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December 22nd

NOCCA Presents Home for the Holidays

House of Blues, 6p.m.

A concert for Daniel Price foundation ft. Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band, TYSSON

 

Glen David Andrews

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

Treme trombone man brings it on a Monday ($5)

 

Ice Cold Comedy

Siberia, 9p.m.

Free comedy hosted by Fayard Lindsay

 

Bluegrass Pickin’ Party

Hi Ho Lounge, 8p.m.

Bring your stringed instruments to jam; $2 red beans and rice

 

Claude Bryant & The Allstars

Banks St. Bar, 9p.m.

Free red beans; $3 Jameson

 

Christmas in the Oaks

City Park, 6p.m.-10p.m.

The lights go out on Jan 3, don’t miss your chance to catch the show

 

Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses

Maison, 7p.m.

Nealand and her band have a fresh take on traditional jazz

Mardi

December 23rd

Lightwire Theater

The Joy Theater, 3p.m. & 7:30p.m.

A glow in the dark dancing light show

 

Open Ears Music Series

Blue Nile, 10p.m.

In the Balcony room  featuring Silky Fire - Lott/ Peake/ Addison

 

Punk Night

Dragon’s Den, 1a.m.

Every Tuesday is for the punks

 

Loose Marbles

The Maison, 9p.m.

These yankee born musicians have made a home in New Orleans

 

Treme Brass Band

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

$5

 

Anders Osborne + John Fohl + Johnny Sansone

Chickie Wah Wah, 9p.m.

Local greats take the stage at this Canal St. haunt

 

Progression Music Series Christmas Party

Gasa Gasa, 8p.m.

Mulled wine and hot buttered rum drink specials

 

Jason & Ellis Marsalis Christmas Duo

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, 8p.m.

Drummer and pianist of this local musical family play a holiday duet

 

Rebirth Brass Band

Maple Leaf, 10:30

Rebirth always brings the heat in this intimate Oak St. venue

 

Ernie Elly

Preservation Hall, 8p.m.

Traditional New Orleans jazz with the Preservation Hall-Stars

 

Stanton Moore Trio

Snug Harbor, 8p.m.

Galactic’s drummer stunts the funk

 

Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns

Spotted Cat, 6p.m.

Blues with a bite

 

Comedy Catastrophe

Lost Love Lounge, 10p.m.

Cassidy Henehans hosts; $2 Tecate, $4 Rye and Ginger Beer, $5 Sailor Jerry Dark and Stormy

Mercredi (Christmas Eve)

December 24th

Creole Christmas

Preservation Hall, 1p.m.

Holday jams with Lars Edegran and Big Al Carson; $30

 

DJs D. Lefty Parker & Fensterstock Happy Hour

Siberia, 6p.m.-9p.m.

Last chance to hit Siberia before Christmas when it's closed

The Greyboy AllStars Take on King of Pop with Intense Organ, Chunky Flute


by Ryan Sparks

UPTOWN -- A diverse crowd of sated Dr. John fans and eager Greyboy Allstars fans populated the sidewalk outside of Tipitina’s late Saturday night, forging a generally overjoyed-to-be-here vibe of locals and out-of-towners.  Except for the seekers of extra tickets of the sold out show and failed playas at Will Call—“Dude, I bought six tickets, not four”—a more than optimistic crowd funneled into Tip’s ready to share in the promise of the bill that Karl Denson’s capable quintet would be “Playing Michael Jackson.”


Hola Nola: XXXVIII

Last Licks for Lyricists



Hola Nola, and hola the slew of year-end-music roundups that consume each month of December and distract from the albums that have yet to surface before the ball drops. 


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Contributors:

Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

Staff Writers

Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Art Listings

Cheryl Castjohn

Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

Published Daily by

Minced Media, Inc.

Editor Emeritus



Stephen Babcock