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Defender Picks



October 7th


Champions Square, 8p.m.

English indie rock band


George Ezra

The Civic, 7:30p.m.

Also ft. Andrew Duhon


Brand New

UNO Lakefront Arena, 7:30p.m.

Alt-rock band from Long Island


Screwtape Letters

The Saenger, 8p.m.

Theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ novel


South Toward Home

Maple Street Book Shop, 7p.m.

Travels in Southern Literature


October 8th

ASAP Rocky

Champions Square, 7p.m.

Harlem rapper come to NOLA



The Civic, 8p.m.

Swedish heavy metal band


Twin Shadow

Republic, 8p.m.

Dominican-American musician


Ogden After Hours

Ogden, 5:30p.m.

This week ft. King Edward


Creole Son

Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.

Account of Edgar Degas in Nola


October 9th

Ariana Grande

Smoothie King Center, 7:30p.m.

Pop musician known for licking donuts she doesn’t buy


Kacey Musgraves

Howlin’ Wolf, 6:30p.m.

Country and Western Rhinestone Revue


Blackest of the Black ft. Danzig

The Civic, 6:30p.m.

Also ft. Superjoint, Veil of Maya, Prong and Witch Mountain


Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5p.m.

Opening of Traditions Transfigured


La Traviata

Mahalia Jackson Theater, 8p.m.

Opera story of love and sacrifice


October 10th

Dwight Yoakam

Orpheum Theater, 8:30p.m.

Singer-songwriter and country music pioneer


Meg Myers

OEJ, 7p.m.

Smoky Mountain singer-songwriter


Moon Taxi

The Civic, 8p.m.

Nashville rock band



HOB, 7p.m.

Reggae from Cali


Suggestive Gestures

Zeitgeist, 9:30p.m.

Experimental feature and drag performance


Moonlight Market: A Celebration of 20 Years of CCFM

Reyn Studios, 7p.m.

Crescent City Farmers Market fundraiser


October 11th

Bent, Not Broken Gallery Talk

Ogden, 2p.m.

With Curator, Michael Meads


Odd Man Out

Prytania, 10a.m.

Part of Halloween Classic Series


Masters of Illusion

Saenger, 7:30p.m.

Magicians from the hit TV show


Papa Mali

Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

George Porter Jr., Robert Hunter and Bill Kreutzmann

OutKast, Black Keys Headline Hangout Fest 2014

OutKast won't be making their way to the Fair Grounds this spring as hoped for, but they will be surfacing in Gulf Shores. A reunited Andre 3000 and Big Boi are among the headliners for this year's Hangout Fest. The Gulf Shores, Ala., fest is set to chill once again on May 16-18. Full lineup:

Dr. John, Frank Ocean Win Grammys (VIDEO)

Carnival celebrations in New Orleans kept the local buzz about Sunday's Grammy awards in second place. But, don't worry, the music industry's big showcase brought a little bit of the Crescent City to the broadcast. Two of New Orleans' own took home golden record players. Later, Dr. John and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band joined the Black Keys on their award-winning "Lonely Boy."

Dr. John Previews New Album with Black Keys Frontman

Yesterday, Rolling Stone released a glimpse of the new album from Dr. John and the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, Locked Down. The song, “Revolution,” which can be streamed here, includes a first-take solo by Mac back on a Farfisa organ, which he hasn’t played on since 1969. The album, which features a fleet of younger musicians handpicked by the Black Keys frontman, will be in stores April 3.

Dr. John, Black Keys Frontman Team Up To Make 'HIP' Album

After all these years, Dr. John is still a hit with the kids. On April 3, the man born Mac Rebennack will release his new album, Locked Down. It's a collaboration with the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, who is also a hit with the kids. To be more specific, Dr. John's kids. According to this Nonesuch Records posting, Auerbach requested an audience with The Night Tripper in New Orleans, and said to the legend that he wanted to make "the best record you've made in a long time."

Hola Nola: XXIX

10 Since '10

Hola Nola- to take a week hiatus from local relevance, the following playlist maps out the hottest 10 new releases this first half of 2010 has seen that I've been personally bumping on the regular; all of these are excitingly new tracks from breakthrough artists like DaDa Trash Collective to hot off the press follow-up albums from older favorites like Blonde Redhead and The National. Either way, put on your listening caps for 10 '10 top notch tunes that will find their way into your currently consistent contenders.

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