Band: Dave Jordan & the NIA
Date: Friday, July 7, 10 p.m.
Venue: The Brickyard, 266 Dauphin St., 251-219-6488
Tickets: Call venue for more info.
Many may remember Dave Jordan as a founding member of the Big Easy funk collective Juice. He also has performed alongside bands such as the Meters, Widespread Panic and RatDog. These days, Jordan and his band of seasoned Crescent City musicians — the NIA (Neighborhood Improvement Association) — are churning out a swampy, Southern-fried roots rock sound that should not be missed.
The Brickyard will echo with cuts from the group’s release “No Losers Tonight.” The album opener, “Southern Girl,” is a driving rock anthem while “No Losers Tonight” is peppered with edgy roots rock. This album demonstrates perfect contrast, with mellow, dreamlike tracks such as “Come a Little Closer Babe” and “Ponchartrain.” Dave Jordan & the NIA’s stellar live show should give the band and the audience a chance for satisfying sonic exploration.