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February 23rd

Knights of Babylon

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 5:45PM

This historic krewe takes its cues from ancient Mesopotamia and Carnival traditions from 75 years ago

 

Krewe of Chaos

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 5:45PM

Expect a satirical slant to this parade

 

Krewe of Muses

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 5:45PM

Step aside, gentlemen. This all female krewe is one of the Mardi Gras all-stars

 

Pelicans vs. Houston Rockets

Smoothie King Center, 7PM

The Birds go head to head with the Houston Rockets

 

Nicole Lynn Fox Variety Hour

The Allways Lounge & Theatre, 8PM 

Famed drag star hosts a drag and variety show

 

Better Than Ezra

The Civic Theatre, 9:30PM

New Orleans alt-rock trio perform on their home turf

 

Fast Times '80s Dance Night

One Eyed Jacks, 10PM

A Mardi Gras-themed version of this weekly dance party ($5)

 

Ball of Joy 

Joy Theater, 11PM

A happiness-enducing Mardi Gras ball

 

The Soul Rebels

Le Bon Temps Roule, 11PM

Weekly recurring engagement

 
Blue Nile, 11PM
Every Thursday night swing by for reggae-heavy dance beats

VENDREDI

February 24th

Divine Protectors of Endangered Pleasures or DIVA

French Quarter Route, 1:30PM

Watch this bustier-clad krewe as they traverse through the Vieux Carre 

 

Krewe of Hermes

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 6PM

Celebrating its 80th year in Carnival

 

Le Krewe d'Etat

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 6:30PM 

An anarchic krewe that holds its own place in Mardi Gras lore

 

Krewe of Morpheus

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 7PM

A co-ed krewe known for elaborate floats and enviable throws

 

The Krewe of Debauche

Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center, 9PM

A Mardi Gras debauchery ball featuring gypsy balkan beats, bellydance and more ($15)

 

The Get Money Stop Hatin Tour

Cafe Istanbul, 9PM

8th annual tour showcasing the biggest independent talents in hip hop ($20)

 

Anglo a Go-Go

Bar Redux, 10PM

Dance to the swinging tunes of the UK underground 

 

A Queen and Bowie Tribute Show

Gasa Gasa, 10PM

Local talents come out to play the tunes of David Bowie and Queen

 

Grunge Night: NIRVANNA

House of Blues, 10PM

A Nirvana tribute concert featuring bands like The Kurt Loders

 

Burlesque Ballroom

Jazz Playhouse, 11PM

Burlesque pioneer Trixie Minx brings striptease to Bourbon 

 

Foundation of Funk

Tipitina's, 11PM

NOLA superground band is joined by special guests Anders Osborne & Jon Cleary

 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

Prytania Theatre, 11:59PM

A midnight showing of the penultimate movie about the boy wizard 

 

Voodoo Drops 2016 Lineup


As the mercury rises, thoughts are already turning to fall. Fortunately, there is lots to look forward to. Today, the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience revealed their lineup for the Halloween weekend (10.28-10.30) fete. Tool, Arcade Fire, The Weeknd, The Chainsmokers, Die Antwood, and Les Claypool are just a few of the big names on the 2016 roster. 


Spring Lineup for Wednesday at the Square Drops


The next week of Carnival is sure to be a blur, but after the bleachers at Lafayette Square come down, a stage will go up. The Young Leadership Council (YLC) Wednesdays at the Square series is slated to return March 2nd. Today, organizers revealed the season’s schedule.


Greased!

Galactic & Tip's Team Up for The Landing



Regardless of Drew Brees’ shoulder, New Orleanians are guaranteed at least one touch-down this weekend. The Landing fest is is bringing music to the lakefront on Saturday (9.26) and Sunday (9.27).


Runnin' on the River

Rock n' Roll Marathon Returns Sunday (Route, Closures)



Before the debauchery of Carnival begins in full, New Orleanians are taking to the streets for a healthier parade. On Sunday (1.24), the annual Rock n’ Roll Marathon is back in town. More than 15,000 runners are expected to cover the 26.2-mile, 12.1-mile races, and new 10k races. The runs step off at 7 a.m. from Camp and Poydras St. The pounding of the pavement won't be the only sound, however, as a band will be playing on every mile of the course.


Make a Joyous Noise

New Year's Music Rundown



Many New Orleanians were so caught up in the holiday season that they did not even consider what to do on New Year’s Eve. For those undecided, NOLA has lots of music to offer. NoDef’s crack Listings Editor, Ashley Rouen, put together a roundup of all the show’s to usher in the year 2015 with.


War Song

Gambling Battles Southern at Dome Tonight (Videos)



There’s no question: NOLA’s got brass. So, the nation’s top marching band showdown fits right within the beat of the city. Tonight, ‘da Dome plays host to the Annual Bayou Classic Battle of the Bands. The event provides an intense hour plus of music and theatrics as two of the country’s best units face off.


Brass Menagerie: WWOZ Leads Super Second Line


WWOZ is in the midst of their fall funds drive cum celebration of New Orleans music. In appropriate fashion, there will be a massive second line on Saturday (11.08) to mark the occasion. Tonight, ten brass bands and a host of carnival marching krewes will form up for the Brass Menagerie Parade.


Today in New Orleans: 03.06.14


Tonight, local jazz drummer Jason Marsalis wows audiences at Snug Harbor, and the Steve Miller Band is making a New Orleans tour stop at the Saenger. On this date in 1867, General Philip Sheridan arrived in New Orleans to command the Fifth Military District during Reconstruction. Now, more to do this Holy Thursday. 


Bayou Classic Parades Today


The Bayou Classic may be a football game by definition, but devotees know that it's all about the bands. Those who do not have the opportunity to watch the Battle of the Bands at 'da Dome have a second chance to hear the music during today's Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Day Parade.


My Spilt Milk: Big Gigantic


From My Spilt Milk, by Brian Sibille

Jam bands age like any rock stars. The greats get older alongside fans, both eventually burnt out to some degree by now. The genre surely isn't dead as this weekend's Widespread Panic shows illustrate, but at American music festivals - Voodoo included - would keep the jam band culture's woozy, extended spirit alive in the bleeps and bloops of electronic music?


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