Stompers Alison and Lefty’s New Orleans Bounce Showcase steals the show at SXSW

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Jon Pareles in the NY Times “Spilling Beyond a Festival’s Main Courses

Still, one of the best events at the (SXSW) festival was one of the most basic: a showcase of New Orleans bounce, the raunchy, local hip-hop style that developed in the 1990s but is only now escaping its hometown. The beat is fast, syncopated and relentless, and bounce fans know exactly what it’s for: shaking rumps at high speed. Katey Red, a tall transsexual in a black sequined dress and high heels, rattled off rhymes about sex and prostitution. No subtlety was necessary.

Pareles also reviewed the Bounce Showcase on his bog. SXSW: Do the Monkey on a Stick – NY Times Blog

“Let Me See that Sissy Bounce.” Big Freddia interview in the Austin Chronicle.

Alex Chilton Remembered – Chuck Prophet

Tom Waits once described Alex Chilton as “the Thelonius Monk of the rhythm guitar.” He’s damn right. I heard it all for the first time live in 1986 at the 688 Club in Atlanta, Georgia. I was 22 years old; a kid in a band called Green On Red and we were playing on a … Continue reading Alex Chilton Remembered – Chuck Prophet

Video: Dave Bartholomew Interview / Honored for “Fat Man” on WWL TV

Dave Bartholomew and Cosimo Matassa were awarded for their contributions to New Orleans music on the 60th anniversary of the historic “Fat Man” Fats Domino recording. The Louisiana State Museum and the Ponderosa Stomp Foundation held the ceremony in New Orleans on the steps of the historic Cabildo on March 6th, 2010.