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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

NOPD Busts 7th Ward Meth Dealer


Police broke up a 7th Ward meth dealer’s operation yesterday morning, according to NOPD. An undercover bust in the 8th district produced over $12,000 in crystal meth, as well as other drugs, in the apartment in the 1400 block of N. Miro St. 


Seven Indicted on Felony Crack Charges


Seven men were indicted today on drug conspiracy charges for the alleged possession and distribution of crack cocaine. The original indictment occurred in March of 2012, when Defendant Gie Preston was charged with conspiring to distribute and possess 280 grams of the controlled substance.


Bros Behaving Badly: Tulane's Kappa Sigma Frat Suspended After Drug Bust, Newspaper Theft


A pair of Tulane frat house antics were deemed unpledgeworthy by the frat's big brothers. First, a Feb. 21 federal drug bust at the Kappa Sigma house put $10,000 worth of drugs on ice. Then, two of the brotherhood's pledges confessed to stealing more than 2,000 copies of the university’s student newspaper splashed with the headline hours after its Thursday afternoon publication, according to the Tulane Hullabaloo. As a result of the incidents, the frat is under investigation, according to Kappa Sigma national overseers.


French Quarter Drug Bust


A NOPD sting broke up an apparent French Quarter drug operation this week after what  was described as hours of surveillance and investigation on an apartment. Police made controlled buys at the house, and got a warrant from a magistrate judge. At 1 p.m. Wednesday, detectives searched the apartment of Brian Madson, 26, and Kelly Wood, 25, and arrested the pair on a bevy of drug distribution and possession charges, as well as gun charges.


Street Fight Leads NOPD to Uptown Drug Bust


Yesterday afternoon, NOPD pursued a minor altercation and stumbled into a major drug bust. Second District Police responded to two women fighting in the 2500-block of Milan Street, only to find a number of illegal firearms, as well as large quantities of crack cocaine and marijuana in the residence.


Michoud Man Busted For Marijuana Growing Operation


by Shay Sokol

Narc agents busted a Michoud man yesterday for running a high-tech marijuana-growing business. 26-year-old Bill Vo was in possession of $175,000 worth of weed. His residence in the 1300 block of Dwyer Road in New Orleans East had been entirely converted for growing marijuana, an NOPD press release states. Agents seized more than 100 plants, 50 of which were full-grown and ready for a second harvest. 14 high-output lights kept the growing to 24 hours a day.


Big Time Bust Shutters Hollygrove Bar


Last call came early at a Hollygrove bar last night. Authorities stopped the drinks from flowing after a raid at Big Time Tips Bar that yielded 15 arrests. State agents and cops from five agencies entered the bar late last night and arrested one man with crack, marijuana and other paraphernalia, and found "numerous bags of marijuana throughout the bar," according to New Orleans police. The bar, located at 8801 Edinburgh St., was a known drug dealing spot, and there was a murder inside the bar in December.


Burn Victim: 7th Ward Pot Garden Uprooted After Neighbor Smells Weed


A 7th Ward man blew the cover on his grow room after he burned one for himself. The NOPD pinched Troy Ray's suspected mairjuana growing operation in the 1700 block of Lapeyrouse this weekend after a neighbor reported the scent of burning weed on the block. The 45-year-old was busted around 10:45 p.m. Saturday night after acting suspicious when police showed up at his house. Authorities seized 165 plants from a bedroom in the house. All told, the 45 pounds drugs in the house are worth about $50,000 on the street, according to NOPD spokeswoman Remi Braden.


Friday Finds: NOPD Touts Arrests for Murder, Rape, Drugs


Usually, Friday afternoon news dumps are for those little bits of news that the powers-that-be- just want to go away. But, yesterday, the NOPD managed to reverse the spin of the vortex, and take ownership of the news cycle. The cops reported a bevy of arrests for murder, selling drugs rape and kidnapping. Get the lowdown on all the busts after the jump.


Drug Raid Leads NOPD to Designer Denim Den


Uptown boutique Jean Therapy looks to provide a retail remedy through its countless brands of designer denim. But one employee looks to have started in on a healing regimen that she just couldn't stop. Detectives discovered hundreds of pairs designer jeans that were missing from the Magazine St. shop during a drug raid on the house of Untrell Nichols' house this weekend.


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