2018 Music Lineup Gallery
Pinch A Palooza will keep you dancing—and pinching tails—all day long! Deanie’s presents a full day of live music, activities and fun during its annual crawfish extravaganza, Pinch A Palooza. For our 9th-annual festival in April 2018, Pinch A Palooza featured rock covers by local favorites The Topcats; rock, soul & funk with Bucktown All-Stars; New Orleans originals from Louisiana Hall of Fame inductee Vince Vance & The Valiants; party-friendly rockin’ energy from Cowboy Mouth, and more. Past Pinch A Palooza’s have featured great local bands including Rebirth Brass Band, The Revivalists, Amanda Shaw & The Cute Guys, Jonathan Boogie Long & The Revolution, Flow Tribe, Theresa Andersson, Rockin’ Dopsie, Hot 8 Brass Band, and Mardi Gras Indians Big Chief Romeo & The 9th Ward Hunters.
For over two decades, Cowboy Mouth has dished up their unique style of rock & roll gumbo, mixing a rowdy spirit reflective of the band’s hometown — New Orleans — with the fierce firepower of a group that lives on the road. These Louisiana natives have played more than 2,500 concerts and launched their signature song, “Jenny Says,” into the upper half of the Billboard rock charts. Above all, they earned a well-deserved reputation as a raucous, redemptive, live music experience. Go!, the band’s newest album, is proof that Cowboy Mouth hasn’t lost it’s bite. It’s the most collaborative album of the group’s career, performed with ferocity by a group of rock & roll veterans who’ve been there, done that… and can’t wait to do it all again. With many years of reviews lauding their live show, there is still one quote which best captures their energy…
“…on a bad night they’ll tear the roof off the joint and on a good night, they’ll save your soul.”
– Cake Magazine
The Topcats, “the hardest working band in the New Orleans area,” have been entertaining audiences for the past 34 years with their rock covers. The band has been known to travel from Texas to North Carolina but are wildly popular among the Louisiana fairs and festivals scene. Their rockin’ covers will get you dancing and singing along to hits like “Jessie’s Girl,” “Centerfold,” and even “Uptown Funk.” The Topcats have been nominated in the “Best Cover Band” category in Off Beat Magazine’s “Best of The Beat” awards every year since 1996.
THE BUCKTOWN ALL-STARS
Multi-year winner of Gambit Reader’s Poll, “Best Band That Doesn’t Fit Any Of These Categories” and 10-time winner of the prestigious Offbeat Magazine Awards, the horn-powered All-Stars’ shows are legendary in the Crescent City. Raspy vocals, rollicking piano, and a corrupt horn section fuel an unorthodox mix of second line funk and Motown soul, the ingredients that have entertained thousands of hip-shaking fans across Louisiana for 26 years and going. Or as they describe it, “their music is the equivalent of “Rock ’n Roll and horn-powered R&B meet in New Orleans and they catch a parade at a tailgate party where somebody gets married.”
VINCE Vance & THE VALIANTS
Vince Vance & the Valiants put their heart and soul into Rock n’ Roll and having fun in music, dance, comedy and audience involvement. Performing country, pop, Rock n’ Roll and originals from throughout the band’s 45-year history, Vince & The Valiants along with their backup singers The Valianettes are known for their theatrical, and comical, stage show and have performed throughout the United States and Gulf Coast. A composer, pianist, entertainer and frontman for the group, Vance has recorded three No. 1 hits and performed in 19 countries, 34 states, and twice at the White House.
ROUX THE DAY
Pinch A Palooza kicked off with entertainment by Roux the Day. The four-piece band is popular in local clubs and performs classics from Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, the Beatles, Pat Benatar, Led Zeppelin and more.