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7/11/07: IGUANAS 2007 JAZZFEST RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE:

A CD of The Iguanas' performance at the 2007 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is now available online for $15.00 + shipping. A downloadable version has recently been made available for $12.50. The set features guest artists including Eric Lucero on trumpet, Jason Mingledorff on tenor sax, Anthony Cuccia on percussion, and Jonathan Freilich and Alex McMurray on guitar. You can find the recordings of the 2006 and 2007 Jazzfests for sale by clicking the image at right, or by clicking here.

5/11/07: IGUANAS PLAY NYC ROCKIN' THE RIVER CRUISE:

Those of you who remember seeing us on the Blues Cruises in New York Harbor know what a good party it is. On Thursday, August 9, The Iguanas co-lead a show on the same boat (now called NYC Rockin' the River Cruise) with Anders Osborne, also from New Orleans. Check out the Rockin' the River Cruise web site here: http://www.rtrcruises.com

See all tour dates here.

11/12/06: NEW ORLEANS MUSIC IN EXILE FEATURING THE IGUANAS:

If you haven't had the opportunity to see Robert Mugge's documentary about musicians who were displaced by Hurricane Katrina titled "New Orleans Music in Exile," it is still being shown in rotation on the Starz InBlack cable network. The Iguanas are featured along with Dr. John, Irma Thomas, Eddie Bo, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, The ReBirth Brass Band, Cowboy Mouth and others. To see a schedule of air times, click here. Go to http://www.robertmugge.com/exile.html to view the official web site, including a trailer of the film.

5/25/06: IGUANAS ON THE NEWS HOUR WITH JIM LEHRER:

In this PBS news story titled "New Orleans Voters Divided as City Prepares for Saturday's Mayoral Election," The Iguanas' performance at Lafayette Square Park in New Orleans is featured at the beginning of the clip. Click here to watch the video...

Note: On May 20, Ray Nagin won re-election as Mayor of New Orleans.

5/25/06: CD AVAILABLE OF THE IGUANAS' JAZZFEST SET:

Click here to order a live CD of The Iguanas at the 2006 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival for $15 plus shipping and handling. Available soon: downloadable version...

3/11/06: KANSAS GOVERNOR KATHLEEN SEBELIUS ROCKS:

The governor of Kansas is an Iguanas fan - she has been for years. Governor Kathleen Sebelius was omnipresent on the dance floor at The Iguanas' gig the other night at Knuckleheads Saloon in Kansas City. Look for her at Jazzfest (2006) this year she said, probably at the Iguanas' set among others (and later at one of our club gigs if our guess is right...)

Note: President Barack Obama has just nominated Sebelius for his secretary of health and human services [March 3, 2009]

11/09/05: ROBERT MUGGE IN AUSTIN TO FILM THE IGUANAS:

Famed filmmaker Robert Mugge visited Austin, TX this week to film performances and interviews with The Iguanas for his upcoming documentary about Louisiana musicians displaced by Hurricane Katrina to be titled "New Orleans Music In Exile." In 1996, Mugge shot a film called "Iguanas in the House" about the recording of the CD Superball at Chez Flame Studio in New Orleans. His other films include documentaries about Sonny Rollins, Al Green, Sun Ra, and Clifton Chenier.

11/03/05: HBO's "THE WIRE" PRESENTS HURRICANE KATRINA BENEFIT:

The Iguanas performed this week at a special Hurricane Katrina benefit in Baltimore with fellow musicians the subdudes and The Rebirth Brass Band. Held at the popular night-spot Sonar in conjunction with Associated Black Charities, the event attracted fans of New Orleans music from the Northeast as well as cast and crew from the hit HBO drama "The Wire," and served to raise much needed funds for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. On a personal level, it was deeply moving for us as New Orleanians to experience the real deal once again...hearing and feeling the second-line vibe of The Rebirth Brass Band and being with our old friends the subdudes was like going home in a way.

11/03/05: THE TEXILES ROCK AUSTIN, TX:

Click Here to see photos of a recent Texiles show at the Continental Club. The Texiles are a band of New Orleans exiles living in Texas featuring members of The Iguanas along with a revolving cast of musicians including Ed Volker (The Radiators), Tim Green (Cyril Nevile, Peter Gabriel), Jeff Treffinger (The Geraniums), and Dale Spalding (Poncho Sanchez). Other guests have included Dave Alvin and Papa Mali.

10/20/05: BENEFIT BOOGIE FOR NEW ORLEANS
Featuring The Iguanas, Marcia Ball, Cyril Nevillle:

This fundraiser, organized by a group of writers, artists and educators in Austin, is designed to help our counterparts from New Orleans who have lost their homes and their livelihoods in Hurricane Katrina. Date: Sun, 10/23 - Time: 6:00 pm - Venue: La Zona Rosa

10/6/05: NEW ORLEANS NEEDS A HELPING HAND:

Click Here to go to a page of links to Hurricane Katrina relief organizations and information sites compiled by the New York Times.


2/23/05: BEALE STREET CARAVAN UPDATE:

In December 2004, The Iguanas recorded a show in Memphis, TN at the Hi-Tone. This performance will be aired on the internationally syndicated radio program Beale Street Caravan. The dates for broadcast vary from station to station, but generally it will be heard the weekend of May 1st. The band's featured guests that night were Eric Lucero, trumpet, and Jim Spake, sax. Check your local FM affiliate for date and time. To find a station that carries the show, click here (if you don't have a local station that carries the show, this is a good place to locate a station that streams the show on the internet).

10/26/04: HIGHLIGHTS OF OCTOBER NORTHEAST TOUR:

Tom Ardolino The Iguanas have just returned to New Orleans from a successful tour of the Northeast including gigs in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Northampton, MA. NRBQ drummer Tom Ardolino (pictured) and his wife attended the gig at the Iron Horse in Northampton. The next night The Iguanas were joined onstage at the Funk Box in Baltimore by original guitarist of The Meters, Leo Nocentelli, whose own group played on the bill that night.
Studios of XM Radio6/30/04: IGUANAS RECORD LIVE SET FOR XM SATELLITE RADIO:

On Saturday, June 19th, The Iguanas visited XM Satellite Radio's high-tech Washington, DC studios to record a live set to be aired on the XM 12 channel on a show called "X Country" hosted by Jessie Scott. It debuts Wednesday, July 21 at 8:00 pm Eastern, and replays Friday at 11:00 am and Sunday at noon as part of "Wired In - The X Country Concert Series."

XM Radio is America's most popular subscription satellite radio service with 68 commercial-free music channels as well as 54 channels of news, traffic, weather, sports, etc.
6/18/04: NEW MUSIC PAGES ADDED:

The new sound sample area of iguanas.com is almost complete. Check out the new pages for 60 second RealAudio and Mp3 samples of almost every tune recorded by The Iguanas since 1993.

Click here to listen...
5/6/04: DOWNLOAD IGUANAS MUSIC AT APPLE'S iTUNES SITE:

The Iguanas have entered the online download market with all of our Yep Roc recordings -- that's thirteen songs from Plastic Silver 9 Volt Heart. You can now download The Iguanas' music from Apple's iTunes site:

http://www.apple.com/itunes
4/23/04: WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEB SITE!

The new IGUANAS.COM is a work in progress. You will notice a lot of empty links and pages under construction. In particular, there are no sound files available at this time. We realize how important those are, and are in the process of formatting sound samples in both realaudio and mp3. We hope to have all the bugs worked out in a couple of weeks, so be patient...
4/18/06: JAZZFEST 2006:

If you happen to be in town for the festivities, catch us around New Orleans the first week, starting Thursday, April 27 at House of Blues for Putumayo World Music Night. In addition to The Iguanas, this show will feature the incomparable Skatalites from Jamaica, and Carimi from Haiti. Upstairs in The Parish will be Maria de Barros from Cape Verde, and Troy and James Andrews from the Crescent City. To purchase tickets, follow this link: http://www.putumayo.com/ecard/new_orl_concerts.html

This year’s set at the Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 29 promises to be stellar with several special guests onstage. Don’t miss it. We hit at 4:05 at the Fais Do-Do Stage. For complete Jazzfest info, check out the website at http://www.nojazzfest.com
3/30/05: APRIL 15 WEBCAST FROM TIPITINA'S:

10:30 pm CT Friday night, April 16: live webcast from Tipitina's in New Orleans. Also on the bill: Little Freddie King
2/28/05: LIVE WEBCAST FROM TIPITINA'S:

10:30 pm CT Saturday night, March 5: live webcast from Tipitina's in New Orleans. Also on the bill: The Geraniums.
12/17/04: THE IGUANAS LIVE AT THE HI-TONE ON BEALE STREET CARAVAN:

On Friday, December 10, The Iguanas taped a live concert at the Hi-Tone in Memphis, TN to be aired on the syndicated radio program Beale Street Caravan. Beale Street Caravan, the most widely distributed Blues radio program in the world, attracts more than 2.4 million listeners each week and is heard in North America, Japan, Australia, Europe, Africa and Asia.
11/11/04: LIVE WEBCAST FROM TIPITINA'S:

10:30 pm CT Saturday night, November 13:
live webcast from Tipitina's in New Orleans. Also on the bill: the New Orleans Klezmer Allstars.
4/19/04: THE IGUANAS WIN TWO BIG EASY AWARDS FOR BEST ALBUM AND BEST ROOTS ROCK BAND:

The Iguanas were presented with two top prizes last night at Gambit Weekly's 17th annual Big Easy Entertainment Awards hosted by comedian/actor Harry Shearer. The other nominees for "Best Album" were Aaron Neville, Deacon John and The Tin Men. For "Best Roots Rock Band" the nominees were The Iguanas, Sonny Landreth and The Tin Men.

Read the story...

See all the awards nominees in this related story...
4/1/04: LIVE WEBCAST FROM TIPITINA'S FRIDAY, APRIL 9:

Check out The Iguanas in a live internet webcast from Tipitina's in New Orleans on Friday, April 9 at 10:30 pm.
3/12/04: THE IGUANAS ARE NOMINATED IN TWO CATEGORIES FOR 2004 BIG EASY AWARDS:

In New Orleans' Gambit Weekly entertainment magazine, The Iguanas are up for honors in the "Best Album" category for Plastic Silver 9 Volt Heart as well as "Best Roots Rock Band."

Check out all the nominees in this article at bestofneworleans.com

2/1/04: THE IGUANAS WIN THREE "BEST OF NEW ORLEANS" AWARDS:

In OffBeat Magazine's annual Best of the Beat Awards Saturday night, The Iguanas won "Best Roots Rock Band," "Best Roots Rock Album (Plastic Silver 9 Volt Heart)," and "Song of the Year (Sugar Cane)" for 2003.
1/24/04: THE IGUANAS PLAY ANNUAL SXSW KICK-OFF PARTY IN AUSTIN:

If you're in Austin, Texas this year for the SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST MUSIC CONFERENCE, be sure to make it to The Continental Club for the annual Iguanas gig on opening night - Wendesday, March 17. Scheduled as usual for directly after the Austin Music Awards, this year The Iguanas will share the bill with another Yep Roc band Southern Culture on the Skids.

1/20/04: 2003 New York Blues Cruise photos available online at http://www.bluescruiseny.com/photogal03/iguanas/iguanas.htm

1/4/04: PLASTIC SILVER 9 VOLT HEART MAKES GAMBIT WEEKLY'S TOP TEN LISTS:

New Orleans' Gambit Weekly ran a story titled "The Year In Music" in their December 30 issue in which two of the four music writers polled listed Plastic Silver 9 Volt Heart in their top ten overall CDs of 2003.
1/4/04: LIVE WEBCAST FROM TIPITINA'S FRIDAY, JANUARY 23:

Watch The Iguanas LIVE on the internet Friday, January 23 at 10:00 pm. The Tipitina's show will also feature John Mooney and Bluesiana.
1/2/04: IGUANAS RECEIVE 'BEST CD OF 2003' PICK FROM NEW ORLEANS TIMES PICAYUNE

In a cover story by Keith Spera in the Lagniappe entertainment section, The Iguanas are number 1 in a list of the top 20 New Orleans music CDs of 2003.

Click here to read the TIMES PICAYUNE story...

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1/2/04: OFFBEAT MAGAZINE CRITICS PICK 'PLASTIC SILVER 9 VOLT HEART' FOR TOP TEN CDs OF 2003:

OffBeat Magazine, a New Orleans entertainment monthly, has named March 2003 release Plastic Silver 9 Volt Heart one of the Critics' Choice Top Ten New Orleans Music CDs of the past year.

9V heart coverIn addition, OffBeat has nominated The Iguanas in four categories for their annual "Best of the Beat Awards." The voting is done through ballots mailed to over 5,000 bands, musicians and music businesses throughout the state of Louisiana. The categories for which the The Iguanas have been nominated are Album of the Year, Song of the Year (three of the six nominated songs are Iguanas songs - Sugar Cane, 9 Volt Heart and The First Kiss is Free), Best Roots Rock Band, and Best Roots Rock Album.

You can view the 'Top Ten CDs' article online by clicking here...

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12/30/03: 'PLASTIC SILVER 9 VOLT HEART' GETS TOP HONORS IN GAMBIT CRITICS PICKS:

Two of four music writers for New Orleans' Gambit Weekly entertainment magazine chose Iguanas CD in top ten overall in 2003. Thanks to Christina Diettinger and Scott Jordan.

Click he2re to read the GAMBIT WEEKLY article...

10/3/03: THE IGUANAS TO PLAY CHICANO VISIONS ART OPENING JANUNARY 30 - 31, 2004:

Again, The Iguanas have been invited to perform at the opening of Cheech Marin's visionary traveling 'Chicano' art show which will open at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis in January, 2004. The exhibit consists of Chicano Visions, showcasing Cheech Marin's personal art collection of Chicano painters, and Chicano Now, an interactive multimedia installation for families. The show will eventually be seen in fifteen cities over the next five years.

Check out the Chicano Visions website
8/2/03: THE IGUANAS PLAY BENEFIT AT SLIM'S IN SAN FRANCISCO FOR ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO:

On Tuesday, September 2nd, 2003, The Iguanas will be in San Francisco to play a benefit at Slim's for singer/composer Alejandro Escovedo, who has been ill and unable to tour. Organized by Mongrel Music, the gig will also feature Chris Smither, Chuck Prophet & Stephanie Finch, Court and Spark, Dave Alvin, Jesse DeNatale and Peter Case. The evening will be emceed by longtime Alejandro afficianado, George Wendt.
6/27/03: THE IGUANAS OPEN FOUR SHOWS ON DAVE MATTHEWS BAND SUMMER 2003 TOUR:

Invited by the Dave Matthews Band to open four shows on their summer 2003 concert tour. The dates are as follows:

Sun , June 29 - Verizon Wireless Music Center - Indianapolis, IN
Mon, June 30 - Verizon Wireless Music Center - Indianapolis, IN
Wed, July 2 - Palace of Auburn Hills - Detroit, MI
Thu, July 3 - Tweeter Center Chicago - Tinley Park, IL

• 6/11/03: Iguanas song featured on HBO's 'The Wire'
The song 'Abandonado' from the new Iguanas CD Plastic Silver 9 Volt Heart was featured on the season premier of HBO's series The Wire. The acclaimed Baltimore-based crime drama airs on HBO on Sunday nights at 10 p.m. Eastern Time.

• 3/3/03: Plastic Silver 9 Volt Heart reviewed on Public Radio International/BBC program "The World"
click here: http://www.theworld.org/globalhits/2003/03/04.html


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