Tonight, the Woodlands Conservancy celebrates 18 years of dedication to “The Sponge” – the vitally important 840 acres of forested wetlands that act to absorb storm water and block wind from the Greater New Orleans Area. This is important work by anyone’s standards. The festivities go down at the beautiful New Orleans Jazz Market on Oretha Castle Haley with a patron party at 6 p.m. with doors opening for the main event at 7 p.m. The patron party features Harry Hardin’s Jazz Quartet and an Acme Oyster House raw bar. The main event hosts a silent auction, as well as solo piano performances by Tom McDermott and Joe Krown followed by a duet from the two together. This will be a great night of music in a wonderfully intimate venue all supporting a good cause. Come out and support the Woodland Conservancy as they strive to keep New Orleans protected from the elements. Check out Joe Krown’s interpretation of “Tipitina” below.
Robyn Hitchcock Saturday at Gasa Gasa
Legendary singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock drops in on Gasa Gasa Saturday night. After first finding fame with The Soft Boys in the 70s, Hitchcock has had an extensive and influential career. In 2017 he released his 21st studio record. The eponymous album is a fantastic exploration of psychedelic rock and its extension into the world of pop. Hitchcock is truly a master of many genres and styles and you never really know what to expect from him. This is a great chance to see him with a small crowd. Below you can see him with Gillian Welch, David Rawlings and Dawes at Newport Folk singing Dylan’s Visions of Johanna.
To Do This Week
In addition to Woodlands benefit tonight, you can catch Tom McDermott and Aurora Nealand at the Backroom at Buffa’s. Down at Tips tonight there is a benefit for Spencer Bohren featuring Anders Osborne, George Porter, Jr., Raw Oyster Cult, Johnny Vidacovich, Tommy Malone, Darcy Malone, Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes, Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers and others. Tomorrow, North By North is at Gasa and Cole Williams is at the Hi-Ho. Saturday, in addition to Robyn Hitchcock at Gasa you will also find Morning 40 Federation at the Maple Leaf for the late show. Sunday, avant-garde noise ensemble Gertrude rolls into Siberia. Monday, the Calliope Musicals are at Gasa and DeVotchKa are at One Eyed Jacks. Tuesday, Daniel Roman is at Gasa and Kristen Diable is playing the front lounge of Jacks.
To Listen This Week
- Great new track and album announcement from Lady Lamb via Youtube
- Jenny Lewis has released a new single “Red Bull and Hennessy” and announced her new record due in March via Youtube
- Nakhane and ANOHNI share amazing track “New Brighton” via NPR Music