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VENDREDI

April 28th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds, all day

And it begins! 

 

Yestadt Millinery Pop-Up

W New Orleans, 10AM

Shop the latest hat styles

 

Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5PM

A lecture on the hidden musicians of Venice: the fascinating story of Vivaldi's all-female orchestra

 

Movie Screening: Personal Shopper

Prytania Theatre, 6PM/8PM 

Kristen Stewart stars as a shopper who sees ghosts, screened as a closing event of the New Orleans French Film Festival

 

Bar Redux Third Anniversary

Bar Redux, 8PM

Feat. JD Hill and the Jammers

 

Dark Star Orchestra

Joy Theater, 8:30PM

The sound of the Grateful Dead

 

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

Orpheum Theater, 9PM

Harper reteams with his longtime supporting band

 

The Soul Rebels

Blue Nile, 10PM

Brass legends bring da funk to Frenchmen 

 

Flow Tribe and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & The Golden Eagles

Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center, 10PM

Backbone crackin' music

 

Bayou Boylesque

GrandPre's, 10PM

All-male local burlesque

 

Questlove

House of Blues, 12AM

The Roots drummer performs a late night DJ set

 

Screening: Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog & Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Prytanian Theatre, 12AM

Screening of the Neil Patrick Harris show and Buffy's musical ep "Once More, With Feeling" 

SAMEDI

April 29th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds, all day

Day two 

 

Galactic + Roar

Tipitina's, 8PM

Funk jazz jam

 

Thunder from Down Under

Harrah's Casino, 8PM

Australian's Chipendales style male dancers

 

Shannon and the Clams

Siberia, 9PM

Garage indie surf-punk 

 

Stooges Brass Band

Blue Nile, 9:30PM

NOLA classics remixed with heavy hip hop influence

 

Mod Dance Party

Circle Bar, 10PM

Monthly 60's themed event, with DJ Matty

 

Honey Island Swamp Band

Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center, 10PM

Swamp Americana. Feat. The London Souls

 

STS9

Joy Theater, 10PM

Instrumental electronic rock

 

Gutenberg! The Musical! 

The Theatre at St. Claude, 10:30PM

Last night of the musical comedy about making a show about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg

 

The Heat

Maison, 11:30PM

Feat. Ivan Neville, Oteil Burbridge, Stanton Moore, and Eric Krasno

DIMANCHE

April 30th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds, all day

Final day of weekend one

 

Breakfest

Bayou Beer Garden, 9AM

The most important meal of the year

 

Movie Screening: The Invisible Man

Prytania Theatre, 10AM

1933 sci-fi horror classic

 

Dan TDM

Saenger Theatre, 3PM

YouTube superstar comes to town

 

Sunday Musical Meditation

Marigny Opera House, 5PM

Feat. guitarist and composer David Sigler

 

One Tease to Rule Them All

Eiffel Society, 7PM

Lord of the Rings burlesque

 

Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf Bar, 7PM

Feat. Walter "Wolfman" Washington and Russell Batiste, plus a crawfish boil

 

Blato Zlato

Bar Redux, 9PM

NOLA-based Balkan band

 

What is a Motico? 

Zeitgeist Arts Center, 9PM

Helen Gillet presents Belgian avant garde films

Jazz Fest After Hours: 5.01.15


Tonight, the music truly never stops. After the fest ends, Grateful Dead 50th anniversary celebrations are in store all around NOLA. If your face has already been stolen, there is plenty of funk to groove to with the New Master Sounds in town. Local singer-songwriters Colin Lake, Maggie Koerner, and Kristin Diable are all gigging as well. Click on through for full listings.


Today in NOLA: 2.26.15


New Orleans entertainment can't stop, won't stop, even for the cold. Tonight's calendar brings a host of live shows, book parties, a record release and film screening. For the local enthusiast, check out Salon with Brian Boyles on his new book about Superbowl 2013 held in New Orleans. For the adventurer, rendezvous at Parkway for a Mustache Bike Ride. For the music junkie, catch Kristin Diable or Tank and the Bangas. On this day in 1842, some men were arrested at 2a.m. for having too much fun, cited for "unlawful assemblage, fiddling and dancing."  Now, more to do this Thursday. 


Today in New Orleans: 3.20.14


Tonight, the LPO is performing a ‘Leningrad’ Symphony, Ogden is hosting art after hours, and NOLA Fashion Week continues in the Warehouse District. On this day in 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe published the seminal Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Now, more to do this Thursday. 


THNOC's Concerts in the Courtyard Return


Summer is sinking and NOLA is returning to life which means there is plenty of music and libations to get to after work. The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) does not want be left out of the gathering soiree. Today, the French Quarter institution released the schedule for the sixth annual Concerts in the Courtyard series. The event pairs local music such as the Brass-A-Holics, Kristin Diable, and Hot Club of New Orleans with local liquor.


NoDef Nods: Music

New Orleans Sounds of 2012 and A Look Ahead to 2013



The year in New Orleans music was full of Grammys, viral videos and unfortunate losses. It all adds up to a historically insular music scene on the verge of getting the national recognition it's always deserved. We look back at 2012 and look ahead to 2013:


Frets and the City

Audio Filé: An Interview with Kristin Diable



New Orleans singer-songwriter Kristin Diable talks to Aura Fedora about the release of her new album with her trio The City. Once again, there's two ways to take in this interview: reading and listening.


Kristin Diable Offers Free Stream, Plots Record Release


We're used to seeing Kristin Diable on Frenchmen, and making NoDef playlists. But with her new CD, Kristin Diable and the City coming out, the blues-inflected singer-songwriter is getting ready to head around the country to New York, DC and Atlanta. Before she does, she'll be celebrating the new record at d.b.a. Sunday night at 10 p.m. with some friends, neighbors and hometown fans. And before she even does that, we can all listen to the new record here.


Today's Events: 8.17.11


August 17th, when the world’s first commercial steamboat service began (1807), when the nation’s longest continuously running public farmers market, the Pike Place Market, opened (1907), when Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue was released (1959), when CDs were first released (1982), when Bill Clinton admitted to an  ‘improper physical relationship’ with Monica Lewinsky (1998), and when Michael Phelps became the first person to win eight gold medals in one Olympic Games (2008.) it’s Davy Crockett (1786), Marcus Garvey (1887), Robert De Niro (1943) and Sean Penn’s (1960) birthdays, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s (1935) last day. As for today:


Today's Events: 6.9.2011


June 9, when the "Philadelphia Spelling Book"  was the first book copyrighted under constitution (1790), when five hundred mormons left Iowa City and headed west to SLC, Utah (1858), when the first Automat restaurant opened (1902), when Jelly Roll Morton recorded "Jelly-Roll Blues” (1924), when Donald Duck made his cartoon debut (1934, and when Bruce Springsteen signed a record deal with Columbia (1972). It’s Cole Porter’s (1891), Michael J. Fox’s (1961), and Johnny Depp’s (1963) birthday, Charles Dickens’ last day (1870), and National Heroes’ Day in Uganda. How to celebrate...go to Disney World, watch Back to the Future (and/or What's Eating Gilbert Grape, and/or 'Big Love'), or realize there's too much to choose from right here (as per usual): 


Kristin Diable

A Celebrity Music Playlist



Hola Nola, and Hola Baton Rouge Native, New Orleans resident, singing songwriting Kristin Diable. After leaving the South to test the music waters of New York City, Ms. Diable has returned to New Orleans and is making moves, from regular Frenchmen gigs to multi-festival digs.


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