Last week NOizefest came around, a bit of an annual local weirdo fuck you to the commercial behemoth which is the New Orleans Jazzfest. Unlike Yankee counterparts such as Neon Marshmallow Fest or the Ende Tymes Festival, this is more of a free for all everyone make a racket whenever they feel like it. There is a very loose sign up sheet with suggested times, but I really didn't see anyone stick to it, or for that matter stop playing so someone else could.
Founded by the deceased Keith "Deacon Johnson" Moore, Michael Patrick Welch continues the tradition in his backyard. Not really sure what to expect, people had been telling me about it since the week we moved here. Borbetomagus' Donald Miller was going to perform, but the flu got the best of him. Famous inventor Mr. Quintron djed for a bit but packed up early.
My favorite was this nine year old kid that was really going for it... noise trumpets and noise percussion. I had a fun time talking to his mom, she was beaming. Check the video and some random pics. Oh, and my new friend Henry with his 6 panel Serge Modular hanging out in a dusty backyard. Yes.