Of course! Domino Record Shack right off of Broad St. is the best one in town. It’s not too big, but their selection is sooo fucking good. Amazing international choices, amongst a finely curated general section with focuses on hip hop/dub/jazz/soul/blues/punk.
Euclid Records is great as well, they just moved to a new location. I haven’t been yet, but it’s two stories and my friends tell me it’s fucking fantastic.
Stay away from Peaches Records. It’s an overpriced tourist trap and the family that runs it doesn’t give a fuck about music and just wanna make a buck. This lady was trying to sell my friend these Skullcandy earbuds like they were some hot shit.
this restores some of my faith in humanity
if i came out with an album tomorrow, and i openly admitted beforehand that it would be nothing but fart sounds for three hours, i would sell more copies than this.
This shit is advertised on a bus stop right in front of Xavier University in New Orleans, and every time I see it I cannot imagine who in the general vicinity of the poster it could possibly be targeted at…this marketing team is clearly full of idiots…
*The New Orleans Museum of Art (located in City Park, an easy streetcar ride from Canal St.) is free on Wednesdays. You have to go.
*If you’re looking for nightlife, stay away from Bourbon St. Maybe give it a look just so you can see for yourself, but honestly, that’s not where you wanna be. You could put on a blindfold and follow the stench of piss and vomit and you’d end up on Bourbon. Frenchman is where you wanna go, it runs along the most eastern side of the Quarter. Check it out on a Friday or Saturday night. So many cools bars with live music, amongst the live music already happening on the street. The night market that goes on is pretty happening, too.
*Go see a movie at The Prytania (NOLA’s oldest running theatre, a landmark) or Indywood (a newer addition to the city, locally owned and features lots of peculiar titles amongst ones made by local filmmakers).
*Check out a burlesque show at One Eyed Jack’s on Toulouse St.! Also, their 80’s night every Thursday is killer. This place is cool as fuck.
*Gasa Gasa, another hip spot to grab a drink and see cool shit at.
*Look into the Dragon’s Den on Frenchman if you’re interested in weird dive bars, only this one has this super intense architecture you can only find in NOLA. Downstairs has a bar and stage for bands/DJs, upstairs is where it gets freaky. Cool ambience with a sweet(er) bar. Hyperintense DJs playing to mindless dancers. Warning: this place can be extremely sketchy sometimes, not for the faint at heart. I’m also pretty sure Aleister Crowley used to hang there AND it used to be a whore house (you can say that about pretty much every building in the city tho).
*Restaurants to check out:
La Casita on Julia St.- Full disclosure, I work behind the bar here (don’t be afraid to say hi! ask if tucker is there). I can honestly say, however, that we have the best fucking tacos and guac in the entire city. Happy hour is from 3-7, we mix amazing drinks and craft fantastic food that’s so affordable it’s ridiculous. Our Watermelon and El Fuego tacos will change your life and our pork and sweet potato quesedilla will warm your soul.
Clio’s and Mona’s Cafe is where you wanna go for Mediterranean cuisine.
Luke on St. Charles right off of Poydras has a badass happy hour from 3-6 where you can get raw oysters for 50 cents a piece (that’s 6 bucks for a dozen!). A great snack when you’re midway through a busy day.
Katie’s is where you wanna go for the fried stuff/seafood. You just missed crawfish season, ya big dummy! I’ll forgive you this time, though. Oh, can’t forget the poboys, baby. Eating one for the first time is like learning a new move in bed. You deserve it.
This is all off the top of the dome. There are actually a ton more great restaurants to eat at and shit that you need to do. If you have any more questions, let me know. I enjoy helping tourists because they give my city money (as long as you don’t litter, that will put you on my shitlist). Oh and if you’re gonna be wandering the streets at night on your own, be cautious. The block is hot.
An untitled, unofficially released track by Animal Collective member Panda Bear (Noah Lennox)
I think this was made around the time of Young Prayer, and it was intended for some sort of web magazine publication. Thats all I remember from the time I downloaded it