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Today in NOLA 7.14.17


Bonne Fête Nationale! Get your Bastille Day on in any way you know how, from a block party, to an art tour and more. Enjoy a Summer Night at Southport, get your creepiest gear out for Creepy Fest 2017, or take in the blissfully dynamic sounds of Caddywhompus. On this day in 1810, Edward Henry Durrell was born. He would later go on to be the 25th mayor of New Orleans.


Today in NOLA: 6.07.16


The run of great local acts continues tonight with some staples, some experimental jazz, and the return of Caddywhompus (right before their departure for tour). On this date in Louisiana’s Civil War history, Union troops captured Baton Rouge. Now, more ways to get your week going.


Today in NOLA: 3.16.15


St. Patrick’s Day craziness is on a one day hiatus, but there is still music all around town. Indie favorites Caddywhompus are gigging in the Quarter and Alexis and the Samurai are playing their regular Mid City show. Charmaine Neville is keeping tradition strong on Frenchmen. On this day in 1806, sugar refining inventor Norbert Rillieux was born in Louisiana. Now, more to do this Sunday. 


Today in NOLA: 8.30.14


Decadance parties on in the Quarter tonight. If you’re venturing downtown, allow us to suggest the LBGTQ punk benefit concert at Siberia or naked karaoke at Allways Lounge. Rebirth Brass Band and Caddywhompus both play Uptown shows tonight. And it’s not too late to catch MidCity Theatre’s mashup of The Big Lebowski and Shakespeare. We’ve also got an early matinee film and late-night comedy. Make the absolute most of your Saturday:


Community Records Announces 2014 Block Party Lineup


Local noise bands Caddywhompus and Donovan Wolfington are set to headline Community Records’ annual all-day Block Party show in October. They'll be joined by talented newcomers like Sirens and Pears, as well as some bigger out-of-town names: Screaming Females and PUJOL.


Today in New Orleans 9.4.13


This Wednesday, get a fun and free workout at Dance Hall’s weeklong open house. Glish and Caddywhompus are performing, along with Mississippi Rail Company. On this date in 1766, a catastrophic hurricane landed in Galveston, but sunk ships all the way to Calcasieu Parish. Now, more hump day happenings. 


Today in New Orleans: 9.23.12


Today, the Saints return to Da Dome for a showdown with Kansas City, a huge second line rolls through Central City and Lewis Black rants at Mahalia Jackson Theatre. On this day in Louisiana history, 1,712 students enrolled at the then-new LSU campus in Baton Rouge (1925) and JazzFest co-founder and Professor Longhair's manager Allison Miner was born (1949). Now for the rest of today:


Today's Events: 3.29.12


Today, Otis Clay and Glen David Andrews headline a Southern Soul Throwdown at Tip's, the New Orleans Giant Puppet Festival kicks off and indie rockers Sun Hotel and Caddywhompus play at the Circle Bar and . On this day in history, N.O. Parochial schools were ordered to desegregate by the Archbishop (1962), and trumpeter and longtime Olympia Brass Band leader Milton Batiste Jr. passed away in new Orleans at age 66 (2001).


Chinquapin Drop

Loyola Indie Rockers Cement Musical Bond with a Label of Their Own



Maybe their pants are a bit tight, or their hair unwashed and unkempt, and sometimes the chain smoking isn’t all that appealing, but the not-so-dapper-oh-so-dandy gentlemen of Chinquapin Records are a charming bunch who plan to impress. 


Today's Events: 6.22.11


June 22, when the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity was founded at Yale, (1844), when Congress created the Department of Justice (1870), when FDR signed into law the G.I. Bill (1944), when Nixon signed a measure lowering the voting age to 18 (1970), when Checkpoint Charlie was dismantled in Berlin (1990), when Eastman Kodak Company announced the discontinuation of all Kodachrome Color film, (2009), and most importantly, when Jon and Kate (+8) announced plan to divorce (2009). It’s Louisiana’s own chess master Paul Morphy’s birthday (1837), along with Meryl Streep (1949), Cyndi Lauper (1953), and Erin Brockovich (1960), while the voice of Judy Garland (1969), the moves of Fred Astaire (1987) and the jokes of George Carlin (2008) came to an end. So do what one should on the 173rd day of the year: 


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