Tag Archives: new orleans

Straw Fedoras & Crawfish Monica

5 May

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. May 1, 2011.

Photos: Abi Tyler

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

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

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. 

I’m forever blowing bubbles…

17 Apr

Woldenberg Park, New Orleans. April 16, 2011

Nicholas Cage arrested in New Orleans, performs freak-out montage

16 Apr

Nicholas Cage was arrested in New Orleans last night on counts of disturbing the peace.

I like to think that this is how he responded…

French Quarter Festival

14 Apr

New Orleans French Quarter Festival: April 9, 2011

Photos: Abi Tyler

There beneath the blue suburban skies…

13 Apr

The New Orleans French Quarter: April 5, 2011

Title, from Penny Lane by The Beatles

Photos: Abi Tyler

Living is easy with time on my side

12 Apr

April 10, 2011

Title, from Sun Hits the Sky by Supergrass

Photos: Abi Tyler

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