Aseethe’s Throes is a work of corrosive beauty
and colossal weight. The trio of guitarist/vocalist Brian Barr, drummer Eric Diercks, and
bassist/vocalist Noah Koester craft tectonic slabs of doom through minimalist approaches to composition. Minutely selected textures built on simplistic, repetitive motifs become mountainous. With each cycle of repetition, their towering riffs, bludgeoning drums, and inhuman howls become increasingly hypnotic and reveal
subtle intricacies. The recursive nature of their songs coupled with their glacial pacing make masterful use of restraint to create moments of genuine surprise. On Throes, these elements coalesce into songs as detailed as they are visceral and scathing.
Where their previous album Hopes of Failure centered around hopelessness, Throes
turns its focus toward wrath. Barr, who composed and arranged the bulk of the music, sees the album as a direct continuation and a response to the damage and exhaustion caused by the shifts in the political and environmental landscape. Koester penned much of the album’s biting, politically-charged lyrics, aiming vicious barks at fascists and profiteers alike. Despite being Aseethe’s newest member, Koester’s contributions came naturally, having grown up in the same Iowan DIY community the band has been integral to for over a decade. Aseethe embraces that sense of community and resistance which Koester bolsters by lyrically capturing the unease of living in “fly over” territory and its wintery desolation.
Throes was recorded at Steve Albini’s Chicago studio Electrical Audio by Shane
Hochstetler (Jon Mueller, Northless). Aseethe drew from their expertise in utilizing
noise and drones to develop a sonic world uniquely their own, dually aesthetic and foreboding. Distant cymbal swells and feedback loops on “To Victory” mirror the endlessly open landscape of their home. The instrumental “Suffocating Burden” makes use of processed feedback and panning drones made from both heavily effected guitar and amplified gong suspended between speakers. Barr drew inspiration from his recent solo work live-scoring films, relying on instinct as a compositional tool to interplay with the rigid structures throughout.
“Queen of the Striptease” is a showcase featuring some of the best classic stripteasers in the world, set to a live jazz band. Elaborate gowns, show-stopping props and lots of good old-fashioned bump and grind are just a few things you can expect from this show. Throughout this showcase, we celebrate the burlesque royalty crowned in New Orleans and at festivals like Burlesque Hall of Fame and we will crown a NEW “Queen of the Striptease” annually.
Queen of the Striptease Royal Headliners are: Perle Noire, Frankie Fictitious, and Loulou La Duchesse de Riere!
SECOND SHOW TBD
Friday, January 17, 2020
Doors at 10pm
Tickets - GA $20 // VIP Table $50 // VIP with bottle of Bubbly - $75
VarieTEASE is an over-the-top spectacle featuring some of the best vaudeville performers, avant-garde neo and classic burlesquers, circus and variety acts. It is an unexpected journey through the evolution of burlesque and vaudeville and a celebration of where the art form is heading! Vanguards, vixens, and VARIETY, VARIETY, VARIETY!
Headliners include: Isaiah Esquire, Kitten n’ Lou, Raven, Minxie Mimieux, Ivory Fox and the Midnight Foxes plus scores of other electrifying performers!
Tickets - GA $20 // VIP Table $50 // VIP with bottle of Bubbly - $75
Sensualité explores the sultry side of jazz and the art of the striptease; feathers, chantilly lace, rhinestones and songbirds. Featuring the music of New Orleans local rising jazz star and singing sensation, Mykia Jovan, burlesque takes a sexy turn into the wee hours.
Star performances by burlesque royalty Raquel Reed, Johnny Nuriel and Audrey Deluxe as well as countless other dazzling burlesque dancers!
Tickets - $20 GA // $50 VIP Table // $75 VIP with bottle of Bubbly
Surf Curse is the indie rock recording project of Los Angeles based songwriters Nick Rattigan and Jacob Rubeck. Seeing Surf Curse live has become a right of passage for disaffected adolescence in the South-West while Rattigan and Rubeck have spent their formative years between Las Vegas, Reno, and Los Angeles. Their new record, Heaven Surrounds You, is a coming of age epic, inspired by the many cult films they’ve cherished through out their young adulthood that are referenced across the album’s tracklist. Surf Curse’s songwriting and instrumental orchestration has matured on their third full length LP, adding layers of polish to their traditionally rough and visceral sound. Rattigan and Rubeck worked with veteran indie producer Jarvis Taveniere, carefully crafting their most lush and vulnerable record to date, during the fall of 2018. Heaven Surrounds You, satisfies the energy and passion that old fans would expect from a Surf Curse record, but expands the band’s songwriting to envelope new audiences into their cinematic sound.
THE JACKIE FACTORY PRESENTS
THE SECOND ANNUAL
NIGHT OF 1000 STEVIES NEW ORLEANS
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2020
ONE EYED JACKS
NIGHT OF 1000 STEVIES - the largest and most beloved STEVIE NICKS fan event in
the world - returns to New Orleans in early 2020. Like the NYC marathon NOTS
editions that turn 30 in May, this Enchanted evening will be produced by show
founders CHI CHI VALENTI and JOHNNY DYNELL and their creative krewe at THE
JACKIE FACTORY. Their first NOTS NOLA last February was a best-dressed,
performance-rich epic attended by show fans from all over and a marvelously mixed
local crowd. Not too surprising for a magical municipality that producers call "the
most Stevie city in America".
Neither a contest nor a karaoke show, NOTS is the Stevie Nicks celebration ne plus
ultra - a riot of shawls, lace, baby's breath, twirling, tambourines and great
performance. The show will feature a dozen interpretations of the goddess Nicks
headlined by NOTS "Legends of Stevie Realness" AMBER MARTIN (NYC) and DIVINE
GRACE (Orlando) with GOLDEN BRAID (UK) and SCOTT MARTINO (New Orleans)
already on board. The bill is in formation and we welcome performers from past
NOTS NYC editions as well as local/regional and debut performers to apply (Details
Longtime NOTS DJ SAMMY JO (Club Cumming) will be spinning the all-
Stevie/Fleetwood dancefloor and show founder and "Enchantress of Ceremony"
EMPRESS CHI CHI VALENTI will be keeping the white winged talent flowing. The
show will climax with the iconic "Battle of A Thousand Stevies" finale and
tambourines will be tossed to the Enchanted audience through the night.
SUGGESTED DRESS: Southern Gothic a la Stevie Nicks, Like A White Winged Dove,
Beribboned and Bedecked Tambourines, Enchanted Eveningwear, Welsh Witch vs
Mayfair Witch (Dark Ages to Darkwave), Nightbird Capes, Decatur Street
Chiffonhead, Fringed Shawls, Stevie-adorned Top hats, Fleetwood "The Dance"
classic menswear, Vampire Velvets, Best Hair In Rock And Roll or Total Stevie
Realness (All Eras)