Chris Rehm – IWPTSOA Records release (March 23, 2013)

Hello WORLD. Chris Rehm here, writing to let whomever cares to know that I will be releasing a new short-running record tomorrow, March 23rd. The great people at I Will Play This Song Once Again Records (Brussels, Belgium) hit me up a few months back and asked if I was interested in doing a release [...]


Help Support WTUL During KG Accidental’s 24 HOUR DJ Show

A few weeks back we presented CHINDIG 09, a benefit show for local radio station WTUL, with the goal of helping them to raise money for the annual Rock On Survival Marathon fundraising event. Thanks to your support, the event was a great success, but Marathon ain’t over yet. This weekend, our close friends and [...]


A GLIMPSE OF THE TO’ – Native America Winter Tour 2013

Native America have come a long way since their humble beginnings as the bedroom recording project of singer-guitarist Ross Farbe. Over the past few years, they’ve transformed into a real life rock and roll band, a change they recently solidified with the release of a debut full length entitled Get Well Soon. In the weeks leading [...]


Woozy Announce Spring Tour

The trio of sad, glittery rockers known as Woozy have announced a spring tour! This March they’ll hit the road for a ten day adventure across the Southeast, with stops in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, and North Carolina. This will be Woozy’s second ever tour, the first having been profiled in our A GLIMPSE OF [...]


CHINDIG 09: WTUL Benefit Show at The Big Top

We’re big fans of the folks over at WTUL 91.5. As active members of the New Orleans music community they continually play great music, sponsor shows, and help spread the word about Chinquapin artists and events. For this we owe them eternal gratitude. Now, the time of year has come for WTUL’s annual Marathon fundraising [...]


A GLIMPSE OF THE TO’ – ArchAnimals Take Texas

(pictured above with manager Connor Crawford) ArchAnimals are a trio of Texas dudes, born and raised. This should come as no surprise, as their homestate pride is proudly professed through a unique brand of twangy yet fuzzy nostalgic indie rock. Last December these guys took to the road for a tour across the Lone Star [...]

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Check This Out! Gold and the Rush Daytrotter Session

Local Americana all-stars Gold and the Rush recently ventured up north to Chicago and recorded a live set with the folks at Daytrotter. If you listened to the live stream, you already know they straight killed it. But if you didn’t, worry not, because today the session has been posted for stream and download. You’ll [...]

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Chinquapin Valentines Day Comp. – STR8 FUCKIN

WARNING! contains sexually explicit lyrics and generally suggestive melodies and beats. On this day, a day filled with love, we bring you a Chinquapin holiday compilation. These 9 tracks are sure to cover all of your Valentine’s Day bases. We hope that you’ll enjoy a one night stand with Caddywhompus, sad sweet love with Native [...]


Check This Out! SAVE GARRETT Compilation and Benefit Show

In order to help pay for the overwhelming hospital bills of a close friend, some of our folks have put together a killer compilation of unreleased tracks from Sun Hotel, Country Club, ArchAnimals, Chris Rehm, and more! On top of that, there’s going to be a benefit show, GarrettFEST, at Other Bar tomorrow afternoon before [...]


A GLIMPSE OF THE TO’ – Woozy and New Lands Winter 2012

This past December, Woozy and New Lands took to the road for a series of shows they dubbed the “We’ll Have a Blue Christmas With or Without You Tour.” The tour kicked off in NOLA at the Big Top, and proceeded with a journey across Texas, including a stop at DIY extravaganza Juicefest. Upon their [...]


Donovan Wolfington Announce Record Release

The folks in Donovan Wolfington have announced the release of Stop Breathing, their first full length, which will be coming out on Community Records and Broken World Media April 13, 2013. Vinyl pre-orders will be available February 5th, and will include exclusive merch, so be sure to reserve your copy soon! Donovan Wolfington plan to celebrate the record release with a set [...]

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Native America – “Get Well Soon” Free Download!

The much anticipated debut full length from Native America is now available for free download at their website. Speaking on the release of Get Well Soon singer-songwriter Ross Farbe said: “We really could not be more excited about this release. In three short years, the patchwork monster we call Native America has gone from a paper [...]

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Check This Out! Native America Checks In From Their Winter Tour [VIDEO]

Native America is currently on tour in support of “Get Well Soon,” their debut full length set to be released on January 18th. Here’s a couple videos they’ve recently posted from their time on the road. Also be sure to check out their Kickstarter, and their release show at The Big Top this Friday with [...]


Pinback On Tour – Playing One Eyed Jacks March 10th

New Orleans area indie rock fans rejoice! Us along with  One Eyed Jacks are proud to present Pinback on March 10th. The San Diego based indie rock vets are currently touring in support of Information Retrieved, their first record in five years, with a live lineup consisting of core songwriters Rob Crow and Armistead Burwell [...]


Check this Out! Native America Seeking Support to Fund & Release New Full Length Album on Kickstarter

With the release of their debut full-length album “Get Well Soon” just around the corner, the boys of Native America are looking to raise some extra funds. The goal of their Kickstarter—which was launched on December 27th and ends January 18th—is to raise $1,500 so that they can release  “Get Well Soon” on CD/cassette and [...]

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Top Ten Photos: Chindig 08: A Special Two Night Holiday Social

Another holiday season, another successful Chinquapin Records Holiday Social in the books! We had loads of yuletide cheer and beer for both nights of the event at Saturn Bar and Prytania Bar. Big thanks to all the acts that played! Here’s some of our favorite pictures from both nights, featuring our very own Cooper Garff [...]

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Check This Out! Loyola Undergrad seeks to Fund Music Documentary With Kickstarter Launch

Music and the Legitimacy of Nomadism in Mongolia As a part of our ongoing effort to promote the many important projects of New Orleans’ artists and advocates, we would like to take a moment to point out a very exciting endeavor that is currently being undertaken by a student at Loyola University. Dimitri Staszewski, a [...]


Lisa Fitzpatrick & APEX Youth Center

As part of our Special Two Night Holiday Social this year, $1 from each ticket sold will be going directly to APEX Youth Center. Our good friend and long time supporter Alec Barber Grossi was nice enough to contribute some words about the hard work these people do and the powerful difference they are making. Enjoy. Just what [...]


My Friend’s Band – An Interview With Freak Heat Waves by John St. Cyr

Use the link below to stream “Nausea” by Freak Heat Waves. Nausea Freak Heat Waves are a fantastic post-punk 3 piece from Canada (Victoria, BC). These guys are equal parts hypnotic and chaotic, and recently released their self-titled debut courtesy of the late Christopher Reimer (Women, the Dodos). They were nice enough to answer a [...]


Featherface Live Acoustic Session / Show TONIGHT!

Chris Rehm here, letting you know about some tight shit that went down this afternoon. Featherface, a Houston-based psych roch band let me record this acoustic session at the crib today. The song “An Aside” is from their latest record Actual Magic. The song “Breach” is from their previous record titled It Comes Electric. They [...]


Join Us in Celebrating the Holiday Season at CHINDIG 08: A Special Two Night Holiday Social

RSVP on Facebook Click the button below to purchase a 2-day pass for only $10 (save $2) ****NEWS FLASH: Our beloved brethren from the lone-star-state, Boyfrndz, won’t be playing the Friday night show at Saturn Bar due to unforeseen circumstances. Sorry to anyone that was excited to see them, they are a great band and [...]

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A GLIMPSE OF THE TO’ – Sun Hotel and Caddywhompus CMJ Tour 2012

(Swish Blog edited by Chris Rehm (Caddywhompus) with highlights from the tour) This past October, our boys in Sun Hotel and Caddywhompus hit the road for yet another tour. The two week trek included stops in Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, D.C, and concluded with a triumphant hometown return for this year’s CHINDIG Halloween [...]


Our Top Ten Photo-booth Pictures From This Halloween’s CHINDIG 07: A Nightmare on Toulouse

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to our 7th Chindig this Halloween and made it a complete blast. It was absurd, beautiful, hilarious, loud, and tons of fun. Although Habitat as Nirvana, Sun Hotel as The Ramones, Caddywhompus as Patsy Cline and The Ton Tons were a dream, it was your costumes that stole [...]


Let the Band Play On: NOLA Music Community Fights Back Against Live Music Shutdown

As Mayor Landrieu targets live music venues in a effort to quell the increasing violence in NOLA, the music community is fighting back to make sure their music scene stays the same. As of July 5, 2012, there had been upwards of 90 murders in the Greater New Orleans Area. Less than two weeks later, [...]

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Help Dominique Make “WAKE”: Her Debut EP Kickstarter

Dominique LeJeune recorded her first single “Summer’s Slumber” for this EP two years ago with Chris Rehm (Caddywhompus). Two years later, after spending sometime over the summer with recording guru Ross Farbe (Native America / Sun Hotel) she has something to show for it…well almost. That’s where she needs your help! She started up a [...]


COSTUME PARTY: A Nightmare on Toulouse Street – Habitat as Nirvana, Sun Hotel as The Ramones, and Caddywhompus as Patsy Cline

  What’s better?  Bands playing their own music?  Or bands playing other bands music?  We may never know the truth, but this Halloween we are going to try a little experiment. Chinquapin Records Presents:  A Nightmare on Toulouse Street will be a costume party featuring cover sets by locals Habitat as Nirvana, Sun Hotel as [...]


We’re Re-Designing and We Would LOVE Your Input

Exciting times are coming up for us folks here at Chinquapin Records as we begin the early stages of re-designing our website and we can’t wait to share with some of the awesome plans we have for it with you. It’s been just about a year and a half since we first launched after [...]


Free Jams for Your Summer Playlist Courtesy of Chinquapin & Our Good Friends Community Records

This summer, we’re very excited to have teamed up with Community Record to bring you a 27 song sampler for the upcoming months featuring bands we love from all across the US.  Download it free at! This Free Summer Sampler is a reflection of the dedication that these two New Orleans based labels have [...]

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Sun Hotel announces East Coast & Mid West Tour for June & July

Dear friends, starting July 23rd, Sun Hotel will embark on yet another East Coast / Midwest tour meeting up with friends The Lusitania, Young Jesus and JAG periodically along the way. Click on the image below to see all the dates and RSVP on facebook. If you’re in New Orleans, RSVP to the kickoff party @ Siberia with [...]

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Habitat Summer Tour Dates

The dudes in Habitat are taking their first trip up the east coast! Here’s where to catch them: May 18th (Friday) Nola CD Release/Tour kickoff – | Circle Bar | w/ Moths/Native America [RSVP] May 19 (Sat) Atlanta, GA – | Wonderroot | w/ Powerkompany/Futo/Melanie/Annabel and the Sparrow May 20 (Sun) Raleigh, NC – | [...]



Dear friends, In the not too distant future, there exists a world where finals are unheard of, where every barista is a bartender, and the days of the week aren’t defined by your class schedule but your grass schedule (i’m sorry)… Though apocryphal, this future is approaching our reality at the speed of Caddywhompus… on [...]


Block Party // Treats!

This weekend has been long awaited by we Chinqua-heads along with many others. This Saturday, April 21st marks Community Records’ 5th annual Block Party, an all day & night DIY music festival on Clio St. near Lee Circle. This year, 26 bands will be featured on the linuep, with five Chinquapin Records-affiliated artists included in [...]


Chinquapin / Community Records Showcase

  This Thursday will be madness. First off, the above bands and we label-dudes are all joining forces to put on this DIY double date. It’s a showcase of sorts, displaying what Community Records and Chinquapin Records has to offer.  Com Rec is killin it with that all-ages punk as eff fest at The Big [...]


Caddywhompus Catch-Up

We the merry two in the Caddy labs have kicked it into high gear recently and have a few things to report to the blogosphere. Today (well, yesterday now) we released some new recordings for free as a TREAT. These tracks (read: Maze Demos) were done this past winter in our practice space (the Maze) [...]

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Sun Hotel Hits The Road Again in The Lower South East With El Cantador

It’s that time of year again. We’re really excited to announce Sun Hotel’s Spring 2012 Tour dates, during which they’ll be visiting some of our favorite cities, towns, beaches, and sandwich shops around the South. They’ll also be traveling most of these places with our good friends EL CANTADOR from Mobile, AL. Give them a [...]

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Chinquapin Records at SXSW

TUESDAY 3/13 Sun Hotel: 2:15 PM – All Tamara’s Parties @ Cheer Up Charlie’s (1104 E 6th St) [RSVP] WEDNESDAY 3/14 Caddywhompus: 1:45 PM – Spider House (2908 Fruth St) [RSVP] 6:30 PM – Second House Slip & Slide Party (1102 E 2nd St) [RSVP] 8:15 PM – Hotel Vegas Patio – Official Showcase (1500 [...]


Spend Foburg Festival With Us

Maps & Atlases w/ Sun Hotel + Caddywhompus Hell yes Buy Ticket + Caddy Demos ($12) Buy Ticket + 18×24 poster + Caddy Demos ($20) Buy 18×24 Poster ($15) Us folks here along with New Orleans’ own DIY indie institutions Sun Hotel + Caddywhompus,  are very pleased to announce our very first series of showcases as a Foburg Music [...]


Chinquapin Mardi Gras Ball – The First Ever Multi-Night Chindig

It is with great pleasure that this Mardi Gras, starting Wednesday February 15th, us along with the help of WTUL New Orleans 91.5 & Black Pearl Music Group will be throwing our fourth Chindig in spirit of the holiday. Starting at the Circle Bar and then moving to Cafe Prytania, this Chindig will feature three whole [...]

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Upcoming Chinquapin-related shows!

Hello! We’ve been organizing a bunch of events lately and we are really exited to announce as many as we can handle announcing at one time.  So here is what February is looking like… UPCOMING CHINQUAPIN SHOWS: FEB 2ND – Native America, Pals, Netherfriends –  Circle Bar {Facebook Event} FEB 3RD – Sun Hotel, Good [...]


Sun Hotel + Caddywhompus Winter Great MistleTo

Hey guys, It’s that time of year again. Sun Hotel and Caddywhompus are going to be on tour exploring the south starting this December 28th and bringing some post-Christmas realizations to the rest of the world. And hopefully remembering to bring a coat. Here’s the schedule: 12/28 Beaumont, TX @ Tequila Rok’s w/ Hello Chief [...]


Holiday Happenings

You’ve been bad this year… Really bad. You know all those sick presents you wanted!? That vintage monophonic keyboard?? That Morrissey live at the Shrine auditorium box set?! Things aren’t lookin good. Nevertheless, the Christmas angels of old are providing you with a chance to get back into Santa’s good graces. Chinquapin Records and Austin’s [...]

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Upcoming Shows Oct 27 – Nov 18

FEATURED EVENT: You had a great time at the first Chindig (remember?), well here’s our sophomore attempt. This one’s a release party for the first-ever Chinquapin compilation. Chindig 02 will be held at Saturn Bar on November 11th and will feature Brass Bed, Native America & High in One Eye. It is, in fact, a [...]


Upcoming Shows October 2011

Holy moly, guacamole. We merry musicians at Chinquapin are officially back to school. People are getting sick, staying up too late, waking up early, and most importantly, prepping for some upcoming shows we’re doing. Let’s do this chronologically, ite? 9/22/2011 (Tallahassee, FL) : Sun Hotel + Native America + Salt Altars + Crawfishes + Daniel Moran [...]

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Photos From Chindig No. 1 – The Back To School BBQ

We love you all, but especially Alec (This Guy ^) Thank you so much to everyone who came out last Friday and made our first Chindig such a huge success! Setting up was a surprising breeze and we couldn’t ask for a better turn out. Big shout out to those who volunteered some of their time so [...]


Chinquapin Records Syllabus Week BBQ MOVED to Sept 9th

Due to some extreme weather, this show has been moved to Friday, Sept 9th. Thanks for understanding! Well, we’re finally nearing the end of a long summer of and (personal) space exploration. We’re commemorating the first week of the Chinquapin family being reunited this summer by throwing a barbecue! We’re calling it the Chinquapin Records [...]


Caddywhompus – “The Weight”

The Weight has transmogrified from one song that we played at the Community Records Block Party in 2010 into a fully dissected and expanded 4 song EP. We recorded demos of 3 of them in Brooklyn last summer in our buddy Lucian’s (Fiasco) basement. We re-recorded the songs plus a new one at the now [...]


Caddywhompus EP Release Show!

Hello Everyone! We are super pumped about this here show and you should be too cause it’s going to be crazy!  If you’ve never been to Studio 3 before you are in for a treat.  It’s a big ol’ warehouse with a bunch of huge Mardis-Gras floats and weird giant party stuff hanging from the [...]


Free Downloads from ‘Old Flame | New Squeeze’!

Dear friends, It’s only a week until the new Chris Rehm/Native America cassette release, and we’re all really excited about it. To celebrate, we’ve decided to release two songs off of the split! We’ve made one track from each of the guys available in exchange for either a Twitter post or Facebook “like”, OR BOTH! [...]


Hello again! We are genuinely astounded and humbled by the amount of support we have received in the past two days. We were able to raise $900 in 48 hours from 34 people for Chris’ pedals. A couple really awesome people even donated pedals and cables. The New Orleans Music Exchange said they’d give us [...]


Stop The Hate 2.0 (Start the Love)

Hey everybody, I know we already stopped the hate once already, but when dealing with a crime so hateful and destructive as band equipment theft, you can never be to sure when it will unexpectedly strike again. I think you know where this is going . . . Chris Rehm’s pedal box was stolen on [...]


Native America | Chris Rehm Cassette Release!

Ross Farbe and Chris Rehm of Native America and Chris Rehm have been hard at work these past few weeks crafting and concocting some stellar sounds to be released later this month as a very special Chinquapin cassette split. The release, “Old Flame | New Squeeze” gives each songwriter one cassette side to explore and [...]


“Age of Wild Spirits”

So check this out: We teamed up with our old pals Community Records and have decided to do a little experiment with the new Caddywhompus release. It’s going to be a joint effort between both labels and we have come up with a pretty neat idea (we think)… If we get 7,500 downloads of the [...]


Native America Bedroom Session 2/21/11

Dear friends, The Chinqua-family is really excited to show you our very first Bedroom Session. The bedroom sessions are a series of videos we’ll be releasing that show artists playing in their natural habitat. By sharing a part of the artist’s most personal space, we not only to see where they live and sleep but [...]

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Stop The Hate Compilation – Marley Fest 2011

Hey guys, Quick version: If you want to stop the hate – purchase the STOP THE HATE compilation and attend MARLEY FEST 2011 Long version: First off, my name is Alex Hertz. I play in Sun Hotel and much like the rest of the gang here at I am always a lover and NEVER [...]

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