For a limited time only, this rare vinyl release benefits the NOMC. Available for purchase now through our friends at Ace Hotel New Orleans. Special release party on OCTOBER 22ND!
Let there be funk!! Never before released on vinyl – the Ace Hotel New Orleans has partnered with Vinyl Me Please to press Uptown Rulers: The Meters Live on the Queen Mary — the only live recording of The Meters during the mid-70s.
On March 24, 1975, The Meters boarded the ship Queen Mary to play an album release party for Wings (Paul and Linda McCartney’s band). The original masters in the art of funk, their set ignited the holy spirit of big sound. Thank the seven seas it was recorded live.
100% of proceeds from Uptown Rulers: The Meters Live on the Queen Mary benefit the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic! Purchase the album today and join us for the record release party on October 22nd at the Ace Hotel New Orleans!
9:00 PM on SUNDAY, OCT 22, 2017
Ivan Neville launches his new monthly residency at Three Keys with a tribute to funk legends, The Meters, in celebration of a rare wax release for Uptown Rulers: The Meters Live on the Queen Mary
Dumpstaphunk lead keys wizard begins his new “Ivan’s Nola Nites” series with a tribute to New Orleans’ “first family,” The Meters. On this inaugural Nola Nite, Ivan collaborates with Raymond Weber on drums, Ian Neville on guitar, and a few special surprise guests on bass, vox and more.
Each month will bring new vibes and will feature different guest artists. But for the kick-off, we celebrate the release of a rare run of The Meters’ Uptown Rulers: Live on the Queen Mary album for the first time on vinyl.
The records will be available for sale for the first time in person exclusively at Ace Hotel New Orleans at the show, with proceeds benefiting the Musicians’ Clinic. The party is free with RSVP, and though RSVP is not required, it is recommended to guarantee entry.