Longtime friends and collaborators, Lauren Morgan and Jordan Shih, have been known as SALES since 2013 when they released their first single, “renee.”
After self-releasing a string of singles online (“chinese new year”, “getting it on”, “vow”), the duo self-released their debut EP in 2014 and were named “Ones to Watch” by Hype Machine + BBC 6. The EP featured a remix track with electronic producer, XXYYXX.
SALES LP was self-released on April 20th, 2016 and it featured the singles “big sis”, “ivy”, and “jamz”.
Their second LP, Forever & Ever, was self-released on July 19th, 2018.
They have headlined tours in the US, Canada, and Europe.
The independent duo continues to self-release their work, which is recorded, mixed, and mastered in their Orlando, FL bedroom studio.
In summer 2015, after finishing a year of intense touring, Rubblebucket’s Kalmia Traver and Alex Toth began the process of bringing their next record to life. As an experiment, Kalmia asked Alex (her longtime romantic partner) to move out while they worked on the album, then accepted the marriage proposal he made during a recording session just a month later. Although Alex soon moved back in, their 11-year relationship ended when the two chose to ‘consciously uncouple’ the following spring—a decision they honored by ceremoniously giving each other matching triangular daisy tattoos (a nod to the title track from Rubblebucket’s 2010 EP). But despite all the sadness brought on by their breakup, Kalmia and Alex kept on writing and recording together, ultimately creating Rubblebucket’s most transcendent album to date.
Co-produced by Kalmia and Alex, Sun Machine documents the pain of ending their romantic relationship, yet emerges as an unbridled and often-euphoric celebration of their lasting connection. While the breakup inspired much of the album, Sun Machine is deeply informed by several other life-changing occurrences in recent years: Kalmia’s diagnosis with ovarian cancer in 2013 (followed by a round of surgeries and chemo treatments), Alex’s decision to get sober after a long struggle with alcoholism, and the couple’s three-year-long attempt at maintaining an open relationship. The result is a strange and beautiful paradox: a party album rooted in radical mindfulness, a breakup record imbued with each partner’s palpable love for the other.
With its airy melodies and lavish textures, dream-logic sensibilities and dancey rhythms, Sun Machine radiates the bright and joyful energy encapsulated in its title. “It’s a reference to the sun as this abundant natural resource we all have available to us—but it’s also about the inner sun, the magma in our hearts,” says Kalmia. “When you can access that, you’re able to get through really hard moments, and evolve and develop creatively. I think that’s the best way to explain how I was able to work through the process of the two of us transforming our relationship in a positive way.”
As Rubblebucket’s most fully realized album yet, Sun Machine finds Kalmia and Alex tapping into their creative instincts more freely and directly than ever before. “Kal and I are both jazz musicians, and jazz is very much driven by improvisation—it’s about getting in touch with that inner spontaneity, where you’re channeling ideas rather than thinking them up,” says Alex. “There’s a lot of moments on this album that happened from us being in a trance-like zone, and coming up with weird sounds in the middle of the recording, sometimes by accident.”
Start with members of three of the top bands to come out of New Orleans, The Neville Brothers, The Radiators, and The Dirty Dozen - then add a saxophonist who was James Brown's horn director for 12 years, and a keyboard player with extraordinary talent, and you have The New Orleans Suspects. With well over a century of touring experience combined, this is a real band with genuine musicianship and more seasoning than any of New Orleans' greatest dishes. They have been making an enormous impact with their live performances across the country, and have established themselves as one of the brightest new lights out of the Crescent City. Funky drumbeats, greasy wailing saxophones, razor-sharp guitar playing, rollicking piano and swampy organ swells, strutting bass lines and tight vocal harmonies make this band stand above the rest. Just as the wind shifts over the Mississippi River, so does the music the band creates - strains of Dr John and the Nevilles, The Meters and Allan Toussaint, brass bands and piano legends, hot nights and sweat-soaked streets, all combine in an original way to create what is now known as The New Orleans Suspects.
Eric Schmalenberger, Trixie Minx, and House of Yes are proud to be returning with another edition of BLUNDERLAND at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans!! A delectable evening of variety with all the whimsical, surreal, and psychedelic you can handle, served HOT and ready to dazzle you.
Leave all expectations at the door and come be titillated. Drawing from the finest burlesque, circus, cabaret, and queer scenes BLUNDERLAND is a trip down a rabbit hole of scintillating surprises you won't soon forget. This show is hand picked, juicy, and super fresh for your viewing pleasure. This is not a show for the meek and we serve nothing mild on this stage. Please come prepared for anything!
After 3 years of blockbuster shows at its home base House of Yes in Brooklyn, Blunderland headed down south to bring its special brand of magic to New Orleans for a series of legendary shows and WE ARE COMING BACK!!! With a mixture of the best local talent as well as some tasty favorites from our New York family of wonder humans we are ready to wow you.
Including performances by
Jett Adore, Stormy Leather, Deity, Liza Rose, Lady Lucerne, the infamous SPILL SISTERS, Rob Roth as CRAIG, AND MORE!!!
Hostest by Trixie Minx and Eric Schmalenberger
Shows at 8pm and 10:30pm
Tickets: VIP Table Seating $35 / Reserved Seating $20 / General Admission $15 cash at the door
VIP Table and Reserved Seating available: VIP Table Seating $35, Reserved Seating $25, General Admission $15
Coming this Palm Sunday: Hold onto your bodacious bonnets, New Orleans! Kitten N’ Lou, producers of Southern Decadence smash hit CREAM, are bringing you a brand new Easter “PEEP” show guaranteed to get you risen!
Fill your baskets with the weird and wonderful eye-popping, gender-bending, rhinestone-encrusted drag, burlesque, and surreal fabulosity that you’ve come to expect from “The World’s Show-busiest Couple” and their parade of buff bunnies and charming chick-a-dees.
Featuring the #1 Burlesque Duo in the World, Kitten N’ Lou, along with an Easter Parade of local and internationally acclaimed superstars!
Put on your Sunday best, and hop over to the hottest post-parade party in town!
Mysterious, undefinable and yet many quite distinct things to many people.
Some blame them for Grunge, some think they’re a power pop band, some think they’re experimental. Tav Falco describes them in Ghosts Behind The Sun thus:
“Mercurial individuals who’s science is strictly alchemical.”
Originating in Perth Western Australia in the beginnings of Post Punk they travelled to Sydney, then London cutting a swathe through the indie scene throughout the 1980s only to vanish. Sited as a seminal influence by so many – Sonic Youth, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Mudhoney, Nirvana the band had to return some time.
In 2018 they’ve returned recorded 3 singles, Mini Mini Mini, Braindead, and a soon to be released EP on In The Red called 9H20.SiO2.
They made their first trip to the USA last year confirming what people suspect. They are totally unique… distinct from other bands and sound as brutal now as ever. Not to be missed!
It’s not uncommon to find Maggie performing on stage with a list of iconic acts that has included Widespread Panic, Gov’t Mule and Charles Bradley, to name a few. The Shreveport born singer-songwriter spent the majority of 2013 and 2014 as the lead singer and front-woman for legendary New Orleans’ funk-band Galactic.
The Suffers are...
Houston's award-winning 8-piece ensemble that have redefined the sound of Gulf Coast Soul. Established in 2011, The Suffers’ lineup was curated by bassist Adam Castaneda and vocalist/keyboardist Pat Kelly, who brought on trumpet player Jon Durbin, trombonist Michael Razo, guitarist Kevin Bernier, percussionist Jose "Chapy" Luna, and drummer/vocalist Nick Zamora filled out the rhythm section, while frontwoman Kam Franklin topped off the group with soaring vocals.
The last 2 years have brought the band to new heights, as they played 300+ shows across North America, visited NPR in Washington, DC for a Tiny Desk Concert, made their national television debut on Late Show With David Letterman, and officially released their much anticipated self-titled album followed by performances on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and Jimmy Kimmel Live.
The Soul Rebels are riding high in 2019, receiving national attention with a performance on NPR's Tiny Desk series, a debut late night TV appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, a headlining set at the global TED Conference, and an appearance and official soundtrack feature for Universal Pictures' hit comedy Girls Trip. The band continues to expand its international reach touring four continents including Europe, Australia, China, South Korea and Japan. Their explosive stage presence has led to live collaborations with the likes of: Nas, G-Eazy, Portugal. The Man, Robert Glasper, Pretty Lights, DMX, Curren$y, Joey Bada$$, Talib Kweli, GZA, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mobb Deep, Raekwon, Metallica, and Marilyn Manson among many others, and opening for Lauryn Hill and Nile Rodgers.
The Soul Rebels started with an idea - to expand upon the pop music they loved on the radio and the New Orleans brass tradition they grew up on. They took that tradition and blended funk and soul with elements of hip hop, jazz and rock all within a brass band context. The band has built a career around an eclectic live show that harnesses the power of horns and drums in a deep pocket funk party-like atmosphere. The Soul Rebels continue to chart new territory as they feature in major films, tour globally, and combine topnotch musicianship with songs that celebrate dancing, life, funk and soul.
“A tremendous raw talent with a poet’s soul...Lindell writes
from the heart with a fully realized musical vision”
“Impressive super slinky blues and rock with a taste of country twang. Bound to win over roots music fans for years
to come”–Guitar Player
With his raspy, soulful voice and instantly memorable original songs, roots rocking multi instrumentalist Eric Lindell is a true one of a kind talent. Mixing West Coast rock and swampy Gulf Coast R&B with honky tonk country and Memphis soul, Lindell creates American roots music that is both surprisingly fresh and sweetly familiar. Since his first self-release over two decades ago, Lindell has earned critical and popular acclaim, first in his dual home bases of Louisiana and Northern California and then across the country. Although influenced by American roots music from blues to country to rock, Lindell’s style is all his own. He has performed thousands of gigs in roadhouses, clubs, concert halls and festivals and has appeared on national radio and television. His live shows overflow with happy, dancing people singing the words to every song.
By the time of his 2006 Alligator Records debut, Change In The Weather,
Lindell had released five albums and already had earned a devoted and growing
fan following. Change In The Weather, with its unforgettable songs and undeniable melodies, earned him regular radio rotation and piles of critical praise. The Los Angeles Daily News said Lindell plays “passionate blue-eyed soul smothered with
a big heap of New Orleans funk.” Two subsequent Alligator releases and a
series of albums on other labels kept Lindell in demand and on the road. Now Lindell returns to Alligator with Revolution In Your Heart, featuring his most engaging and personal writing and his most irresistible, instantly hummable melodies.
Sunday, April 28th 2019 performing: ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’
Join together in celebration:
Reverent Father Lysol Tony-Romeo
and First Church of the Sacred Silversexual, San Francisco‘s David Bowie Bash!
It has been 3 years since His Bowieness forever abandoned corporeal form and became Pure Stardust. We honor his Legacy with a full Night of Bowie Worship!
The world’s only Bowie Worship Band will be performing His seminal albums: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Front to back! Cover to cover, you might say.
But that’s not all! A proper religious tribute to Bowie wouldn’t be complete without a Big Spectacular Stage Show, and we’ve got that and more! We will be welcoming some of SF & NEW ORLEANS’ favorite drag queens and burlesque stars to the stage as the Spirit of Ziggy flows throughout the performance!
Kitty Von Quim!
Annalyn Bond !
Laika Fox, Interstellar Ecdysiast!
U-Phoria (Peter Griggs)!
King Volcano (Diogo Zavadzki)!
Hollow Eve (Caitlin Crandall)!
Ophelia Coeur de Noir!
Plus more special performers tba
Sunday, April 28th 2019
@ One Eyed Jacks LATE NIGHT MEGA STAR CELEBRATION SUPER SHOW
[1:00AM – 6:00AM] The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
BooM BooM RooM Presents
**FREQUINOX** w/ special Guest:
* NICHOLAS PAYTON *
@ One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans
DONALD HARRISON - Sax/ Headhunters
STANTON MOORE - Drums/ Galactic
ROBERT MERCURIO - Bass/ Galactic
ROBERT WALTER - B3 & Keys/ Greyboy Allstars
WILL BERNARD - Guitar/ TJ Kirk plus:
NICHOLAS PAYTON - Trumpet/ Grammy Winner/ NoLA
VERY SPECIAL SURPRISE GUEST STARS
The FREQUINOX is not just a band; it is a super group of musicians. Born of the concept that in combining members from the “best of the best” of the West-Coast’s Soul-Jazz Boogaloo bands with those of the “best of the best” from New Orleans to form a Super group so damn funky and exceptional that it would be the cause of an out-and-out, general freak-out for those that witness this sensational group!
** NEON-GHOST ** [The Music of MonoNeon featuring GHOST-NOTE]
@ One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans
[Celebrating the Music of Mono-Neon]
BooM BooM RooM Presents is always bringin' the best Music Love to the best Music Lovers.
We invite ALL ya’ll to join us as we welcome GHOST-NOTE featuring:
Drummer Robert Sput Searight & Percussionist Nate Werth (of Snarky Puppy) together within this all-star band.
MONO-NEON is set to blast off … Are you readyfor this ? Of Course!
• 2017 Grammy Nomination for Best ContemporaryInstrumental Album for the album Culcha Vulcha, as a member of Snarky Puppy
• 2016 Grammy win for Best ContemporaryInstrumental Album for the album Sylva, as members of Snarky Puppy
• #1 on iTunes Jazz Chart with"Fortified" (October 2015)
• 2014 Grammy Award Winners for Best R&BPerformance (Snarky Puppy with Lalah Hathaway)
If the Grammy Award winning band, Snarky Puppy,was a heart, drummer Robert Sput Searight and percussionist Nate Werth serve asits explosive pulse. World renown for their artistic communication throughrhythm, this dynamic duo debuts their own project, expanding their percussivevoice into a night of melody through innovative grooves and captivatingartistry.
Robert Sput Searight is one of the mostinfluential drummers and producers in modern music. Hailing from a family ofmusicians in Dallas, Texas, Searight came up alongside artists like ErykahBadu, Norah Jones, and Roy Hargrove at the world-famous Booker T. WashingtonHigh School for the Performing Arts. He won a Grammy Award at age 18 with hisown group, God’s Property, who changed the face of Gospel music with theirdebut album. Since then, he proven to be unparalleled in versatility as adrummer, keyboardist, and producer. Artists like Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu,Celine Dion, Justin Timberlake, P Diddy, Timbaland, Myron Butler, and KirkFranklin employ Searight’s talents regularly.
As the undeniable secret weapon of Snarky Puppy,Nate Werth is both rooted in tradition and constantly innovating in thepercussion world. His creative approach to sonic possibilities and rhythmicinterplay has been integral to the sound of the group, and has earned therespect and support of percussion big-wigs like LP founder Martin Cohen.Performing and recording credits include Screaming Headless Torsos, DavidCrosby, Q-Tip, Lalah Hathaway, Susana Baca, The Lee Boys, Turkuaz, Myron Butlerand Levi, Jamison Ross, and The Metropole Orchestra, and many more. Havingstudied Indian, African, and Latin American traditions extensively abroad, Natebrings a unique sound palette to every musical environment, his deep sense ofgroove, passion and eclectic style, result in a distinct musical voice thatpropels him across musical borders.
Eric Lindell (Vocals/Guitar)
Ivan Neville (Vocals/Keyboards-Dumpstaphunk)
Stanton Moore (Drums-Galactic)
Robert Mercurio (Bass- Galactic)
Dragon Smoke is a band that formed as part of Boom Boom Room Presents' New Orleans Jazz Fest tradition known as the “Superjam”. The “Superjam” idea is to put together a band of people who don’t normally play together and see what happens. With the dual vocals of Neville and Lindell, matched with the Galactic rhythm section, the band quickly realized, “We are on to something”and has played every Jazz Fest since its inception in 2003. This inception took place at the famed Dragon’s Den, hence the name of the band.
The music centers around Lindell’s blue eyed soul , Neville’s funk and R&B, and Galactic’s groove. Besides a few trips to the West Coast, this band has been strictly playing in New Orleans. With everyone in the band being a leader on their own, it is rare to get this band together. And when it does, it shows that these guys are really having FUN! From the interplay between the members, you would think that Dragon Smoke has been playing shows forever.
Dragon Smoke is looking towards the future, with plans to write and record an album and to do more touring outside of New Orleans and the Bay Area. So be on the lookout for the Smoke—IF YOU SEE SMOKE, YOU KNOW YOU WILL SEE FIRE!
So, don’t miss this one! *DRAGON SMOKE* performs at ONE EYED JACKS on Tuesday, April 30th 2019 bringing its stellar style of dirty-south funk and new New Orleans R&B Rock in what is a kick-azz rockin’ show from start to finish!
The music of DRAGON SMOKE truly represents the New Orleans Funk, R&B and Soul tradition. It’s a phenomenal band. Don’t miss this one!
Dave Dernovsek – Keys Rowan Cobb – Bass Nick Werth – Drums
Yak Attack is a live electronica power trio from Portland Oregon. … The band draws on influences from a wide spectrum of electronica, such as house, drum and bass, and breakbeat, along with elements of jam, funk, and jazz.
ROPEADOPE records just released their debut album in 2019.
Come get down to this LATE-NIGHT dance party… Think Sound Tribe Sector 9 (who they are touring with) and you get a glimpse into what a raucous and electric good time this show will be at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans.
*** Starting immediately after Dragon Smoke ends. ***
If you have tickets to Dragon Smoke, your wrist band is good to stay on and party til dawn with YAK ATTACK!
otherwise GET YOUR TIX to this show here in advance or at the door of OEJ