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Today in NOLA: 10.13.14

It doesn't quite feel like a Monday with no Saints game yesterday. However, events around town will provide enough New Orleans to compensate. The Old U.S. Mint is hosting a lecture about Cuba, there's bluegrass on St. Claude, and electro-funk at Republic. Today in Louisiana music history, Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars appeared live on CBS’s “The Edsel Show,” (1957). Now, more on 2014's events.

Today in NOLA: 10.12.14

The Saints may be off this Sunday, but that doesn't mean there aren't dozens of other ways to booze yourself through the rest of the weekend. The Louisiana Seafood Festival wraps up its third day out at City Park, while Gentilly Fest continues its mission to raise funds to support the rebuilding and growth of the neighborhood. For the non-festing crowd, Hot 8 kicks it weekly in the Den at the Howlin Wolf. While the opera waits for no one, the New Orleans Opera Association will present a matinee of Carmen today at 2:30p.m. for those who weren't able to make it on Friday night. 

Today in NOLA: 10.11.14

From festivals to concerts to the occasional opera, October weekends arrive with a bevy of entertainment options in New Orleans. The Louisiana Seafood Festival returns to City Park this weekend, featuring live music and food from over two dozen local vendors. Indie pop band Fitz and the Tantrums visit the House of Blues, and the Lost Bayou Ramblers celebrate a new album release at Gasa Gasa. Legendary British person Sir Paul McCartney holds court at the Smoothie King Center, while DJ Soul Sister brings the hustle to her weekly Hi-Ho dance party.

Today in NOLA: 10.10.14

Friday nights are typically a fount of all things fun and unruly, and this week is shaping up to be no different. For starters, local rabble rousers Rory Danger and the Danger Dangers (spearheaded by the venerable Aurora Nealand) will bring their brand of theatrical rock n’ roll to One Eyed Jacks for their first ever album release party. Over at the Civic, New Jersey rock group the Gaslight Anthem will absorb fans with their signature brand of intensity along with opening punk group Against Me! For the enlightened crowd, options include Friday Nights at NOMA and a tribute to the Boswell Sisters at the Old U.S. Mint.


Lost Bayou Ramblers Release Live Album

Gasa Gasa Live the newest album from Grammy-nominated Cajun rock band Lost Bayou Ramblers is a combination of a happy accident and a pure unadulterated love for music. The band recorded the album May 2nd at Gasa Gasa (4920 Freret Street). According to Louis Michot vocalist for the band, the product is a “perfect snapshot of the band at the time.” 

Today in NOLA: 10.09.14

One of the hottest concerts of the fall, St. Vincent can be expected to follow up her groundbreaking appearance on SNL last season with another experimental art pop performance when she hits the House of Blues tonight. Other events today include the weekly Crescent City Farmer’s Market in Mid City, Ogden After Hours with local group the Mumbles, and a reading with author Barbara Barnes Sims at the Garden District Book Shop.

Today in NOLA: 10.08.14

The fall concert caravan keeps chugging along tonight with alt-synth group Poliça taking over One Eyed Jacks and psychedelic rock ensemble Axxa/Abraxas at the BEATNix. For the museum literati out there, The Historic New Orleans Collection is hosting a reception and signing with author Donald Peter Moriarty II and the Friends of the Cabildo will hold their monthly trivia night down at the Old U.S. Mint.

Today in NOLA: 10.07.14

Fall is upon us and with the return of cooler temperatures comes the arrival of a stacked back-to-school concert lineup. With a different headliner playing almost every night this week, there is no shortage of great national acts to catch at many of the city’s larger venues. Interpol and Jenny Lewis will create a scheduling conflict for alternative-indie fans tonight, while weekly events like the Uptown Crescent City Farmers Market provide options for fall enthusiasts looking for an outdoor activity. 48 years ago, Smiley Lewis passed away; now, more to do today.

Today in NOLA: 10.06.14

Today in NOLA, reggae king Jimmy Cliff regales audiences at the House of Blues, Terry Gilliam’s film The Zero Theorum screens at the Zeitgeist, and NOLA stalwarts Glen David Andrews and South Jones hold court at their respective Monday night gigs. In 1829, Louisiana Governor Pierre Derbigny passed away. Click through to read more about what's happening today.

Today in NOLA: 10.05.14

Today in New Orleans, loyal Who Dats will get on their kneesus and pray to Breesus as the Saints try to turn things around. Meanwhile, festing will continue in Gretna, players will perform downtown, and there will be brass on Frenchmen. In 1862 Calcasieu planters warned of arrival of Union troops in Lake Charles. Click through for more to do in 2014.

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