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Defender Picks



September 4th

Mötley Crüe

Smoothie King Center, 8p.m.

The heavy metal band’s final tour


Louisiana Seafood Festival 

City Park Festival Grounds, 11a.m.

Celebration of the state’s seafood and music


Saints vs. Packers

Lambeau Field, 6p.m.

Last preseason game



Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5p.m.

Arts and Letters with Thomas Beller


Foundation Free Fridays

Tip’s, 9p.m.

Free evening of music this week ft. Flow Tribe and Stoop Kids


futureBased + Carneyval

Republic, 10p.m. 

Get your electronic fix


September 5th

Super Fresh Hip Hop Fest

Lakefront Arean, 8p.m.

Salt N Pepa, Slick Rick and others take Nola


Louisiana Seafood Festival 

City Park Festival Grounds, 11a.m.

Celebration of the state’s seafood and music



Howlin’ Wolf, 9:30p.m.

Naughty Professor + Elysian Feel and more



Bourbon Street Extravaganza

Bourbon and St. Ann Streets, 6p.m.

Free outdoor concert as part of Southern Decadence


Crescent City Farmer’s Market

700 Magazine St., 8a.m.-12p.m.

Downtown edition of the city's prime local market


September 6th

Louisiana Seafood Festival 

City Park Festival Grounds, 11a.m.

Last day to grab some seafood and catch some jams


Mistress America

Prytania, 12p.m.;2p.m.;4p.m.;6p.m.;8p.m.;10p.m.

A college freshman is seduced by her step-sister’s mad schemes


What So Not

Republic, 9p.m.

Australian electronic music project


September Open Mic & Slam

Old Marquer Theater, 6:30p.m.

Monthly slam and fundraiser 


Southern Decadence Walking Parade

Golden Lantern, 2p.m.

Pride and parades

Trio Attempts to Steal $8K in Rings from Former LSU Baseball Coach

A pair of Baton Rouge robbers almost made off with 21 LSU championship rings, but police managed to recover the haul. All of the stolen rings belonged to one man: former Tigers baseball coach and athletic director Skip Bertman. The 75-year-old legend was the victim of a home invasion over the weekend, police said.

Fournette, Dupre Lead LSU's 2nd-Ranked Recruiting Class

The LSU football team went 2-for-5 during their recruiting moment in the sun back in January. But by the time National Signing Day was over Wednesday, the Tigers signed on the nation's second-ranked class of freshmen in the opinion of most recruiting watchers. Along with heralded St. Aug running back Leonard Fournette, the Bayou Bengals picked up a newly-announced blue chip signing on the final day of the recruiting season in John Curtis HS wide receiver Malachi Dupre.

La'el Collins, 4 Other Juniors to Stay at LSU

Just like last year, LSU football players are leaving for the NFL before their senior season on both sides of the ball, assuring once again that the Tigers will have to reload if they want to maintain their success next season. Amid the trickle of news about players leaving, however, the university decided to spotlight some of those who are staying on Tuesday.

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 Defeats Iowa 21-14, All Eyes on '14

When Jeremy Hill bruised through the Iowa Hawkeyes defense and across the goal line with 3:02 remaining in Outback Bowl, he capped off one of the best games of his LSU career, in what may be the last game of his LSU career, and ensured LSU would reach ten victories for the fourth consecutive year, with a 21-14 victory over Iowa.

Outback Bowl Preview: New QB, Old Score for LSU in Iowa Showdown

LSU's Anthony Jennings era is about to begin. Fitting with their New Year's timing, college football bowl games are often as much about looking ahead to the next season as they are a culmination of the current campaign. That's especially true of the Bayou Bengals' Outback Bowl clash with the Iowa Hawkeyes (8-4) on New Year's Day (Noon, ESPN). With Jennings, a freshman, set to make his first start at QB in place of the injured Zach Mettenberger, Tigers' fans will get a taste of what to expect over the next few years.

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.

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