Boo! Quick Picks for your Halloween Weekend!

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TONIGHT at Chelsea’s!

THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who made Wednesday night’s Monster Jam so much spooky-magic-fun! Nicholas Martino was out taking photos, and I can’t wait to share those with you. Also, special thanks to JF’s Chelsea Layne (who pretty much invented and implemented the entire night), all the musicians and artists, who came out, Dizzy Arts and our awesome volunteers. I can’t name everyone, I know, but Chelsey Gonzalez and Lauren Cross, you ladies definitely deserve a shoutout.  Now we have lots of fun options for you to scare up a good time tonight. Do it! And check the calendar for more selections. #LISTENLOCALBR!

FRIDAY (show up in costume!):

  • 1st Annual Halloween Hullabaloo at Chelsea’s (variety)
    • Pacifico is Nirvana
      Denton Hatcher is Elvis Presley
      Gold Beneath the Highway is Fleetwood Mac
      Rootbeer and Mermantau is The Misfits
  • Halloween A Go-Go: Two Headed Dog & Zenbilly at Red Star (psychobilly)
  • Lagniappe Records After Hours presents: Thou on Halloween Night! (sludge/ doom)

SATURDAY:

  • Early: LSU Opera presents Mozart’s DON GIOVANNI at Music & Dramatic Arts Building (7:30)
  • Tera Melos & Listen, Earth at Spanish Moon (experimental rock/ambient)

SUNDAY:

  • FREE: Sunday in the Park- Seth Walker at North Blvd. Town Square (2-5pm, blues)
  • Early: LSU Opera presents Mozart’s DON GIOVANNI at Music & Dramatic Arts Building (4pm)

And now for the clips (Seth Walker, Thou, Tera Melos, and some silly Halloween things! Happy Halloween!

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MONSTER JAM TONIGHT!

Are you ready for tonight?!?!!! Check out WAFB’s Samantha Morgan’s excellent write-up on Jive Flamingo and TONIGHT’s (Wednesday) big Monster Jam with TAUK, Onion Loaf, Trailerhounds, and an ALL-STAR local jam. And for a little lagniappe, we’ll have Dizzy Arts with us featuring work from local visual artists! Get all the details here. And remember- your first drink is free if you’re in costume! So come get funky with us! And make sure you’ve liked us on Facebook and are following @jiveflamingo on Instagram and Twitter! And #LISTENLOCALBR !

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Jive Picks: Ben Sollee, Naughty Professor, Dolo Jazz Suite, Shannon Whitworth and MORE!

monsterjamHuge thanks to Twisted Oak Music Festival for having us last Friday night! The Fest was a great success for art music in Baton Rouge, and we can’t wait untill next year!

This week we have plenty of solid live music options for you, plus a hot new EP from England in 1819, Summer Lightning, that you should definitely check out:

And mark your calendars for the next JF event next Wednesday at Library Northgate: we’re having a huge MONSTER JAM with our local funk scene superstars and a dirty funk-rock headliner, TAUK, who has been tearing up the big festivals. Come to the party in costume, and get a free drink! Beat that with a stick.

Now it’s time to get on with the music. Check the calendar for more selections, and #listenlocalBR!

MULTIPLE PERFORMANCES: Choir Boy at Hartley Vey Theatre (Thurs-Sun., play/musical with gospel music and progressive themes, check the calendar for details)

THURSDAY:

  • Early: Royal Cyclops Presents: Drop The Needle – “Naturally” by, JJ Cale at Chelsea’s Cafe (local artists present this historic album, 7:30pm)
  • Shannon Whitworth + CJ Solar at Red Dragon Listening Room (8pm singer songwriter/ BYOB)
  • Dolo Jazz Suite at Spanish Moon (hip hop/fusion)

FRIDAY:

  • Early: Ben Sollee at the Manship (7:30 pm, singer songwriter/cellist)
  • Naughty Professor & Flowtribe at Chelsea’s Cafe (funk)
  • Denton Hatcher & Friends at Lock & Key Whiskey Bar (Americana/blues/soul)

SATURDAY:

  • New Earth Army, Lucky Costello, & Captain Green at Chelsea’s (funk/jazz/blues)
  • Henry Turner Jr. and Flavor at the Blues Room (blues/reggae))

SUNDAY:

  • Early,FREE: Sunday in the Park- Damon Fowler at North Blvd. Town Square (2pm, blues/ rock)

And now for the clips!

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Jive Picks: George Porter, Jr., Ray Wylie Hubbard, The Widowers’ Mint Grizz release party, and more!

movies and musicAutumn is officially here. How do I know? Is it the change in the weather? Of course not! No, the way you know summer is over in Baton Rouge is the arrival of the bittersweet finale of Movies and Music on the Lawn, tonight (Friday) at Baton Rouge Gallery. Don’t miss it. (Unless you’re going to the sure-to-be terrific Ray Wylie Hubbard concert at the Manship– then you get a pass!)

In other news, this week’s picks contain a couple of new releases in the local rock scene. First, check out “Giant” in the clips below, a music video for a track off The Widowers’ soon-to-drop album, Mint Grizz. The band will celebrate the album release on Saturday at Spanish Moon. Also, today Molly Taylor released a new single “Goodbye” which you can hear below as well! She’ll be rocking on Saturday as well, across town at Chelsea’s. So don’t get mad about LSU– just focus on the surefire way you always win: going out to hear live music! And remember, we can’t pick ‘em all– so don’t forget to check thcalendar for more quality selections. And #listenlocalBR!

FRIDAY:

  • Early: Movies and Music on the Lawn at Baton Rouge Gallery feat. Fugitive Poets doing “Steamboat Bill, Jr.” at Baton Rouge Gallery  (folk/blues/bluegrass at 8pm or sundown, whichever is later– more info here)
  • Early: Ray Wylie Hubbard + Cupcake Strippers at the Manship (7:30pm country/singersongwriter)
  • George Porter, Jr., Mike Dillon, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey at Chelea’s (funk/ jazz)
  • Com Truise and Ronen at Spanish Moon (electronic/ synth funk)

SATURDAY:

  • The Widowers’ Mint Grizz release show with Elsah and Southern States at Spanish Moon (Rock)
  • Henry Turner Jr. and Flavor at The Blues Room (blues, reggae)
  • Molly Taylor + Circa Amore at Chelsea’s (rock)

SUNDAY:

  • Early, FREE: Sunday in the Park- Mulligan Brothers at North Blvd. Town Square (2pm, Country)
  • Busdriver, Clipping, Milo at Spanish Moon (hip hop/ electronic)

And now for the clips!

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Jive Picks: THE EASY Release Party!, Phosphorescent, Denton Hatcher and MORE! #ListenLocalBR

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With all the buzz about Highland Coffees’ potential closure, this week brings a great opportunity to reflect on the importance of cultural community. While we all need to do what we must to pay the bills, having a vibrant artistic community adds value to our lives that can’t be reflected on the balance sheet. Highland Coffees’ landlord might make more money (temporarily anyways) by choosing another tenant, just like our local artists might make more money if they picked up a more financially lucrative second job rather than creating and performing. But if a fatter bottom line means an impoverished cultural community, is it worth it? Jive Flamingo wholeheartedly believes the answer is “no,” and we support Highland Coffees– a business which provides an important space for connection, creative and otherwise, in Baton Rouge, and which was also an enthusiastic supporter of the first ever JiveFest. If you agree with us, please consider signing this petition.

We each get to choose what it means to live a “rich” life. Hopefully you’ll choose a show or two below, support our artistic community, and bring some richness to your life! Check the calendar for more selections, and #listenlocalBR!

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FRIDAY:

SATURDAY:

  • Denton Hatcher + The Wilder Janes + The Memphis Dawls at Chelsea’s (country/folk/americana)

SUNDAY:

  • Early, Free:  Sunday in the Park w/ Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble at North Blvd. Town Square (2pm)

And now for the clips!

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Jive Picks: Galactic, Dolo Jazz Suite, Sweet Crude, BR Hip Hop Project and MORE!

One of my local favs, Polly Pry, opens up for Jack Williams at the Red Dragon Sunday.

One of my local favs, Polly Pry, opens up for Jack Williams at the Red Dragon Sunday.

Well, well, well… LSU lost, but somehow the world keeps spinning. Thanks so much to everyone who made our Back to School Series such a tremendous success, and special thanks to our new friends who are looking forward  to future endeavors with us! We appreciate you!

Now back to business as usual: aka AMAZING live music happening EVERYWHERE! Check the calendar for more selections, and #listenlocalBR!

THURSDAY:

  • Kenney Garrett Quintet at the Manship is sold out. 
  • Early: Drop the Needle: Ziggy Stardust at Chelsea’s (local artists cover the famous Bowie album)
  • Dolo Jazz Suite at Spanish Moon (hip hop/fusion)

FRIDAY:

  • Galactic with Naughty Professor at The Varsity Theater (funk)
  • Lost Bayou Ramblers + Sweet Crude at Spanish Moon (Cajun rock’n’roll / Cajun indie-folk)

SATURDAY:

  • Early: Prom Date/ Flavor Raid (ATX) at ATOMIC POP SHOP POST PROWL PARTY (electro pop/ indie- details in calendar)
  • BR Hip-Hop Project Presents: Country Rap Tunes (LA vs AL vs MS) at The Library at Northgate (get details of all the artists on the calendar)
  • Quiana Lynell and Lush Life at Lock & Key (jazz/soul/blues/funk)

SUNDAY:

  • Early: Jack Williams with Polly Pry at Red Dragon Listening Room (7pm. BYOB: Singer songwriter/ guitar work/ americana/folk)

And now for the clips!

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