Dulli’s 5 Fave NOLA shows of ’07
Twilight Singers, Afghan Whigs, The Gutter Twins
The 5 Best Shows I Saw in New Orleans This Year:
1) Fats Domino at Tipitina’s /May 2007
Last May, Fats played his first show since Hurricane Katrina destroyed his home. He only played for a half hour but you knew every song. Hit after hit after hit….
2) Johnny Rivers at the Fairgrounds/May 2007
One of my favorite singers of all time and I had never seen him play live before. He blew my fucking mind.
3) Robert Plant and Lil’ Band O’ Gold at Tipitina’s/April 2007
Again, I’d never seen him live before and he did not disappoint. 2 Fats Domino songs, 2 Elvis songs, “Sea of Love” and then, as the band played “Hoochie Coochie Man” and “Shake Your Hips”, he scatted “Black Dog” and “Whole Lotta Love” over top of them. We all freaked out like teenage girls.
4) Roky Erickson at House of Blues/May 2007
He was on fire. Great band and every motherfucker in that place was smiling and dancing. The couple next to me had sex while he played. Seriously.
5) The Melvins at One Eyed Jacks/October 2007
I hadn’t seen The Melvins since 1992 and was not expecting one of the greatest rock shows I have seen in recent years. But that is exactly what happened. The Dale Crover/Coady Willis lefty/righty drum team was magnificent to behold and Buzz was spraying riffs like a flamethrower. My neck hurt bad the next day.Go see them if they come to your town.