2013-04-19 / Entertainment/Lifestyles

Indaculture: New Orleans ...and B.B. Kings

By Dan Guarino


Ready to take on the world, Rockaway’s Indaculture, featuring Jenna Baker, Bobby Butler, Matt Allan and Danny Mulvanerty will be taking the stage at New York’s famous B.B. Kings Blues Club. (Photo by Dan Guarino) Ready to take on the world, Rockaway’s Indaculture, featuring Jenna Baker, Bobby Butler, Matt Allan and Danny Mulvanerty will be taking the stage at New York’s famous B.B. Kings Blues Club. (Photo by Dan Guarino) The versatile and popular band known as Indaculture, well appreciated in the Rockaways, has been expanding their reach to the wider world beyond the peninsula.

Having played internationally at the well regarded Le Cheile Arts & Music Festival in County Meath, and other venues in Ireland, the group has now traveled South and West in the U.S. to appear in New Orleans.

In June they will take the stage at Manhattan’s world famous B.B. Kings Blues Club.

Bass player Bobby Butler recently had the chance to update the Wave on where the band has been and where they’re going.

“So...,” said Butler, “coming off a fun trip to New Orleans, we are playing June 14th at B.B. Kings.

“New Orleans was great. We played in Asheville, NC on the way down.

“Our best gig in New Orleans was ‘Butler's Sister's Birthday Bash,’ that was held at an artist's historic house on Bourbon Street and Toulouse, he said. “It was actually the house that the famous ‘STELLA!’ scene from "A Streetcar Named Desire” was filmed in.

“An interesting and eccentric crew from Rockaway helped us bring the thunder to the big easy.

“We are opening up for the world famous Rebirth Brass Band from New Orleans on Friday, June 14th at 8 p.m. This is our second time opening up for them. The last time was a success and both bands had a great time.

“For tickets, you can call 347-234-2087, or harass members of the band on the streets and in the local watering holes. We have cheaper tickets than the website that we need to sell. Help us kick the summer off right and bring Rockaway to the city.

“We once again want to thank Tony, the Rockaway Wish, and the retired NYPD members who replenished our damaged equipment after the storm, as well as everyone who comes out to support us when we play.”

Despite Hurricane Sandy, Indaculture, and the Rockaway/Broad Channel music scene, are coming back stronger than ever.

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