The Freret Street Publiq House hosed the Krewe of Freret’s Summer Strut Down Freret after party and fundraiser this past Saturday. Earlier in the day, the krewe marched down Freret Street from Calhoun with the Pocket Aces Brass Band and El Lucha Krewe providing the second line entertainment. The festivities had a brief stop at Dat Dog before carrying on to their final destination at the Publiq House. The end of the line was just the beginning of the next party as the Cardinal Sons played the evening away.
The Pocket Aced Brass Band was the de facto opener, even though they never hit the stage. This in turn let the Sons have an extended set, of which they opted to take an intermission of sorts before rocking the rest of the night away. The intimate crowd sang along with virtually every song the band played and were excited to hear the covers the band has seem to have made their own. TV on the Radio’s “Wolf like Me” is always great to hear live and the audience has an overwhelming love for their cover of Elton John’s “Bennie and the Jets.” The evening closed out with a rambunctious Joe Cocker inspired cover of The Beatle’s “With a Little Help from My Friends,” less the forgotten lyrics straight off the bat. The new songs, “Are You Under,” “New Jack,” and “One More Taste” are firming up well and will be awesome parts of an EP or album in the future. You can see more pictures here: http://jalbum.net/a/1651378