For better or worse (mostly worse) the local NFL season is done and we have a couple of weekends left before Mardi Gras gets into full swing. There are some great events this week including Lake Street Dive at the Civic and The BOOGIE T.OUR at the Joy. Let’s dance our way into the Carnival season in style.
Starting tomorrow night the Boogie T.Rio kicks off their BOOGIE T.OUR with a two night stand at the Joy Theater. For this tour New Orleans based producer Boogie T is joined by Andriu Yanovski and Frank Castro to form the T.Rio. Together this group has created an excellent electro-jam vibe. If you’re looking for something to wipe away any of the negative energy from last weekend’s unpleasantness this is the scene. The T.Rio is joined Friday by Russ Liquid Test, Sexual Thunder and Boarcrok on Saturday they are accompanied by Esseks. Toadface and sfam. Check out the T.Rio’s single “Mind A Racin” from their “Three For All EP” below.
Amazing BUKU Additions
The BUKU Music + Art Project keeps getting closer (March 22-23) and with the late Mardi Gras season it will no doubt be here before we realize it. If the already stellar lineup weren’t enough the organizers have announced a series of excellent additions including Earl Sweatshirt (amazing lyricist and co-founder of Odd Future), Kero Kero Bonito (electro dance ensemble who recently released a stunning new record), Yves Tumor (low-fi experimentalist) and The Iceman Special (local swamp funk). These folks join Lana Del Ray, GRiZ, RL Grime, Death Grips, Toro Y Moi, Yaeji and more. The daily lineups are out and the festival is remarkably balanced with Lana Del Ray, Excision, RL Grime and Claude Vonstroke anchoring Friday while A$AP Rocky, Dog Blood (which is Skrillex + Boys Noise) and Griz hold down Saturday with Dashboard Confessional and Yaeji. It seems like I say this every year, but I think this may be the best lineup for BUKU yet. Each year the festival gets more significant in terms of the acts that they are drawing to the area. Single day tickets are on sale now.
To Do This Week
Tonight Drama plays Gasa Gasa. Tomorrow Lake Street Dive is at The Civic with Mikaela Davis and Joyce Manor is at Republic with Jeff Rosenstock while Sonny Landreth plays the Old U.S. Mint. Saturday Makari is at Gasa Gasa. Monday and Tuesday Tedeschi Trucks Band does a two night stand at the Saenger. Tuesday you can also catch Alex Cameron at Gasa Gasa.
To Listen This Week
- Broken Social Scene are back with a new singe “All I Want” and album announcement via Youtube
- New solo electronic performance from Stephen Malkmus via Youtube
- Johnny Greenwood has released two unpublished tracks from the There Will Be Blood Soundtrack via CoS