DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM   

Go Back   DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM > Off Topic Lounge

Off Topic Lounge All Discussions Not Related To Drumming

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 10-08-2013, 04:58 AM
?uesto's Avatar
?uesto ?uesto is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: South Florida
Posts: 682
Default Heading to New Orleans in a couple weeks

Hey all,

I'll be going to New Orleans in a couple weeks for the first time. I'll be going for a few days (Oct. 23-27) for a student journalism conference, but will be able to go out every night. I intend to see as much music as possible while still being able to remember it when I return home (I turn 21 not long before).

Just want any must-go-to clubs, bars, and other venues. I jotted down a few shows that will be at Preservation Hall, Maison, Maple Leaf, Tipitina's, Chickie Wah Wah, Rock N' Bowl, and House of Blues.

Anyone who's been or who lives there, please let me know of any clubs or bands that are playing around then that I should check out. I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks!
__________________
Yamaha Stage Custom Birch in Honey Amber
14" Club
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-08-2013, 05:30 AM
camcoman's Avatar
camcoman camcoman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Fairfield Cty Connecticut USA
Posts: 155
Default Re: Heading to New Orleans in a couple weeks

Preservation Hall, Tipitina's, and House of Blues are all easy walking distance to the French Quarter. Rock n' Bowl requires a car or cab from French Quarter (takes a while to get a cab on the way back, kind of isolated) but if it's the right show girls dancing on the bar!!. There were also a half dozen or so live music venues (blues, jazz, rock, and zydeco) right on Bourbon St. Enjoy it's a wild town even without Mardi Gras.
__________________
With horns and a full rhythm section, the drums always looked like the best seat in the house.-Helm
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-08-2013, 05:54 PM
double_G's Avatar
double_G double_G is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 557
Default Re: Heading to New Orleans in a couple weeks

Look up where Johnny Vidacovich is playing. SICK player, will change the way you think about groove & greasy N.O. vibe.

reminds me about his GREAT comments RE Steve Gadd's "about time" documentary (this already out?):

"he sounds like he's from the south...sound like an old fat dude from the south":
+ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8O48...tailpage#t=260

"settles in on 4":
+ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8O48...etailpage#t=85
__________________
Fortune Drums | Bosphorus and Yamaha | Sabian | Zildjian
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-09-2013, 12:37 AM
?uesto's Avatar
?uesto ?uesto is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: South Florida
Posts: 682
Default Re: Heading to New Orleans in a couple weeks

Quote:
Originally Posted by double_G View Post
Look up where Johnny Vidacovich is playing. SICK player, will change the way you think about groove & greasy N.O. vibe.

reminds me about his GREAT comments RE Steve Gadd's "about time" documentary (this already out?):

"he sounds like he's from the south...sound like an old fat dude from the south":
+ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8O48...tailpage#t=260

"settles in on 4":
+ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8O48...etailpage#t=85

Already penciled his band "The Trio" into my schedule. They're playing at the Maple Leaf the night we get in. I'm going from the airport to the hotel, to the club. Hahaha
__________________
Yamaha Stage Custom Birch in Honey Amber
14" Club
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-09-2013, 01:15 AM
DrumEatDrum's Avatar
DrumEatDrum DrumEatDrum is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 7,847
Default Re: Heading to New Orleans in a couple weeks

And sure to eat at least one lunch or dinner at The Gumbo Shop.

http://www.gumboshop.com/
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-09-2013, 01:24 AM
Jeremy Bender's Avatar
Jeremy Bender Jeremy Bender is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Gulf Coast USA
Posts: 2,167
Default Re: Heading to New Orleans in a couple weeks

Check out the listings here... http://www.bestofneworleans.com/gamb...ection=1228600

also here... http://www.wwoz.org/new-orleans-comm...music-calendar
__________________
"Music is the traveler crossing our world, meeting so many people, bridging the seas"
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-18-2013, 10:53 PM
?uesto's Avatar
?uesto ?uesto is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: South Florida
Posts: 682
Default Re: Heading to New Orleans in a couple weeks

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeremy Bender View Post
Noted. Thanks so much!

I think I may be taking a lesson with Terence Higgins (Warren Hayes, John Scofield, Rebirth Brass Band) when I get out there, so looking forward to that..
__________________
Yamaha Stage Custom Birch in Honey Amber
14" Club
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-20-2013, 04:43 AM
FoolInTheRain's Avatar
FoolInTheRain FoolInTheRain is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 468
Default Re: Heading to New Orleans in a couple weeks

Be sure to stop by Cafe du Monde for their world-famous beignets.
__________________
"Use only that which works, and take it from wherever you can find it." -Bruce Lee
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-20-2013, 05:46 AM
MrInsanePolack's Avatar
MrInsanePolack MrInsanePolack is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Arkansas, USA
Posts: 1,393
Default Re: Heading to New Orleans in a couple weeks

Just wander the French Quarter and you will hear great music all over the place.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-27-2013, 04:19 AM
?uesto's Avatar
?uesto ?uesto is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: South Florida
Posts: 682
Default Re: Heading to New Orleans in a couple weeks

Just to let you all know, I've been to countless bars whose name I didn't notice or don't remember. I have to say the same thing about the bands I've seen, though I did get to see Sting (with Vinnie Colaiuta) while he was doing a private concert and Bootsy Collins Unity Funk Band last night. Missed Johnny Vidacovich, but I've seen more than enough already to make up for it.

Had the beignets at Cafe du Monde, rode on the Mississippi, rented a bike, had a hurricane, and probably more regretful tourist stuff. Heading out in a little while to see Big Sam's Funky Nation, but I need to catch a nap first.

I need to move out here...
__________________
Yamaha Stage Custom Birch in Honey Amber
14" Club
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT +2. The time now is 02:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Bernhard Castiglioni's DRUMMERWORLD.com