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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

Hearts and Horns: Irvin Mayfield's 'Love Sessions'


Irvin Mayfield is feeling the love again this year, devoting an entire week of performances to seven different nonprofits. This Friday begins the 4th annual “Love Sessions” with the Grammy-winning Jazzman at the Royal Sonsesta Playhouse. And this year, Mr. Mayfield doesn’t plan to go it alone.


Today in New Orleans 2.22.13


Tonight, see a play about Malcolm X, enjoy some contemporary Cajun music, or enjoy some indie rock on Oak Street. Happy Birthday to the late Ernie K-Doe, a local R&B legend who would have made 77 today. Now, more to do this Friday night.


Today in New Orleans 12.05.12


Get over your hump day with jazz, hip hop, funk, and soul all over the city. Before you get your night started, head to Octavia Books for an author event with World War II historian Christopher Browning. On this day in 1960, the Federal Court blocked an attempt by the Louisiana legislature to replace the entire School Board following desegregation. Now, more Wednesday happenings.


Today in New Orleans 11.26.12


Monday is back after the long weekend, and there’s no shortage of things to do in New Orleans to ease into the workweek. Old Crow Medicine Show is making a stop in the Big Easy, the art of funk is at Banks Street, and great local acts are performing all over the city. On this day in 1955, “Tutti Frutti,” by Lil’ Richard entered the R&B Charts. The track was written by native Dorothy LaBostrie and recorded in Cosimo Matassa’s Studio.


Tooting Their Own Horns


Love Sessions: A Festival of Giving begins tonight, with Irvin Mayfield and Kermit Ruffins giving their all for the New Orleans Public Library Foundation. For seven consecutive nights, the two famous trumpet players go head to head to raise money for various charities at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse in the Royal Sonesta Hotel (300 Bourbon St.). After August 25, Mayfield will take the party  to the I Club (614 Canal St.) to go into musical battle with Dee Dee Bridgewater. Tomorrow night, proceeds will go towards UNITY of greater New Orleans.


Today in New Orleans: 7.9.12


Today, as the city recovers from another weekend festival, grab a cold beer and listen to Lil Red bellow at BMC, or get a few beers and join the Irish jam session at The Irish House. On this day in history, clarinetist Joe Darensbourg, who played with Mutt Carey, Kid Ory, and Louis Armstrong’s All-Stars, was born in Baton Rouge (1906), piano man Duke Burrell was born in New Orleans (1920), and funeral services were held for Louis Armstrong before he was laid to rest in Flushing Cemetery in Queens, NY (1971).


Countdown to Horn Havoc: Mayfield-Kermit is Aug. 19


by Shay Sokol

At an event Don King could have organized, Irvin Mayfield threatened to leave Kermit Ruffins in critical condition. “After I’m through with him, Kermit’s gonna need an IV. He’s gonna need morphine.” The two will face off in a battle of trumpets for seven nights later this month as part of the second annual Love Sessions: A Festival of Giving. The festival, which doubles as a fundraising benefit for local non-profits was a success last year, with all seven nights sold out. This year, the festival has expanded across two clubs – Mayfield’s own Jazz Playhouse and I Club – and 11 days, leading up to the anniversary of Katrina.


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