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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

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(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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 WAKE EP Pre-Order

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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

Sun Hotel Summer 2012 Tour

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

Habitat Demo

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 – | [...]

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