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Today in NOLA: 3.30.16

The Prytania is screening a classic Southern film this morning and across town, there is some classic Southern music. Locals will flock to the Square, Walter “Wolfman” Washington is on Frenchmen, Gravity A is at the Leaf, and Lightnin’ Malcom is bringing the thunder in Mid-City. On this day in 1870, the 15th amendment officially gave African-Americans the right to vote. Now, more to do this Wednesday.

Today in Nola 11.26.2014

In 1903 the City Park Board of Commissioners approved a New York businessmen’s proposal to build an ostrich farm near City Park’s shooting range. This evening, Garden District Book Shop hosts an author with many secrets. The Shiek returns, and local bands Flow Tribe, Gravity A and more bust out to a Beastie Boys tribute of “Licensed to Ill.” 


Today in New Orleans 4.24.13

This Wednesday, enjoy some free music in Lafayette Square, see weekly gigs from some of the city's best acts, and hear local writers discuss their work on Elysian Fields. On this day in 1877, Reconstruction officially ended in Louisiana. Now, more hump day happenings. 

Today in New Orleans 3.1.13

Tonight, get weird on Prytania with a new movie from Quintron and Miss Pussycat, check out local music from Oak St. to the Quarter, and more. On this day in 1932, the Louisiana State Capitol Building was completed after just 14 months. Now, more to do this Friday in New Orleans. 

Today in New Orleans 11.28.12

This hump day, enjoy live music all over the city, from Frenchmen, to St. Claude, to Oak Street. On this date in 1942, Toni Jo Henry became the first woman in Louisiana executed by electric chair for the murder of Joseph P. Calloway.

Getting In Their Mix

Familiar Faces From Soulive, Galactic Duck Behind The Tables For Friday Night Sets

Friday night, some frequent visitors of the Big Easy will bring new looks to Tipitina's, as two familiar artists will be making their New Orleans debut with DJ sets.


Heyoka at Hookah

By Dan Goodman

With French Quarter Festival preoccupying most people’s plans this weekend, it could be easy to overlook some great acts outside the festival.  As we are in full swing of the festival season in New Orleans it is difficult to find something not to do. However if you are searching for some tantalizing beats that stray outside the confines of typical NOLA funk, look no further for a way to kick than Decatur St.'s Hookah. San Francisco electronic producer Heyoka headlines a show sure to keep the dancing going all night.

Oysters Fested... For Now

By Laura Cayouette

Though organizers set the first New Orleans Oyster Festival on a steamy hot blacktop parking lot in the French Quarter, many turned out to sample a variety of what could be the last local oysters for some time. Spotted in attendance at the Oyster Festival were NoDef favorites, Margie Perez, Gravity A's Drew Meehan and concert staple, DancingMan504.

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Feeling the Pull

The Defender Talks With Gravity A

Last week, Laura Cayouette attended Gravity A's standing 10 pm Wednesday gig at Banks Street Bar  in Mid-City. Gravity A's music is an eclectic mix ranging from a cover of a 1972 Herbie Hancock song to fun funky dance tunes and trance-like electronica.

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