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Defender Picks



November 29th

Saints v. Texans

NRG Stadium, 12p.m.

Nola takes on Houston


Holiday Inn

Prytania, 10a.m.

1942 flick starring Fred Astaire


Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf, 10p.m.

Also ft. Walter “Wolfman Washington and Russell Batiste


Gospel Brunch

House of Blues, 10a.m.

Definitely try the chicken and waffles


Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf, 10p.m.

Classic NOLA jams


November 30th

Big K.R.I.T.

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Part of the Kritically Acclaimed Tour



Higher Heights Reggae Band

Blue Nile, 9p.m.

Get your reggae jams on


Glen David Andrews

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

Nola jams


Aurora Nealand & Royal Roses

Maison, 7p.m.

Traditional jazz meets modernity

JazzFest All Night: 5.4.13

After the Fest, the party keeps going in New Orleans. Tonight's club schedule brings a lineup including Erykah Badu and Mos Def, bluegrass king Del McCoury, and the post-Fest mix of Nevilles, Meters, and more that we've come to know and love. Check out the big night in NOLA music:

Today's Events: 9.6.11

September 6, when the Puritans set sail from Plymouth, England on the Mayflower (1620), when the Puritans settled Salem, (1928), when Henry David Thoreau left Walden Pond to move in with Ralph Waldo Emerson (1847), when nine Israeli athletes were murdered during the Munich Olympic Games, when Russia’s second largest city is renamed Saint Petersburg after being named Leningrad in 1924 (1991), and when Princess Diana’s funeral was held in London (1997); it’s Foxy Brown’s birthday (1979), and Tom Fogerty's death (1990).

Black Star, Wu-Tang Members to Rock the Bells in NOLA

Local hip-hop purists who spent the first half of the summer complaining about Yacht Bounce and Mr. Ghetto are set for some salvation as the dog days approach. Hip-hop's full Rock the Bells tour, which features some of the genre's biggest names (Lauryn Hill, Nas, Erykah Badu,  Common) doing their biggest albums, is not stopping in New Orleans. But the tour will give a bit ring to the 504 with two upcoming shows at the House of Blues.

After the Fest, Day 2

After a full day of cubin’, it’s back to the drawing board for post-Fest options. There’s more on the list than fit on NoDef’s fingers and toes, but here’s where we’d try to be:

Fest After Dark

JazzFest Days, Supergroup Nights

What to do after the Fest? More fest, of course.

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