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Defender Picks



November 27th

Pelicans v. Clippers

Staples Center, 9:30p.m.



New Orleans Suspects

Maple Leaf, 10:30p.m.

Old fashioned neighborhood party


Royal T

Gasa Gasa, 10p.m.

Also ft. Painted Hands and Vapo Rats


Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Tip’s, 9p.m.

Classsic Nola jams


James Hall

Circle Bar, 10p.m.

Rock singer and guitarist


Young Jeezy

Republic, 10p.m.

Album release party


November 28th

Pelicans v. Jazz

Vivint Smart Home Arena

Utah takes on New Orleans


Mac Miller

The Joy, 8p.m.

Also ft. Tory Lanez, Michael Christmas and Njomza


Classic Weekend Jam

Lakefront Arena, 8p.m.

Ft. Yo Gotti and Rick Ross


Bayou Classic

Superdome, 4p.m.

Southern University v. Grambling State University


Football & Courtyard Bar

Gasa Gasa, 7p.m.

Football and alcohol— need we say more?


Bad Girls of Burlesque

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Drinks, music and burlesque


November 29th

Saints v. Texans

NRG Stadium, 12p.m.

Nola takes on Houston


Holiday Inn

Prytania, 10a.m.

1942 flick starring Fred Astaire


Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf, 10p.m.

Also ft. Walter “Wolfman Washington and Russell Batiste


Gospel Brunch

House of Blues, 10a.m.

Definitely try the chicken and waffles


Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf, 10p.m.

Classic NOLA jams


November 30th

Big K.R.I.T.

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Part of the Kritically Acclaimed Tour



Higher Heights Reggae Band

Blue Nile, 9p.m.

Get your reggae jams on


Glen David Andrews

b.b.a., 10p.m.

Nola jams


Aurora Nealand & Royal Roses

Maison, 7p.m.

Traditional jazz meets modernity


Into Thin Airbnb? Viral Rant Urges Theft Against Short Term Rentals

New Orleans has been known to blend cultures, but now a viral post is taking it to another level. A gumbo of two hot button issues: crime and Airbnb. A 1677 word rant on Craigslist urges locals to fight Airbnb by stealing from the short term rental properties and their neighbors.

Roots Rocks

The Roots of Music hosted their most successful benefit to date on Saturday (11.14) evening at the home of board member Danny Conwill and his wife Mary Clare. Of course, Roots’ band the Marching Crusaders Kicked off the event. The young musicians played a sunset set on the neutral groundas over 150 guests watched from the porch. The partygoers then followed the band into a candlelit backyard for an evening of food, drink, and fundraising.

Colbert and Batiste Hang in NOLA (Video)

Jon Batiste might live in New York, but the NOCCA grad is not reserved about discussing his Crescent City roots. This week, on The Late Show, he and his boos Stephen Colbert screened a video of the duo visitng New Orleans. There was lots of Frenchmen and Decatur.

Spook Shops

Where to Find a Costume in a Clutch

Halloween is only a couple of days away. Many locals plugged in their glue gun in July and haven't stopped since. However, for the rest of us, NoDef offers our annual list of costume shops. Below are some last minute options for both those looking for something prete-a-porter and the brave souls planning to pull an all night costume build.

Boo-k Bash

Photos From the Library's Spooktacular Saturday

Halloween is a week long celebration in New Orleans. On Saturday (10.24), the New Orleans Public Library Foundation kicked off the festivities with their annual Spooktacular Fall Fest. Costumed kids and parents descended on the Algiers Regional Library for entertainment by the Uptown Music Theater, magic, games, and even some books. 

More SDT TV?

Sidney Torres’ flirtation with the boob tube may not be over. THR broke the news that Fox is developing a television series based on a NYT articles about SDT titled, “Who Runs the Streets of New Orleans.” Unlike, the ill fated Trashmen, the new drama will not be a reality show meaning the Trashanova won’t receive screen time.

Curriculum Vittér

Louisiana’s senior senator is not the only Vitter gunning for a new job. Mississippi’s College Board announced that David’s brother, Jeffrey Vitter is the official nominee for the Chancellor’s office at the University of Mississippi.

Green Wave Grapples With Possible Pink Slips

Tuition for the current fiscal year at Tulane is 44,425 dollars excluding room and board or books. However, that figure is not enough to prevent a reported 15 to 20 million dollar budget deficit at the Uptown university. Today, Tulane Prez Michael Fitts sent an email to staff announce cost cutting measures including staff buyouts.

If The Saints Could See You Now

Kathy Lee’s late husband, Frank Gifford, played for the NY Football Giants. However, Carnival Cruises is teaming up with New Orleans’ own Saints. Today, the cruise giant announced that ships departing from New Orleans will have a black and gold theme.

All Systems Are Glo

GLO airlines might be a little confusing to pronounce. (It’s intended to rhyme with “go”). However, the airline is making travel much simpler for many New Orleanians. The boutique carrier is set to launch regional service from MSY to three Southern destinations.

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