Jivewire

This week’s listings along with photos of some of our favorite venues. Support and enjoy, Tim en’em.

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This the Hunkerdowncast Jivewire your fake music calendar for no night in particular.

The Jivewire is sponsored by Magnolia Builders, “Because We Build It Better” For more info visit MagnoliaBuildersLLC.com.

The Steamboat Queenie
hosts
Callie Calliope
at SUNSET

The Frenchmen Tourist Trap
hosts
Greasy Gris-Gris
at 5

Muttering Bill’s
features
Gutter Punk Tampon
at 6

The Central City Golf Club
hosts
The Uptown Cougars
At 6

The Apple Bottom Bar
hosts
Gaseous Clay
at 6

Frat Larry’s
hosts
Napoleon Avenue Featuring Construction Zone
AT 6

Shamboulas
features
The Tulane Medical School Brass Band
at 6

The Urinal Bar
has
Beer in the Bookdrop
at 6

The Least Bank Bar
presents
The St. Ann Sharts
at 6

Repubic
hosts
Brain Eating Abita
at 6

Vagina Friendly
presents
C. Ray Cray Cray
at 6

The Back Room at the Leatherbar
features
So Long, Solange
at 7

70s Ski Chalet
has
the Lusher Lushes
at 7

The Strobe Light Lounge
hosts
Meg Lestat
at 7

Iconic Structure
features
Snitch Landrieu
at 7

The Night of Joy
hosts
Toppling Party
at 7

Butt Cheeky Wah Wah
hosts
Sarah with an H
at 7

The bar formerly known as the Smoky Bar
features
Stabbed Ray Davies
at 7

St. Joe Horns
hosts
Anne Rice Krispies
at 7

Sporto’s Sports Bar
features
Plantar Fascitus
at 7

The Audubon Boulevard Bar
features
The 1 Percenters
at 7

The Girod Cemetary Bar
hosts
Streetcar to Nowhere
at 7

Mondays in Mandeville
features
Cultural Gumbo
at 7

The Pink Elephant
hosts
Fred Eye Dick
at 7

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Library
features
Gallier Holiday
at 8

Betty’s Pub and Grub and Rub and Tug
features
The Happy Endings
at 7

Liberia
features
Spoken word with Remy Ayodelle
at 8

Ruthie’s Duck Lady Lounge
hosts
Gumdrops or Fire Ewoks
at 8

The Sober Roz Bar hosts
Drunk Roz Fest
featuring

This Biscuit Though
The Pompadours
Vespa Life
Gay For My Dogs
I Love Cole
Chop The Damn Egg
Fuck Checks
Pig Lip
and
Crunk Crown
Starting at 8

Terriblicity
hosts
Frankie Fecund (acoustic show)
at 8

One Eyed Jackson’s hosts
The Ginger Gingers
at 8

Lard’s Lounge
has
Hazy Day Popeyes
at 8

Fitbit’s
has
Blood Splenda
at 8

Follies at the Market
hosts
Big Titty Bartenders
at 8

The Double Take Bar
features
Driving Miss Baby
at 9

Lost Alli Lounge
has
No End in Sight
a special all-night gig
starts at 8

Big Mouth Music Club
hosts
Self-Proclaimed Superkrewe
at 9

The Bait Club
features
Hillary and the Yellow Jackets
at 9

Booted Booty’s
hosts
Artisanal Vapes
at 10

Molly’s Irish Cooter
has
The Whistlebiscuits
at 9

The Country Flub
has
Bro and the Totally Straights
at 9

Aunt Lorraine’s
hosts
The Black Professionals
at 9

The Tyler Bridge Lounge
hosts
The White Dad Blues Experience featuring Engineer Pat
at 10

Fat City Gras
presents
The Molly Cat Donuts
at 10

Bywater Spaceplace
features
The Doug MacCashmoney Spillionaires
at 10

And Then There Were Eight
at the
Old Appointment Bar
at 10

Johnny Bell and the Penny Whistles
at the Revenue Bar in Baton Rouge
at 10

Phone Trauma and Float Hopper
at the
Avenue Bar
at 10

Wandering Iris
at
30/90
at 10

Shake & Bake’s
hosts
Gutter Gravy
at 11

Booty Bounce Bar features
Sneezy Da Z
at midnight

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Episode 9: There must be 400 ways to fix the budget

Alli is back from Mardi Gras or possibly from The Dead. Turns out we were right about Nyx.. at least as far as Gambit is concerned.  We discuss our outfits, Kanye, some other things. Mostly we have no idea how to segue into this week’s agenda which is as follows.

Topic A: The Legislative special session has begun as has much absurd and unreasonable bitching and moaning. A budget crisis is a suboptimal time for a legislative political revolution. Nor is it a great thing to base John Kennedy’s Senate campaign on. “Conrad Appel and his Gang of Gaggling Goofoffs” are mentioned. T-P’s Julia O’Donoghue produced a great pre-session budget primer Someone created a parody Twitter account of John Kennedy’s “400 ways” to fix the budget.

Topic B: The Superdome has been designated an historic landmark.  There are good and bad things about this. We like the Superdome and talk about it. Is the Tom Benson Statue protected? Are there even many “historic” stadiums left? What are your favorite Superdome memories?

Topic C: Varg really liked the Beyonce video that got the whole internet’s attention last week. There was much political and cultural outrage and a little Nolier Than Thouism and whatnot.

Are You Not Entertained: Alli went to the Mary Queen of Vietnam Tet Festival. There were scenesters present. Varg went to Mosca’s. James Carville was not there this time. Varg also saw Hail Caesar. It was “blah.” You could probably sneak into the Prytania without paying. Jeff is looking forward to Stupor Bowl 3 this Sunday at The Fly. Background on Stupor Bowl here.  Some background on the controversy at The Fly here.

Some sort of a song happens

CD Reveiw: Varg reviews Rain All Day by Seth Hitsky and The Black Dragons.

Recipe Minute: Jeff talks about the two pounds of red beans he always makes for Mardi Gras day.

Finally, the Jivewire presented, as always, by Magnolia Builders.

Varg briefly apologizes for leaving the re-verb on in a segment we had to cut. If there are any other audio issues with this episode, consider sponsoring our efforts to improve them.

Thanks, again, for listening!

We hunkered down again!

Episode 8.5 – C The Mardi Gras Superkrewe Review (Final Unit)

This is the third of three parts to our Mardi Gras review. Jeff and Varg talked for a very long time about every single thing that happened.  (Freebird style because Alli was out sick)  You can find Episode 8.5-A and 8.5-B at Hunkderowncast.com  By this point there has been much drinking over a period of several hours so.. try to bear with us.

Jeff, again, pitches the idea of moving Orpheus to Fat Tuesday night.  Varg hates this idea and does not let up on it at all. Much drunk talking in circles ensues but it seems like this might be an Uptown vs Downtown thing.

It’s impossible to do everything on Mardi Gras Day. Jeff hit the regular tirfecta of seeing Zulu and Rex and the Wild Magnolias signing Indian Red Later on there was the traditional live-tweeting of the Rex ball.

Varg saw many strange things; babies driving cars, people dancing on cars, people twerking on an Uber.. probably some other things involving cars. Varg describes his costume as well as the concept of “accidental larping.”

Jeff reads through his final parade rankings again.   Varg reads through his Mardi Gras rules. (They’re somewhere in his Twitter feed ) We answer a list of Twitter audience questions. (How does Mardi Gras change as we age?  What is the worst Mardi Gras injury you’ve seen? How much crap did you eat this year? What were the best costumes? Politicians in parades? A few others.)  We agree this was a good Mardi Gras… maybe not a great one.

Also thanks to Seth Hitsky and the Black Dragons for the CD. We’ll work it into an upcoming show. 

Thanks again for listening to the Mardi Gras triple episode.

We hunkered down again!

Episode 8.5 – B The Mardi Gras Superkrewe Review (Second Unit)

This is the second of three deluxe recordings of Jeff and Varg recapping Mardi Gras (Freebird style because Alli is out sick)

Already many beers in, Jeff expounds on the beauty of standing around outside drinking. Then it’s back into recapping every parade (or at least trying to) in chronological order (which becomes more difficult as the drinking progresses.) We defend the Krewe of Druids’s right to exist and be not very P/C so long as they are at least serviceably clever about it.

We pick on the “Self-proclaimed Superkrewe” Nyx (even though many of our friends rode in it and we had a good time watching.) What is a “Superkrewe”? Lord do we ever examine this mystery.  Every Superkrewe needs: 1) A C-list celebrity, 2) At least one truck with spotlights, 3) At least one stupidly huge signature float 4) Original floats (clever theme preferred but not necessary). 5) To throw heavily. There were probably some other criteria mentioned.

Is Muses over?  Some say yes, Jeff emphatically says no. What is the best way to stage a parade? What is the best way to enjoy a parade?  Should Jeff write a novel about Solange’s ring?

Friday night: Hermes was pretty. D’etat’s parade was almost a carbon copy of Chaos’s. Varg took the night off and yelled at some people camping out for Endymion instead.

Saturday: Iris has navigational issues.  Tucks is the best Tucks ever. Drones and hoverboards everywhere. Varg skipped Endymion to make a costume and to burn things in the back yard (NSFW) Jeff also skipped Endymion. Skipping Endymion might have been the right idea all around given what happened.

Sunday: Varg goes to Thoth and some idiot https://www.instagram.com/p/BBgH-I5QaGY/ has to involve politicized throws. Box Of Wine rituals. Serendipitous Bacchus. Jeff rides that day and brings politicized throws with him.   He also almost has a ruinous experience but recovers. In the past, Varg has lost 2 phones during Mardi Gras which sucks. LaToya Cantrell does not care for the politicized throws.  Bacchus had lasers and shit Folks out on the neutral ground had televisions so you could watch the Superbowl there.  At some point in the infinite universe the Saints will play in the Superbowl in New Orleans on Thoth-Bacchus Sunday.

Finally, we raise the question of whether or not Orpheus belongs on Lundi Gras or should be moved to Fat Tuesday. But we’ll cover that in the next upload.

We hunkered down again!

Episode 8.5-A The Mardi Gras Superkrewe Review (First Unit)

Alli is still wiped by Mardi Gras so it falls to Varg and Jeff to re-cap the whole thing in this extra long Freebird episode. But first Jeff insists on mentioning the fact that politics are happening and saying a few cursory things about the looming state budget process. That out of the way, though, the drinking can begin. And it does and it goes on for a very long time. We recorded all of it and broke it out into three separate mini-episodes for your convenience.  Think of this as one large compound float of Carnival reminiscence.

In this, the first part, Varg tells about marching in Chewbacchus as well as the inspiration behind his Prince Voltan costume, the delicious treats available there, and the experience of being rescued by a squad of Jedi.  Chewbacchus is more chaotic than it appears.  People get lost, floats malfunction, an out of control rocket cycle wreaks havoc.  

Jeff reveals that he has seen almost all of the Uptown parades and ranked them  The first weekend is a time to get used to parading, walk up and down the route and get the lay of the land. Sometimes there are interesting items for sale.  Krewe of Freret seems like it is in pretty bad shape what with not having any riders and all.  We talk some shit about the parades at the bottom of the rankings.

After that we decide to take a break.   Catch part two of our Superkrewe in the next upload.

We hunkered down again!