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Today in NOLA 5.5.17


Day two of Jazz Fest is expected to offer some fun in the sun. The National Weather Service (NWS) predicts temps in the low 70's and high 60's, with a zero percent chance of rain. For all non-festivalgoers, check out the top events to do around town to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. On this day in 1713, Antoine Cadillac was appointed Spanish Governor of Louisiana. Now, more to do this Friday. 


Check Out Hurray for the Riff Raff's Alyndra Segarra on 'The Daily Show'


Americana folk-blues band Hurray for the Riff Raff is celebrating the success of their newest release, The Navigator. Alyndra Segarra, the New Yorker-turned-New Orleanian lead singer of the band, sat down with comedian and host Trevor Noah to play an acoustic set off the album and discuss the perfomance identity explorations in the album on The Daily Show this week. 


Louisiana Represents at Americana Music Awards


Last night, roots music shifted focus from the Mississippi River to the Cumberland River for Americana Music Awards in Nashville. Despite the venue, Louisiana was well represented at the event. Hurray for the Riff Raff did not take home any silverware, but their live performance stole the show. Later, Lake Charles’ favorite daughter, Lucinda Williams closed out the night with Josh Ritter.


Hurray for the Riff Raff Premiere New Video


Upcoming New Orleans Americana band Hurray for the Riff Raff take to roller skates in their new video for “I Know It’s Wrong (But That’s Alright),” which debuted at online teen magazine Rookie last night. Watch the full video after the jump.


Hurray for the Riff Raff Play Conan (VIDEO)


Most New Orleans bands are in town for the annual rite of sleep deprivation that accompanies JazzFest. But someone had to keep the local scene on TV, and Hurray for the Riff Raff got the call. The Alynda Lee Segarra-led combo performed "I Know It's Wrong (But That's Alright) on Conan O'Brien's show Tuesday night, and stuck around to perform "End of the Line" just for the Internet. Video below:


Today in New Orleans 2.14.14


Happy Valentine’s Day! Tonight Hurray for the Riff Raff will be playing a sold out show at One Eyed Jacks, Byrdie’s Gallery will be hosting a Valentine’s Day Ghost “pottery Scene” Competition, and a play about Cinderella will be performed at the Mahalia Jackson Theater. On this date in Louisiana history, Hattie Caraway (D-Ark) was elected as the first female senator with the help of Louisiana’s Huey P. Long. Friday’s events are below: 


Today in New Orleans 2.11.14


Tonight, local folk rockers Hurray for the Riff Raff are celebrating their latest album release. Meanwhile, local hip-hop greats-turned mainstream, Juvenile and Mystikal, are also releasing their latest collaboration. On this day in 1965, black pro football players boycotted the AFL All-Star game in New Orleans, on the grounds that the league was practicing discrimination. Click through for more to do this Tuesday. 


Hurray for the Riff Raff Releases "St. Roch Blues" (VIDEO)


Local band Hurray for the Riff Raff gained popularity for their country-tinged folk sound, but their latest release puts a darker side of New Orleans in the spotlight. The band released the video for "St. Roch Blues" to Spin Magazine, and the lyrics deal with the band's fallen friends from the titular neighborhood.  


Today in New Orleans 9.25.13


Today, Lafayette Square welcomes Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue for a free, outdoor show in the rising star's hometown. Later on in the Quarter, local indie/folk act Hurray for the Riff Raff is playing One Eyed Jacks. Happy Birthday to Lafayette Creole music star Cedric Watson, born on this day in 1983. Now, more hump day happenings. 


Today in New Orleans 4.4.13


Tonight, Hurray for the Riff Raff plays d.b.a., Susan Cowsill is performing at City Park's Botanical Gardens, and Delfeayo Marsalis is at the Ogden. Happy Birthday to bluesman Robert Cage, born April 4, 1937. Now, more to do this Thursday.


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