Photo | Courtesy of SouthSounds
“Rap-cabaret” artist Boyfriend signed a nice pair of granny panties for someone special.
Y’all! It’s spring break and I am ready to head to the beach, fire up the blender and judge people harshly at the Flora-Bama. It’s one of my favorite times of year. But before I pack my SPF 4 and margarita salt, I have to get you all the SouthSounds scoop from last weekend.
So let’s get to it!
The sounds of the South
The SouthSounds Music Festival took over downtown last weekend, and it did not disappoint. Some of the highlights included the kick-off party on Thursday night at Cedar Street Social Club. Michael Flynn of Charleston’s Slow Runner got the party started. He recently did the soundtrack for Molly Ringwald’s latest movie. Great, now the “Pretty in Pink” soundtrack is going to be stuck in my head all day.
His set was followed by the fabulous sounds of Ericka Wennerstrom of Austin’s Heartless Bastards. And Michelle Malone, who has collaborated with Greg Allman and John Mayer, rounded things out with her dynamic performance.
The talk of the town on Friday night was Rebirth Brass Band at The Merry Widow.
The New Orleans sounds continued on Saturday night with headliners George Porter Jr., Cha-Wa and Anders Osborne. The impending bad weather made things interesting Saturday night as the wind whipped through the O’Daly’s courtyard, stirring up a good bit of sand. But no one seemed to mind. The power even went out for a minute inside, but luckily, the worst of the weather held off and none of the shows were disrupted, including Boyfriend’s.
Boyfriend is a “rap-cabaret” artist from New Orleans, known for wearing lingerie with big curlers in her hair. She signed a large pair of what could only be described as “granny panties,” which SouthSounds shared on their social media pages. We are not sure if they were hers or thrown on stage by a fan.
The High Divers, who were filming a “fiery” video for one of their songs while here, closed things out at Callaghan’s.
It was a great weekend full of great tunes. We can’t wait for next year.
Well hello, Ms. Baez!
Legendary folk singer Joan Baez played to a packed house at the Saenger Theatre on Saturday night. But before she took the stage at the “Jewel on Joachim,” she caught some tunes in Cathedral Square during the SouthSounds Lagniappe Music Showcase, which features local up-and-coming acts.
Baez posed with locals for photos which made their way around social media, and we are told she was particularly impressed with the sounds of local artist IndYah Rashaud.
We hear Baez’s show later that night was killer. Come back any time, Joan! The Port City loves you!
Well kids that’s all I got this week. Just remember, whether rain or shine, dramatic or scandalous, or some plain ol’ granny panty lovin’, I will be there. Ciao!
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