Every Sunday night at Dragon’s Den, the courtyard is lit up with art and music for Sunday’s Church presented by Louisiana Dubstep. The Art Sanctuary hosts art raffles, face painting, and live art from the featured artist. The vendors showcase anything from jewelry, screen printing, crystals, to graffiti style artwork. Our mission is to create an artistic sanctuary to tie the strings of music and visual art together and inspire the masses.
We are always looking for new artist to showcase their art and/or paint. If you are interested in booking, email email@example.com.
Friday, November 16th, marked the second art showcase Live Juju by Juju Association.
It was a fun filled evening with fresh beats of soul and bounce by The Zen Lunatic and Pr_ck. Gypsyphonic Disko, a New Orleans favorite, Quickie Mart and Ben Ellman duo, set the mood with some Middle Eastern and Nola bounce that got everyone shakin’. Friends and fans gathered to enjoy the local visual arts by Tj Black, Monica Kelly, El Guaje, and Kids with Krowns.
What a beautiful day of early morning rain, music, dancing and friends at the WTUL and Community Records Block Party on April 22, 2012. The 5rd annual block party that showcases an entire day of music, local and touring. Another great addition was a handful of local shops and yummy cuisine (pulled pork, oh my).
Bringing the underground New Orleans music from the basement to open air, WTUL has recently released, ‘Songs from the Basement’, compiled of new music from the diverse underground music culture in New Orleans. This annual compilation album gives a variety of many genres such as folk, ‘new’ jazz, hip-hop, rock, metal, electro, brass, funk, and even dixieland jazz.
We attended the release party at the newly re-opened Circle Bar, to witness the following bands: Cliff Hinds Trio, Saint Bell, Slangston Hughes, and Au Ras Au Ras. All of these newish groups are a must see around the city!
Compilation Album of 2012:
Hurray for the Riff Raff- Ode to John and Yoko
Slangston Hughes, Jackie Skellz- Sneaux Flow
Toxin III- Middle Class
Japanther- Five Lions
Cape of the Matador- At the End of his Tether
Have a Blessed Day, John Buckner!- Prophet House
YoJimbo- Yo Mama is a Man
Creole String Beans- Funky Spillway
MISSING MONUMENTS- (I’m Gonna) Love you Back to Life
Au Ras Au Ras- Right or Wrong
Cliff Hinds- Dresden
Kindest Lines- No Perfect Focus
Nasimiyu Murumba- Parallels
Lyrikill, Suave- The Blessing
Saint Bell- Lessons Unlearned
Truckstop Honeymoon- Play Along
Juju’s personal favorites: Kindest Lines: ‘No Perfect Focus’, Saint Bell: ‘Lessons Unlearned’, Au Ras Au Ras: ‘Right or Wrong’.
To get your own, visit the WTUL’s webpage:
New Orleans’ five piece Vox And The Hound, currently plowing into their second year as brilliantly functioning folk/rock outfit, took by storm the rather diminutive stage located smack in the belly of Cafe Istanbul last Friday night. Employing an aggressive array of sounds and textures, they left not a single ear indifferent, due in large part to the formidable stage presence of frontman Leo DeJesus sticking it hard and mean to the limelight, his voice at times a wounded, guttural bark, at others a smooth Dylan-esque (Basement Tapes-era) drawl.
Born and bred in NOLA, baby, this act delivers the amazing soul and ‘out of the box’ experience that leaves you feeling inspired and blessed to hear the original creations of underground music. The Honorable South graced the stage on a gloomy Sunday evening, celebrating the successful wrap of NOLA Fringe Festival of 2011. The space occupied was filled with family, friends and strangers alike, all leaving the experience feeling a sort of bond from the cloak of of good energy and common ground the band left us all with.
I get bored with most hip hop. I find most is formulaic. Uninspired. Rigid. The Knux are anything but.
The first thing you notice about Peter Pisano, fronter of Minneaplis indie-pop-folk-rock-whateveryouwannacallit duo, Peter Wolf Crier, is that he’s pretty much the nicest fucking guy you’ve ever met. He’s also what you would call ‘man pretty’. And if he wasn’t crammed in a van with brilliant drum banger, Brian Moen, touring their asses off most of the year, you could easily imagine seeing his smiling face on the cover of Wholesome Midwestern Guy Magazine. If such a wonderful magazine were to exist.
Touring with her third full-length release, Strange Mercies, St. Vincent delivered a blistering set at Tipitina’s on Wednesday, over one of the best and most dynamic light displays JuJu has seen at this venue.
As a former Minneapolitan, I was thrilled to learn that Dark Dark Dark, one of my favorite Minneapolis bands, would be playing the AllWays Lounge. Singer Nona Marie’s throaty, lovelorn lilt, poured over the band’s earthy folk and Americana instrumentals, seemed a perfect fit for the misbegotten romance of AllWays Lounge, in heart of the original city of entropy.