WARD UNDERGROUND MARDI GRAS GUIDE
some more places to go to hear Ninth Ward underground musicians
during Mardi Gras. This is list is by no means complete - nor is
it intended to be - merely recommendations from the musicians covered
here - and commentary about whatever I may know. If you want to
send me more, go to my contact
THU FEB 23rd
Muses Parade, 7pm*
The Ninth Ward Marching Band in the uptown route of
Krewe of Muses Parade.
Poots , Die Rotzz, Angry Angles, the Party Dotz - Circle Bar
The Interlopers, the Bad Off vs Get your Led out - 9PM
Get there early to catch
Lefty Paker's rockin' Rhinestone
Records outfit, The
40 Federation Video Release Party w/MC Sweat Tea and the Tasty Hotz,
and The Warlocks - 9pm $12
Ninth Ward favorites Morning
40 Federation celebrate the release of their new video.
Lovely and taleted opener Sweet Tea is an Austin transplant who
not only raps and puts on quite a show but also wears a number of
other hats including filmmaker, actress, visual artist, performance
artist, dancer, and drummer - and that's only off the top of my
head. The Warlocks are indeed the oversized and overblown San Francisco
Viva L' American Death Ray Music w/ the Royal Pendletons - Circle
York Night Train Recordings' very own phenomenal Viva
l'American Death Ray Music are coming all the way from
their New York, Memphis, and Austin homes for the purpose of shaking
the Circle. New Orleans surfy garage legends the Royal Pendletons
should also echo throughout tha hood.
Ward Parade, 2PM*
Ninth Ward Marching Band, The Ninth Ward Parade is,
in the words of Quintron,
"a short renagade style parade which will begin with a party
at Bacchanal wine store on Poland and Chartres around noon. The
parade will end at Mimi's bar on Franklin and Royal."
MC Trachiotomy & el Tonios Oned Eyed Jacks - 3AM
The Ninth Ward's charming, yet bizaar king
of post-rap and pre-deevolution never fails to put
on a show. Rumor is someone'll slip 'em the "Angel Dust"
- maybe it'll be his new partner in crime el Tonios. Everybody knows
what i know, unless you don't... Come freak out.
Trachiotomy & el Tonios - Circle Bar 8PM
The terrible two are at it again afrer only a few hours of sleep.
Hurtt and his Haunted hearts Circle Bar 10PM
and Miss Pussycat, Peaches, and Twilight, with DJs Pasta and Bateman
as Team Hardhat - One Eyed Jacks, 11pm, $15
What, I ask, would a Ninth Ward Mardi Gras be without the terrible
two? Expect better living through technology, puppetry,
and sweat. In addition to the Ninth Ward's biggest superstars, there's
also the one-woman-party that the world knows as Peaches!
And, as if that wasn't enough for one night, there's also Twilight
- a brand-spankin' new New York supergroup featuring yours truly
(doesn't get much more super than that - no shame), Nick from Viva
l'American Death Ray Music , and Jay from Gogogo
Ninth Ward Marching Band is getting in on THE old-school
New Orleans parade. Peaches
is the band's celebrity grand marshall and will be throwing out
her own special beads (don't ask what she uses 'em for).
T. Bobo w/ Timothy Prudhomme with the Luv Clowns - Circle Bar, 11PM
Harlan T. Bobo is indeed the Harlan from Viva
l'American Death Ray Music (those
boys get around). He's now a bono-fide solo act with an album that
just came out on Goner
Records. Also not to be missed.
Prayer, Japanther, and Madeline Adams, The Big Top, 1PM
Intense Vice Records' duo Japanther,
also from New York, sneak into town for this early matinee.
info on the parades, their routes, and times go to either nola.com
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