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Defender Picks



November 26th


Prytania, 12p.m.;2:30p.m.;5p.m.;7:30p.m.;10p.m.

Last installation of Hunger Games



Zeitgeist, 7:30p.m.

American indie film


Ed Volker

Chickie Wah Wah, 9p.m.

The Radiators lead man


The Trio

Maple Leaf, 10p.m.

Ft. Johnny Vidacovich and special guests


Cornhole Thursdays in the Courtyard

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Celebrate Turkey Day with cornhole


November 27th

Pelicans v. Clippers

Staples Center, 9:30p.m.



New Orleans Suspects

Maple Leaf, 10:30p.m.

Old fashioned neighborhood party


Royal T

Gasa Gasa, 10p.m.

Also ft. Painted Hands and Vapo Rats


Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Tip’s, 9p.m.

Classsic Nola jams


James Hall

Circle Bar, 10p.m.

Rock singer and guitarist


Young Jeezy

Republic, 10p.m.

Album release party


November 28th

Pelicans v. Jazz

Vivint Smart Home Arena

Utah takes on New Orleans


Mac Miller

The Joy, 8p.m.

Also ft. Tory Lanez, Michael Christmas and Njomza


Classic Weekend Jam

Lakefront Arena, 8p.m.

Ft. Yo Gotti and Rick Ross


Bayou Classic

Superdome, 4p.m.

Southern University v. Grambling State University


Football & Courtyard Bar

Gasa Gasa, 7p.m.

Football and alcohol— need we say more?


Bad Girls of Burlesque

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Drinks, music and burlesque


November 29th

Saints v. Texans

NRG Stadium, 12p.m.

Nola takes on Houston


Holiday Inn

Prytania, 10a.m.

1942 flick starring Fred Astaire


Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf, 10p.m.

Also ft. Walter “Wolfman Washington and Russell Batiste


Gospel Brunch

House of Blues, 10a.m.

Definitely try the chicken and waffles


Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf, 10p.m.

Classic NOLA jams


November 30th

Big K.R.I.T.

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Part of the Kritically Acclaimed Tour



Higher Heights Reggae Band

Blue Nile, 9p.m.

Get your reggae jams on


Glen David Andrews

b.b.a., 10p.m.

Nola jams


Aurora Nealand & Royal Roses

Maison, 7p.m.

Traditional jazz meets modernity

What The Heck Happened To The LSU Opener?

Last night, the Tiger faithful ended their pregame revelry and settled into their seats to watch LSU take the field against McNeese State. Some people even saw Mike and the Golden Band from Tigerland not to mention about five minutes of play, but the game was ultimately cancelled. NoDef has a breakdown for you explaining just what happened last night.

LSU's Les Miles Talkin' 2014 Tigers

Whether it has the green light or not, college football is ready to return. This week, SEC coaches and luminaries gathered in Hoover, Alabama, to address the press in the annual Media Days circus. Shortly after, players will begin practice, and then actual games. As LSU Head Coach Les Miles describes it, “we’re getting ready for getting ready." On Wednesday (7-16), the Mad Hatter took to the podium and noted that this week is “1200 credentials and a lot of chaos.” 

LSU's Jeremy Hill Enters NFL Draft

Update 5:15 p.m.

The LSU Football team is gaining one promising running back in 2014, but they'll also lose their current backfield star. Jeremy Hill announced Monday morning that he will enter the NFL Draft, foregoing his junior and senior season at LSU.

Decision Day for 5 LSU Recruits at Under Armour Game

Updated 6 p.m.

The Under Armour All-America Game, which showcases the nation's top high school football standouts, is playing out on the field in Orlando. But the action in the booth is of far more interest to LSU fans. Five of the Fighting Tigers Football team's top recruits are announcing where they'll take their talents next year. NoDef is following the action:

LSU's Odell Beckham Jr. Wins Nat'l Award for Versatility

The LSU football team's championship dreams didn't come to fruition, but some of the Tigers' 2013 stars are still etching their names into the history books. On Thursday, wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was named the winner of the Paul Hornung Award, which recognizes college football's most versatile player.

Jeryl Brazil No Longer on LSU Football Team

Yet another Tiger's run-ins with the law have cut his career short. The LSU football team dismissed a freshman running back who had numerous run-ins with the law. Jeryl Brazil was already suspended from the team following an arrest on Oct. 18.

Report: Mettenberger to Miss LSU's Bowl Game

Updated 1:30 p.m., 12.4

The LSU football team has to wait until Sunday to find out where they will go bowling. But Tiger fans will likely know the status of the injured starting quarterback sooner. ESPN is reporting that Zach Mettenberger tore his ACL during the Bayou Bengals' dramatic win over Arkansas on Friday, and will miss the team's bowl game. LSU plans to release an official update on Mettenberger Wednesday.

LSU Freshmen Connect to Snatch Boot from Arkansas, 31-27

by Chris Rinaldi

When Travin Dural crossed the goal line with 1:15 left in the 4th quarter, the LSU football team breathed a sigh of relief, welcoming a new era with a dramatic victory. In Friday's regular season finale at Tiger Stadium, the Bayou Bengals saw Odell Beckham Jr., two offensive lineman and senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger go down, only to overcome the injuries and a six-point fourth quarter defecit on the arm and legs of freshman quarterback Anthony Jennings. 

Les Miles' Thanksgiving Good to Last Bite (VIDEO)

The Mad Hatter was still in the midst of Lunch with Les on Monday afternoon, but, like many of us, he was already thinking about Thursday's dinner. Coming off his LSU football squad's triumph over Johnny Football and Texas A&M on Saturday, coach Les Miles was in a giving mood when it came to holiday sound bites.

Miles Wades Through LSU's Ole Miss Meltdown

The LSU football team watched their national championship hopes drift away Saturday night as Ole Miss kicker Andrew Ritter split the uprights with a game-winning field goal from 41 yards away. With a rare second loss in November and an FCS opponent in Furman coming up, Head Coach Les Miles spent most of his "Lunch with Les" press conference, addressing the loss. For the most part, Miles looked no further than the podium when doling out the blame for the 27-24 loss in Oxford.

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