Jive Picks: BACK TO SCHOOL FINALE! Flow Tribe, Slow Magic, Rebirth Brass Band and More!

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Are you ready to party!?! Our Big Back to School Finale is tomorrow night at Spanish Moon!! You can RSVP and get more details here: Marcel P. Black, Luke St. John, DJ Automatik, Cafe Au Lait and Detroit Mutant Radio!! 

Back to School Part 3 was magic, and Nick Martino got some lovely shots of the event. Special thanks to Red Dragon Listening Room, Rob Chidester at the folks at the Legendary Noise Floor for making the night possible!

Now on to the picks. PHEW! #LISTENLOCALBR!! 

FRIDAY:

  • Early, Free: Live after Five: Flow Tribe with Dulac Smack at North Blvd. Town Square (funk/ rock, 5pm)
  • Early: Mandolin Orange at Chelsea’s Cafe (folk, 8:00 pm)
  • Rebirth Brass Band at Chelsea’s Cafe (need we say more?)
  • Slow Magic Kodak to Graph at Spanish Moon (indie/synth)

SATURDAY:

  • Jive Flamingo Back to School FINALE at Spanish Moon feat. Marcel P. Black + DJ Automatik + Luke St John + Cafe Au Lait + Detroit Mutant Radio (hip hop/soul/ funk/ rock)
  • Mississippi Rail Company at Chelsea’s Cafe (Nola old-style rhythm and blues, extremely good!!)

And now for the clips!

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Jive Picks: BACK TO SCHOOL #3, Lagniappe Records Reopening!, MC Frontalot and MORE!

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Guys and gals, I’m so sorry these picks are late. Working on this event series is intense! Big news for Back to School Part 3 this Sunday: we’re moving it to Red Dragon Listening Room! We are so thankful for all of the support we are getting for these Back to School Shows, and we hope the new venue will be perfect for the expected increased capacity. Also, we are proud to announce that acclaimed local emcee Luke St John will be joining us for the series finale with Marcel P. Black, Cafe Au Lait and Detroit Mutant Radio next Saturday (9/20) at Spanish Moon so mark your calendars for that! As an aside, check the calendar for details on the Art Has a Home pop-up art show Luke and others are putting on TODAY (Friday)!

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Mobley last Fri! (c) Nicholas Martino Photography

Now I want to give a great big shoutout to everyone who came out to Spanish Moon  for Back to School Part 2 with England in 1819, Mobley and Nice Dog! We rocked the house! Make sure you’ve liked those artists on FB already so you can follow them for future shows! And thanks again to Nicholas Martino Photography for beautifully capturing the event!

Finally, we also want to express gratitude to Nelson Williams and Chelsey Gonzales, who have been working hard volunteering with us and the artists as part of the street team and at the events! And we look forward to working with those of you who’ve offered your time and talents these past weeks!

Now on to the picks. PHEW! #LISTENLOCALBR!! 

FRIDAY:

  • Early, Free: Live after Five: Chris LeBlanc and the Spanish Town Big Band at North Blvd. Town Square
  • Early: Patrick Sylvest- Lonesome Troubadour: A Songwriter’s Odyssey at Chelsea’s Cafe (7:30pm)
  • Wes Warmdaddy Anderson Benefit Concert at Lock & Key (jazz)
  • MC Frontalot at Hartley Vey Theatre (really awesome “nerdcore” hip hop)

SATURDAY:

  • Early: Lagniappe Records Grand Reopening Party with Tess Brunet, the Widowers and More at Lagniappe Record’s new location, 705 Joseph St.!! (Noon- rock and other things)
  • John Smart Trio at Lock & Key Whiskey
  • Molly Taylor with Erin Miley at Chelsea’s Cafe (singer songwriters)

SUNDAY:

  • Early: Jive Flamingo Back to School Part 3 at Red Dragon Listening Room feat. Clay Parker, Ryan Harris, Caroline Schaff and Gardens (5pm-10pm, BYOB, folk/ indie $5 with student ID/ $10 without)

And now for the clips!

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Jive Picks: BACK TO SCHOOL #2, Tank and the Bangas, David Allan Coe, Islands and MORE!

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Holy smokes!! Back to School Part 1 was a show for the books!! Thanks for coming, packing the house, bringing th funk and getting down with us! If you haven’t already, go like The Easy (Speakeasy rebranded!), Brass Mimosa, Onion Loaf and Moonsugar on Facbook! Special thanks to Nicholas Martino Photography and Dig Magazine for coming out and taking shots! Now on to part 2 tomorrow (Friday) night at Spanish Moon… with dancers, brass, and special guest hip hop artist Tiny Archabald, you really don’t want to stay home. Oh yeah, now for the other awesome picks. #LISTENLOCALBR!! 

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Last Friday! Credit: Nicholas Martino

THURSDAY:

  • Early: Susan Cowsill w/ Vicki Peterson & The Bedlamville Triflers at Red Dragon Listening Room (BYOB, singer songwriter, folk, rockabillly)
  • Juke Joint Jubilee at Red Star (fun mix of Ryan Harris, Clay Parker, Ben Bell, and or others- singer songwriter/ alt country/ folk)

FRIDAY:

  • David Allan Coe at Texas Club (outlaw country)
  • Jive Flamingo Back to School Part 2 with England in 1819, Mobley, Nice Dog at Spanish Moon (grandwave, indie rock)

SATURDAY:

  • The Honorable South, Tank and the Bangas, The Big Easy Brawlers at Chelsea’s Cafe (killer soul/ hip hop/ rock, in my opinion some of NOLA’s best bands)

SUNDAY:

  • Islands and Teen at Spanish Moon (indie rock)

And now for the clips!

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Jive Picks: BACK TO SCHOOL #1 TONIGHT! Bishop Allen, Gravity A and more!!

Back to School AND Bishop Allen today! It's almost too much!

Back to School AND Bishop Allen today! It’s almost too much!

Phew! We have been so busy tonight prepping for Back to School Part 1 I almost didn’t get to these picks. Thanks to Dig for the great feature on this series and tonight’s show. Just a reminder: Jive Flamingo is a bunch of volunteers spreading the word about our local music community! When we plan events, we do it purposefully to help people realize all the great musical options our community has… and that doesn’t mean the Jive Flamingo’s show is the only one worth attending! Tonight is no exception! See you out tonight, and #ListenLocalBR!!  

FRIDAY:

  • Early: Movies and Music on the Lawn (or inside in case of rain) with England in 1819 at Baton Rouge Gallery (movie starts at sunset; details here)
  • Early Start: Jive Flamingo Back to School Part 1 with SpeakEasy, Moonsugar, Onion Loaf, and Brass Mimosa at Library Northgate (7pm- till funk/ r&b/ fusion!)
  • Bishop Allen with JMB at Chelsea’s (fresh touring acts– pop/rock)
  • Southern States and The Monels at Red Star (country)

SATURDAY:

  • Headbangers Brawl with The Its at Spanish Moon (charity event/ punk rock, details here)
  • Gravity A does Talking Heads at Chelsea’s (rock/funk band)

SUNDAY BONUS:

  • Early: Jodi James with Jason Martin at Red Star (7pm, singersongwriters country/folk)

And now for the clips!

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Jive Picks: Don McLean, Dizzy Arts Show, American Aquarium, Lucy and the G’s, y mucho mas! #ListenLocalBR

Live painting by JF fan Patrik Tiek at the Dizzy Arts show tonight!! The admiration is mutual.

Live painting by JF fan and killer artist Patrik Tiek at the Dizzy Arts Show tonight!

I’m picking EVERYTHING tonight! So you can use the clips below to choose your show. Remember, we’re just one week away from the start of the Jive Flamingo Back to School Series. :) #LISTENLOCALBR!

FRIDAY:

  • Early: Don McLean at the Baton Rouge River Center (“American Pie” folk songwriting legend, 8pm, tickets still available starting at $40 here.)
  • Early start: Dizzy Arts Show at the new XO Nightclub featuring Pacifico (pop rock) tons of visual arts including live painting by Patrick Tiek, and much more (7pm- 11pm, details here)
  • American Aquarium with Elsah at the Varsity (cream of the crop alt-country, southern rock)
  • The Rakers + A Replacements’ Tribute Show at Red Star (rock/ tribute to the punk rock band)
  • Lucy and the Gamblers with The Flying Umbrella at Chelsea’s (local funk/soul/r&b goodness)

SATURDAY:

  • West Without + Minos the Saint + Bantam Foxes at Spanish Moon (local indie rock we haven’t heard much from this summer!)
  • Mike Foster Project at Chelsea’s (brass/fusion!)

And now for the clips!

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Jive Picks: Please don’t take my Moon Honey away… and more! #ListenLocalBR

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The NY Times oozed about Moon Honey’s “whirlwhind virtuosity.” Hear it live once more before they relocate to the City of Angels.

Support the Blues Foundation at their gala tonight (Thursday)! Kiss Moon Honey goodbye before they leave us for LA stardom on Friday! And many more options this week to #LISTENLOCALBR!

THURSDAY:

  • Early: Baton Rouge Blues Foundation Gala at Capitol Park Museum (6:30- 11:00pm, blues jam, buffet, gala and more– tickets are $35 but well worth it. Details here.)
  • Matt Wood and Caleb Caudle at Chelsea’s Cafe (singer songwriters)
  • Dolo Jazz Suite: Baton Rouge #15 (Mega Ran & K-Murdock) at Spanish Moon (hip hop/fusion/great Dig article on the show here.)

FRIDAY:

SATURDAY:

  • Early: American Thrift Summah Jam at the Legendary Noise Floor (7:00pm folk goodness: Ben Bell + Ryan Harris + Clay Parker + Eric Schmitt)
  • The Millburns/Little Radar/The Myrtles at Spanish Moon (rock, Dig article here)
  • Pacifico + Peter Simon at Chelsea’s Cafe (pop rock)

SUNDAY BONUS:

  • Early, FREE (donations accepted): The Wilder Janes at Unity Church (6:00 pm, folk, details here.)

And now for the clips!

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Jive Picks: EVERYBODY’s Music Release Party! It sure is good to be back…

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You know, I’ve missed you so much. Yes, you. That’s why I’m so happy to be back posting here, just in time to tell you about three most excellent music release parties coming this weekend.  First, the emminently synth-wacky, 80’s-inspired new Prom Date album “Portraits” is out. And I’m not going to lie, I can’t stop listening to it, particularly their bouncy single “Good Morning, Boyfriend.” Their album release show Friday at the Spanish Moon with Baby Bee and The Van Der Beeks should be just as hypnotizingly fun as the recording.

Also Friday is the long-awaited release of funk staples Trailer Hounds’ debut album, with a huge party at Chelsea’s with Moonsugar and Captain Green. With free jambalaya (!!!), special guests, and beaucoup cd and merch giveaways throughout the show, this will be a perfect spot to get your groove on.

As if that were not enough, country rocker Jason Martin will be celebrating his new “Coming Home” EP release at the Spanish Moon with The Hitchhiker and The Widowers. Check out his music video below, and try to get the catchy guitar riffs out of your head. You can read a review of his new EP here.

Finally, DIG THIS: Jive Flamingo is putting on a huge concert series to draw in all the new kids as the come back to school. It’s called the– you guessed it– Back to School Concert Series!! More on that later, but you can read alllll about it here.  Please invite all the incoming students you know!

Without further ado, here are this week’s picks. For more details and selections, check the calendar. And #ListenLocalBR

THURSDAY:

  • Ye Olde Juke Joint Jubilee at Red Star (best folk/country acts in town, like Clay Parker, Ben Bell, Denton Hatcher… not sure who it will be this week, but it will be fun!)

FRIDAY:

  • Early: Red Dragon Songwriter Series presents Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen at Manship Theatre (a couple of songwriting legends, including the founding member of the Byrds)
  • Prom Date’s Album Release Party with Baby Bee and The Van Der Beeks at Spanish Moon (synth pop/indie rock)
  • Trailer Hounds’ Album Release Party with Moonsugar and Captain Green (only the best in local funk)

SATURDAY:

  • Jason Martin’s EP Release with The Hitchhiker and The Widowers (country, rock)

 

And now for the clips!

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