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Defender Picks



April 1st

April Toole’s Day

The Irish House, 7:30p.m.

A celebration of John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces


Wednesday at the Square

Lafayette Square, 5p.m.

The Revivalists and Robin Barnes play for the seasonal fest


Shiba San

Hi Ho Lounge, 9p.m.

French DJ and producer


Hazy Ray Trio

Howlin’ Wolf Den, 8:30p.m.

Rhythm and blues from the souls of local rockers


Treme Brass Band

Candlelight Lounge, 9p.m.

See the legendary band on their home turf


Dinky Tao Poetry

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 8p.m.

Weekly open poetry hour hosted by Jacob Dilson


April 2nd

Boukou Groove

Chickie Wah Wah, 9p.m.

New Orleans funk


Woodenhead 40th Anniversary/CD Release Show

Tipitina’s, 8:30p.m.

With special guests John “Papa” Gros, Helen Gillet, Tommy Malone and The Bonerama Horns


Nathan Williams and the Zydeco Cha Chas

Rock 'N Bowl, 8:30p.m.

Zydeco swamp pop


The Collossal Heads

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Surprise show with TCH plus  Bantam Foxes and Hello Nomad


Crime Bits

Jan 1- 7: Shot for Pot, Ideal Mart Robbed, Graffiti Arrest

In this week's rundown of wrongdoing, there was a shooting in the 9th Ward, a man was robbed in the Riverbend, and the Ideal Mart in Mid-City was held up. Read on for more crime bits. 

Arrest in Domino's Driver Death, Hit and Run Car Found

The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) logged a couple of wins in the past 24 hours. This morning authorities arrested primary suspect in the shooting death of Michael Price, a Domino’s Pizza delivery driver. In the case of a 71-year-old woman killed in a hit and run, detectives believe that the deadly vehicle is now in hand.

Bouncer Booked for Battery in Bourbon Brawl

Bourbon Street got violent this weekend. After a bar room brawl, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) arrested both a bouncer and a patron. They were both booked them on battery charges.

Mid City Manhunt

Mid City residents awoke to the sights and sounds of manhunt on Tuesday (3.31) morning. Several agencies scoured the neighborhood in search of an escaped prisoner. Authorities said the man escaped from a van while being moved from an out of town prison.

Four Arrested at Downtown Super Sunday

Downtown Super Sunday (3.29) presented the public with a slice of NOLA culture delivered in a technicolor rainbow of feathers and beads. While the violent days of past did not resurface, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) did arrest four men for firearms violations.

Double Shooting in Gentilly Claims Life

In New Orleans, bad things come in twos. Yet another double shooting left one man dead on Sunday (3.29) night. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) are investigating the Gentilly homicide.

'Gutterpunk Roundup'

Your leftovers are safe for a few days. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) say that 28 people were arrested on Friday (3.27) night “to address recent nuisance violation complaints.” Supportive residents are calling it something else: “a gutterpunk roundup.”

71 Yr Old With Walker Killed in Hit n' Run

A 71-year-old woman with a walker was killed in a hit and run early on Sunday (3.29) morning. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) have yet to identify a driver, but they have discovered several key clues.

Five-Week-Old Baby Missing

47-year-old Sarah Harris was supposed to take care of five-week-old Tristan Cayden Douglas while his mother worked. Instead, the infant and his babysitter are both missing.

NOPD Hunt Central City Shooting Suspect

On March 22, two people were injured in a Central City shooting. Today, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) ID’d Derrick Mercelin as the primary suspect in the assault and initiated a manhunt for the suspect.

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