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Rebirth Brass Band Brought Da N’awlins Funk To South Florida

There will never be a time when I will tire of hearing some great music that’s steeped in New Orleans tradition, so I was excited for Rebirth Brass Band to perform at The Kelsey Theater which is so close to my home!

Rebirth Brass Band

What an excellent show at this undiscovered gem of a venue!

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The Lowell Summer Music Series Welcomes Another New Orleans Band!

Welcome New Orleans-based The Revivalists to the Lowell Summer Music Series on Friday, August 3rd!

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A Fun Night Will Be Had By All At The Lowell Summer Music Series!

Rebirth Brass Band, a wonderful, talented and fun band is coming to the Lowell Summer Music Series on Saturday, July 14th! I predict there will be a second line snaking through Boarding House Park during at least part of the show!

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Fabulous Return to New England by The Iguanas

I have been waiting almost twenty years to see The Iguanas, one of my favorite bands, at Johnny D’s again and they did not disappoint!

The Iguanas

The Iguanas

Sure, I saw them last summer at the Green River Festival, but seeing them in their own show was what I needed. My patience was rewarded.

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The Subdudes Are Anything But Subdued

The Subdudes is one of my favorite bands and I had not seen them in at least fifteen years, so I made sure to see them at their rare area appearance at the Narrows Center for the Arts last week.

The Subdudes

The Subdudes

Hailing from New Orleans, The Subdudes are a roots rock band that incorporates swamp rock, Cajun/zydeco, blues, and soul into their unique sound. The story goes that they were originally called The Continentals, but a club owner asked if they could tone down the volume so they were subdued.

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A Little Bit Of New Orleans Rocked Lowell

My friends know that Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue is one of my favorite musicians; I traveled to New York three times just to see him perform! Finally, the Lowell Summer Music Series booked him! I was going to be able to see him at one of my favorite venues – life is good!

Trombone Shorty

Trombone Shorty

The stars were completely aligned for this show. The weather was perfect, the crowd was large (but not insane), our seats were close to the stage, and the music was amazing!

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

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A Slice Of The Heaven That Is New Orleans

I have known about Kermit Ruffins for many years but had not seen him perform live until last week at Brighton Music Hall. Sure, I saw him on the incredible HBO series ‘Tremé‘ and from his scenes, I knew I had to seize the first opportunity I had to see him.

Kermit Ruffins

Kermit Ruffins

Kermit is a (mostly) jazz trumpeter who got his start with the Rebirth Brass Band (hmmm, maybe I did see Kermit with them) in the 1980s. His band is the Barbecue Swingers and swing they did! There was no barbecue at this show unfortunately…

Kermit

Kermit

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Live Snakes!!! At Regattabar!!!

Last week I finally saw a band that I became familiar with about a year ago. I saw a listing for a show of theirs and thought they sounded like a fun band to see; unfortunately I had a conflict that night.

Revolutionary Snake Ensemble

Revolutionary Snake Ensemble

The Revolutionary Snake Ensemble held a combination CD release (“Live Snakes”) and Mardi Gras party at Regattabar, replete with costumes, beads and a second line!

Mardi Gras beads!!!

Mardi Gras beads!!!

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Serious Funk and Sweet Soul Music Ruled the Night

By now my regular readers should know how much I love music from New Orleans, so the fact that I went to see Galactic at the House of Blues should not be a surprise.

Galactic

Galactic

Galactic has been around for twenty years. The core group is five musicians with a revolving cast of guests. On this tour, they have Maggie Koerner singing and Corey Henry playing trombone. Read the rest of this entry

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