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Defender Picks



September 5th


Super Fresh Hip Hop Fest

Lakefront Arena, 8p.m.

Salt N Pepa, Slick Rick and others take Nola


Louisiana Seafood Festival 

City Park Festival Grounds, 11a.m.

Celebration of the state’s seafood and music



Howlin’ Wolf, 9:30p.m.

Naughty Professor + Elysian Feel and more


Bourbon Street Extravaganza

Bourbon and St. Ann Streets, 6p.m.

Free outdoor concert as part of Southern Decadence


Crescent City Farmer’s Market

700 Magazine St., 8a.m.-12p.m.

Downtown edition of the city's prime local market


Freret St. Market

4405 Freret St., 12p.m.

September's version of the monthly arts and food market


September 6th

Louisiana Seafood Festival 

City Park Festival Grounds, 11a.m.

Last day to grab some seafood and catch some jams


Mistress America

Prytania, 12p.m.;2p.m.;4p.m.;6p.m.;8p.m.;10p.m.

A college freshman is seduced by her step-sister’s mad schemes


What So Not

Republic, 9p.m.

Australian electronic music project


September Open Mic & Slam

Old Marquer Theater, 6:30p.m.

Monthly slam and fundraiser 


Southern Decadence Walking Parade

Golden Lantern, 2p.m.

Pride and parades


September 7th

Alex Culbreth

Circle Bar, 10p.m.

Playing with The Idlewild String Confederation and Necessary Gentlemen 


In The Den: Fair City Fire

Howlin’ Wolf, 8p.m.

Also ft. Fire Bug and Bon Bon Vivant


Alexis & The Samurai

Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

Alexis Marceaux and Sam Craft


Higher Heights Reggae Band

Blue Nile, 9p.m.

Roots, rock and reggae


Yes Ma’am

Hi-Ho Lounge, 10p.m.

Royal St band takes the stage


September 8th

Jesmyn Ward

Dixon Hall, 6:30p.m.

Reading by author of "Men We Reaped"


Passion Pit

Joy Theater, 7:30p.m.

Known for "Take A Walk" and "Sleepyhead"


Geeks Who Drink Trivia 

Publiq House, 7p.m.

Grab a beer and a Scantron


Cyrus Nabipoor Residency ft. Monomyth

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Also ft. Doombalaya and Brass Lightening 


In The Den: Comedy Beast

Howlin’ WOlf, 8:30p.m.

Free standup showcase


Jon Cleary 

Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

British blues pianist and composer


September 9th

From Leah Chase to Morgus the Magnificent 

410 Chartres St, 6p.m.

A lecture looking at post-Katrina development


Roman Holiday 

Prytania, 10a.m.

Princess Audrey Hepburn lives like a plebeian for the day


Crooks on Tape

Circle Bar, 10p.m.

Los Angeles trio


Blues Night 2015

HOB, 7:30p.m.

Blues music benefiting Crimestoppers GNO


Heartless Bastards

OEJ, 9p.m.

Garage rock from Ohio


September 10th

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6p.m.

This week ft. The Brenton Sound


Paper Airplanes

Old Marquer, 9p.m.

Betrayal in modern day NYC



Howlin’ Wolf, 10p.m.

Rapper & singer-songwriter



Republic, 10p.m.

Italian electro-house


Funk Monkey

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

Funk from Nola


September 11th

Tedo Stone

Gasa Gasa, 10p.m.

Rock n roll from ATL


Pee Wee’s Big Adventure

NOMA, 5p.m.

Art, music and movies in the garden



The Civic, 7:30p.m.

In support of their new album, “INTO THE WILD LIFE”



Lawrence Sieberth Quartet

Marigny Opera House, 8p.m.

Monthly Jazz Series 



Old Marquer, 7p.m.

Adventures of crooked cop and French Quarter stripper


Scales & Ales

Audubon Aquarium, 8p.m.

Music, drinks and fish


September 12th

The Rising

Ogden Museum, 4p.m.

Gallery talk about the rise in the photography community in New Orleans


Earl Sweatshirt

Republic, 9p.m.

Also ft. Remy Banks and NxWorries


The Wind in the Reeds

Historic Carver Theater, 6p.m.

Wendell Pierce’s Katrina memoir


Saints 5k Kickoff Run

Champions Square, 7:30a.m.

Grab your running shoes and your Saints jersey


Continental Drifters

Tip’s, 8p.m.

The reunion show ft. all the members from every year


Family Fair 

Ogden Museum, 10a.m.

Fun art and activities for the whole family

Dauphine Home Invasion Rocks Marigny

The Marigny’s crime issues showed no signs of abatement on Friday (8.07) night. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) are searching for answers after a home invasion on a popular block of Dauphine Street, just yards from Franklin Avenue.

School Stunt Suspect Sought for Sno-Ball Stickup

Michael Gambino is quickly climbing NOLA’s most wanted list. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) are hunting for the 51-year-old man in connection with multiple offense. Gambino is wanted for robbing a school and considered a person of interest in the Great Sno-Ball Stickup.

Big Trouble in Little Tokyo

Some restaurants are BYOB. However, someone though that one Mid City restaurant was a take your own. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is investigating a booze heist at Little Tokyo (310 North Carrollton Avenue).

Dog in Heat (Video)

Not everybody loves four legged friends. The New Orleans Police Department  (NOPD) is searching for a suspect in the Thursday (5.28) morning burglary of Mid City’s All Star Animal Clinic (4701 South Carrollton Avenue).

Key Points: More Crime on Gov Nicholls

Governor Nichols Street has been the scene of several crimes in the last six months. Following a brutal December stabbing on the 1100 block, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) are now investigating an alleged failed burglary on the 1200 block.

ATM Stolen From Cash Cow (Video)

After an early morning break-in, the owners of the Cash Cow (3147 Gentilly Boulevard) may be reconsidering their choice of names. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) are searching for three suspects in connection with the theft of (what else) a cash machine from the business.

Police ID Suspect in Algiers Break-in

Not everyone is using Netflix and streaming services instead of DVDs these days. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) are searching for a man suspected of stealing a DVD player and a television during an Algiers burglary.

Frenchmen Art Market Heist: NOPD ID Suspect

Not everyone loves the quaint Frenchmen Street Art Market and its Christmas light bathed ambiance as much as Chase. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) have issued a warrant for the arrest of Lewis Jerome Lomax on charges of Simple Burglary after he allegedly stole the institution’s safe. 

Market Ice: NOPD Seek Frenchmen Art Market Safe Stealing Suspect

The Frenchmen Street Art Market spent a couple of years winning over the neighborhood. However, one man is not a fan of the creative outpost. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is reporting that the downtown art spot was robbed last week.

Sorry Unable to Dispense Cash

Sometimes, breaking is the easy part. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) are looking for a pair of plunderers who are accused of a late night burglary that yielded no loot.

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