Song Sung Blue

We have a 'Bone to pick with the Drams, write fan mail to the Vibrators and reflect on the music of New Orleans

The Drams: not the spitting image of Slobberbone
Matt Pence
The Drams: not the spitting image of Slobberbone


Show starts at 9 p.m. Tuesday, September 20. Tickets are $6 to $8; call 314-773-3363 for more information.
Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue

Still, though the context of the song is incongruous with the current crisis (it was written 30 years ago about a flood from 80 years ago), "Louisiana 1927" manages to capture the sense of otherness -- the duality of being American citizens but existing as outsiders -- that has been part of the South since the Civil War. This sentiment of abandonment in Newman's song has arisen again, this time in the sorrow of those blindsided by nature and left to make sense of the tragedy. -- Christian Schaeffer

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