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April 15th

Stanton Moore Trio Record Release

Snug Harbor (8 p.m., 10 p.m.)

With David Torkanowsky and James Singleton  


The Good Gollies + Meschiya Lake

Allways Lounge (8:30 p.m.)

Female country duo joins soulful jazz songstress, plus the Best Western Swingers


Most Wanted Brass Band + The 21st Century Brass Band 

Hi Ho Lounge (10 p.m.)

Modern beats with old school New Orleans brass


Albinas Prizgintas 

Trinity Episcopal Church (6p.m.)

Classical organist creates “nights full of mystery”



Rebirth Brass Band

Maple Leaf Bar (10p.m.)

2 sets by the Grammy-winning brass band


Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers

Bullet’s Sports Bar (7p.m.)

Come see Kermit at home in the 7th Ward, and get to bed early


Most Wanted Brass Band

Hi-Ho Lounge (10 p.m.)

Ex-Stooges members retake the St. Claude spot


Crescent City Farmers Market

Broadway St Market (9a.m.-1p.m.)

Weekly Tues Gig- Uptown edition of the city's prime local market


Treme Brass Band

d.b.a (10p.m.)

The 6th Ward's home brass band saunters over to Frenchmen for some New Orleans music.


April 16th

Honey Island Swamp Band

Lafayette Square (5 p.m.)

Plus Bill Iuso and the Restless Natives 


The Goodnight Show with Luke Winslow-King

Café Istanbul (8 p.m.)

Plus Bruce Davenport Jr., Jacinta Gonzales, and more  


Noah Gundersen feat. Armon Jay

Gasa Gasa (8 p.m.)

Folk singer/songwriter and guitarist from Seattle performs after neo-folk artist Armon Jay   


Shotgun Cinema

Marigny Opera House (7 p.m.)

Film series presents Lithuanian psychosexual thriller, Vanishing Waves


Big Fat & Delicious CD Release

Siberia (10 p.m.)

New album “Eureka,” other acts include The No Shows and Zach Quinn   


Cliff and Sasha 

Allways Lounge (10:30 p.m.)

Progressive music duo 


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.



April 17th

Jazz in the Park

Armstrong Park (3 p.m.)

This year’s free concert series kicks off with Fifth Ward Weebie, the Landry-Walker Marching Band, and Glen David Andrews  


Umphrey's McGee

Civic Theatre (7 p.m.)

with Lionize


Tuba Skinny

Ogden Museum (5:30 p.m.)

After Hours with food from Miss Linda’s Soul Food Catering, drinks, and more. Admission is $10  


Concerts in the Courtyard

Historic New Orleans Collection (6 p.m.)

French Quarter happy hour, with cocktails and music! This week, featuring the New Orleans Nightingales


The Breton Sound

Gasa Gasa (9 p.m.)

with Pinkerton


Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas

Rock n Bowl (8:30 p.m.)

Zydeco Night!


Soul Rebels

Le Bon Temps Roule (11 p.m.)

Brass band jam on Magazine Street!

Pair Arrested in Uptown Home Invasion

NOPD made two more arrests Friday in an Uptown home invasion during which two Tulane students were tied up and robbed. Aaron Johnson, 17, and Kevin Jones, 18, were booked in connection with the April 4 burglary at a house in the 7800 block of Panola St.

Crime Bits: 4 Injured in Shootings, Carrollton Burglary

Updated 1:05 p.m.

A total of four people were injured in three separate Wednesday night shooting incidents, according to NOPD. The shootings all happened within 90 minutes of each other in Central City and Hollygrove, according to police reports.

Couple Tied Up in Garden District Burglary

Updated 5:30 p.m.

Burglars forced their way into a Garden District home and tied up the couple inside on Wednesday, according to a New Orleans police report. The trio of suspects were arrested less than two hours later in Jefferson Parish, police said. 

Burglary Suspect Climbed into Woman's Bed, Police Say

The Governor Nicholls napper wasn't the only criminal that ended up in his victim's bed this week. At a house near the corner of Bayou Rd. and N. Broad St. in Esplanade Ridge, a woman awoke early Saturday morning to find a man lying next to her, according to police.

Trashy Burglar Steals Cash in CBD (VIDEO)

The phrase "dirty money" took on new meaning on June 26, when a suspect was filmed wheeling stolen money away from a robbery scene via trashcan. The CBD restaurant, located in the 800 block of Gravier Street, was burgled around 4am Wednesday morning, and the suspect was last spotted on Gravier and Baronne.

Lakeview Lawn Larcenist Arrested

Police arrested a man Monday who is allegedly responsible for looting lawn equipment in Lakeview. According to officer Garry Flot, police spotted Kevin Alvis, 50, driving a car in New Orleans East that matched a stolen vehicle in a crime from June 9 on Louis XIV St.

Uptown Burglary Blitz Reported by Tulane Students

Updated 8:50 p.m.

A recent wave of burglaries in Uptown New Orleans has Tulane police turning to NOPD to increase patrols in the neighborhoods where students live off-campus. According to Tulane police logs, four off-campus burglaries, a car theft and a bike theft were reported between Sunday and Tuesday. The crimes were clustered around the 800-1000 blocks of Lowerline St. and Cherokee St.

Quartet of Burglars Busted in Mid-City

A Mid-City burglary was broken up and four people were arrested by police soon after the boost was finished Friday night, according to Officer Garry Flot. A gun was also found in one of the alleged thieves' shoes. About 1:30 a.m., police got a call about a burglary in-progress in the 2800 block of Conti St.

Bicyclists Robbed, Burglars Busted in Marigny-Bywater Over Weekend

In addition to crime in the French Quarter and the 7th Ward, the Marigny-Bywater saw a swell of swindles over the weekend, according to NOPD reports. The weekend crime wave started Friday, with a holdup on St. Claude that turned into a chase. On Saturday morning, two more robberies were committed five minutes apart against men riding bikes in the Marigny. On Sunday, police hauled in a pair of teens after they broke into a France Street house. Read on for details:

Crescent City Crime Bits

New Orleans Police Blotter: August 16-22

In this week's file of foul play, a mugger with a metal pipe struck twice, a teen was connected to a Saturday night out filled with carjackings and shootings and a man was tied up in his own home by a pair of acquaintances. Each week, Crescent City Crime Bits provides a full look at the past seven days on the police beat:

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