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Defender Picks



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

Les Miles Takes ALS Ice (& Grass) Challenge

Les Miles is no stranger to antics. Tiger devotees recall him rapelling for charity, his malapropisms, and especially his penchant for chewing grass. After today's scrimmage, the Mad Hatter adding another adventure to the legend. Miles took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with his own personal twist.

SEC Network Ready for Liftoff

With college football season around the corner, the SEC Network is set to hit small screens for the first time Thursday (8-14). Debuting at 5 p.m. CST, the ESPN-backed TV station will feature Louisiana sports legends like the Manning family and Shaquille O'Neal for the opening program.

Miles Still on Grass, Drinks Smoothie (VIDEO)

As any user can tell you, there are a number of ways to take grass. In a new ESPN ad promoting the station's coverage of the inaugural College Football Playoff, LSU football Head Coach Les Miles is featured in a humbling clip, drinking a simple, natural formula. Video and behind the scenes:

The Air Up There

Climate Experts Explain New Orleans Summer's Humid Weather, Afternoon Storms

As August sets in, NoDef checks in with LSU climate experts to get answers about what causes the oppressive heat and humidity.

Tennessean: "Mettenberger 'Roll-Tided' a Lot Since Sucker Punch"

LSU allumn, Zach Mettenberger is no stranger to taking hits from Alabamans, but the blows are normally delivered on the field. On Saturday, the quarterback, now with the NFL's Tennessee Titans, maintaned a sense of humor about being punched in the face by a 'Bama fan as well being ribbed by his new teammates.

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.” 

Cox Cable Adds SEC Network

The SEC Network found one taker in its long search for cable suitors, and it will make LSU fans in New Orleans happy. Cox Communications announced Wednesday that it will make the new ESPN channel available in all of its markets, including the Crescent City.

LSU DB Jalen Mills Arrested

The LSU football team suffered its latest offseason arrest Wednesday. Defensive back Jalen Mills was arrested on second degree battery charges, according to East Baton Rouge Parish Prison records.

ULL, LSU Snag Top-8 Seeds in NCAA Baseball Tourney

Louisiana will be well represented in the Division I Baseball Championship this summer. LSU and ULL were respectively given the eight and six seeds in the NCAA’s summer classic. The ranking guarantees that in addition to hating regionals, both teams will have home field advantage should they advance to the super-regionals.

NFL Draft Update: Jean-Baptiste a Saint, Trio of Tigers Picked

Update 3:25 p.m.

The New Orleans Saints looked to Jean Baptiste to help out their defense on the second day of the NFL Draft. Meanwhile, LSU Tigers were flying off the board. The pickin' party moves into the latter stages on Saturday, with both teams still having plenty of chances to see their names up.

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