Offbeat Review of Redhaus show
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 McMurray, Aurora Nealand, and Mike Darby.
Various 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...
Alex plays and sings for nola.com
In which I sing and discuss the birthday number "Young Man's Game".
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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.
JAZZFEST: WEEK TWO
JASS FEST 2014
TIN MEN HEADED TO JAPAN
Tin Men- Avacado Woo Woo
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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Made the Tulane Hullabaloo.
Made the Tulane News!
Alex McMurray Interviewed by Gwen Thompkins at Tulane University
Interview on L.A. Talk Radio
Tin Men Head to Los Angeles
Desert Island NOLA food picks...
Alex Does Zep on NPR
Alex on WWOZ's "All The Way Live"
Tin Men, 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...