Local girl makes good (music *and* coffee)
More from the local music front:
Anyone who's lived in New Orleans knows that the local indie rock scene has always been pretty anemic, especially when compared with jazz, although that's changed some in recent years. So I was really excited when the surly girl who sometimes serves me coffee (is there a barista's union here, I wonder? It seems like the same people serve me coffee no matter where I happen to be buying it...) was handing out flyers for her record release party along with lattes and cafes au lait.
Her name is Blair Gimma -- I'd seen some of her posters around town and was curious about her, in part because women make up such a small percentage of that already small scene, but also because her impatience seemed to stem from a sense that she really does have something better she could be doing. Like recording more music.
You can listen to some of it here on her myspace page.
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