Ben Ellman (Galactic, The New Orleans Klezmer Allstars) returns with DJ Quickie Mart for volume two of Gypsyphonic Disko's party-rocking tour through bounce, hip-hop, klezmer and Balkan music. The DJ crew releases Nola-Phonic Volume Two on April 3, but you download a track featuring bounce empress Big Freedia here. (Stream Volume One here.)
The Village Voice has a killer piece on Dr. John's upcoming Locked Down (out April 3 on Nonesuch), a collaboration with Black Keys wizard Dan Auerbach. Grab the track "Revolution" here, and catch a glimpse of the sessions below:
More goodies after the jump.
New Orleans pop duo Generationals were featured on a recent seven-track Daytrotter session.
Noise maestros Chef Menteur have been busy (four years busy) prepping a double LP (with a little help from their friends), and the band will celebrate its release 10 p.m. Saturday at Siberia, with Geisterfahrer, Microshards and Lonely Lonely Knights. The album, East of the Sun, West of the Moon, is pressed by local label Backporch Revolution — listen to the band's tracks on the label's website.
Caddywhompus released its Maze Demos, featuring songs recorded at their practice space (at the off-Carrollton Avenue studio space dubbed The Maze) earlier this year. Download the four tracks here, via local label Chinquapin Records.
Mr. Meana, one half of New Orleans longtime hip-hop cutups Partners-N-Crime, released his mixtape Who Say I Can't Rap? — download it here.
This Sunday marks the first show in a series dubbed Punk Rock Takeover, curated by Bryan Funck as a regular weekly series, set-in-stone at alternative arts space 3 Ring Circus' The Big Top Gallery, for local DIY artists. First up: Vox & the Hound, Whom Do You Work For?, and No Clouds perform 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Stream Vox & the Hound here, grab Whom Do You Work For's EPs here, and find No Clouds tracks here.
The Punk Rock Takeover bill is booked through April, so stay tuned to hear what's coming in the next few weeks.