Archive | April, 2011

How fickle my heart and how woozy my eyes

28 Apr

Railroad Revival Tour, New Orleans. April 27, 2011

Old Crow Medicine Show, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Mumford and Sons

Photos: Abi Tyler

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Sunshine & Pimms & Croquet

26 Apr


April 23,2011. Coliseum Square.

Photos: Abi Tyler

looking at the world through rose-colored glasses

25 Apr

New Orleans Riverbend & Canal Street: May 2010 & April 2011

Photos: Abi Tyler

my louisiana sky…

25 Apr


Taken using Hipstamatic and/or Instagram for iPhone. April 2011

Photos: Abi Tyler

Black & Gold

22 Apr

Saints game-day, from 930 Poydras. January 24, 2010

Photos: Abi Tyler

A Little New Orleans Flavor

21 Apr

New Orleans food & drink: Big Fisherman, Drago’s, Juan’s Flying Burrito, Domilise’s.

Photos: Abi Tyler

SO MUCH MUSIC, so little time!

20 Apr

In the coming weeks, there is a massive wave of awesome music coming through New Orleans. From the Railroad Revival Tour to Jazz Fest and all of the random shows in between, this city is going to be treated to some wonderful sounds. Here’s my Top 5, DO NOT MISS list:

1. Jessica Lea Mayfield
The Parish, House of Blues. Thursday, April 21.
Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys produced Mayfield’s debut album. Enough said. 

2. Mumford and Sons
Railroad Revival Tour, Woldenberg Park. Wednesday, April 27.

Besides the fact that Mumford and Sons produced an indisputable anthem in Little Lion Man and gave an incredible performance at Republic in November, Mumford and Sons make this list because of the originality of the venue: on the Mississippi River and in view of the vintage Railroad Revival Train, upon which they will be eating, sleeping, and recording along a 6-stop tour of the southwest. Joining Mumford and Sons will be Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show 

3. ?uestlove DJ set
Republic New Orleans. Sunday, May 1.
I saw ?uestlove’s DJ set during Mardi Gras at Maison on Frenchmen. As the video below explains, you must read ?uestlove’s tweet to understand how amazing this set was. Hopefully he can live up to some very high expectations this Jazz Fest at Republic. 

4Arcade Fire 
Jazz Fest. Friday, May 6. Acura Stage, 5:35PM 
With a reputation for incredible stage performances, this is a show not to miss. Also, Arcade Fire in New Orleans?  Probably a once in a lifetime opportunity, thanks Jazz Fest!  See also: the hilarity of tween outrage after Arcade Fire took home the Grammy for Album of the Year. 

5. The Strokes
Jazz Fest. Sunday, May 7. Gentilly Stage, 5:20PM 
On the heels of their new album, Angles, The Strokes are coming to New Orleans at the front-end of a summer full of festival shows. I have been a fan since I was 15 years old and this will be my first time seeing them live.  Combine this with my major crush on Julian Casablancas, the show promises to be monumental. 

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