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Nov 8, 201808:00 AM
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PJ Morton, Larkin Poe and Things To Do

Larkin Poe at Bonnaroo 2018

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PJ Morton Releases a Christmas Album and Spends Thanksgiving at the House of Blues

Earlier in the year I talked with PJ Morton about his excellent release – Gumbo.  Tomorrow he’ll return with the new record Christmas with PJ Morton – his first holiday record.  Morton has a seemingly encyclopedic knowledge of soul and R&B and he has brought these powers to bear on this set of classic holiday tunes.  If you’re looking to get into the spirit early without driving your friends and family crazy, this is a great compromise.  When I last spoke with Morton, I asked him about where he sees himself in relation to his music and what he is able to convey.  He said, “I can be much more eloquent in a song than just being myself. But ultimately I try to make sure that the music is honest.”  If this isn’t a prefect formula for the holidays, I don’t know what is.  Check out “All I Want For Christmas Is You” below.  Also you can catch up with Morton when he drops by the House of Blues for a special show the day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 23).

 

Larkin Poe at One Eyed Jacks

While we are on the subject of bands in town with new records. Tomorrow night you can catch the southern-harmony sister duo of Larkin Poe at One Eyed Jacks.  I had the pleasure of catching this group at Bonnaroo this summer and they were one of the highlights of the festival.  What really shines here is the harmonic resonance between sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell.  Their new record – Venom and Faith – is released Friday as well so you can expect a celebration of their excellent new music.  Check out the standout track “Honey Honey” below.

 

To Do This Week

Tonight, Phosphorescent is at One Eyed Jacks and Night Drive is at Gasa Gasa.  Tomorrow, Christina Aguilera is at The Saenger Theatre with Big Boi and Larkin Poe is at One Eyed Jacks.  On Saturday, Nomad his at Gasa.  Monday, you can catch Wye Oak at One Eyed Jacks.  Tuesday, Ian Sweet is at Gasa. 

 

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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