NOLA Live Music Letter: The “vernal” playlist

Editor’s Note: Wesley Hodges is back with his annual spring “vernal” playlist.  With so much music in New Orleans, sometimes it can be rather overwhelming to know what to hear, where to go, or what to do. Writer and music lover Wesley Hodges is giving weekly previews of the live music happening in New Orleans as well as some sneak previews into what is coming up. For a full view of Wesley’s suggestions, check out his facebook page

Good morning folks, 

I hope this message finds you happy, healthy, hygge and thawed out wherever you are. 

Passing along my annual spring “vernal” playlist. After a move up to DC in late-January, this is arriving a little later than in years past when spring hit in early-Feb in NOLA. It’s has been a long one but I think most of us woke today to blue skies, birds chirpin’, fresh cut grass, etc… so the time is ripe and I hope you’ll enjoy the bloomin sounds.

Enjoy the porch sits, hope to see ya soon,


Art by David Hockney (as always)

V E R N A L  2018

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1. Lip Gloss by Podington Bear

2. Race for the Prize by The Flaming Lips
3. Sunshine by Monster Rally
4. Blue Coupe by Twin Peaks
5. Spring Has Spring by Skegss
6. I Have Been to the Mountain by Kevin Morby
7. Childhood by Californian Light (O K U M U // V I P)
8. Bodysnatchers by David Rawlings Machine
9. Concussion by Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
10. Children of Children by Jason Isbell
11. Si loin, si proche – Aquaserge
12. My Cherie Amour – Aldous RH
13. Dreaming in the Non-Dream – Edit by Chris Forsyth
14. Creole Moon by Dr. John 
15. Think Harder by Medusa
16. Disco Kid by Chaz Bundick and The Mattson 2
17. Off the Grid by Beastie Boys
18. Head Over Heels / Broken by Tears for Fears
19. Don’t Stop the Blues – The Chats
20. Stay Happy by Broken Social Scene
21. Hercules by Toussaint and Aaron Neville
22. Fredag by Dungen
23. Turncoat by Pickwick
24.American Troglodyte by  David Byrne and Fatboy Slim 
25. Alphabet St. by Prince
26. Alberto Balsam by Aphex Twin
27. Stomp (Remix) by Kirk Franklin
28. Down on the Streett – The Stooges
29. Suzanne by Bermuda Triangle
30. Cosmic Slop (Moodymann Mix) by Funkadelic
31. The Magnificent Moon by Mildlife
32. Preben Goes to Acapulco by Todd Terje
33. Pendulum Force by Brian Bennett
34. Big Spliff by Black Uhuruy
35. Everybody Loves the Sunshine by Roy Ayers Ubiquity
36. Don’t Say No by CAN
37. Ruler Rebel – X. by Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
38. Chonkyfire by Outkast
39. Innerspace by The Apples In Stereo
40. Medicated Goo by P.P. Arnold
41. (For the Love Of) Mr. Okra by 7 Walkers
42. The Bird by Anderson .Paak
43. I Never Leave You by Saint Petersburg Disco Spin Club
44. Palace Doctor by Thee Oh Sees
45. Juan Pablo – Ezra Collective
46. Strawberry Letter 23 by The Brothers Johnnson
47. Tezeta – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
48. Famous Last Words – The True Loves
49. The Pathways Of Our Lives by Mark Barrott
50. To See One Eagle Fly by Morrison Kincaid 
51. Beneath the Redwoods by Morrison Kincaid
52. Warszawa (LIVE) by David Bowie
53. Oulala by Vundabar
54. End Song by Hampshire & Fundawa
Thanks for listening, have a great weekend.


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