4/21/2013 - Music Page Updated
I added some more music to the music page... about time.
4/20/2013 - Go Cup All Stars - tonight!

Excited to be leading the Go Cup All Stars into action tonight.  It's truly an all star band. 

Le Bon Temps Roule

4801 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA
(504) 897-3448
10:45ish - 2:30am
 
Alex McMurray - guitar/vocals
Matt Perrine - Tuba, Sousaphone, Acoustic Bass, Electric Bass
Paul Thibodeaux - drums
Kevin Louis - trumpet
Tom Fitzpatrick - Sax

 

3/31/2013 - Atlanta, Orlando, Tampa... Tommy Malone Band
Excited to be doing a short tour with the Tommy Malone Band, Atlanta and 4 Florida dates.  Heading out today! Check my schdule page for details.  Tommy's new record is sounding great.
1/28/2013 - Digital Tip Jar

Here is something new!  www.digitaltipjar.com. Someone smart is trying to make it easier for New Orleans artists to get tipped.  


Click here to TIP me!

1/09/2013 - Jan 12 at Tips, HBO - Treme - "My Lil Darlin All- Star Revue"

The HBO series TREME will host My Lil Darlin All-Star Revue, a tribute concert to some of New Orleans’ greatest musical legends, with all proceeds benefitting Tipitina’s Foundation and The Roots of Music, both 501(c)(3) nonprofits.  Performances include: Paul Sanchez and The Rolling Road Showfeaturing Matt PerrineAlex McMurray, Jermal Watson, Craig Klein, Mark Mullins, Bill Malchow, Arsene DeLay, and Debbie Davis.  Other performers include:  Little Freddie King, Guitar Lightin’ Lee, Robert Parker, The Pfister Sisters, Clarence “Frogman” Henry, All "Carnival Time" Johnson and moreWith special appearances by and a tribute to Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew. 


I'm looking forward to performing in this!

12/16/2012 - James Booker Birthday at the Maple Leaf Bar, New Orleans, LA

New Orleans pianist Tom Worrell put together a great lineup of musicians to honor James Booker's birthday. This year it was hosted at the Maple Leaf Bar. A fun night indeed. It was an honor to get to play Booker tunes alongside David Torkanowsky, Josh Paxton, Tom McDermott, Ronald Markham, Johnny Vidacovich, Jack Cruz, Tom Worrell, Joe Krown, and Jon Cleary (great surprise guest). I also accompanied Topsy Chapman whose "Please Send Me Someone to Love" gave me the chills.  

Great night Tom W! If you get a chance - check out Lilly Kerber's kickstarter site where she is raising money to finish her Booker documentary.



11/23/2012 - Back in New York City

Happy Thanksgiving!  

I've headed up north for thanksgiving. Might as well play a few shows. I'll be at the Rodeo Bar with a trio Sunday Nov 25, and at the Ear Inn Monday the 26th. 

Would love to see you. 

8/13/2012 - NYC September 14 RODEO!
I will be back in New York City September 14th at the infamous Rodeo Bar with my Band. it's been a while... looking forward to it.
5/24/2012 - Tommy Malone / Bill Malchow duo continues in June

We are having too much fun to stop.  Our duo series continues into june. Every Tuesday at Chickie Wah Wah.

Tommy Malone - vocals / acoustic guitar / slide guitar
Bill Malchow - rhodes / nord electro / vocals
4/26/2012 - Jazzfest 2012

Happy Jazzfest 2012! Welcome everyone! Here is my schedule!

Fri April 27, 2012: Bill Malchow @ Le Bon Temps Roule 7pm - 9:45pm 
Fri April 27, 2012: Alex McMurray Band @ Chickie Wah Wah 10:30pm 
Sun April 29, 2012: Alex Chilton Tribute @ New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival  GENTILLY STAGE - 12:45pm 
Sun April 29, 2012: Alex McMurray Band @ The Circle Bar 10pm ish 
Mon April 30, 2012: Nine Lives - the Musical @ Contemporary Arts Center 7pm - 9:30pm 
Tue May 01, 2012: Alex McMurray Band @ Threadhead Party 2:00pm - 3:30pm 
Wed May 02, 2012: The Valparaiso Mens Chorus @ Chaz Fest 
CANCELLED - Wed May 02, 2012: Paul Sanchez and the Rolling Road Show @ Tipitina's - French Quarter 9pm - 10pm
Thu May 03, 2012: Debbie Davis @ 3 Muses 6:30pm - 9:30pm  
Fri May 04, 2012: 
Aurora Nealand and her Royal Roses @ 3 Muses 6:30pm - 9:30pm Fri May 04, 2012: Lynn Drury @ Banks St. Bar 10:30pm 
Sat May 05, 2012: Alex McMurray and Bill Malchow @ The Chophouse 9pm - midnight 
Sun May 06, 2012: Lynn Drury @ New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival  LAGNIAPPE STAGE - 11:20am 
Mon May 07, 2012: Debbie Davis @ Louisiana Music Factory 1pm 
Tue May 08, 2012: Tommy Malone + Bill Malchow @ Chickie Wah Wah 8pm-10pm 

 

4/12/2012 - French Quarter Fest - 2012

French Quarter 2012 Fest Is Here!  Here is my schedule:


FRIDAY April 13, 2012:

12:45pm - 2:00pm - Alex McMurray Band - Abita Beer Stage - 
4:30pm - 5:40pm - Lynn Drury Absolut Louis-Louis Pavillion Stage 
7pm - 9:45pm - Bill Malchow solo piano Le Bon Temps Roule 4801 Magazine Street

SATURDAY April 14, 2012:

 1pm - 3pm - Aurora Nealand and her Royal Roses Musical Legends Park / Intercontinental Hotel Stage - 311 Bourbon St
4pm - 5pm - Debbie Davis - Hotel Monteleone Cabaret Stage


And don't forget Every Tuesday in April: 
Tommy Malone + Bill Malchow
Chickie Wah Wah - 2828 Canal Street
8pm-10pm
2/29/2012 - Why New Year's Eve should be today

I've always wondered why February had the fewest number of days.  I guess they ran out of days: 30,31,30,31, . . . 28 oh shoot, ran out. But it seems to me, when you run out of something, you do so at the end.  If I had 11 oranges and I said divide it into 4 even groups (without cutting) I would gander that most folks would break it up into 3, 3, 3, 2.  Right?   So with that logic, the last month of the year, December, should have 28 days instead of February.  


We can renumber December. OR! We can reinterpret the numbering of the months. Linguistically speaking, the root of October is Oct. or 8. (octogon, octave). The root of November derives from 9. The root of December, Deci, is 10.  When we change it all January becomes the 11th month, and February becomes 12. Now that makes sense.

Let's call March 1 "Malchow's New Year".  

 
There are additional benefits: We can give Christmas some space. New years is now associated with the coming of spring. (much more fitting I think)  Some years there would be no Mardis Gras, and some years there would be two. That spices things up. 

Who is with me?