In Tune

Born of the Internet

Friday night, San Francisco based producer Giraffage (Charlie Yin) held court at the Hi-Ho Lounge for what was to be a late night of outstanding music. For its part, Charlie Yin’s music has always been tied to the technologies that drive…

After the Exhibit

On Monday the Exhibit Be art installation officially closed with a full day of music celebrating the extraordinary artists that came together to reclaim the ruined De Gaulle Manor.  Local artist Brandon Odums directed this masterpiece of collaborative street art…

Circling the Bands

Over the last several months the Circle Bar has been bringing some absolutely fantastic talent to their performance space.  Seeing bands in this environment is like watching the performers from within your own living room.  There is a narrow corridor…

New Year, New Sound

The new year brings in a whole host of new records and new sounds.  This year new records are already scheduled from several prominent bands while new releases are rumored from a host of others.  This week I want to…

In Tune Top 10 records of 2014

2014 has been a great year for the New Orleans sound.  Breakout performances by local bands like Hurray for the Riff Raff and The Deslondes and regional acts, like Royal Teeth, have really put contemporary New Orleans indie music back…

A Night at The Civic

This last week has been an excellent one for live music.  Last Wednesday, local promoter Simple Play brought the Nashville based ensemble Alanna Royale to Gasa Gasa.  Fronted by the indomitable Alanna Quinn-Broadus, the band delivered its explosive blend of…

A Week in Music

The week before Thanksgiving was an excellent one for music in New Orleans.  The Foo Fighters announced a surprise show at the House of Blues to debut the New Orleans episode of their Sonic Highways series.  Later the same night,…

HIP Voodoo

In the late fall we are told to turn our minds to the things for which we are grateful.  For me over the last couple of years this thanks has been focused on the development of the fall music scene…