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Defender Picks



April 23rd

Theresa Anderson, Paul Sanchez & The Rolling Road Show

Lafayette Square (5 p.m.)

Wednesday at the Square with folk, funk, food, and beer 


Dick Dale + High and the Unnaturals

Howlin' Wolf (9 p.m.)

Surf rocker makes NOLA tour stop. Tickets are $25 


The Caesar Brothers

Blue Nile, 10:30 p.m.

Funk duo on Frenchmen


Papa Mali + Pigeon Town

Gasa Gasa (8 p.m.)

Local rock n' roll singer/songwriter 


Little War Twins & Paper Bison 

Circle Bar (10 p.m.)

Alt group from Boston joins local bands. Tickets are $5 


Think You're Funny?

Carrollton Station (9 p.m.)

Stand-up comedy open mic in Riverbend


Walter Wolfman Washington

d.b.a. (10 p.m.)

Fiery blues on Frenchmen - every week


Major Bacon

Banks Street Bar (10 p.m.)

Blues rock and BLTs!


Hump Day SIN

Country Club (All Day)

Half-off admission to pool area for service industry members from 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.


Mississippi Rail Co.

Maple Leaf Bar (10p.m.)

Blues on Oak St.


Tin Men

dba (7p.m.)

Weekly Wed Gig- The world's premiere washboard-sousaphone-guitar trio.


Treme Brass Band

Candlelight Lounge (9p.m.)

Weekly Wed Gig- Pass on by and see the 6th Ward’s home band.



April 24th

Big Freedia, The Star Steppin' Cosmonaughties, & More

Armstrong Park (3 p.m.)

Jazz in the Park continues with bounce, dance, and Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers 


Bayous de Vilaine

Ogden Museum (6 p.m.)

Sippin' in Seersucker trunk show from Jolie & Elizabeth, plus music for tonight's after hours event 


Cirque d'Licious

Hi-Ho Lounge (10p.m.)

Ginger Licious hosts cabaret, burlesque, vaudeville and more!


Soul Rebels

Les Bon Temps Roule (11p.m.)

Roll with the Rebels on Magazine





Route, Weather for Crescent City Classic

After all the Good Friday crawfish is digested, the Crescent City Classic is set to send New Orleanians scurrying through the streets to get them hungry for Easter. To make way for the thousands of runners that will head out for the 36th annual 10K, the City is shutting down streets from the French Quarter to City Park. 

Champ Bailey Signs with Saints

When it comes to the annual free agency frenzy, the New Orleans Saints' primary focus has been secondary. To complement last month's surprise signing of safety Jairus Byrd, the Black and Gold inked a two-year deal Friday with veteran cornerback Champ Bailey.

WWE Stars Dress Up for NOMA Charity Auction

by Hilary Ervin

Hollywood celebrities, Mayor Mitch, and professional athletes from the WWE and the New Orleans Saints attended the Superstars for Kids Charity Auction Red Carpet Party hosted at the New Orleans Museum of Art last night. Complemented by a successful online auction at, the live event let bidders smack down a whole lot of raw, hard cash for the Brees Dream Foundation and Boys and Girls clubs around the world.

Big Easy Rollergirls Ditch Wheels for Dance-Off (PHOTOS)

by Brandon Robert
The Big Easy Rollergirls have a busy offseason, and it includes more than scrimmages. BERG hosted this year's Solid Gold Dance-Off last night at the Eiffel Society. Proceeds went to the Audubon Institute. The Camel Toe Lady Steppers took third place, the Nola Cherry Bombs took second, and the Star-Steppin' Cosmonaughties came in first place for the second year in a row.  

Pelicans Tune Out Jazz, 102-95

The Jazz were in the opposing uniforms Friday night, but it was the New Orleans Pelicans who were forced to improvise. Despite an Anthony Davis injury to go with all the other wounded birds, a cookin' Tyreke Evans took command to help the team extend their winning streak to five games with a 102-95 victory at the Smoothie King Center.

Short-Handed Pelicans Hold off Clippers, 98-96

by Will Winston

Next man up. It’s a common coaching cliché that gets thrown around in sports circles. It’s supposed to instill the principle of unity in team sports. Whether you’re the star player or the last person on the bench, you’re supposed to fill the needed role.

Jimmy Graham Dunks Would End Under New NFL Rule

The NFL often encourages basketball references when it comes to Jimmy Graham, but apparently the league feels dunking is taking things a bit too far. The league has been weighing whether to make dunking the ball through the uprights a penalty, which would force the Saints tight end to change up his touchdown celebration.

Pelicans' Comeback Rips Nets, 109-104 (OT)

by Will Winston

Down 22 with 10 minutes left in the third quarter, the New Orleans Pelicans seemed like they were toast. Not light, golden brown toast, but the kind of toast that’s been forgotten in the toaster for hours and crisps apart when you try to pick it up. Yet in the NBA, no lead is ever a safe lead, and at that moment the Pels proceeded to stage their second largest comeback in franchise history.

Pelicans Eclipse Heat, 105-95

by Will Winston

The Pelicans and the Heat matched up last night amidst smaller deviations from their overall play this season. The Heat, who own the second-best record in the East, came into New Orleans having lost five out of their past nine games, while the Pelicans, who are out of playoff contention, had won five of their last eight games due to tremendous play from Anthony Davis.


Big Easy Rollergirls Host Project Derby (PHOTOS)

by Brandon Robert

On Saturday, the Big Easy Rollergirls hosted the last New Orleans Project Derby before the start of their upcoming season in three weeks.  Project Derby gives all skaters, regardless of team affiliation, a chance to practice with and scrimmage BERG's AllStars.

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