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September 19th

Music Under the Oaks
Audubon Park Newman Bandstand, 4:30-6p.m.

This week ft. Loyola Jazz Alumni Jam

 

Friday Nights at NOMA
NOMA, 5-10p.m.

Music by Cindy Scott and an outdoor screening of Sunset Boulevard

 

Makers: Women in Comedy
Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 6p.m.
Part of a PBS series on women in historically male-dominated industries (free)

 

Concerts in the Courtyard
Historic N.O. Collection, 6-8p.m.
This week ft. Debbie Davis and the Mesmerizers ($10)

 

2014: A Strauss Odyssey
Mahalia Jackson Theatre, 7:30p.m.
LPO’s 2014-2015 season kicks off ft. soprano Susanna Phillips ($20-$99)

 

A Lie of the Mind
Midcity Theatre, 7:30p.m.
Sam Shepard’s award-winning play looks deep into families’ anguish ($20)

 

Tim and Eric
The Civic, 8p.m.
Adult Swim goofs bring their absurd comedy tour to NOLA ($40)

 

Thin Walls
Shadowbox Theater, 8p.m.
A dark comedy by Michael Allen Zell

 

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Le Petit Theatre, 8p.m.
Christopher Durang’s Tony-winning comedy takes Chekhovian figures to Pennsylvania ($35+)

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
NOCCA Nims Black Box Theatre, 8p.m.
The NOLA Project presents a stage adapation of Ken Kesey’s classic ($30)

 

Dax Riggs
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.
Local metal legend

 

Katey Red, Chilldren, Magnolia Rhome
Siberia, 9p.m.
Bounce night also ft. BJ So Cole, Da Danger Boyz, DJ Lil Man


Soul Sister’s 8th Annual Birthday Jam
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
Ft. DJ Soul Sister and DJ Maseo of De La Soul

 

Debauche, Smoke n Bones
Maison, 10:30p.m.
Russian folk-punk and NOLA funk at Maison tonight

SAMEDI

September 20th

Pratik Patel of the African Wildlife Trust
Audubon Zoo, 6p.m.
Tanzanian wildlife official speaks on conservation

 

A Lie of the Mind
Midcity Theatre, 7:30p.m.
Sam Shepard’s award-winning play looks deep into families’ anguish ($20)

 

Thin Walls
Shadowbox Theater, 8p.m.
A dark comedy by Michael Allen Zell

 

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Le Petit Theatre, 8p.m.
Christopher Durang’s Tony-winning comedy takes Chekhovian figures to Pennsylvania ($35+)

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
NOCCA Nims Black Box Theatre, 8p.m.
The NOLA Project presents a stage adaption of Ken Kesey’s classic ($30)

 

Dr. John & The Nite Trippers
Joy Theater, 9p.m.
A New Orleans legend returns home from tour

 

Afghan Whigs
Civic, 9p.m.
Cincinnati alt rockers return with their first new album in a decade ($30)

 

Lost Bayou Ramblers, The Other Planets
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.
Get lost with this Grammy-nominated Cajun band

 

Black & Gold Kick Off Party
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
Celebrate Saints season with Dumpstaphunk, Good Enough For Good Times, & Gypsyphonic Disko ($17)

 

Merchandise
Siberia, 10p.m.
Tampa post-punk; playing with Direct Attack, Heat Dust, TV-MA ($8)

 

Siren Sea
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
Independent pop duo from Dallas ($5)

 

Big Sam's Funky Nation
Blue Nile, 10p.m.
Trombonist "Big Sam" Williams leads this municipality of Who Dat Nation

 

Hot 8 Brass Band
d.b.a., 11p.m.

Experience the brass band that locals love ($10)

 

Debauche
Carrollton Station, 11p.m.
NOLA’s only Russian Mafia band play a late-night show Uptown

DIMANCHE

September 21st

Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings
Superdome, 12p.m.

First home game of the regular season. Geaux Saints!!

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
NOCCA Nims Black Box Theatre, 2p.m.
The NOLA Project presents a stage adapation of Ken Kesey’s classic ($30)

 

Thin Walls
Shadowbox Theater, 4p.m.
A dark comedy by Michael Allen Zell

 

Louisiana History Alive!
Shadowbox Theatre, 8p.m
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This month ft. Baroness Pontalba and "Mother of Orphans" Margaret Haughery

 

Gal Holiday & the Honky-Tonk Revue
Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

Authentic N.O. honky-tonk rock

 

Hot 8 Brass Band
Howlin Wolf Den, 10p.m.
Experience the brass band locals love

 

Elaine Greer
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
Singer-songwriter based in Austin, TX ($5)


  Sports

Quarter Horses Want More Than a Fraction of the Purse


Over at the Fair Grounds, there is pandemonium with the ponies’ purses. A group of Louisiana quarter horse owners, trainers, and jockeys have filed a lawsuit demanding a bigger piece of the pie. However, one man’s gain is another man (or horse's) loss, and the litigation means that the prizes in thoroughbred races will be lessened.


Big Easy Roller Girls Sweep Double Header (Photos)


By Brandon Robert

The Big Easy Roller Girls (BERG) swept a doubleheader agains visitors from Denver, Colorado and Alexandria, Louisiana. In the first bout, the Crescent City Wenches routed the CENLA Derby Dames 290 to 95. In the second event, the BERG All Stars made easy work out of the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls Project Mayhem 281-111.

 

NoDef's Brandon Robert was on scene to capture all the action. Photos after the jump.

 


Saints Drop Another Late, 26-24


By Claude Robichaux

The Saints found themselves in another nail biter against Cleveland this Sunday (9.14). This time, the Black and Gold reversed last week’s performance and started slow before coming back. However, the result was the same. The Saints are now 0-2 after 26-23 loss.

 


Bull Grit: The Rodeo Comes to Town


By Ashley Rouen

There’s a rodeo in New Orleans this weekend you probably don’t know about.  Maybe cause we’re in the city (brah,) and the closest thing to a rodeo we’ve seen lately are mounted police in the Quarter. However, today we're talking about a real, Texas style rodeo, bucking broncos and all, in a city that hasn’t hosted a rodeo in 25 years. Proceeds will actually help support the New Orleans Mounted Police and the Molly Foundation (named after a pony rescued post Katrina with an amputated leg).  Take advantage of this rare opportunity both Saturday and Sunday (Sept 13-14) at UNO Lakefront Arena starting at 4 p.m.  


Saints Lose Heartbreaker in Atlanta

Defense Squanders Early Lead, Overtime Fumble Gives Game to Falcons



Popeyes is not the only thing that Atlanta stole from New orleans. The Saints lost a heartbreaker in the Georgia Dome 27-34 today. It was the seventh overtime game in the history of the Rivalry and the Black and Gold fell short. Despite the dispointing end result, some of the new names lived up to their hype and the old names continued their tradition of excellence. The Saints are now 13 of 17 in the Payton-Brees era.


LSU Rout SHS: Takeaways


LSU dismissed Sam Houston State with ease in their home-opener. A 56-0 scoreline provided testament to the route. The game produced lots of other gaudy numbers. Travin Dural had three receptions for 140 yards and three touchdowns. 584 yards for LSU. However, SHS is an FCS team; so, the margin was expected. LSU did learn some lessons from the game.


Game Night in Death Valley

What to Watch For: LSU v. Sam Houston State



Tonight, LSU takes on Sam Houston State. Who? Exactly. Powerhouse teams schedule these games so they can sort out issues like quarterback selection, snaps for rookies, and returning players shaking off the rust. Fortunately, the Tigers are a Les Miles team. So, by definition, they are burdened with all of these issues.


Saints Shuffle Roster, Resign Graham and Meachem


The Saints' much ballyhooed cuts this weekend were short lived. Who Dats will be happy to learn that the team once again has a kicker. Fans will recognize a couple of familiar faces in the recent signings.


Saints Sign Ten to Practice Squad


Saints Executive VP/General Manager Mickey Loomis is nofor his mastery of details. Today, he continued putting together the final, but crucial pieces of a championship team. Loomis announced that the Black n' Gold signed ten players to the Practice Squad.


Les Stress

LSU Comes Back to Defeat Wisconsin 28-24, But Questions Abound



Over the last few years, Tiger faithful have grown accustomed to an awkward dance. The courting begins in summer. This year we have a legitimate quarterback. Les Miles' antics should reveled in; pass the grass. It peaks around SEC Media Day. Time to delight in the folky malapropisms and tales of Smacker Miles’ athleticism. Then, the season begins. Despite a come from behind 28-24 win in LSU’s opener vs Wisconsin, the band is playing that old familiar tune for the purple and gold. Once again, we’re doing a Cajun two step baffled by play calling and quarterback selection.


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Paolo Roy

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