News Briefs: Travel Edition

As the brutal New Orleans heat brings tourist season to a close, we’ve got news on some folks coming to town, others leaving, and one guy who just straight-up jet-sets.

Beloved basement party rockers Jean-Eric announced recently that they will be leaving the Big Easy to take their talents to the Big Apple, causing a wave of dysphoria among New Orleans resident who happen to be fans of unhindered fun and subversiveness. The group gives a fond farewell to local followers with a free performance at Siberia tonight, featuring two sets from Jean-Eric, a performance from front man Frank Jones’ side project Noir Fonce, and an appearance from good friend Rhodes!! To round out the evening, Joey Buttons will be bringing his locally famous Disko Obscura DJ set.

Tuscon-based roots duo Calexico have announced a released date for Algiers, their first full-length album in over four years.  What will be their ANTI- Records debut was recorded at the The Living Room studios on the West Bank, a converted church where band members Joey Burns and John Convertino both worked and lived while the album was being made.  Algiers will be released on September 11, 2012.

Already a prolific member of hip hop’s elite, New Orleans marijuana-aficionado Curren$y has finally released what he calls his first “official studio album”.  In reality, The Stoned Immaculate – which boasts production from the Neptunes, Bink!, Big K.R.I.T, and DJ Toomp plus cameos form Lil Wayne, Daz Dillinger, Estelle, Marsha Ambrosius, Wale, and Wiz Khalifa – is just the latest in a flood of high-quality mixtapes, EPs and guest spots from the nationally rising star.  The new album arrives with a video for the lead single, “Capitol” featuring College Park MC 2 Chainz.


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