This year's Record Store Day is happening on Saturday, April 18. Record Store Day is an annual celebration of the people who make up the world of the record store, including staff, customers, and artists, as they come together to recognize the unique culture of a record store and the special role that independent record stores play in the community.
In the video below, made in 1941, Thomas Wright "Fats" Waller (1904-1943) performs "Honeysuckle Rose," one of his best known compositions. It's an example of a "soundie," which are "three-minute American musical 16mm films, produced ... between 1940 and 1946, each containing a song, dance and/or band or orchestral number....
WWOZ and Indywood Movie Theater present three special music-themed films to coincide with Jazz Fest. Collectively, the films reveal a great variety of cinematic approaches to exploring musicians and their music, and showcase a variety of genres. The films are "The Harder They Come," "Monterey Pop," and "Miles Electric: A Different Kind of Blue."
New Orleans singer-songwriter Andrew Duhon does "Feelin' Low Down" from his album The Mooringsin a Bloody Sunday Sessions video, so named because bloody marys helped generate the idea for "a web-based video series of stripped down musical performances occurring in the back of the iconic New Orleans’ mule-drawn carriages." This one was filmed on May 28, 2013.
We'd like to introduce our audience to iSeeChange, a groundbreaking environmental reporting project that combines citizen science, participatory public media, new technology and a crowd-sourced reporting platform.
The 2015 edition of Crawfest, Tulane University's annual music, food, and arts festival, happens April 18, 11:00a - 7:00p on Tulane's uptown campus. The lineup includes: the Wailers, Earphunk, Twiddle, Khris Royal & Dark Matter, The Hot 8 Brass Band, The Tontons, 101 Runners and The Big Excuse.
The Abita Springs Busker Festival (née Louisiana Busker Festival) is taking place this year on Sunday, April 19 just north of the lake in downtown Abita Springs. This free festival features some of the best local talent that you can catch on the streets of the French Quarter and around the country at various times of year. This year's lineup includes veterans The Smoking Time Jazz Club, Tuba Skinny, The Deslondes, The Longtime Goners, and more.