The Parish Room at the House of Blues hosted one of our favorite new bands last Tuesday night, which we have unfortunately had to miss due to a bit of bad luck during their last few trips to New Orleans. A year ago, The Wood Brothers performed a private concert in the Bywater neighborhood and streamed the gig for LiveSet.com (see: video at the end of this review) and then played a pair of shows in The Parish Room and at The Varsity Theatre in Baton Rouge. More recently, the brothers just finished a West Coast run supporting Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alumnus Steve Winwood and his band, and so the brothers were good and oiled up for the gig on Tuesday night.
The Wood Brothers came into town on Tuesday night and shined in front of a nice crowd at The House of Blues. Here: Oliver Wood jams on Atlas.
The perfect stacks of Marshall amplifiers rose from the House of Blues stage, with nothing but three lone mic stands teetering in front of the monitors as the crowd began to fill in and take their places below. Sleigh Bells were in town for the night, a long overdue stop in New Orleans, especially after last years gig just down the road at Baton Rouge’s Varsity Theatre was such a success. The lights dimmed as their fantastic choice of house music, Notorious B.I.G. and Ole Dirty Bastard were cranked up to the crowd’s delight, and just as the party began to come alive, Sleigh Bells took their places in front of their massive wall of sound. Read more »
Dallas based psychedelic gospel-pop orchestra Polyphonic Spree will land at The House of Blues in February for a stop during Phase One of their 2012 Me + You Tour. The Spree are no strangers to NOLA, whose notable stops include: opening for David Bowie at The State Palace for his “A Reality Tour” Jazz...
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