Funk, Ska & OEAAs

The Louisiana soul, funk, R&B, zydeco and blues of Josh Garrett & The Bottomline shake it up at The New Lift Thursday, Nov. 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m. This is a don’t-miss show. Garrett is from Houma, La., also the birthplace of Tab Benoit, and has spent time honing his bandleader chops in Nashville. The charismatic, high-energy band features a sassy horn section. Add Garrett’s rich vocals and meaty...

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Closing Time

My last show at The 49’r The 49’r closed its doors forever Tuesday, Oct. 26. I drove by yesterday. The neon signs were gone. The windows were black. The place was dead. As an elegy, let me tell you about the last time I saw a band at The 49’r. “Hold on a minute,” said the guy who took my $5 at the door. “Let me stamp your hand. How am I supposed to remember who you are?” When...

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All In The Family

Family band Eisley is on the road again Eisley, a Tyler, Texas-based five-piece, indie-pop band is, despite the relative youth of its members (ranging 20-28) is well acquainted with the vagaries and frustrations of the music business. While most bands spend years (if not decades) touring in cramped busses, taking rest stop sink showers and scratching by to get to the next show, Eisley traveled...

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Killah Bee

Ghostface Killah brings that Wu-Tang heat Wu-Tang Clan comin’ at cha! Well, at least one of them. The infamous Ghostface Killah (AKA Tony Stark, AKA Iron Man) has been an integral part of the New York City crew since 1993’s groundbreaking Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). Named after a character in the 1979 kung-fu film, Mystery of Chessboxing, Ghostface Killah’s persona is that of a...

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Just Announced…

Just announced: Mark Mallman, who in October committed to being weird so hard that he wrote and performed live a 78-hour song (not a typo), will come to the Waiting Room, Sunday, Nov. 28. 1% Productions recently announced that and several other new shows; visit onepercentproductions.com to see the full lineup. I’ve been tracking the progress of Side Door Lounge since I heard rumors of a...

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Funky Bottomline

Louisiana soul and Nashville showmanship mark the excellent performances that Josh Garrett & The Bottomline put on for fans. Garrett hails from Houma, La., also the birthplace of Tab Benoit. Fans of Benoit and Tommy Castro should dig this horn-driven band that mixes funk, blues, R&B and zydeco. Fronting the band, Garrett has the guitar finesse, rich vocal chops and ability to mix original...

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