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Telefon Tel Aviv Releases 'Something Akin to Lust,' First Single in Almost a Decade

New Orleans-born electronic music act Telefon Tel Aviv dropped a new single on Friday (5.12) — its first in over eight years. “Something Akin to Lust” marks a powerhouse return for the band, which is considered one of the leading figures in the electronic music scene of the early 2000s. 

Today in NOLA: 8.29.14

Today, we remember Katrina, nine years later. On a lighter note, Decadence is in full swing. Here’s a new reason to take a trip to the Westbank: A$AP Ferg, Big Gigantic, Dillon Francis and more play the Mad Decent Block Party at Mardi Gras World today. Gravity A pay tribute to the Talking Heads at Tiptina’s tonight. Plus, MidCity Theatre mashes up the Bard and the Dude.

Today in NOLA: 8.15.14

Gear up for the game as the Saints play their first home preseason match against the Tennessee Titans at 7 tonight. Be prepared: here’s a few tips for safe tailgating. Plus, electronic music at the Old U.S. Mint, free music at Tipitina’s, and Life of Pi at NOMA. Who Dat! Get all the details for the evening, plus a review of last week's preseason opener, just in case you missed it:

Today in NOLA: 7.8.14

This Tuesday evening, meet novelist Brian Krans at Garden District Book Shop or tell your own story at The Moth’s popular storytelling competition. On this day in 1994, Jim Halsell blasted off on the space shuttle Columbia and became the first astronaut from Louisiana. Halsell grew up in West Monroe. More details tonight:

Today in NOLA: 6.25.14

Stay dry today! This evening boasts an extended performance at the Shadowbox, classic Dirty South rap at Howlin’ Wolf, and new electronic music at One Eyed Jacks. On this day in 1868, the Confederate states were readmitted to the Union after the Civil War. Details tonight:

Today in NOLA: 6.20.18

Hope you got a good night’s sleep: there’s LOT to do tonight. Pride Festival kicks off at Boomtown Casino, the Ogden hosts its inaugural Magnolia Ball, and the Zeitgeist premieres Alex de la Iglesia’s latest. Happy 75th birthday to R&B singer and NOLA native Al "Carnival Time" Johnson. Read on for details, and peep left for way more live music tonight.

Today in NOLA: 6.10.12

Around town this Tuesday evening, meet Tulane’s Scott Cowen at Octavia Books and catch Americana pop at Banks Street Bar, garage rock at One Eyed Jacks, and experimental sitar music at Allways Lounge. On this day in 1961, renowned New Orleans jazz club Preservation Hall officially opened to the public. More to do today and see tonight:

Wednesday Night Gets Bassik for Dubstep Denizen Flux Pavilion

by Dan Goodman

The monthly Bass-centric dance party known as BASSIK is moving to a different day for this month's edition of electronic offerings. Just a day away from the usual Thursday slot, this Wednesday at the Republic the fellas at Winter Circle Productions are bringing in the apex of world renowned talent in the newest dubstep craze with Britain's own Flux Pavilion.

Bassik Opens the Doorly to Mardi Gras

by Dan Goodman

With the warm weather welcoming the rapidly approaching bulk of the Mardi Gras season, the folks at Winter Circle Productions are putting together a potent bill to kick off the weekend right with their monthly installment of the electronic music party Bassik. This month, headlining the party, who has brought world renowned electronic artists such as Caspa and Datsik, will be the well celebrated UK party-starter.

Buku Fest Adds More Acts

The debut edition of the Buku Music and Art Project got larger today as seven new acts were added to an already bustling lineup of international talent at the intersection of hip-hop and electronic music. The new artists slated for the March 17-18 Mardi Gras World fest include whiz kid DJs Porter Robinson, Gramatik and Figure and a DJ set by the leader of the infectious French band Yelle. In the hip-hop category, the fest added a set from N.O.'s own queen diva, Big Freedia and British-based, self-ascribed hip-hop supergroup The Rap Pack. Local rockers Gravity A are also on the lineup.

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