The satirical Krewe du Vieux Carre parade will take place on Saturday, January 30, 2010, rolling through the Marigny and French Quarter. The King of KdV for 2010 will be hisself the music legend Dr. John, with Priestess Miriam Chamani reigning as Queen.
In typical KdV fashion this years theme "All Fired Up" is in reference to the August 4 fire that caused damage to the KdV den.
Tune in on the first Sunday of 2010 for Your Cousin Dimitri's annual show of blues, folk and country music suitable for kids. Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, Elvis, Dylan... all singing for children, or music that could fool you into thinking it's good for the young uns.
As a French Quarter resident, tourists stopped making an impression years ago. However, as I walked through today's Sugar Bowl crowd, I got surprisingly nostalgic about the University of Hawaii fans from the 2007 Sugar Bowl. Sentimental even. Like missing an old friend.
The Tone Scientists of WWOZ will present The music of Sun Ra tonight on the Kitchen Sink to celebrate the New Year. 10 PM - midnight. We'll travel the Spaceways, orbit the heliocentric worlds, visit outer planes of there, and school you on the other worlds they haven't told you of. All hail the master of the Mythocracy, Sun Ra! and his Jet Set Myth Science Omniverse Arkestra.
More James Booker to celebrate his birthday (he would have been 70 on December 17th) in a rare Jazz Lunatique reappearance at midnight on Wednesday. That is to say that you'll be able to hear 3 hours of Booker from midnight to 3 AM tonight.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - 10:00pm - Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 12:00am
Tonight on the Kitchen Sink, it's the beginning of birthday month. Tonight in the first hour we'll celebrate the birthdays of Art Neville aka Poppa Funk and Henry Roland Byrd aka Professor Longhair. Then in the second hour, nothing but the Piano Prince, the Bayou Maharajah, the Black Chopin, the Black Liberace, Mr. Gonzo himself, Lil Booker - JAMES BOOKER!!!!!!!!!!!