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April 30th

Karl Denson

Tip’s, 9p.m.

Greyboy AllStar & Slightly Stoopid vet

 

The Last Waltz

Saenger, 9p.m.

Band’s masterpiece recreated 40 years later

 

Galactic, J.J. Grey, Mofro

Orpheum, 8:30p.m.

Local funksters

 

Anders Osborne

Howlin Wolf, 10p.m.

NOLA favorite covers Prince

 

Jon Batiste

Civic, 8p.m.

Colbert bandleader comes home

 

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

Joy, 10p.m.

Russo, Benevento, & co. create an American Beauty

 

Big Freedia

Republic, 9p.m.

Queen of Azz, Soul Rebels open

 

The New Mastersounds

Joy, 12a.m.

Jazz fusion & funk quartet

 

Voodoo Dead

Republic, 2a.m.

Chimock, Greene, Porter cover band beyond description

 

Tony Hall, Taz "Brandon Niederauer", Eric McFadden

30/90, 1:30a.m.

Funk jam session

 

Susan Cowsill

Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

Folk favorite covers Bruce’s “Darkness”

 

Dirty Dozen

d.b.a., 9p.m.

Funky brass originators

 

Rebirth Brass Band

Maison, 10p.m.

Beloved Grammy-winning brass band

 

Royal Southern Brotherhood

B.B. King’s, 11:59p.m.

Cyril Neville’s new(ish) project

 

Jon Cleary

Maple Leaf, 11p.m.

British-born keyboardist’s groove is all New Orleans

 

Feufollet

Siberia,, 9p.m.

Cajun indie rock

Payton's Pay Day


As promised, Sean Payton is with New Orleans for the long haul. On Wednesday (3.23), the Saints head coach announced that negotiations are complete on his new contract.


Payton Preps for Pay


Despite the drama and speculation that has surrounded Louisiana football for the past six months, it appears that the key personnel will not change during the 2016 season. During a radio interview on Thursday (2.25), Sean Payton said that he is close to closing a contract extension and added that he expects Brees to be back as well.


Broken Record?


Christmas Day is all about about Jesus. Tonight (12.21) is all about Breesus. The 5-8 Saints were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention on Sunday (12.20) night, but WhoDats will have plenty of reason to watch the Saints’ host the woeful Detroit Lions tonight. Number 9 is on the verge of breaking a handful of additional records.


Report: Brees Out Several Weeks


WhoDats began 2015 with Lombardi Gras dreams swirling in their head, but the path to ‘Aints is paved with good intentions. After a dismal 0-2 start, the news got worse. NFL.com is reporting that Drew Brees may be sidelined with a shoulder injury for several weeks.


Friends & Neighbors: Brees & Cooper (Video)


On the first Sunday of the NFL’s 2015 season, Eli lost and Peyton won. A third Manning (who was not Archie) also made an appearance. The Fox network gave Cooper Manning his own show. Drew Brees was the first guest on the weekend debut of “The Cooper Manning Hour.”


Brees Tall In A Forest (Video)


Drew Brees made his much hyped survivalist debut on “Running Wild With Bear Grylls” on Monday (9.07) night. The QB wrestled crocs, ate termites, and jumped from a chopper over the course of the episode.


Brees Bears With It (Video)


The national media has budgeted lots of ink for President Obama’s Alaskan adventures with television survivalist Bear Grylls. Down in SoLa, viewers are more interested in an episode featuring Drew Brees slated to run tonight.


Brees Keeps the Keys


A series of recent moves by the Saints front office have led to speculation that the Black n’ Gold are trading everyone from the beer vendor in Section 336 to Breesus himself. Today, GM Mickey Loomis made it clear that Brees is here to stay, as first reported by USA Today.


Black & Gold Untarnished in Pro Bowl


Who Dats had one last chance to watch the Black n’ Gold this season on Sunday (1.25) night. Several Saints played in the Pro Bowl, and they made the most of the night. Four of the game’s touchdowns were the work of New Orleans’ players.


Winter Brees


Ben Roethlisberger has bowed out of the Pro-Bowl. The opening means that the man we call “Breesus” will rise from the offseason to make the roster of a Pro Bowl team for the ninth time.


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