Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Sauce on your Monday Night! I was not expecting the 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival lineup to drop until mid-day Tuesday. But alas, at 11:40pm Monday- I checked their website, and there it was! The lineup in all its glory with its usual cliffhanger TBA.
The lineup looks pretty solid this year with headliners Pearl Jam, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, Lionel Richie, Allman Brothers, Widespread Panic, etc, etc. I'm personally excited to get my soul sauce on with Aretha, Gil Scott Heron, Chocolate Milk, wow there are too many to write about.
As usual the fest stays true to its roots with tons of Louisiana and New Orleans Bands keepin in real.

TBA predictions on the fly (Jazzfest didn't even occur to me 'till this morning):
In order of quasai-improbability with commentary:
  • Lil Wayne (Top of list due to pending Jail time)
  • Paul McCartney
  • The Who (hey, they are playing the super bowl)
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Rolling Stones
  • Madonna!? (YES!)
  • Bob Dylan
  • Kanye West (Please don't ever come back to nola)
  • Them Crooked Vultures
  • Black Eyed Peas
  • U2
  • Radiohead
  • Coldplay
  • Depeche Mode
  • Beck
  • Lady Gaga / Miley Cyrus (tie)
  • Norah Jones
  • Randy Newman
Music Maven Mimi's Predictions:
  • ACDC
  • Weezer
  • Them Crooked Vultures
  • INXS
  • Metallica
  • The Eagles
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • Muse

Fact is I really have no clue and I'm exhausted.

Grrrrr A Saucy FESTIVALLLLLLLLLL Tuesday and no sleep tonight!

Who are your TBA predictions???

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

the HUE rock HARD

Saturday night in Chicago I had the pleasure of finally getting to see The Hue. I’ve known the guitarist Jared, for quite some time and have seen several of his former bands, but my anticipation for The Hue has been building for almost two years. We left Lotus early to catch the entire set of Hue.

Their jams are mighty and the collective talent is strong. They are the power-with-a-twist that I’ve been seeking since the late 90’s. The Hue spilled rock sauce all over the stage, several times throughout the night and the crowd was swimming in it, wanting more. It was truly mind-blowing, and I wish they played in nola regularly so I could get my sauce fix.

It would be cool to find a vocalist to keep up with their skillful compositions so the masses “get it” as a rock band. But for now, they will be a major player on the Progressive/ Jam scene for those who recognize true talent. The night is summed up as Mind-blowing sauciness, so check out The Hue, right NOW!!