Riverfest, Cinco, P-Cola

Date: Friday April 27, 2012
Posted in: Uncategorized

We had a phenomenal time rocking Frenchmen street with Flowtribe after French Quarter Fest the other night.  Shortly thereafter, we found out that we are playing RIVERFEST in Little Rock this year!  We’ve been building a following in Little Rock for the last couple years, so we’re pumped about this one.  Check out the full line-up

Kinda wanna get Snoop Dogg to come freestyle with us.  Anybody have his contact info?

In other news, we’re joining forces with Mississippi Rail Co. on Cinco de Mayo for a night of cheap tequila and other debauchery at Cafe Prytania.  Swing by after Jazz Fest or the Superior Grill block party

Pensacola is just seeing more and more of us these days. We’ll be at the Sandshaker on May 11 for another 4-hour gig (that’s how they roll on the beach)



New Tunes, New Dates, New Year

Date: Tuesday January 24, 2012
Posted in: New Music,News,Other bands,Tour

Partisans,

Writing to you live from 2012 after our last blast from the past came over 2 months ago, we would like to tell you that this is due to a hella bad New Year’s hangover (which we had), but in reality, we have been working our tails off in 2012 like it’s our last year here.

Here’s an update on what we have in store for everyone this year:

We kicked off 2012 in Starkvegas, MS at Dave’s Darkhorse Tavern with 300 of our closest friends. This was our first show with new friends Star and Micey (@StarandMicey) from Memphis whom you will be sure to see more of soon.

This weekend we’ll be playing in Lake Charles with our good friends Mississippi Rail Company (@missrailco) for a good old fashioned Saturday night throwdown.

This past week the band has been holed up in The Music Shed (@MusicShed) recording the new EP which we can not wait to finish and hand over to you.

And finally, how could we forget, the gran-daddy of them all, Mardi Gras. The Blue Party will be kicking off Carnival season Feb 4th on Frenchmen Street to celebrate Krewe du Vieux with Big History (@BigHistoryMusic) at The Maison. This show is FREE purely because we know you will be saving up for Mardi Gras libations.

Then, to cap off the wonderful phenomenon that is Mardi Gras, we will be playing Cafe Prytania (@CafePrytania) Feb 19th with old pals The Revivalists (@therevivalists) and folk super-stars Star and Micey.

From there, recovery will commence, and we will be back on the road shortly after. We hope to see all your beautiful faces somewhere down the line, but until then, fuck yeah.

@theblueparty
#FuckYeah #MardiGras what we have in store for everyone this year:

We kicked off 2012 in Starkvegas, MS at Dave’s Darkhorse Tavern with 300 of our closest friends. This was our first show with new friends Star and Micey (@StarandMicey) from Memphis whom you will be sure to see more of soon.

This weekend we’ll be playing in Lake Charles with our good friends Mississippi Rail Company (@missrailco) for a good old fashioned Saturday night throwdown.

This past week the band has been holed up in The Music Shed (@MusicShed) recording a new crop of tunes which we can not wait to finish and hand over to you.

And finally, how could we forget, the gran-daddy of them all, Mardi Gras. The Blue Party will be kicking off Carnival season Feb 4th on Frenchmen Street to celebrate Krewe du Vieux with Big History (@BigHistoryMusic) at The Maison. This show is FREE purely because we know you will be saving up for Mardi Gras libations.

Then, to cap off the wonderful phenomenon that is Mardi Gras, we will be playing Cafe Prytania (@CafePrytania) Feb 19th with old pals The Revivalists (@therevivalists) and folk super-stars, Star and Micey.

From there, recovery will commence, and we will be back on the road to the Midwest shortly after. We hope to see all your beautiful faces somewhere down the line, but until then, fuck yeah.

@theblueparty
#FuckYeah #MardiGras



New Orleans Heartwalk

Date: Friday November 18, 2011
Posted in: Uncategorized

We’ll be playing the earliest gig in Blue Party history tomorrow morning at 9 AM in Audubon Park.  While that’s awfully early for a group of musicians, we are happy to support the American Heart Association and the .

Update: The Heartwalk raised $426,327! We’re very happy that we could play a part.



Not Your Average Garden Party

Date: Thursday November 10, 2011
Posted in: Tour

Music Makers – the people that put on the musical events for Mississippi State University – had some kind words to say about us on our recent show in Starkville.   Loyola music biz extraordinaire, Cooper Garff, made the trip with us and took some great .



The Boss is Back

Date: Monday November 7, 2011
Posted in: News

Our old drum-banger, Ross McIntire, is back behind the kit for us for the forseeable future. We played the Maison on Frenchmen Street with him Saturday night, and it couldn’t have gone better. John Paul of Mississippi Rail Co. was on the scene shooting video. Check out some of his clips from the show .  We’ll have full songs on YouTube next week.

Ross originally left to pursue a jazz career in New Orleans.  He’s definitely still doing that but wants to get back to some touring and The Blue Party is always doing that.  Chris Cousins is 100% still in the family.  He’s heading to law school and subbing on gigs when needed.  We wish him the absolute best.

We’re headed to Nashville today for a show at the Five Spot and a little rock and roll vacation.  We’ll start posting our 2012 dates soon on our tour page, so stay tuned!



Maison Videos!

Date: Sunday November 6, 2011
Posted in: New Music,New Orleans,News

It’s 3:46 in the morning and way past my bedtime.  However, since I’m still up, I figured I’d post some video I just got from our Nov. 5 show at Maison.  The quality is so-so, but these are some newer tunes, so I figured I’d post em to the blog. Enjoy.

Neutral Ground:

I Only Leave So That I Can Come Back:



Video from Hollerfest

Date: Monday September 26, 2011
Posted in: Tour

We had the privilege of playing at Hollerfest two days in a row this year.  Below is a video from our Saturday night performance on the mainstage.

Hollerfest is a 3-day folk festival that takes place on an organic farm in Brooklyn, Michigan. It is a truly wonderful festival.

Natalie just looks too happy to not include this pic:



We’re back.

Date: Wednesday September 21, 2011
Posted in: New Orleans,New Orleans show

Guys. Girls. It’s been a longggg 3 months of touring. We toured the South and Midwest of the United States all of July, half of August and almost all of September and we’re finally back in our mother city of New Orleans. Once again we were aided greatly by our sponsor, Boru Vodka (www.boru.com) and we’ve got footage and stories from these crazy months that we’ll be sharing soon. In the meantime, NOLA people and anyone who’s willing to travel, we’re playing this Friday at the Howlin Wolf with our good friends Mississippi Rail Co., kickass-extraordinaires The Coyotes, funky goodtime Earphunk, and the up-and-coming alt rock stylings of the Wooden Wings. We play two sets in the Den and it’s sure to be as rockin and rollin as any house party you’ve seen us at. Starts at 9, ends at awesome.

You stay classy, planet Earth.



TNR MFR

Date: Sunday September 18, 2011
Posted in: Other bands,Tour

We had the honor of sharing a bill with The National Rifle in Macomb, IL on this last tour.  Like us, they frequent the small, but music-loving town of Macomb quite often.  With our powers combined, it made for a magical night of music and energy.  Check them out at .  If you ever find yourself with the opportunity to see them live, I promise that you’ll dance so much that you’ll get all the exercise your need for a week.



On the Road Again

Date: Tuesday August 16, 2011
Posted in: Tour

We’re going to be running around the Midwest for next five weeks: staying up past our collective bedtime, crashing on floors, sleeping in our van, making new friends, seeing old friends, and playing a whole lot of Rock and Roll.  Check our “Blue Parties” page above for tour dates.  I’m sure we’ll also eat a lot of pizza right before we start our sets too….

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