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February 25th

Krewe of Iris

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 11AM

All-female group is one of Carnival's oldest krewes

 

Krewe of Tucks

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 12PM

1,300 men and women make up one of the most satirical and irreverent krewes in Mardi Gras

 

Krewe of Endymion 

Mid-City Route, 4:15PM

One of the biggest and most extravagant parades, Endymion is long enough to last all night

 

Big Freedia

One Eyed Jacks, 9PM

Bounce Queen moves ‘dat azz

 

Leroy Jones Quartet

The Bombay Club, 8:30PM

Classic jazz trumpet

 

Sticky Fingers

House of Blues, 8PM

Australian reggae rockers

 

SiriusXM Jam On Presents: Galactic

Tipitina’s, 11PM

First-rate funk band is joined tonight by Stoop Kids

 

Hustle with DJ Soul Sister

Hi-Ho Lounge, 11PM

Underground disco and rare groove dance party 

 

Rebirth Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf, 10PM

Beloved brass band takes the stage

 

Washboard Chaz Blues Trio

Blue Nile, 7PM

The iconic Washboard Chaz takes a break from the Tin Men to lead this trio 

DIMANCHE

February 26th

Krewe of Okeanos

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 11AM

Celebrating it's 68th year, Okeanos is heavy on tradition

 

Krewe of Mid-City

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 11:45AM

Yes, the Mid-City krewe is parading along the Uptown route

 

Krewe of Thoth

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 12PM

Thoth seeks to bring Carnival joy to the sick and infirm 

 

Krewe of Bacchus

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 5:15PM

Celebrating the God of wine, feasts, and general good times, Bacchus is one of the most anticipated parades 

 

Sweet Megg and the Wayfarers

Rare Form, 4PM

NYC-based hot jazz, blues and swing

 

Palmetto Bug Stompers 

d.b.a., 6PM

Local trad jazz masters

 

Academy Awards Watch Party

Prytania Theatre, 6PM 

Enjoy snacks, cocktails and more as the rich & famous vie for those golden statuettes ($25)

 

Swingin’ Sundays

The Allways Lounge, 8PM

Weekly recurring dance lessons to live swing music (FREE)

 

LEON + Jacob Banks

Gasa Gasa, 10PM

European invasion from Swedish indie pop star LEON and UK-based R&B singer Jacob Banks ($15)

 

Dumpstaphunk + Miss Mojo

Howlin' Wolf, 10PM

Ivan & krewe bring da funk, joined by Miss Mojo

 

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & John Papa Gros

d.b.a., 11PM

Golden Eagles Chief brings Mardi Gras Indian funk

 

Jason Neville Band

Vaso, 11PM

Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose

Today in NOLA: 9.24.14


How do you feel about folk-rock? NOLA gets a double dose tonight with the Felice Brothers at Tipitina’s and songwriter Richard Buckner at the Beatnik. Plus, the legendary Walter “Wolfman” Washington and the Roadmasters at d.b.a. and some very short original plays. Full details tonight:


Today in NOLA: 9.22.14


Raise a bow and take a bow: the New Orleans Civic Symphony presents a fall concert featuring a trio of Romantic composers. Indie dream-rock band Real Estate plays at One Eyed Jacks. Happy birthday to New Orleans-born rapper Mystikal—he’ll be 44 today. Read on for more music picks tonight, including some you can play yourself:


Today in New Orleans 8.14.13


Tonight, the Austin-based duo Technicolor Hearts is on St. Claude, with Hill Country Hounds Uptown at the Maple Leaf. On this day in 1903, Albert Batson was hanged in Calcasieu Parish after being tried and convicted for murdering five members of the Earle family. Now, more to do this Wednesday. 


Today in New Orleans 6.12.13


Today, enjoy funk, indie, R&B, and more at Algiers Point! Mardi Gras Indian music is at the Howlin’ Wolf, and Walter “Wolfman” Washington is playing his weekly gig. On this day in 2011, Lil Wayne was featured on an episode of MTV Unplugged, making him the fourth rapper to ever appear on the show. Now, more hump day happenings. 


Today in New Orleans 4.14.13


You might need to bring your plastic ponchos and rain boots, but French Quarter Fest is still on! Later, see some local film, Colin Lake at dba, and the Iguanas at City Park. On this day in 1999, Juvenile was the musical guest on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien.’ Now, more to do this rainy Sunday.


Today in New Orleans 4.4.13


Tonight, Hurray for the Riff Raff plays d.b.a., Susan Cowsill is performing at City Park's Botanical Gardens, and Delfeayo Marsalis is at the Ogden. Happy Birthday to bluesman Robert Cage, born April 4, 1937. Now, more to do this Thursday.


Today in New Orleans 3.4.13


Monday is back, but there’s still plenty of live music, fashion, and fun to be had all over the city. On this day in 1864, Michael Hahn became the Federal Governor of Louisiana. Now, more ways to kick off your workweek. 


Today in New Orleans 2.23.13


This morning, bring the whole family to the Ogden for a lesson on our city’s cultural roots. Later on, head to Ashe for “Redd Linen Night,” see live theatre in Mid City, and more. On this day in 1983, local artists Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Queen Ida, and Toto all won Grammy awards. Now, it’s time to plan your Saturday.


Today in New Orleans 2.22.13


Tonight, see a play about Malcolm X, enjoy some contemporary Cajun music, or enjoy some indie rock on Oak Street. Happy Birthday to the late Ernie K-Doe, a local R&B legend who would have made 77 today. Now, more to do this Friday night.


Today in New Orleans 2.21.13


Tonight, make groceries in Mid City, then head to Chickie Wah Wah and see Trampled Under Foot on their NOLA tour stop. On this day in 1949, Satchmo made it on to the cover of Time Magazine. Now, more to do this Thursday. 


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