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Today in NOLA 8.15.17


Today, learn how to harness the powers of the retrograde with the New Orleans School of Esoteric Arts. NOLA born comedian Mark Normand plays the Quarter, while locals-gone-big Water Seed play their recurring gig on Frenchmen. Gasa Gasa hosts a free screening of Jim Jarmusch's Down By Law. On this day in 1988, the Republican National Convention opened festivities in New Orleans. They would nominate George H.W. Bush by the end of the week. Now for more of today:


Today in NOLA 8.1.17


It's a fine day for music in New Orleans this Tuesday. Rebirth Brass Band will play their recurring gig at the Maple Leaf, while electro-pop star Nite Jewel performs Gasa Gasa. Over on Frenchmen, check out Treme Brass Band at d.b.a. and then mosey up the street to Blue Nile to see locals-gone-big Water Seed. On this day in 1968, Jimi Hendrix performed at City Park. The concert cost $4 advanced sale or $5 at the gate. Though you can't see the Voodoo Child himself, read on for more musical happenings in city. 


Today in NOLA 6.23.17


This Friday, enjoy Redemptions Family’s new release, celebrate the Solstice with a healthy dose of dance, get down to stylings of Nick Name and the Valmonts, or Sam Price & The True Believers at Blue Nile. On This day in 1948,  Lousiana Music Hall of Famer Luther Kent was born. Now, more about Friday's festivities. 


Super 'Stars'

Water Seed Talks New Album, ‘We Are Stars’



Ahead of the Friday (5.19) release of their album We Are Stars, Water Seed spoke with NoDef about their first full-length LP, their ongoing residency at one of Frenchmen’s famed clubs, and the band’s plans for interstellar domination. 


Today in NOLA 4.29.17


Jazz Fest continues on today with the second day of music, food, and fun at the Fair Grounds. The National Weather Service (NWS) anticipates temps in the mid 80’s throughout the day. Don’t let those grey skies get you down — the NWS predicts a one percent chance of rain. Today, the fest will feature Usher & The Roots, Maroon 5, Jon Batiste, New Breed Brass Band, Delfeayo Marsalis, and dozens more. After hours, Galactic and Roar will perform at Tip’s. Along Frenchmen St., head to Blue Nile to see Stooges or over to Maison to see NOLA all-stars team up for a super show. For folks who have already gotten their concert fix, the Theatre at St. Claude will stage their final performance of a historically-minded musical spoof. Happy Birthday to Master P, local rapper and label founder who makes 47 today. Now, more to do this Saturday. 


Today in NOLA: 5.11.15


Have you recovered from yesterday’s brunch binge? NOLA music is getting loud for a night with Author & Punisher on Frenchmen and Primal Scream at the Civic. For those needing something sedate, there is Tai Chi at NOMA. On this day in 1988, a fire destroyed the top room of the Cabildo. Now, more to do in 2015.


Today in NOLA: 5.04.15


The Fest has passed, but some of the celebration lingers. A mini-parade and a mini-fest are both in store. Locals are returning to their weekly gigs but some out-of-towners are still laying down the funk. On this date in 1970, author T.H. Williams won a Pulitzer Prize for his biography on Huey Long. Now, more to do before it gets too late.


Today in NOLA 4.14.15


The rain shows no sign of stopping this week. The good news is that the music doesn’t either. A pair of experimental music series are bookending the map, uptown at Gasa Gasa and downtown at the Blue Nile. Over at the Leaf, Rebirth playing their regular hometown gig. On this day in 1965, Fats Domino’s “Ain’t that a Shame” was released. 


Today in Nola 11.26.2014


In 1903 the City Park Board of Commissioners approved a New York businessmen’s proposal to build an ostrich farm near City Park’s shooting range. This evening, Garden District Book Shop hosts an author with many secrets. The Shiek returns, and local bands Flow Tribe, Gravity A and more bust out to a Beastie Boys tribute of “Licensed to Ill.” 

 


Today in NOLA: 9.20.14


Dr. John pays a house call tonight with a hometown show at the Joy Theatre. Big Sam’s Funky Nation comes to Blue Nile, and Tiptina’s prepares to kick off Saints season (first home game is tomorrow!). Plus, a conservation official from the African Wildlife Trust lectures at the zoo. Details tonight:


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