The swelter of summer seems to have broken as we enter a cool and rainy fall season.
The Ponderosa Stomp is here for all you vinyl-philes out there! Beginning on Thursday, you can peruse thousands and thousands of records at The Ponderosa Stomp Record Show at Music History Conference at The Wyndham Riverfront Hotel. The classic and new vinyl albums will span all genres, but there is an emphasis on Gulf Coast region 1960s R&B. The Stomp continues until Sunday. And on Thursday night, Siberia will be celebrating on the Stomp with The Chuckleberrys, The Bills, Melters, and Nick Name & The Valmonts at 9 p.m for $6. The Ponderosa Stomp is having their own parties at the Rock n Bowl on Friday and Saturday nights. You can visit their site here for more information.
Metal moves to Metairie as The Converts, A Hanging, and House of Goats play at Babylon Sports Bar in Metairie for $5 at 9:30 p.m.
Back in New Orleans on Saturday, my personal favorite art fair Art for Art’s Sake takes over two locations beginning at 5 p.m. There is no cost to join in the fun, but you may be tempted to buy some eclectic art on Julia Street, or some fine wares and clothing on Magazine Street. I recommend good walking shoes with your cocktail finest. Spend your after party in the French Quarter with Electric Six, My Jerusalem, and The Cons and Prose at One Eyed Jacks at 9 p.m. for $12.
Also in honor of the Ponderosa Stomp, Siberia is hosting a special edition of the Super Sunday DJ Blowout that will feature spinners from around the nation and a live performance by bluesman Guitar Lightnin’ Lee and John Paul Keith beginning at 8 p.m. Cover is only $5.
Ringworm, Howl, Call of the Void, Fat Stupid Ugly People an Ossacrux cross over to Jefferson Parish to play at The Cypress on Hessmer Avenue in Fat City at 6 p.m. on Monday evening.
Do you recall the amazing Music Box musical structure that thrilled audiences last year? The minds and hearts behind it will be speaking on their planned permanent structure called The Dithyrambalina at the Contemporary Arts Center on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Admission is free to listen to Swoon, Delany Martin, and Taylor Lee Shepard, who make up the New Orleans Airlift, discuss the architecture of the larger-than-life instrument village.