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MERCREDI

May 24th

Jazz Pilates

New Orleans Jazz Museum, 12PM

Led by renowned jazz vocalist Stephanie Jordan

 

Happy Hour Sessions

The Foundation Room, 5PM

Featuring the raw blues and smokey femininity of Hedijo

 

Shake It Break It Band

21st Amendment, 5PM

Step back in time and enjoy some tunes

 

Lighting from a Theatrical Perspective

NOLA Community Printshop, 6PM

Hosted by veteran Lighting Designer, Andrew J. Merkel

 

Free Spirited Yoga

The Tchoup Yard, 6:30PM

Free yoga, optional beer and food

 

Big Easy Playboys

Bank Street Bar, 7PM

Mixing roots, rock, and blues

 

Think Less, Hear More

Hi-Ho Lounge, 9PM

Spontaneous compositions to projected movies

 

 

JEUDI

May 25th

Soft Opening

Royal Brewery, 11AM

Come celebrate the opening of NOLA’s newest brewery

 

Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans

Royal Street, FQ, 11AM

Doreen Ketchens and her band

 

Jazz in the Park

New Orleans Armstrong Park, 4PM

Music by Honey Island Swamp Band + Hot 8 Brass Band

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 6PM

Featuring the funky sounds of Margie Perez

 

Conversation: On Cecilia Vicuña

Contemporary Arts Center, 7PM

Discussion on the “About to Happen” exhibition

 

JD Hill & The Jammers

Bar Redux, 8PM

R&B, rock blues, and everything in between

 

Luke Winslow King

Tipitina’s, 9PM

Support by The Washboard Rodeo

 

Dave Easley

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 10PM

Witness one of the city’s best guitarists

 

VENDREDI

May 26th

Bayou Country Superfest

Mercedes Benz Superdome, 11AM

Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts and many more

 

Magazine St. Art Market

Dat Dog, 4PM

Happy hour + local art

 

Royal Street Stroll

200-900 Blocks of Royal St, 530PM

Led by the Krewe of Cork

 

YP Family Game Night

Urban League of Greater New Orleans, 6PM

Game night for young professionals and their families

 

Toonces and Friends

Marigny Opera House, 7PM

An orchestral journey through time

 

Spektrum Fridays

Techno Club, 10PM

Featuring J.DUB’L and residents Erica and Rye

 

New Thousand + Adrian

Balcony Music Club, 11PM

Violin centered hip hop

 

Free Music Series

Fulton Ally, 10PM

Featuring Bubl Trubl

Dr. John Farfisas Around on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (VIDEO)


As promised, the forever-hip Dr. John turned in an appearance with the youngsters, including the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night. Standing mostly still at the organ and wearing sunglasses, Mac was in perfect position to command the stage for the performance of "Revolution." As we've already been told very explicitly, ths track features The Night Tripper on the Farfisa organ for the first time since the 70s. Click through for video:


Dr. John's Schedule Locked Down for Album Release


Today, the recorded evidence of Dr. John's collaboration with the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, Locked Down, went out to the masses. And so, too, did Dr. John. First he played a pair of concerts at Woldenberg Park and the Brooklyn Academy of Music over the weekend. Then he got all interviewed up by NPR and The New York Times. Tonight, he'll be on TV for an appearance with Auerbach on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Bets are open for which NOLA musician Fallon will impersonate.


Dr. John Previews New Album with Black Keys Frontman


Yesterday, Rolling Stone released a glimpse of the new album from Dr. John and the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, Locked Down. The song, “Revolution,” which can be streamed here, includes a first-take solo by Mac back on a Farfisa organ, which he hasn’t played on since 1969. The album, which features a fleet of younger musicians handpicked by the Black Keys frontman, will be in stores April 3.


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