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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
Honey Island Swamp Band

The name alone should be enough to indicate that these Americana/roots rockers call New Orleans home. Inspired by the soul of the bayou and the resilience of Louisiana’s residents, the Honey Island Swamp Band emanate blues and soul, inspired by the displacement they experienced after Hurricane Katrina, and a longing to return to their beloved home. Their spirited sound garners comparisons to the likes of The Allman Brothers, Little Feat and The Band. They released their fifth recording, Demolition Day, in 2016, a triumphant, hopeful record about starting over and new beginnings.

The band is featured in our latest NOLA vinyl package.

city guide:
New Orleans, LA
landmark
Tipitina’s
Rustic, black-and-white tiled warehouse space & landmark since '77 for live music & Cajun dancing.
501 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115, United States
hotel
Ace Hotel (Rooftop Pool)
Ace Hotel New Orleans sits on the corner of Carondelet and Lafayette streets in the Warehouse District with a beautiful pool on the roof.
600 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States
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food
Atchafalaya
Creative Louisiana fare, drinks & brunch Bloody Mary bar in a high-ceilinged space lined with art.
901 Louisiana Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115, United States
food
Lilly’s Cafe
Vietnamese standards like pho, banh mi & signature spring rolls all served in a small, cozy space.
1813 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States
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shopping
Vegas
Colorful storefront selling hip, contemporary clothing, shoes & accessories for men.
1924 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States
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shopping
Louisiana Music Factory
The Louisiana Music Factory is an award winning indie record store that sells a diverse collection of CDs, tapes, and vinyl.
421 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116, United States
coffee
Rue de la Course
Established in 1990. Located on the corner of Oak & Carrollton in an awesome historic bank building.
1140 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118, United States
coffee
Cafe du Monde
The Original Cafe Du Monde Coffee Stand was established in 1862 in the New Orleans French Market. The Cafe is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It closes only on Christmas Day and on the day an occasional Hurricane passes too close to New Orleans.
800 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA, United States
landmark
French Quarter
"When it’s sunny and warm, I love to spend a day in the French Quarter. It’s so alive with all kinds of street performers and general weirdos, and there are a lot of great bars if you know where to look (HINT: mostly not Bourbon Street)." - Revivalists
600 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA, United States
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