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In Brotherhoods, we invite you into three communities of young men who have formed deep friendships in New Orleans by following their passions in life.


Top left:: University of New Orleans' baseball player Chris "Nacho" Demayo. Top Middle: Luther Woullard; Top left: Jorge "Papi" Tejeda. Bottom: The University of New Orleans's baseball team. Photographs courtesy of the University of New Orleans 


Matt Delcambre takes us into the UNO baseball team’s informal clubhouse in the weeks leading up to the coronavirus quarantine when their season abruptly ended. Songs about baseball along with the music that the team listened to during the 2020 season are woven through his story. 

FEATURED SONGS: "Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball (Negro Baseball Leagues), a self-released single by Byron Motley (2020); "Brown Eyed Handsome Man" by Chuck Berry from His Best, Vol. 1: The 50th Chess Anniversary Collection (1997), released by Geffen Records; "The Greatest" by Kenny Rogers from She Rides Wild Horses (1999), released by Audium Entertainment;  "Jolie Blonde" by Michael Doucet from The Transatlantic Sessions Vol 2. (2013) with Aly Bain and Jerry Douglas, released by Whirlie Records; "Down to the Bayou" from Lil' Nathan and the Zydeco Big Timers' self-released album Big Timer Nation: Go Hard or Go Home (2012); "Negro Baseball League (Featuring Natural Resource)" by Jean Gras from The Bootleg of the Bootleg (2003), released by Orchestral; "Val'Carretero" by Ernest "Chico" Alvarez from Soneros de Cuba y New York (2000), released by Far Productions;"Outta Here Safe (Featuring Quando Rondo and NoCap)" by Al Youngblood 2 from Youngboy Never Broke Again (2019), released by Never Broke Again, LLC; "When It Rains It Pours" by Luke Combs from This One's For You (2018), released by River House Artists; "Griddy," Kenneth Brother's self-released single from 2019; "Centerfield" by John Fogerty from Centerfield (1985), released by BMC; "Shake It Off," by Taylor Swift from 1989 (2014), released by Big Machine Label Group; "Popurri de Congas" by Dos from Cuba L.A. (2000), released by Narada Productions.

Top left to right: Jimmy Bower and Mike IX Willaims from Eyehategod perform at the Howlin' Wolf in New Orleans. Photographs by Tate Bales. Bottom: Crowbar live at the Free and Easy Festival in 2015. Photograph by Pistenwolf, CC BY-SA 3.0. 

New Orleans is known for many genres of music, but many residents may still be unfamiliar with sludge metal outside of the heavy metal scene. In this episode, Tate Bales invites listeners into  the collective energy of the mosh pit, which he and other fans maintain as a catharsis from the rigid emotional boundaries often forced on them in other parts of their lives. A musical journey into New Orleans, it features songs of the genre, and as well as the bands that inspired it. 

FEATURED MUSIC: "Southern Discomfort" by Eyehategod from Southern Discomfort (Demos and Rarities) (2000), released by Century Media Records; "N.I.B" by Black Sabbath from The Ultimate Collection (2016), released by Warner Records; "Big Take Over" by Bad Brains from their self-titled and released 1982 album; "I Walk On Guilded Splinters" by Dr. John from Gris-Gris (1968), released by ATCO Records; "Hand Clapping Song" by The Meters from Struttin'(1970); "Hail the Leaf" by Down from American Bad Ass Anthems (2018), released by Warner Music Group; "I'm Broken" by Pantera from The Best of Pantera: Far Beyond the Great Southern Cowboys' Vulgar Hits! (2003), released by Elektra Entertainment Group;  "Such A Night" by Dr. John from In the Right Place (1973), released by Atlantic Recording Corporation;"Lack of Almost Everything" by Eyehategod from Take As Needed for Pain (1993), released by Century Media Records.


Top left: Dorian Lirette, Liam Bryant, and Ryan Wyatt. Top Middle: Skateboarding in New Orleans. Top right: Grant Williamson. Photographs courtesy of Joseph Petersen. Bottom left to right: Liam Bryant, Joseph Petersen, and Dorian Lirette. Photograph by Grant Williamson. 

In our final act, we meet musician and skateboarder Joe Petersen as he takes us through the backstreets of the city as he shares an unregulated past time by a community that has reclaimed many abandoned spaces on the edge of canals and under interstate overpasses. In conversation with the ethnography, he includes his own original music, as well as a composition by his father, well-known jazz musician Ed Petersen, and other songs that have inspired him.

FEATURED MUSIC: "Rambler" by Joseph Petersen; "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay Viva la Vida, Or Death and All His Friends (2008), released by Parlophone Records; "Sala ma sond" a self-released single by Ed Petersen (saxophone) with Brian Coogan (piano), Barry Stephenson (bass), and Paul Thibodeaux (drums); "Hickory Wind Slideshow" by Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris; "Fuel" by the Brats; "Illegal Smile" by John Prine from John Prine (1971), released by Atlantic Records; "Magnolia," by Soulja Slim from Years Later..A Few Months After (2003), released by In the Paint Records.



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