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Defender Picks

 

Lundi

May 2nd

King Izzard & the Lizard Wizards

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Australian psychedelic outfit

 

Nth Power

Blue Nile, 10:30p.m.

Nikki Glaspie’s funk outfit

 

Mild High Club

Saturn Bar, 9p.m.

LA slack funk psychedelia

 

Bluegrass Pickin’ Party

Hi-Ho Lounge, 8p.m.

Bring an instrument and join in (free)

 

Luke Winslow King,

d.b.a., 7p.m.

Young singer-songwriter with an old soul

 

Gerald French & Original Tuxedo Brass Band

Palm Court, 8p.m.

Classic NOLA jazz

Mardi

May 3rd

Give NOLA Day

CItywide!

Annual nonprofit fundraising fest

 

Lamb of God

Orpheum, 9p.m.

Virginia heavy metal rockers

 

Brian Dolzani

Circle Bar, 8p.m.

Classic folk troubador

 

Young Empires

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Indie pop rockers open The Gates

 

Gregory Agid

Maison, 6:30p.m.

Clarinetist makes standards new again, weekly

 

Carolyn Hembree

Maple Street Book, 6p.m.

Author reads from her latest book

Singing in the Rain

A Wet Saturday at Jazz Fest (Photos)



On Saturday (4.30), the Fair Grounds were wet, very wet. Still, early end aside, Jazz Fest did manage to pack in six solid hours of music and fun. For those that  braved the entire day, there were some intimate moments seeking shelter. Rachel June was in the trenches (literally) to photgraph it all. Click on through for scenes from the Fest.


Rain Forces Jazz fest to Call It a Day


Bad weather may be Jazz Fest tradition, but on Saturday (4.30), the rain and lightning were too much. In a late afternoon announcement, organizers cancelled the remaining acts do to the elements.


Festive Fotos

Pictures from Jazz Fest 2016



Jazz Fest is a sensory overload of sights and sounds. It's impossibel totake it all in, even over seven days. So NoDef dispatched Paulo Steven Diniz to the Fairgounds to photgraph it all for our readers. Click on through to the check ou the first installation of the 2016 Fest in photos.


Today in NOLA/Jazz Fest After Hours: 4.30.16


Jazz Fest is back and so are the insane after hours offerings. Haynes, Denson, Galactic, Rebirth, and the Dozen are just a few of the acts jamming tonight. On this day in 1812, Louisiana officially became the 18th state in the Union. And, there is lots to do to celebrate statehood.


Mud Bugs

Pro-Tips for Handling a Muddy Jazz Fest



It’s official now. After a healthy downpour on Thursday (4.28) afternoon, the Fairgrounds will be traditionally muddy for Jazz Fest. As the Fest halts for no man or mud, it’s time to embrace the mud! NoDef has some suggestions for vets and newbies alike about how best to handle the element.


Today in NOLA/Jazz Fest After Hours: 4.28.16


Once you leave the Fairgrounds, check out Shorty Fest at House of Blues or Morning 40 on St. Claude, plus some local after-hours Fest music on Frenchmen. On this day in 1997, former Governor Edwards’ house was raided by FBI officials. Now, more ways to start the last weekend of JazzFest.


Jazz Fest Weather Watch


The skies are getting dark just in time to guarantee that the Fair Grounds will be appropriately muddy for Jazz Fest’s second weekend. Most of Louisiana, including Orleans Parish, is under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 3p.m. according the National Weather Service (NWS). The agency also predicts chances of showers throughout the Fest, save for a clear Saturday (4.30).


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.


Bleacher Creatures

Notes on Jazz Fest's 2016 Changes



Change is often frowned down upon in New Orleans, especially change at Jazz Fest. On Friday (4.22), the iconic festival kicked off with a few new tweaks. By “tweaks,” we primarily mean the addition of large, green bleachers in the outfield. Controversial form the point of announcement, the new additions proved positive in their debut.


Today in NOLA/Jazz Fest After Hours: 4.23.16


The Fest train is now moving at full throttle. Pearl Jam and Van Morrison are headlining at the Fair Grounds. After hours, Cypress Hill is staging a reunion, the Revivalists are at the Orpheum, Ghostland Observatory is at the Orpheum, the London Souls are at Republic, and Trombone Shorty is at the Saenger.  Plus, every jazz and funk great that you can think of is in town. Check it all out after the jump.


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Contributors:

Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

Listings Editor


Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

Published Daily by

Minced Media, Inc.

Editor Emeritus



Stephen Babcock