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Defender Picks



January 27th

Treme Brass Band

d.b.a, 9p.m.

The 6th Ward's brass band saunters over to Frenchmen


Rebirth Brass Band

Maple Leaf, 10p.m.

2 sets by the Grammy-winning brass band


Gentilly Groovemasters

Snug Harbor, 8p.m. or 10p.m.

The groove masters play their own songs plus more from the Blue Note songbook



Crescent City Farmers Market

Broadway Street, 9a.m.-1p.m.

Uptown edition of the city's prime local market


Jon Cleary

Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

British-born keyboardist’s groove is all New Orleans


Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers

Bullet’s Sports Bar, 7p.m.

See Kermitt weekly gig in the 7th Ward and get to bed early


Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns

Spotted Cat, 6.p.m.

Jazz singer with a vintage twist


January 28th

Gregory Alan Isakov

One Eyed Jacks, 8p.m.

Isakov’s will be playing songs from his new album “The Weatherman”


Pelicans vs Denver Nuggets

Smoothie King Center, 7p.m.

Another home game for the win!


Dial M for Murder

Prytania Theatre, Noon

Hitchcock thriller in 3D!


New Breed Brass Band

Blue Nile, 11p.m.

A new breed of local brass gets the party going on Frenchmen


Walter “Wolfman” Washington & The Roadmasters

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

This New Orleans bluesman often plays guitar with his teeth


Behemoth and Cannibal Corpse

House of Blues, 7p.m.

Death metal bands unite in New Orleans ft. special guests


Mike Dillon

Gasa Gasa, 8p.m.

Resident DJ plus Brian Haas and James Singleton

After a Struggle, Cops Bag Man Accused of Robbing Hunter

Duck season is over in most of Louisiana. However, on Saturday (1.24), the New Orleans Police Department bagged one suspected crook after a hunter was robbed. 17 year old Kevin Allen is behind bars after allegedly robbing one man and assaulting the cops who came to investigate.

Arrest Made in Subway Stickup Spree

Subway can go back to focusing on the dough in the oven without worrying about the dough in the register. On Thursday (1.22), the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) announced that have collared a suspect in the recent spree of stickups at the sandwich shop. Reginald Wilson was arrested in connection with eight different armed robberies at NOLA Subways.

Crime Diet: Another Subway Stickup

The po-boy is still the most popular sandwich in New Orleans, but Subway has gained quite the following with the criminal element. Over the last six months, the national chain’s NOLA outposts have averaged at least one hold-up monthly. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) say that the streak continued on Sunday (1.18) at the 2700 South Claiborne location.

Teens Collared for Carjacking in Two Cases

In two separate incidents, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) thwarted a pair of carjackings. In the Bywater, three teens, too young for licenses, were arrested. In the East, it took a car chase to bring the suspect to justice.

Police Make Quick Collar in CBD Mugging

The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) chalked up a much needed win in their fight against downtown crime Tuesday (1.13) morning. Officers were able to nab an alleged mugger in the CBD faster than you can shout, “Throw me something Mistah.”

Stabbing on Decatur, Stickup on Burgundy

The New Orleans Police Department are reporting a stabbing and a stickup in the Quarter on Saturday (1.11). An afternoon argument turned violent on the troubled 900 block of Decatur Street. Closer to Canal Street, two couples got mugged in their car.

Disorder on Quarter Border: Buffa's Robbed

On the eve of an anti-crime rally in the Quarter, a popular neighborhood bar was robbed. On Monday (1.05) night, Buffa's (1001 Esplanade Avenue) became the latest local to fall prey to the recent crime spree.

Taking Groceries: Alleged MidCity Mugger Behind Bars

Less than 24 hours into the new year, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) were already dealing with an alleged mugging and the subsequent manhunt. On New Year’s Day (1.01), a MidCity man walked to the store and back with the intention of making groceries. However, he got far more than he bargained for. 

Alleged Mugger Loose on Toulouse

The rash of armed robberies in the French Quarter continued this week. Early on Monday (12.29) evening, another man was held up a few blocks away from the Eighth District’s station. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) have identified a suspect and released a composite sketch.

Subway Hands Over Sandwich & the Dough

Subway’s slogan is “Fresh is Best,” but one man prefers, “Cash is King.” On Monday (12.29), the big box sandwich store’s franchise at 401 South Claiborne Avenue was robbed. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) are seeking a single gunman.

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