It’s official: the dates are in for New Grass & Dirty Bourbon’s 2010 Summer Tour, departing this Fri from One Eyed in the French Quarter. It’s going down as follows:
May 07 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
May 08 Baton Rouge, LA – House Party
May 09 Lafayette, LA – Artmosphere
May 10 Houston, TX – SuperHappyFunLand
May 12 Austin, TX – Nomad Bar
May 14 Forth Worth, TX – The Connection
May 15 Dallas, TX – Poor David’s Pub
May 21 New Orleans, LA – Cafe Prytania
Can’t wait to hit that open road again. Got your ticket for this Friday yet? It’s gonna be off the wall – Dirty Bourb, New Grass, Booty Trove, A-Free-Ka, whiskey, burlesque dancers, new merch, new songs… the list goes on and on. Peep the facebook event here.
And for you out of towners, don’t you worry – we’ll be there shortly.
It begins this Friday Night – city starts filling up, some of the best shows in the world… Tonight, on the grounds – P-funk, Dr. John, the regulars – plus a few new young additions – Revivalists will be making their Jazz Fest Debut at 11:20 am on the Gentilly Stage, followed by Glasgow’s Alexis Marceaux and her band on the Lagnipipe stage at 12:35pm – then it just gets wild after that…
Then, tonight, I’ll be heading over to the Howlin’ Wolf, where I’ll be working the floor & door for the Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings/Dumpstafunk show (last fest Dave Matthews couldn’t stop ranting about Dumpstafunk, if you haven’t yet, check ’em here). And if that’s not enough, Caddywhompus will be releasing their new LP at the Mother-in-Law Lounge. Then tomorrow, the legendary Rakim will be playing with Rebirth at Howlin’ Wolf. The good music never stops in this city. Bring it.
And speaking of time, it appears spring break is a mere hours away – I can feel the itchy restlessness brewing on the college campuses – just make sure you’re not headed to Acapulco, ’cause my MGMT teacher says their cutting heads off like crazy over there.
And so, another Friday is upon us. Some good shows to check out:
Well, it’s noon now in New Orleans – in a couple of hours, I’ll have a daiquiri in hand…
Wanna join me?
Last but not least, check out this sweet post our friends Holy Ghost Tent Revival did on SXSW & their journey to New Orleans (whick includes a funny moment when Bill Murray throws their drummer into a trashcan:
Yessir. This Friday (March 12th) Frenchmen St. is gonna be the mother cluckin’ sheit – poppin’ off the brim with fat beats, drunken eyes, lingering smiles… Where you need to be: The Blue Nile. New Orleans Bingo Show! is partnering with the Foburg folks to bring you 4 fat bands – Bears of Blue River, One Man Machine, the Givers, and Yours Truly. Here’s how it’s going down:
Show kicks off at 9:30 pm with Chicago folksters the Bears of Blue River. Easy, smooth, folk soul. Good stuff. NBC Correspondent Rob Hudson said their music makes him “want to walk naked through the woods!”
Next up, at 10:30pm – New Orleans own funky psychedelic pop powerhouse One Man Machine & the Powers that Be. Peep the music here: One Man Machine. Yessir.
Then, come Midnight – Yours Truly takes the stage. The Dirty Bourbon River Show has some special antics planned for you! Many, many new songs, new shenanigans, even a new instrument will be introduced! Come see what we’ve been cookin’ up. It’s wild, a great mix of the old, and a whole lot of the new too. Oooohhh weeeeee!
Closing out the night round 2 am is Foburg Headliner – Lafayette’s Folk Pop Pranksters the Givers. Check ’em out here. They’ll treat you right.
It’s gonna be a damn fine night, chalked full of some damn good music and people. I hope you all can make it out. $10 gets you access all night – the Blue Nile is at 532 Frenchmen Street.
Also, tonight (Thur, March 11th) I’ll be emceeing (& playing a couple songs with 27light) a SXSW fundraiser for us, New Grass, 27 lights, and friends at Cafe Prytania. Tix are $5, all proceeds go to Austin Stipends for all Chkn & Egg artists. That way, we can afford to spread the music! Cafe P is at 3445 Prytania, across from Touro Infirmary.
Last, but not least – we have a website: www.dirtybourbonrivershow.com. Made it ourselves, from scratch. Pretty slick, eh? Soon we’ll feed the blog through there (and get rid of myspace). And as always, let us now if there’s anything else you want to see.