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Vendredi

April 29th

The Funky Meters

Tip’s. 9p.m.

NOLA funk originators

 

The Last Waltz

Saenger, 9p.m.

Band’s masterpiece recreated 40 years later

 

Los Lobos

Republic, 8p.m.

Famed Mexican-American rockers

 

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

Joy, 10p.m.

Russo, Benevento, & co. create an American Beauty

 

The Roots with Hot 8

Orpheum, 9p.m.

Tribute Clarence “Trixie” Slaugher

 

The New Mastersounds

Joy, 12a.m.

Jazz fusion & funk quartet

 

“I Can Play Drum”

30/90, 1:30a.m.

Freeman & Weedie Percussion Night

 

Marcia Ball

Le Petit, 9p.m.

NOLA’s top songstress

 

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers

Blue Nile, 10:30p.m.

All aboard for NOLA trumpet great!

 

Tuba Skinny

D.b.a., 6p.m.

Trad jazz greats for the swing dance set

 

Communion

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

My Jerusalem, Purple, Los Coast and Luxley

Samedi

April 30th

Karl Denson

Tip’s, 9p.m.

Greyboy AllStar & Slightly Stoopid vet

 

The Last Waltz

Saenger, 9p.m.

Band’s masterpiece recreated 40 years later

 

Galactic, J.J. Grey, Mofro

Orpheum, 8:30p.m.

Local funksters

 

Anders Osborne

Howlin Wolf, 10p.m.

NOLA favorite covers Prince

 

Jon Batiste

Civic, 8p.m.

Colbert bandleader comes home

 

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

Joy, 10p.m.

Russo, Benevento, & co. create an American Beauty

 

Big Freedia

Republic, 9p.m.

Queen of Azz, Soul Rebels open

 

The New Mastersounds

Joy, 12a.m.

Jazz fusion & funk quartet

 

Voodoo Dead

Republic, 2a.m.

Chimock, Greene, Porter cover band beyond description

 

Tony Hall, Taz "Brandon Niederauer", Eric McFadden

30/90, 1:30a.m.

Funk jam session

 

Susan Cowsill

Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

Folk favorite covers Bruce’s “Darkness”

 

Dirty Dozen

d.b.a., 9p.m.

Funky brass originators

 

Rebirth Brass Band

Maison, 10p.m.

Beloved Grammy-winning brass band

 

Royal Southern Brotherhood

B.B. King’s, 11:59p.m.

Cyril Neville’s new(ish) project

 

Jon Cleary

Maple Leaf, 11p.m.

British-born keyboardist’s groove is all New Orleans

 

Feufollet

Siberia,, 9p.m.

Cajun indie rock

Orion Blasts Louisiana Back to Space


By Ashley Larsen

Today, millions of Americans watched as the Orion spacecraft was launched into the sky from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, but what most people didn’t know is that it carried a lot of Louisiana with it. Both the capsule and a piece of the payload can lay claim to roots on the bayou.


SEC Joins Campaign Against Sexual Assault on Campus (Video)


The Southeastern Conference (SEC) actually involves much more than athletics. Today, the conference tooks steps to address one of the larger problems at any university. LSU and the 13 other SEC schools have partnered up with the White House’s “It’s On Us” campaign to fight sexual assault on campus. Today, the initiative rolled out a different kind of advertisement which will become a staple during Tigers’ games.


Sunday Morning Quarterback

Takeaways from LSU's 30-27 Win Over Florida



LSU edged out 30-27 win in a nail biter against Florida on Saturday (10.12) night. The nail biter was LSU’s first SEC win, and handed the troubled squad some momentum as they eye tough match ups against Alabama, Ole Miss, Arkansas, and Texas A&M in the weeks ahead. Top Freshman recruit Leaonard Fornette looked as if he is coming into his own as did the defense. QB Anthony Jennings did not.


Moving Murals in the Red Stick


By Ashley Larsen

#Iammidcity. Tonight, Baton Rouge MidCity is hosting a unique community art event to celebrate the people and the character of Mid City. LSU students, enrolled in the 2014 Mid City studio class, are creating the architectural mural with the help of several businesses in Baton Rouge as well as The Walls Project. Friday's (10.10) soiree will be focusing on receiving input from the community on the project as well as raising support for the project.


Out Tigered: LSU Throttled by Auburn 41-7

Defense Once Again Thwarted by Spread



LSU came into Jordan-Hare Stadium nine point underdogs against the Other Tigers of Auburn. Freshmen Brandon Harris, Leonard Fournette, and Malachi Dupre were saddled with the weight of leading the Purple & Gold against the SEC West team. The game was daunting but filled with hope for the future. That hope was quickly dashed and LSU was throttled 41-7. It is going to be a long fall in Baton Rouge.


Brazile-an Facts: LSU to House Politico's Papers


Time to see how competitive James Carville is. Fellow local political strategist Donna Brazile just donated 32 boxes of political memorabilia documenting her involvement and career in Democratic politics to LSU libraries. A proud Kenner native and graduate of LSU, she was the first African American to campaign for the presidency and managed Al Gore’s presidential bid in 2000.


Miss'd Opportunity: QB Controversy as LSU Beaten By Unranked Miss St 34-29


For weeks, Saturday’s game at Tiger Stadium has been billed as the “real home opener.” The 34-29 result bodes poorly for the remainder of the season. Despite a late surge to make score close, LSU was thoroughly outplayed. More worrisome, a resounding exclamation point was placed on the quarterback controversy.Leonard Fournette was not a factor, but Josh Robinson certainly was. Les Miles and Cam Cameron left only questions but Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen answered them all.


LSU Rout SHS: Takeaways


LSU dismissed Sam Houston State with ease in their home-opener. A 56-0 scoreline provided testament to the route. The game produced lots of other gaudy numbers. Travin Dural had three receptions for 140 yards and three touchdowns. 584 yards for LSU. However, SHS is an FCS team; so, the margin was expected. LSU did learn some lessons from the game.


Game Night in Death Valley

What to Watch For: LSU v. Sam Houston State



Tonight, LSU takes on Sam Houston State. Who? Exactly. Powerhouse teams schedule these games so they can sort out issues like quarterback selection, snaps for rookies, and returning players shaking off the rust. Fortunately, the Tigers are a Les Miles team. So, by definition, they are burdened with all of these issues.


Les Stress

LSU Comes Back to Defeat Wisconsin 28-24, But Questions Abound



Over the last few years, Tiger faithful have grown accustomed to an awkward dance. The courting begins in summer. This year we have a legitimate quarterback. Les Miles' antics should reveled in; pass the grass. It peaks around SEC Media Day. Time to delight in the folky malapropisms and tales of Smacker Miles’ athleticism. Then, the season begins. Despite a come from behind 28-24 win in LSU’s opener vs Wisconsin, the band is playing that old familiar tune for the purple and gold. Once again, we’re doing a Cajun two step baffled by play calling and quarterback selection.


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