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Jeudi

January 29th

St. Cecilia’s Asylym Chorus

Old US Mint, 2p.m.

Choral group welded through New Orleans eclectic music scene; $5

       

Jonathan Freilich

Ogden After Hours, 6p.m.

Hear the guitarist/composer play and speak at Thursday’s premier after hours event

 

Chrisette Michelle

Saenger, 7:30p.m.

Grammy nominated singer for her album “Better” in 2013

 

Johnny Vidacovich

Maple Leaf, 12a.m.

Drumming sensation takes the stage with Mike Dillon and Brian Haas

 

 

Moth GrandSLAM Championship: 1

The Joy Theater, 7:30p.m.

Ten StorySLAM champs retell their tales to the theme “Fish Out of Water”

 

Vendredi

January 30th

Lynn Drury

Old US Mint, 2p.m.

New Orleans songwriter performs a solo show

 

Helen Gillet

Old US Mint, 8p.m.

Cellist uses electronic loops to create compelling compositions

 

Pelicans vs LA Clippers

Smoothie King Center, 7p.m.

L.A. vs. LA

 

Donnie Darko

Prytania Theatre, 12:15 a.m. (also playing 31st)

Cult classic takes to the big screen…again

 

Soul Creole

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

A band made up of LA and TX natives mix up a pot of gumbo goodness with hints of zydeco, blues, soul and hip hop

 

Gravity A: Re-Orientation

Tipitina’s, 10p.m.

New Orleans funk quartet gets reoriented with Sonic Bloom ft. Eric Bloom of Lettuce

 

In the Mood: A 1940s Musical Review

Saegner, 2p.m. and 7p.m.

13-piece band jazzes it up with six singer-dancers complete with WWII era costumes

 

Slippery When Wet

House of Blues, 8p.m.

A tribute to Bon Jovi

Samedi

January 31st

Krewe du Vieux

French Quarter, 6:30p.m.

The raunchy and sarcastic Quarter parade is back and rolling down a new route

 

Krewe Delusion

French Quarter, 7:15

Burlesque diva Trixie Minx presides over Delusion rolling after Krewe de Vieux

 

Big Sam’s Funky Nation

d.b.a., 11p.m.

Get funky after Krewe de Vieux

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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