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    New Orleans: The Underground Guide (Paperback) By (author) Michael Patrick Welch, By (photographer) Zack Smith, By (photographer) Jonathan Traviesa, With Brian Boyles

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    DescriptionRed beans and rice, trad jazz, and second lines are the Big Easy's calling cards, but beyond where the carriage rides take you is a city brimming with genre-defying music, transnational cuisine, and pockets of wild, artistic locals that challenge preconceived notions of what it means to be New Orleans. With a respectful nod to the traditional and a full embrace of the obscure, New Orleans: The Underground Guide is a resource for discovering the city as it really is -- as much brass bands and boas as it is bounce and bicycle tours. From a speakeasy in the Bywater neighborhood to the delightfully sketchy vibe of St. Roch Tavern, lead author Michael Patrick Welch uncovers an unexpected tableau of musicians, venues, and novel ways to pass the bon temps. Contents include but are not limited to: where to get naked, how to make the most of Mardi Gras according to banjo player Geoff Douville, what to order from the delicious Slavic menu at Siberia, where to find the New Orleans Giant Puppet Festival, how to catch a performance by the New Movement comedy troupe, where to rent a kayak, and how to get in on the "bed and beverage" experience at the Royal Street Inn.

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    New Orleans
    The Underground Guide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Patrick Welch, By (photographer) Zack Smith, By (photographer) Jonathan Traviesa, With Brian Boyles
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 253
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9780807156063
    ISBN 10: 080715606X

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.3
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBBS
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BISAC V2.8: TRV016000
    BIC subject category V2: WTHM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23190
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/LOUISI
    DC21: 917.633504
    BISAC V2.8: MUS000000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Ingram Theme: LOCL/LANEWO
    Ingram Subject Code: TS
    Libri: I-TS
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC053000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TRV025100
    DC22: 917.633504
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code:
    DC22: 917.63/3504
    LC classification: F379.N53 W44 2014
    Thema V1.0: WTHM, WTH
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, black & white halftones, maps
    Louisiana State University Press
    Imprint name
    Louisiana State University Press
    Publication date
    10 February 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Baton Rouge
    Author Information
    Michael Patrick Welch is the author of several books. His writing has appeared in New Orleans rags like Gambit Weekly and OffBeat, and his freelance work has appeared in Salon, Columbia Journalism Review, McSweeney's, Oxford American, and Vice magazine. On the side, Welch teaches a music writing class for kids and is the leader of electro-rock-n-R&B band the White Beach. Brian Boyles is creative director of The People Say Project and program director at the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. His work has been featured in Oxford American, Vice, Louisiana Cultural Vistas, and other publications.Zack Smith is an editorial and fine art portrait photographer. He is the drummer for Rotary Downs and an instructor of photography at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Oxford American, and Filter.Jonathan Traviesa has been photographing New Orleans since 1997. His prints are collected privately around the United States and held in the collections of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the New Orleans Museum of Art.
    Review quote
    "In this wonderfully quirky music- and art-focused book, Welch concentrates on his New Orleans -- the New Orleans that he and his friends know. There is plenty of information on many aspects of artsy New Orleans: Mardi Gras festivities, literary New Orleans, art galleries, burlesque clubs, theater, comedy clubs, thrift stores and costume shops, record stores as well as a discussion of the Mardi Gras Indians, profiles of local musicians, and even a chapter on family fun." -- Chicago Tribune