Load remaining images George Porter Jr. Trio with June YamagishiWhat is there left to say about George Porter Jr. that hasn’t been said countless times before? Easily one of the most respected and revered bass players of this or any age, Porter is one of the most respected elder statesman of the music world. As one of the founders of the legendary band The Meters, he is responsible for much of what the world thinks of as funk music. His playing style is as unmistakable as the energy he brings to each and every performance. Let’s watch what the man can do with a pair of tracks from his Trio’s performance at NOLA Crawfish, along with special guest and guitar wonder June Yamagishi, including a spectacularly funky “Turn On Your Love Light.” Papa Mali & FriendsThe bayous of Louisiana have given birth to an amazing array of flora and fauna, and few musicians more exemplify the spirit of their cajun country heritage than the drawling, sprawling guitarist Papa Mali. Heralding from Shreveport, LA, Mali found his life’s mission defined on the streets of New Orleans after witnessing legends like George Porter Jr. and Dr. John. Mali was joined by former 7 Walkers band mate Matt Hubbard and funky local bassist Eric Vogel, along with special guest Brian J of the Pimps Of Joytime. Watch a couple of stellar clips from the show below. John “Papa” Gros & FriendsThe second Papa to bring the noise to the second day of the NOLA Crawfish Festival was funky and soulful keyboard player John Gros. Equally adept at ribald, barrel-rolling piano solos as he is at bringing the house to a stand still with his whisper quiet vocals and ivory tickling, Gros (pronounced “Grow”) brought a stellar cadre of the city’s finest to help him close out the second day of the festival. The cheers were long and loud as he took the stage, and seemed to rise with the end of each tune he shared with the audience. Yamagishi stayed handy after his previous musical destruction with George Porter Jr. to help Gros and company finish the day in fine style. With two incredible days in the books, fans are buzzing at the final day’s pair of super jams, a crawfish cook-off to be judged by some of the artists themselves and one more chance to sample the limited edition suds from the NOLA Brewery. Check out the full schedule below, and find more information here.Check out a full gallery of photos below, courtesy of Marc Millman and Sam Shinault: The NOLA Crawfish Festival‘s second day built on the foundation of love already established with more food, more fun and more of the music that defines New Orleans. Situated in the “daze between” Jazz Fest weekends, a pairing between Shaggy, the NOLA Crawfish King and NOLA Brewing Company made for the perfect environment to host a musical celebration.Yesterday marked the second day of the festival, bringing an incredible lineup of musicians to the forefront. Legends like George Porter Jr., Papa Gros, Papa Mali, Billy Iuso, June Yamagishi and many more were all on hand for the second day festivities. Let’s take a look at some of the artists and highlights from day two of the NOLA Crawfish Festival.Billy Iuso & The Restless NativesGuitarist Billy Iuso is a shining example of the Crescent City’s musical fire power. Though not a native, Iuso has been grandfathered in to the local music scene through his relentless work to bridge the gap between funk and rock. Since arriving in the early 2000’s, Iuso has tirelessly gigged around town with his band, The Restless Natives, as well as hundreds if not thousand of sit ins with the many friends he’s amassed along his long journey from his birthplace in New Jersey to his beloved bayou home. Check out a couple of his tunes from yesterday’s stellar set on the Tap Room stage below.
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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHelp with buying your first home 01:07Brisbane’s rental market has recorded its lowest vacancy rate in 11 years, and has re-entered the “tight range” for the first time in three quarters.That is according to the latest REIQ Rental Vacancy Report, which found vacancy rates have shrunk to 1.6 per cent. a tightening of 1.2 per cent since the June quarter.“The Brisbane LGA market has re-entered the tight range after remaining in the healthy range for the previous three consecutive quarters,” the report found.“Redland and Logan Cities reported the tightest vacancy rates of 1.5 per cent each, with rents holding steady year-on-year for three-bedroom houses.“Moreton Bay vacancies rose slightly over the quarter however the overall vacancy rate remained within the tight range at 1.7 per cent, while rents increased $10 per week for three-bedroom houses from September 2018.“Ipswich City held steady from the June quarter with a healthy vacancy rate of 2.9 per cent and median rents increasing by 1.6 per cent for three-bedroom houses year on year.” MORE NEWS: How joining forces could help you buy a home 8 Long St West, Graceville is listed for $2500 a week … … but nearby, this house at 7 White St, also in Graceville, is $600 a weekThe Greater Brisbane market also reported its lowest vacancy rate in over a decade at 1.7 per cent, 0.7 per cent lower than the previous quarter and 0.5 per cent lower than the same quarter in 2018.On the Gold Coast, vacancies remained stable across the quarter with an oversupply of rental stock as new developments continue to spring up in the region causing rents to edge down. “The reported median rent for three-bedroom houses in the June quarter was down 1 per cent year-on-year, while rent for three-bedroom townhouses was up 2.4 per cent,” the report revealed. This sprawling estate at 59 Haven Road, Pullenvale, could be yours for $1500 a weekOn the Sunshine Coast, rental market vacancies increased marginally by 0.3 per cent, placing the region within the healthy range, while on the Fraser Coast, rental markets remained tight for the quarter, in line with the previous two years, according to the report.In the regions, Cairns vacancies were at an historical record low for the region, reporting 0.9 per cent for the quarter.While in Toowoomba, a tightening of vacancy levels to 1.1 per cent is being heralded as “great news for investors”, with the garden city recording the lowest vacancy rates of all of the major regional areas. An aerial shot of Townsville during the February floods (AAP Image/Dave Acree)In Townsville, which was devastated by flooding earlier this year, vacancy rates remain in the healthy range at 3.2 per cent, while the improving mining sector has seen Mackay vacancies remain in the tight range, albeit increasing marginally by 0.3 per cent over the quarter.“Property managers have reported an increase in residents due to a rise in employment opportunities, contributing to the region’s economy,” the report said. While 24 Glenmorgan St at Keperra is listed for $460 a weekVacancy rates also tightened to 2 per cent in the nearby Whitsundays region.But in Bundaberg and Rockhamptoon, rental vacancies weakened, with Bundaberg recording a vacancy rate of 2.6 per cent, pushing it back in to the healthy range.Rental vacancies in Rockhampton increased to 3.6 per cent, placing the region within the weak range for the first time since March 2018.*** TOWN – VACANCY RATE SEP 2019/VACANCY RATE JUNE 2019 Greater Brisbane: 1.7%; 2.4% (The last time the Greater Brisbane vacancy rate was this low was September 2008) Brisbane LGA: 1.6%; 2.8% (The last time the Brisbane LGA vacancy rate was this low was September 2008) Brisbane Inner: 1.9%; 3.2% Brisbane Middle: 1.3%; 2.5% Brisbane Outer: 1.9%; 2% Ipswich: 2.9%; 2.9%More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago Logan: 1.5%; 2.4% Moreton Bay: 1.7%; 1.4% Caboolture: 1.2%; 1% Pine Rivers: 1.8%; 1.7% Redcliffe: 2.8%; 1.8% Redland: 1.5%; 1.6% Gold Coast: 3%; 2.8% Sunshine Coast SD: 2.6%; 2.3% Noosa: 4.4%; 2% Fraser Coast: 1.3%; 1% Hervey Bay: 1.2%; 1.4% Cairns: 0.9%; 2.3% Gladstone: 1.8%; 3.1% Mackay: 1.7%; 1.5% Rockhampton: 3.6%; 1.5% Toowoomba: 1.1%; 1.6% Townsville: 3.2%; 2.2% (Source: REIQ Residential Rental Survey September 2019) This is what a $1.5m reno looks like Worst over for Brisbane housing