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Friday, August 29, 2008

Oh Katrina...

mimi pool table
Mimi's in the Marigny, a great bar in the 9th Ward, New Orleans... they hosted a Punk Turns 30 art show earlier this year.

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina's storm surge caused 53 different levee breaches in greater New Orleans submerging eighty percent of the city.... The United States has never been the same.

Today's post is a pictoral tribute to my New Orleans-based musician friends, punk or not, who braved the storm. Some are still in New Orleans... others have moved to other cities.

quintron and greg
Quintron and Greg Cartwright - the made a great garage/gospel record together during Greg's Oblivians days. Quintron is still in New Orleans... his Spellcaster bar is still going strong and his live show with Miss Pussy Cat gets better and better every time I see it.

Mike Hurtt
Mike Hurtt - Royal Pendletons, Haunted Hearts

Matt Pendleton
Matt Uhlman - Royal Pendletons, and a fantastic DJ!

enocky daddy
Rockin Enocky (from Japan) and Big Daddy Jay of the Royal Pendletons. Jay is a Memphian now... and lives a stone's throw away from fellow NOLA evacuee, Continental Drifter Robert Mache. Stay tuned for a photo of Robert... later today

Mike Hurtt, Alix & Chris
New Orleans lost Mike Hurtt to Detroit, but gained Chris Gladney (right). The fabulous Alix Brown, who was living in Memphis at the time, has moved to NYC

King Louie a living legend

video crack lo rez
inside Mimi's... neon art by Dustin Crops of the Black Rose Band

self portrait at mimi's
Self portrait in the punk rock bathroom at Mimi's, New Orleans, February 2008

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