Athens, Ga. singer-songwriter Madeline ends her Black Velvet tour at AllWays Lounge tomorrow at 9 p.m., and begins her touring hiatus. She's playing without her Black Velvet Band, and she's taking requests. Download Black Velvet 's Carter Family-meets-Carpenters pop single "Hurry Up Pronto" here.
Big Sam's Funky Nation plays its homecoming show at Tipitina's tonight following its summer-long tour. Stream the band's 2010 album King of the Party here.
Community Records releases two punk rock LPs this weekend: The Lollies' Potential, and The Rooks' I Can't, I Won't Give Up — they're both available for free download here and here, following an album release party at Banks Street Bar 10 p.m. Saturday.
Chinquapin Records, home of Caddywhompus and Sun Hotel, released the debut EP by 22-year-old lo-fi solo recording artist Munchausens (aka Byron Chance). You can download it for free here.
After the jump, the latest music video from rapper Koan, and recent TV appearances from Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and GIVERS, and more free music.
New Orleans rapper Koan released his latest video, the battle rap preamble "Made 2 Murder" from the LP Chronicles of a Dying Breed, featuring monstrous lines from Chico 9.
Here's Troy Andrews and Co. on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson from earlier this week:
Here's GIVERS from last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live: First up is "Up, Up, Up," followed by "Meantime":
... and here's "Meantime":