Seeing music live is a great way to really feel the music, especially when you position yourself directly between the cymbals. Be at the center of it all with this GrouponLive deal.
- Concert at Tipitina’s
- General admission
- Door time: one hour prior to showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
- $8 for one ticket to Uptown Saturday Night Summer Series: The 4th Annual Black and Gold Party on Saturday, September 7, at 10 p.m. (up to a $15.30 value)
- $15 for two tickets to Uptown Saturday Night: The 4th Annual Black and Gold Party (up to a $30.60 value)
- $8 for one ticket to Soul Sister’s 7th Annual Birthday Jam: “Good Foot: A James Brown Get Down” on Friday, September 13, at 10 p.m. (up to a $15.30 value)
- $15 for two tickets to Soul Sister’s 7th Annual Birthday Jam: “Good Foot: A James Brown Get Down” (up to a $30.60 value)
- $15 for one ticket to Cowboy Mouth on Saturday, September 14, at 9 p.m. (up to a $29.88 value)<p>
Uptown Saturday Night Summer Series: 4th Annual Black & Gold Kick Off Party
- Who’s performing: Stooges Brass Band and DJ Captain Charles
- Who are those New Orleans Saints fanatics on the stage?: The Super Fans. We hope.
- What to wear: black and gold face paint
- What to expect: an indoor parade, traditional New Orleans brass blended with hip-hop beats, and NOLA football fever<p>
Soul Sister’s 7th Annual Birthday Jam: “Good Foot: A James Brown Get Down”
- “Queen of rare groove” certain to spin the tightest old school funk: DJ Soul Sister
- Where you’ve heard her: for over 15 years on WWOZ FM’s Soul Power and opening for legends such as George Clinton, Afrika Bambaataa, Isaac Hayes, and The Roots
- Where you’ve heard Nigel Hall’s fervent pipes: as frontman for Soulive and Lettuce
- Who else is bringing the funk?: Nigel Hall’s Big Payback Band with a set of James Brown classics
- Who’s bringing the bass?: Christian McBride, who’s also played with Chick Corea and George Duke
- Who’s bringing the queso dip?: No one. It’s too messy.<p>
"All American Man" live
Warning: contains a wirty dord
* Live: the best way to experience Cowboy Mouth without stowing away in their guitar cases * Why?: their live shows are the stuff of legend, inspiring many live albums and a dedicated following who often throw plastic cutlery * 2011: year Cowboy Mouth was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame * "Jenny Says": the signature song that dominated MTV and shot up the charts in 1997 * Red spoons: the objects typically tossed onto the stage by fans during "Everybody Loves Jill" * Notable former member: Daily Show correspondent and Ellen sibling Vance DeGeneres
In 1977, Professor Longhair didn't have long to live. As a human bridge connecting early 20th century blues, traditional Big Easy jazz, and Cuban funk, the now legendary musician changed the soundtrack to the city, paving the way for acts such as Dr. John and Allen Toussaint. Perhaps most notably, he penned the ubiquitous carnival anthem "Mardi Gras in New Orleans." But when it looked like his time was up, the NOLA community wasn't going to let him fade away. A group of fans, dubbed "The Fabulous Fo'teen," sought out a spot for the "Fess" to play at until his dying day. And that's exactly what he did at Tipitina's. They even named the place after one of his songs.
Proof that a former gambling parlor and cathouse can change its ways, Tipitina's century-old building has earned a reputation as one of New Orleans's finest music venues. Within its hallowed walls, many famous Crescent City acts have launched to stardom, from funk collectives such as The Neville Brothers and The Meters to rockers like Better than Ezra and the Radiators. All of these names grace the outdoor Walk of Fame, and the club also attracts national artists such as Wilco and Nine Inch Nails. However, the venue's immersion in the musical community goes beyond just shows—it also hosts music lessons for kids, weekly Cajun dance parties, and a retirement home for senior citizen horns. But as much as Tipitina's has expanded over time, it pays respect to the Longhair of its namesake every year with the appropriately punned "Fess Jazztival."