showed that there was more bounding around the streets of the Crescent City than the sounds of brass and funk. This time around, the organization reaches further into the burgeoning Big Easy indie scene to uncover the bands that are steadily shaking up its musical landscape. Like its predecessor, Robots Are Meanfeatures two songs from each of the acts showcased at the NOIRC’s most recent festival. While appreciably less vibrant than RockRobots are Mean is assuredly more brazen, giving it an edgier, less refined subtext." - Offbeat

Caddywhompus EPs Review in Offbeat

We're total caddy victims, but this is seriously a local band that has yet to disappoint. Check the review in Offbeat here.

Check their music here.

Follow them and show them love here.

Floating Action = satisfaction

NOIRC and Park the Van Records are presenting a mad crazy good show on Friday, June 12 at Marigny Theatre. This will be Park the Van's first showcase in New Orleans and will include some great indie bands you might want to start listening to...

The Peekers, Generationals, The High Strung, and Floating Action.

Here's a couple more tid-bits about Floating Action to get you pumped, inspired, and antsy for the show.

1. Floating Action is the first and only Park The Van band signed by sending a demo in the mail. 
2. Floating Action was hand picked to support both Band of Horses and Dr. Dog on separate tours last year.
3. Floating Action's Seth Kauffman has great cell phone reception. Often when called, Seth can be found scaling mountains, swimming in waterfalls, or feeding hummingbirds. 

Listen to them on myspace and decide for yourselves.

But be cyber stellar and Tweet with us and RsVp to the Facebook event.