Associate Producer Michele Siegel has been with Studio 360 since its very first broadcast in the fall of 2000. She's produced stories on everything from the urban design battle facing New Orleans after Katrina to ...
360 Pick: Rotary Downs Plays On
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 - 09:20 AM
Hurricanes and oil spills won't stop this New Orleans band. They embrace city's gumbo-like spirit layering each tune with a jillion textures and the odd horn riff. Through it all, they never lose their rock n'roll cred. Take 'Montrez-Vous:' it's got a seriously danceable hard-driving percussion but also includes xylophone, cowbell, maracas, bongos, organ, and a chorus in French. The final track 'Indian Summer' makes time for trumpets, gorgeous vocal harmonies, whimsical lyrics, and messy jam-bandy moments. Worth putting on repeat in any season.