deadboy & the elephantmen are one of those bands i stumbled across while i was living in new orleans. almost six years ago, a friend had told me that they were a must-see live. exhausted, wandering along the streets until i got towards the end of the mississippi river, i stood up against a wall and before i knew it.. i had entered the total chaos of what it is to hear and watch a band perform. only two members played upon the stage, tessie on drums and dax on guitar/vocals, but it was all they needed. they fused together their lo-fi louisiana blues mixed within cigarette smoking-whiskey drinking southern rock, leaving me completely obliterated. in a city full of vampires, darkness, beauty and sadness, all i could think was “this band IS new orleans.” listening today, they still remind me and i love every lil bit of it.