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Mercredi

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.

 

Jeudi

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 

 

New Orleans Nightingales

The Allways Lounge (9 p.m.)

Jazz Fest series gala kick off  

 

The Trio feat. Eric "Jesus" Coomes, Nicholas Payton

Maple Leaf (10 p.m.)

Funk bassist + New Orleans’ BAM (Black American Music) trumpeter  

 

Tinariwen and Bombino

House of Blues (9 p.m.)

Desert rock inspired by the Sahara  

 

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

 

 

 

Vendredi

April 25th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds (11 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Headliners include The Avett Brothers, Public Enemy and, Aurora Nealand 

 

Underground Railroad Film Screening

NOMA (5 p.m.)

Fridays at NOMA features art and music inside, film in the Sculpture Garden, plus food and drink 

 

Rotary Downs + Mike Dillon 

Gasa Gasa (9 p.m.)

New Orleans psych pop, rock n' roll 

 

Backbeat Jazz Fest Series  

Blue Nile (10 p.m.)

Soul Rebels, Nigel Hall & the Congregation, and more 

 

Nina Simone Tribute

Cafe Istanbul (11 p.m.)

Tank and the Bangas + Mykia Jovan 

 

Andrew Duhon

Circle Bar (10 p.m.)

Local bluesy singer/songwriter  

 

Trombone Shorty + Orleans Ave.

House of Blues (8 p.m.)

Plus New Breed Brass Band. Tickets are $50  

 

Dumpstaphunk + Easy All Stars + More

Howlin' Wolf (10 p.m.)

Ivan Neville's band joins fellow funk bands on stage, with the Roosevelt Collier Band 

 

Bootsy Collins + DJ Soul Sister

Joy Theater (9 p.m.)

Funk legend joins New Orleans' own queen of rare grooves 

Samedi

April 26th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds (11 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Headliners include Robin Thicke, 101 Runners, Branford Marsalis Quartet, and Phish 

 

Shamarr Fest

Shamrock (10 p.m.)

Shamar Allen & The Underdawgs, Hot 8 Brass Band, John Popper of Blues Traveler, and more

 

Cowboy Mouth

Tipitina's (9 p.m.)

plus Honey Island Swamp Band 

 

Katdelic

Blue Nile (2 a.m.)

Funk, rock, and hip hop from San Francisco

 

Heatwave

Prytania Bar (9 p.m.)

All-vinyl dance party spinning Motown/garage rock/R&B/soul/oldies

 

HUSTLE with DJ Soul Sister 

Hi Ho Lounge (11 p.m.)

Queen of rare grooves spins all-vinyl boogie, funk, and more into the wee hours of the morning 

 

Grayson Capps

Carrollton Station (10 p.m.)

plus the Lost Cause Minstrels + Jamie Lynn Vessels

Dimanche

April 27th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds (11 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Headliners include Vampire Weekend, New Birth Brass Band, John Boutte, and more

 

Swinging Sundays

Allways Lounge (8 p.m.)

Swing dance lessons and party, live band from 9 p.m.-midnight 

 

Mogwai

Civic Theatre (8 p.m.)

Prog rock, Majeure opens

 

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

House of Blues (9 p.m.)

Key holder to the city of New Orleans, Clinton, joins DJ Soul Sister

Fein Day to Face the Public


There's been a lot of bellyachin' about the way BP is handing out money to compensate people for their losses in the Big Oozy. Convenient-poster-boy-who- always-seems-to-be-caught-looking-ridiculous-by-cameras (and U.S. government claims czar) Kenneth Feinberg has been at the center of these complaints. Today, he makes his way to the Gulf Coast to visit Grand Isle. If Billy Nungesser's Friday outrage is at all indicative of the peoples' mood down there, get ready to duck, Ken! To amp us up, Drake Toulouse over at Disenfranchised Citizen runs down parts of the perceived boondoggle today.


Anchors Away


by Kyle Gilmore

 BP is going to remove the thousands of anchors left behind by the booms used throughout the gulf to aid in the oil spill cleanup. Well, they’re not going to remove the anchors, they're going to search for them. Well, before they actually begin their search they're going to place more anchors in local waters to see what is the best way to search for them. Then they’re going to begin the actual search for them. Finally they're going to seriously consider removing the anchors. 


The Song Remains the Claim


BP gave the feds serious cash to give to Gulf Coast residents affected by the Big Oozy. But like a deepsea robot trying to hit the right fuse on the blowout preventer, the plan didn't stanch complaints that people weren't being properly compensated for losses. Then again, has anyone ever looked into who was getting the money? Escrow-verlord Ken Feinberg said yesterday there's probably thousands of cases of fraud that he's turning over to the Justice Department. In one case, a woman in Gretna was compensated for losses at a restaurant that closed a year before the Horizon was marred. So what's next in the claims process?


The Doctor is In!


We know that the oil is not gone. However, our friends in Washington seemed to have caught some amnesia... That's the Big Easy's best medical professional is heading North. That's right Dr. John is taking our cause to the Big Chiefs in Washington.


BP Probes BP...Again


With the Big Oozy still a key cog in this environmental terror we've constructed, BP is hard at work insuring that nothing about the disaster looks as bad as it is. To put a lasting artistic statement on a trove of hard-hitting docu-ads, the glass-half-full behemoth recently commissioned a production company they have on speed dial to make a feature length film about the oil.


Big Oozy Still in da' House


Do y'all remember when we had that oil spill in the Gulf? You know the reason, they're handing out those checks? And, then remember when everything was magically alright?

Surprise! Apparently, everything is not alright!

We watch some quality footage in which a Cajun fishermen demonstrates the oil's staying power with only outboard motor. [VIA] And then we take a look at some folks a lot smarter than us at MIT usin' science to make us even more concerned about the seafood. [VIA]

Watch for yourself after the break...


Keep on Shuckin'


The time has come to talk of many things- of temps and closures, of flows and goo, and whether dining habits will ever be the same. Oyster Season opened yesterday  in Louisiana.  But oyster eaters will only fracture a fraction of the once plentiful mollusks.  A fatal trifecta of precautionary closures (thanks again, BP), the redirection of freshwater streams into oyster inhabited saltwater, and a final blow from mother nature- scalding summer temperatures, will leave fewer entrees at Acme than prior years. Proving once again that even shellfish cannot escape bureaucracy, the Governor’s Oyster Advisory Committee pushes forward, meeting today at UNO to discuss allocating BP Reimbursement Funds.


Plume or Bloom?


Sometimes, in the midst of the recent spat over whether or not there is still oil in the Gulf, it's hard to remember BP was the superpower that first made our blood boil, all those months ago. Taking the yolk off the oil giant's shoulders is the U.S. government. Last week, a NOAA official told Da Paper there was no oil worth mentioning at "5 or 5,000 feet." But that wasn't enough to swat away those pesky scientists who keep dipping their really nice research equipment in the deep sea, or fishermen who keep using their eyes.


BP Oil Spill Evaluation Wrong, and Other Illuminations


by Arielle Schecter

The president of Plaquemines Parish, Billy Nungesser, is not making any friends at this year's Clean Gulf Conference in Tampa. Claiming that the cleanup workers are doing anything but cleaning up - "not one of them has oil on their shirts" - Nungesser has almost singlehandedly disrupted the event, which  NoDef understands to be a clusterfuck of Chevron coozie give-aways and PowerPoints on marine biology. Hey Billy, don't you know the spill is so passe? The magic microbes have eaten all the oil!


Cover Oil


Do y'all still have a stack of decades old National Geographic mags laying around? You never know when photos of exotic lands, endangered wildlife, and tribal life might come in handy! However, this month, we are those strange subjects under the lens as NatGeo rolls out an oil spill issue.


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Kerem Ozkan, Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Listings

Elisabeth Morgan

Art Listings

Cheryl Castjohn

Photographers

Brandon Robert, Daniel Paschall

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Deputy Managing Editor

M.D. Dupuy

Managing Editor

Stephen Babcock

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

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