Apr 5, 201810:01 AM
In Tune

The sounds that move the Crescent City

Tunesfest, Smalls and the LPO

Derek Smalls and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

What can one possibly say about a musical legacy as storied as that of Derek Smalls’.  The former bassist of the legendary Spinal Tap has returned with his debut solo record – Smalls Change.  This one night only performance dubbed – Lukewarm Water Live: An Adventure in Loud Music – will feature the LPO accompanying Smalls on these massive new tracks.  Some have noted a marked resemblance between local man about town Harry Shearer and Derek Smalls, but both have assured me (separately) that this is just a coincidence.  Check out the video for the title cut below.  You can catch the full performance on April 14 at the Saenger Theatre. 

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TUNESFEST

On Sunday the homespun TUNESFEST will take over the Music Box Village for the day.  This event benefits the Link Stryjewski Foundation’s mission to educate and nourish the youth of New Orleans.  This year you can catch performances from Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Patrick Shuttleswerth, Midriff and more.  Food will be provided by Taco Cat and Congreso Cubano.  Check out the flier below.  This is a great event for a great cause, and a chance to see some of the best local musicians.

 

To Do This Week

Tonight, Tips hosts Homegrown Night with Dr. Green and The Funk Machine and Hash Cabbage.  Homegrown nights are a great Tips tradition and always free.  Tomorrow, Good Tiger stops in at the Howlin’ Wolf or Will Kimbrough at Chickie Wah Wah.  On Monday, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark are at The Civic.  Tuesday, The Oh Hellos are at The Parish.

 

To Listen This Week

 

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Mike Griffith is a New Orleans native and like many locals developed an almost immediate and lifelong obsession with live music.  With the revival of “In Tune” his obsession is now on display for our readers.  Mike fills the time between shows teaching media studies at Tulane university where he received his PhD.  He is particularly interested in projects that combine the native understanding of a place with new forms of digital expression.  

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