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Monday, January 22, 2007

A Weekend of Glory for New Orleans

Rotary Downs blazed through New York City this weekend. As a band, you really have no other option than to bring it when you come play for New York City. So that's what they did. It was a complete whirlwind of a weekend between racing around town to pick up and drop off gear, multiple trips to Bushwick where no one (even the cab drivers) had any clue where they were going, soundcheck here, loadout there, meeting old friends and new, and getting the guys on a plane by 7am on Sunday morning so they could get back to watch their beloved Saints. Sigh... that game let the air out of the balloon a little bit but it was a fabulous weekend and no one, especially anyone from Chicago, can take that away from us!

I'd like to share a few videos from the weekend. The first is from the radio show they recorded on Friday for Studio 360 on NY Public Radio. This show will air on Saturday, January 27th. It was great to hear the stories behind the songs as told by songwriter/vocalist/guitarist James Marler. A teacher of English composition at UNO, his storytelling abilities and character creation are all right there in his songs. Here's a clip of them doing an acoustic version of "Sing Like the Sun" from the new album Chained To The Chariot with their friend Todd Gillespie:

Friday night's show at the Knitting Factory was just plain awesome. So many people came out and they rocked the house. Super dark in there and my video came out like crap so next are a few videos from Saturday night's show at Magnetic Fields Lounge in Brooklyn Heights. The first is a clip of their song "B/W" which has a great pop hook that's got all the kids and toddlers singing along:

Next up is the end of "Djinni Stomp" and I took this vid cuz they was just rockin' it!

And finally, Rotary Downs has got to be the only indie-rock band on the planet that incorporates bellydancing into their show. Check it out:

Alright, that's it for now. Rock on, my pretties!


Blogger mase said...

I have been DYING to see these guys. Really great album and I can't wait to experience it live!

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