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Mercredi

April 23rd

Theresa Anderson, Paul Sanchez & The Rolling Road Show

Lafayette Square (5 p.m.)

Wednesday at the Square with folk, funk, food, and beer 

 

Dick Dale + High and the Unnaturals

Howlin' Wolf (9 p.m.)

Surf rocker makes NOLA tour stop. Tickets are $25 

 

The Caesar Brothers

Blue Nile, 10:30 p.m.

Funk duo on Frenchmen

 

Papa Mali + Pigeon Town

Gasa Gasa (8 p.m.)

Local rock n' roll singer/songwriter 

 

Little War Twins & Paper Bison 

Circle Bar (10 p.m.)

Alt group from Boston joins local bands. Tickets are $5 

 

Think You're Funny?

Carrollton Station (9 p.m.)

Stand-up comedy open mic in Riverbend

 

Walter Wolfman Washington

d.b.a. (10 p.m.)

Fiery blues on Frenchmen - every week

 

Major Bacon

Banks Street Bar (10 p.m.)

Blues rock and BLTs!

 

Hump Day SIN

Country Club (All Day)

Half-off admission to pool area for service industry members from 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.

 

Mississippi Rail Co.

Maple Leaf Bar (10p.m.)

Blues on Oak St.

 

Tin Men

dba (7p.m.)

Weekly Wed Gig- The world's premiere washboard-sousaphone-guitar trio.

 

Treme Brass Band

Candlelight Lounge (9p.m.)

Weekly Wed Gig- Pass on by and see the 6th Ward’s home band.

 

Jeudi

April 24th

Big Freedia, The Star Steppin' Cosmonaughties, & More

Armstrong Park (3 p.m.)

Jazz in the Park continues with bounce, dance, and Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers 

 

New Orleans Nightingales

The Allways Lounge (9 p.m.)

Jazz Fest series gala kick off  

 

The Trio feat. Eric "Jesus" Coomes, Nicholas Payton

Maple Leaf (10 p.m.)

Funk bassist + New Orleans’ BAM (Black American Music) trumpeter  

 

Tinariwen and Bombino

House of Blues (9 p.m.)

Desert rock inspired by the Sahara  

 

Bayous de Vilaine

Ogden Museum (6 p.m.)

Sippin' in Seersucker trunk show from Jolie & Elizabeth, plus music for tonight's after hours event 

 

Cirque d'Licious

Hi-Ho Lounge (10p.m.)

Ginger Licious hosts cabaret, burlesque, vaudeville and more!

 

Soul Rebels

Les Bon Temps Roule (11p.m.)

Roll with the Rebels on Magazine

 

 

 

Vendredi

April 25th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds (11 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Headliners include The Avett Brothers, Public Enemy and, Aurora Nealand 

 

Underground Railroad Film Screening

NOMA (5 p.m.)

Fridays at NOMA features art and music inside, film in the Sculpture Garden, plus food and drink 

 

Rotary Downs + Mike Dillon 

Gasa Gasa (9 p.m.)

New Orleans psych pop, rock n' roll 

 

Backbeat Jazz Fest Series  

Blue Nile (10 p.m.)

Soul Rebels, Nigel Hall & the Congregation, and more 

 

Nina Simone Tribute

Cafe Istanbul (11 p.m.)

Tank and the Bangas + Mykia Jovan 

 

Andrew Duhon

Circle Bar (10 p.m.)

Local bluesy singer/songwriter  

 

Trombone Shorty + Orleans Ave.

House of Blues (8 p.m.)

Plus New Breed Brass Band. Tickets are $50  

 

Dumpstaphunk + Easy All Stars + More

Howlin' Wolf (10 p.m.)

Ivan Neville's band joins fellow funk bands on stage, with the Roosevelt Collier Band 

 

Bootsy Collins + DJ Soul Sister

Joy Theater (9 p.m.)

Funk legend joins New Orleans' own queen of rare grooves 

Samedi

April 26th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds (11 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Headliners include Robin Thicke, 101 Runners, Branford Marsalis Quartet, and Phish 

 

Shamarr Fest

Shamrock (10 p.m.)

Shamar Allen & The Underdawgs, Hot 8 Brass Band, John Popper of Blues Traveler, and more

 

Cowboy Mouth

Tipitina's (9 p.m.)

plus Honey Island Swamp Band 

 

Katdelic

Blue Nile (2 a.m.)

Funk, rock, and hip hop from San Francisco

 

Heatwave

Prytania Bar (9 p.m.)

All-vinyl dance party spinning Motown/garage rock/R&B/soul/oldies

 

HUSTLE with DJ Soul Sister 

Hi Ho Lounge (11 p.m.)

Queen of rare grooves spins all-vinyl boogie, funk, and more into the wee hours of the morning 

 

Grayson Capps

Carrollton Station (10 p.m.)

plus the Lost Cause Minstrels + Jamie Lynn Vessels

Dimanche

April 27th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds (11 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Headliners include Vampire Weekend, New Birth Brass Band, John Boutte, and more

 

Swinging Sundays

Allways Lounge (8 p.m.)

Swing dance lessons and party, live band from 9 p.m.-midnight 

 

Mogwai

Civic Theatre (8 p.m.)

Prog rock, Majeure opens

 

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

House of Blues (9 p.m.)

Key holder to the city of New Orleans, Clinton, joins DJ Soul Sister

Rivista Café Brings More Turnover to Magazine Street


A Crescent City Farmer's Market favorite now has a permanent location Uptown. Rivista Café and Bakery (4226 Magazine) is serving up pastries full of local ingredients, including Lisa Barbato's own crawfish bread.


Fête Française Brings Weekend Block Party Near Magazine St.


by Elisabeth Morgan

When was the last time you ate escargot while drinking a beer and watching live Cajun music? If it's been a while (or never), Saturday, March 23, is the day to make it happen. This weekend École Bilingue de la Nouvelle Orleans hosts its 14th annual Fête Française from its location at 821 General Pershing Street to the corner of General Pershing and Constance.


Dat Dog Opens on Magazine


Dat Dog is moving into the Irish Channel, just in time to beef up St. Patrick's Day celebrations. The popular hot dog joint that started on Freret officially opened their second location at 3336 Magazine St. Friday afternoon. The gourmet hot dog and sausage operation will hope to rekindle the same popularity that lead them to outgrow their original Freret spot.


Xavier Prep to Close


After 98 years of shaping the lives of students and preparing them for their future, Xavier Prep will not continue their “tradition of excellence.”  At the end of the 2012-2013 school year, the school at 5116 Magazine St. will close its doors for good. 


Both Boots: Cristiano Brings Northern Italian Cuisine to Martinique Bistro on Mondays


by Sarah Esenwein

New Orleanians can now turn the malaise of a Monday into a marvelous experience by satisfying their mind, body and soul and stomachs with the newly established Cristiano Ristorante pop-Up at Martinique Bistro (5908 Magazine St.) to look forward to. Bringing together the best of ‘both boots’, locals now have the chance to partake in polished dishes from Executive chef Lindsay Mason and Houma-based Cristiano.


Chocolate Shops Get Sweeter in Time for Valentine's Day


Nothing cures the post Mardi Gras malaise like a box of chocolates. Whether it’s a surprise from your significant other, your best friend or your mother, everyone should indulge in a truffle or two on Valentine’s Day. While some of the less romantic lovers will try to pull off a cheap box of Russell Stovers, there’s no need to sully your V-Day sweet tooth with D-grade sweets from Walgreens when Sucre and Blue Frog are around the corner.


Salú Chef Pairs French Food, European Wine for First 4-Course Wine Dinner


For those looking to be whisked away to Europe Thursday night, head over to Salu for their first of many dinners with wine pairings. Recent Massachusetts transplant Chef Dustin Brien joined Salú (3226 Magazine St.) in November and is no stranger to Wine Dinners.   


Blo Magazine to Bring the Heat on Hair Styles


As Carnival rolls closer, one new business is offering ball-goers a convenient stop for festive fringe. Blo, a salon devoted entirely to the art of hair styling, is coming to 5530 Magazine St. on January 26. Blo Magazine, the latest installment of “North America’s Original Blow Dry Bar,” skips the cuts and colors and goes straight for the heat.


Sustainable Salú: New Chef Brings 'Farm to Fork' Approach to Magazine St. Spot


by Emma Boyce

Executive Chef Dustin Brien brings his expertise from North Andover, Massachusetts to the heart of Magazine Street as the new chef of Salú (3226 Magazine St.). After working at a restaurant in Massachusetts with a “farm to fork” policy, Brien plans to use fresh, local ingredients to bring out the best in the Magazine Street spots that splices influences from French, Spanish and Italian cuisine.     


Merriment on Magazine Lights Up for Local Holiday Shopping


by Emma Boyce

Christmas is coming and although we don’t have snow to set the tone, Magazine Street frolics into the holiday spirit this December.  Every Saturday of the month, starting Dec. 1, Magazine Street shops will be open later, their bulbs will burn brighter and their sales, like their holiday spirit, will be ubiquitous.  


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Contributors:

Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Ian Hoch, Will Dilella, Chris Rinaldi, Lianna Patch, Phil Yiannopoulos, Cate Czarnecki, Mary Kilpatrick, Norris Ortolano, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Kailyn Davillier, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham

Staff Writers

Kerem Ozkan, Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Listings

Elisabeth Morgan

Art Listings

Cheryl Castjohn

Photographers

Brandon Robert, Daniel Paschall

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Deputy Managing Editor

M.D. Dupuy

Managing Editor

Stephen Babcock

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

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Minced Media, Inc.