Created by HBO’s The Wire co-creators David Simon and Eric Overmyer, the 11-episode second season of the Emmy®-nominated drama series is set in New Orleans 2006, more than a year since Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. The national spotlight on the Crescent City has dimmed, and residents are finding it harder than ever to rebuild their lives. Some have become expatriates in distant cities. The insurance checks that never arrived for homeowners were followed by the bureaucratic nightmare that was the Road Home program, and a land-grab is underway as developers and disaster capitalists press their advantage. And yet the culture of New Orleans somehow endures. After the jump check out some of the musical talent slated to appear in season two. [Read more...]
Thanks to all those who joined us in Austin last week. Our SXSW day party for the upcoming second season premier of HBO’s Treme was a smashing success and we couldn’t have done it without all of you. Make sure you tune in to HBO on April 24th for the new season of Treme.
The Guardian made a short film of the Second Line which lead into our HBO / Treme event yesterday with Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Dancingman504, Henry Butler and lots more New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA) partying, with catering provided by Evangeline Cafe. Check out some great photos from Stephen Abbott and Dwayne Hills.
“By the time Dirty Dozen took the stage around 4 p.m., the crowd at the Ghost Room had devolved into a cauldron of beer-drinking, hoo-rawing, handkerchief-waving, dirty-bop belly-rubbing, hoarse, sweaty humanity…” – Statesman
On Thursday, March 17th, HBO presents Treme – A Special SXSW Day Event produced by Giant Step. The festivities kick off at 12:00 Noon in true New Orleans style with a Second Line led by Dancingman504 and heralded by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band as it winds through 6th street in downtown Austin, TX. At 1pm the Second Line will return to its starting point at The Ghost Room for the rest of the party. Featuring live performances by legendary pianist Henry Butler, followed by the Grammy nominated Pine Leaf Boys, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, and Dirty Dozen Brass Band, with DJ Paul Craven spinning throughout the afternoon. Delicious cajun food from Austin’s own Evangeline Café will be served, so make sure you come ready to throw down LA style.