Hot 8 Brass Band on the streets of Central City

Just like the headline says: Young Men Olympian Junior Benevolent Association Second Line Postponed Til Sunday September 30th 2018.

Dammit. Now what are we supposed to do? I guess it’s time to dial up some 5th Ward Weebie videos on Youtube and pretend like we’re at a second line.

2018 Valley of Silent Men second line in New Orleans

Valley of Silent Men Social Aid and Pleasure Club kicked off the 2018-2019 Second Line season with a riotous performance. It had been seven long weeks since we’d had a proper second line and the crowd was hungry for street daquiris, smoked turkey legs, and brass on the blacktop. Here’s what we saw (and do not skip the video at the end): Continue Reading

Aretha Franklin second line in New Orleans

We rolled over to the former Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar in Treme last night to celebrate the life of soul queen Aretha Franklin via a memorial second line. Unfortunately the NOPD showed up and put a halt to the parade before it could properly begin. There was still a truncated celebration. Here’s what we saw. Continue Reading

RL Reeves Jr covers the second line culture in New Orleans

Friday, August 24, 2018 at Dillard University, the Ray Charles Program will host a dialogue on the Social Aid and Pleasure Club culture in New Orleans.

The S&P clubs pump millions of dollars into New Orleans economy. How many tens of thousands of bottles of Ozarka and Heineken change hands over a hot, four mile long parade route? How many turkey legs are smoked and sold out of the backs of pickup trucks? How many pralines are vended? How many hot sausage po boys are sold?

Let’s hope they talk about that.

Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs should be recognized for this contribution.

At Dillard University’s event there will be a panel discussion on the “relationship between material culture and communities”

No word on who the panelists will be.

Hope to see y’all there:
Fri, August 24, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Dillard University
2601 Gentilly Boulevard
Georges Auditorium
New Orleans, LA 70122

We’re starting to put up some dates for the 2018-2019 Second Line season in New Orleans link