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JEUDI

May 25th

Soft Opening

Royal Brewery, 11AM

Come celebrate the opening of NOLA’s newest brewery

 

Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans

Royal Street, FQ, 11AM

Doreen Ketchens and her band

 

Jazz in the Park

New Orleans Armstrong Park, 4PM

Music by Honey Island Swamp Band + Hot 8 Brass Band

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 6PM

Featuring the funky sounds of Margie Perez

 

Conversation: On Cecilia Vicuña

Contemporary Arts Center, 7PM

Discussion on the “About to Happen” exhibition

 

JD Hill & The Jammers

Bar Redux, 8PM

R&B, rock blues, and everything in between

 

Luke Winslow King

Tipitina’s, 9PM

Support by The Washboard Rodeo

 

Dave Easley

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 10PM

Witness one of the city’s best guitarists

 

VENDREDI

May 26th

Bayou Country Superfest

Mercedes Benz Superdome, 11AM

Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts and many more

 

Magazine St. Art Market

Dat Dog, 4PM

Happy hour + local art

 

Royal Street Stroll

200-900 Blocks of Royal St, 530PM

Led by the Krewe of Cork

 

YP Family Game Night

Urban League of Greater New Orleans, 6PM

Game night for young professionals and their families

 

Toonces and Friends

Marigny Opera House, 7PM

An orchestral journey through time

 

Spektrum Fridays

Techno Club, 10PM

Featuring J.DUB’L and residents Erica and Rye

 

New Thousand + Adrian

Balcony Music Club, 11PM

Violin centered hip hop

 

Free Music Series

Fulton Ally, 10PM

Featuring Bubl Trubl

NoDef Nods: Music

Top 13 of '13 in NOLA Music (& 5 to Watch)



New Orleans musicians have long gained attention around the country, but this year’s crop appear to have the kind of diversity that harkens back to the golden 90’s. Whether we’re settling into a new era of New Orleans influence remains to be seen, but there’s no doubt the entire local music community is showcasing a stylistic diversity that’s never been a secret to people who live here. Add in some controversy in the clubs, and we’re boiling much faster than a gumbo pot. Here’s 13 musical happenings of the last year, and 5 to watch out for in the New Year:


The Rap Game

MPW's Latest Appeals to ArmChair Hip-Hoppers



To the windows down, music up, driver’s seat rappers, to the roommates gone, kitchen dancing, ladle clutching lyricist, and to the underwear only, rap to your reflection, mirror-audience wordsmith; it’s time to pull on some pants, hop in your vibrating Prius, and lay it down for real at Mimi’s in the Marigny this Saturday at 10pm (2601 Royal St.).


Today's Events: 8.18.11


August 18th, when French astronomer Pierre Jules Cesar Janssen discovered helium (1868), when women’s suffrage was granted under the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment (1920), when Nabokov’s Lolita was first published in the U.S., when Robert Redford (1936) and Patrick Swayze (1952) were born, and when Christopher ‘Into the Wild’ McCandless (1992) died. It’s also a day for:


Today's Events: 4/27/11


April 27th, a day to remember. Trumpeter Al "Jumbo" Hirt, a Louisiana Music Hall of Famer who died on this day in 1999 at the age of 77. Born and raised in New Orleans, Hirt’s father was a police officer, an officer who handed his son a trumpet at the age of six, only to change his life, as well as the world’s. Hirt was playing professionally before college, until moving to Ohio to study at the Cinciniatti Conservatory of Music. Ten years (and a whole lot of swing dancing) later, the trumpeter returned home to lead Dixieland groups, win a Grammy, record the theme song for "The Green Hornet," open his own club on Rue Bourbon, and manage to get injured while performing on a float during Mardi Gras in 1970. Hirt is buried in Metarie Cemetary.


Meschiya Lake

Hola Nola: A Celebrity Mixtape Series- Vol XIII



Hola Nola- and hola Meschiya Lake, baroness of the Little Big Horns, and Frenchmen St. fixture. Originally from South Dakota, Lake moved to New Orleans with the Circus in 2000, started as a street performer, and would often be found performing on Royal with the Loose Marbles. As we wish all true talents would, she eventually worked her way indoors.


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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Dead Huey, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via

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Art Director

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor

Alexis Manrodt

Listings Editor

Linzi Falk

Editor Emeritus

B. E. Mintz

Editor Emeritus

Stephen Babcock

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