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Today in NOLA/Jazz Fest After Hours: 4.24.16

The first week of Jazz Fest wraps up today, but the music will keep going until the break of day. Piano Night, Lettuce, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and George Clinton are just a few of the over a dozen acts to check out this evening. On this day in 1877, reconstruction ended in Louisiana. Now, more to do this Sunday.

Today in NOLA: 4.04.16

Tonight is great opportunity to catch up on local music. Regular gigs tonight include Aurora Nealand, George Porter, Glen David Andrews, King James, Alexis & the Samurai, and a bluegrass pickin’ party. On this day in 1764, the first official announcement in d'Abadie's journal of Acadians arrival in Louisiana. Now, more to do this Monday.

Today In NOLA 1.25.16

Today in New Orleans, there’s lots of music to add a little jazz to your Monday. The George Porter Jr. Trio will hold down the Maple Leaf as always, and Alexis & The Samurai will jam at Chickie Wah Wah. The Pelicans will take on the Rockets at home, and Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark will present their podcast, Stuff You Should Know, at the Civic. The first edition of The Picayune, containing just four pages, debuted on this day in 1837. Now, more ideas for kicking off your week.

Wednesday at the Square (Photos)

Photos by Andres Delmonte

The popular Wednesdays at the Square free concerts are nearing an end, but locals are savoring the series while it lasts. Yesterday (6.04), crowds turned out to check out badass bass George Porter and his Runnin' Pardners along with openers the Pocket Aces Brass Band. Andres Delmonte was on hand to capture all of the action.

Today in NOLA: 6.03.15

George Porter is representing the old guard of NOLA music at the Square today. At Circle Bar, Them Too Are Us are bringing the new guard of the Bay Area. For those looking for an even deeper tradition, Treme Brass Band is playing at home. On this day in 1902, the Louisiana Legislature made today, June 3, “Confederate Day.” More to do this Wednesday: 

Today in NOLA: 5.20.15

Get ready to laugh or rave your face off… or both. For those looking for something a bit more subdued, Bellocq is throwing a party. Happy Birthday to local singer-songwriter Susan Cowsill, who was born on this day in 1959. Now for more of today's happenings:

Today in NOLA: 5.18.15

Tonight, Mike Dillon is bringing his high octane sound uptown. Across the rest of the city, music lovers, can check out three popular local gigs. On this day in 1896, Plessy vs. Ferguson established the constitutionality of segregation with “separate but equal” reasoning. Now, more to do this Saturday.

Today in NOLA 4.13.15

One fest has passed, but for those still in the mood, George Porter and King James are paying their regular gigs. The Hill Country Hounds are heating up the Hi Ho and a great film is playing for those who need to take it down a notch. Today would have been the 89th birthday for R&B pioneer Cosimo Matassa. Now, more to do this Monday.  

Today in NOLA: 3.30.15

Tonight offers a great opportunity to geek out in a competitive fashion. For those looking for something a bit funkier, George Porter is playing. If you would rather your music on the screen, check out Whiplash. On this day in 1870, the 15th amendment officially gave African-Americans the right to vote. Now, more to do this Monday.

The Music Never Stopped: Voodoo Dead

The Grateful Dead have dominated the day’s music headlines with the news that the group’s four remaining members will stage a reunion (along with Phish frontman Trey Anastasio) for the group’s 50th anniversary. The band’s birthday celebration will also include New Orleans. Drummer Bill Kreutzmann announced plans for Voodoo Dead during the JazzFest period.

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