11.05.2014

Offbeat Review of Redhaus show

Offbeat Magazine

Offbeat Magazine by Reya Hart

Thanks to Laura DeFazio, Aurora Nealand, Mike Darby and everyone who came out! What a great space!

 

Of all the incredible events and concerts that went on this past Halloween weekend, the most memorable was also the most bizarre.

The Redhaus, an Alice-in-Wonderland-level-trippy art space on St. Claude complete with a thoroughly life-threatening tree house structure out back, marked its reopening Sunday night with an underground concert featuring Frenchmen notables Alex McMurrayAurora Nealand, and Mike Darby.

Redhaus Reopening ShowVarious collaborators had been hard at work for weeks to ready the gutted double shotgun for the show, but everything was still fascinatingly precarious, with countless nooks and crannies and weird surprises.

A giant mechanical skeleton swimming in psychedelic projections hung from the ceiling, a gondola from the 1984 World’s Fair sat perched casually in a treetop in the...

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10.24.2014

Alex plays and sings for nola.com

In which I sing and discuss the birthday number "Young Man's Game".

Check it out here


07.09.2014

Summertime...

We have achieved maximum slowness. It is July. No Tin Men until August (except in Abita Springs July 19th). I have some shows at DBA and Yuki. They're on the schedule. Beatles Fest is July 12. We'll be celebrating the strange life of fallen Ubergrinch Dennis Zentek at Dennis Fest which is being held at DBA July 20. Check the shows page for further details. Also coming up in August are Royal Fingerbowl at Siberia on Aug 9 (Narcissy opens) plus shows at Rockwood in NYC and John & Peter's in New Hope, PA. Stay cool people.


05.02.2014

JAZZFEST: WEEK TWO

Things mellow out somewhat over the 2nd weekend. On Friday there's a nice easygoing, laid back Valparaiso Men's Chorus show at the Hi Ho Lounge with the ever popular Rory Danger and the Danger Dangers. Saturday I'm "chillin'" at Siberia for a solo set starting at 6. Probably goes to 9. Sunday I'll be getting serene with my pals Carlo Nuccio and Joe Cabral at the Cafe Atchafalaya brunch starting at 11am, for all you non-festers. Sunday night I'll be decompressing with Susan Cowsill and friends as we tackle the Traveling Wilburys in the latest installment of Covered In Vinyl.

04.25.2014

JASS FEST 2014

Grab your pith helmet and spats and get busy. It's that time of year again. I've got a big first weekend with Tin Men at the Fairgrounds, the Smothered Brothers at Pearl Wine Co. and the Royal Fingerbowl reunion at Siberia on Saturday. On Sunday I'm closing out the blues tent with the legendary Rodriguez, then heading over to Little Gem Saloon to play with my old pal Glenn Hartman in the Kings of the Small Time, then closing out the night over at Carrollton Station with Susan Cowsill and friends.

04.02.2014

TIN MEN HEADED TO JAPAN

The Tin Men are headed to Japan to play a string of dates in Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto, Mitaka and elsewhere, including at the Yokohama Jug Band Festival. If you can't make it yourself, tell a friend! For more info look HERE.

01.29.2014

Tin Men- Avacado Woo Woo

Avocado Woo Woo

Whereyat.com by Lauren Adam

For over a decade, the Tin Men have been collaborating to harness an eclectic melding of genres. With infl uences of swing jazz, R&B, Motown, and easy listening, their latest release, Avocado Woo Woo, captures the unique spirit radiating out of New Orleans and beyond. The trio consisting of Washboard Chaz (vocals, percussion), Matt Perrine (sousaphone), and Alex McMurray (guitar, vocals) has perfected a relationship with their instruments. Whether or not you’ve seen the mastery in action at their d.b.a. home court or not, the album exemplifi es just this. From the gospel praises of “Jesus Always Get’s His Man” to the folksy title track, “Avocado Woo Woo,” to the stand out percussion performance in “Why Don’t You Haul Off and Love Me?” and the perfectly executed “Lonely One In This Town,” the Tin Men are dressed to impress. Aside from the band’s consistent display of technical...

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01.18.2014

No ChazFest in 2014

Sadly there will be no ChazFest in 2014. Read about it here

12.04.2013

Alex Heading Back To The Bay Area

Hitting some old hot spots (Armando's in Martinez, Sweetwater in Marin and Hummingbird Cafe in Fairfax) plus a new one "Catacombs" in SF. See the "shows" page for details...

10.01.2013

Made the Tulane Hullabaloo.

My proudest moment. Read the article HERE

09.27.2013

Made the Tulane News!

The "Stummin' Alum" strikes! Read all about it HERE.

09.20.2013

Alex McMurray Interviewed by Gwen Thompkins at Tulane University

Part of the John J Witmeyer III Dean's Colloquium Series. Inviting "distinguished alumni" back to campus to discuss their careers and professions. 7pm Tuesday September 24 at Dixon Hall. & guess what? It's FREE and open to the public! More info HERE

09.13.2013

Interview on L.A. Talk Radio

With Michael Sterling and Paul Strolli. Listen HERE.

09.12.2013

Tin Men Head to Los Angeles

The Tin Men will be part of a show at The Mint in L.A. on Saturday Sept 14 at 9pm. Also with Paul Sanchez and the Rolling Road Show featuring Arsene DeLay and Antoine Diel. More info HERE.

09.02.2013

Desert Island NOLA food picks...

Frady's makes the cut. Check it out HERE.

08.22.2013

Alex Does Zep on NPR

An excerpt of "What Is And What Should Never Be" for NPR's "Summer Songs" series. Hear the full interview with Gwen Thompkins here.

08.15.2013

Summer's Over?

Back from the Summer Station Wagon Tour just in time for...Summer! Beat the heat this August with me at the Saturn Bar. Ten PM Thursdays.

08.15.2013

Alex on WWOZ's "All The Way Live"

http://www.wwoz.org/programs/new-orleans-all-way-live/show-226-jazz-park-civic-theatre

08.01.2013

Tin Men, Avocado Woo Woo

Offbeat Magazine Avocado Woo Woo

(Threadhead Records)

Offbeat Magazine

Set aside for a moment the fact that the guitar is amplified, also that the plucky instigator who wields said axe is slinging M.F.A.-yearning narratives at the mic. Disregard too that his rhythm-section mates are unquestionably at or near the top of their respective instrument games. At heart the Tin Men still epitomize the folksy, down-home realm of the New Orleans street sound...