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February 23rd

Knights of Babylon

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 5:45PM

This historic krewe takes its cues from ancient Mesopotamia and Carnival traditions from 75 years ago

 

Krewe of Chaos

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 5:45PM

Expect a satirical slant to this parade

 

Krewe of Muses

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 5:45PM

Step aside, gentlemen. This all female krewe is one of the Mardi Gras all-stars

 

Pelicans vs. Houston Rockets

Smoothie King Center, 7PM

The Birds go head to head with the Houston Rockets

 

Nicole Lynn Fox Variety Hour

The Allways Lounge & Theatre, 8PM 

Famed drag star hosts a drag and variety show

 

Better Than Ezra

The Civic Theatre, 9:30PM

New Orleans alt-rock trio perform on their home turf

 

Fast Times '80s Dance Night

One Eyed Jacks, 10PM

A Mardi Gras-themed version of this weekly dance party ($5)

 

Ball of Joy 

Joy Theater, 11PM

A happiness-enducing Mardi Gras ball

 

The Soul Rebels

Le Bon Temps Roule, 11PM

Weekly recurring engagement

 
Blue Nile, 11PM
Every Thursday night swing by for reggae-heavy dance beats

VENDREDI

February 24th

Divine Protectors of Endangered Pleasures or DIVA

French Quarter Route, 1:30PM

Watch this bustier-clad krewe as they traverse through the Vieux Carre 

 

Krewe of Hermes

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 6PM

Celebrating its 80th year in Carnival

 

Le Krewe d'Etat

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 6:30PM 

An anarchic krewe that holds its own place in Mardi Gras lore

 

Krewe of Morpheus

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 7PM

A co-ed krewe known for elaborate floats and enviable throws

 

The Krewe of Debauche

Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center, 9PM

A Mardi Gras debauchery ball featuring gypsy balkan beats, bellydance and more ($15)

 

The Get Money Stop Hatin Tour

Cafe Istanbul, 9PM

8th annual tour showcasing the biggest independent talents in hip hop ($20)

 

Anglo a Go-Go

Bar Redux, 10PM

Dance to the swinging tunes of the UK underground 

 

A Queen and Bowie Tribute Show

Gasa Gasa, 10PM

Local talents come out to play the tunes of David Bowie and Queen

 

Grunge Night: NIRVANNA

House of Blues, 10PM

A Nirvana tribute concert featuring bands like The Kurt Loders

 

Burlesque Ballroom

Jazz Playhouse, 11PM

Burlesque pioneer Trixie Minx brings striptease to Bourbon 

 

Foundation of Funk

Tipitina's, 11PM

NOLA superground band is joined by special guests Anders Osborne & Jon Cleary

 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

Prytania Theatre, 11:59PM

A midnight showing of the penultimate movie about the boy wizard 

 

Today in NOLA: 6.03.16


The humidity is rising, but so is the volume today. Mystikal, Debauche, and Ike Stubbleflield are all setting their amps to 11 this evening. Plus, check out an art opening, the Stooges, or Colin Lake. On this day in history, men working at the Mint lost their title as federal employees after Louisiana seceded from the Union (1861), and Gov. Henry W. Allen delivered his farewell address at the end of the Civil War (1865). Don't lose today before checking these out:


Mystikal Thrills Fans With Halloween Track


Mystikal’s last hit was a collaboration with Mark Ronson. However, the local artist’s latest hit is look back at his roots. On Thursday (10.08) Mystikal thrilled fans with the surprise release of “Monsta” a Halloween themed track with lots of samples from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”


Today in New Orleans: 4.19.14


This Easter weekend, there is Earth Day Fest, an Easter Keg Hunt from NOLA Brewing, and a book reading and signing for a local author’s new  courtroom drama. On this day in 1960, Gov. Jimmie Davis was elected. Now, more to do this Saturday.


Today in New Orleans 2.11.14


Tonight, local folk rockers Hurray for the Riff Raff are celebrating their latest album release. Meanwhile, local hip-hop greats-turned mainstream, Juvenile and Mystikal, are also releasing their latest collaboration. On this day in 1965, black pro football players boycotted the AFL All-Star game in New Orleans, on the grounds that the league was practicing discrimination. Click through for more to do this Tuesday. 


Master P, Mystikal Offer HOPE to Keep Kids From Violence


Once marching in lockstep as No Limit Soldiers, Master P and Mystikal are in different hip-hop camps these days. But they're still willing to come together to speak out against violence on New Orleans streets. The pair will headline the Let the Kids Grow Foundation's “HOPE” Day Out Against Crime from noon until 4pm at Berhman Stadium Park located at 2529 General Meyer Ave. in Algiers, followed by a concert featuring NOLA hip-hop royalty.


NoDef Nods: Music

New Orleans Sounds of 2012 and A Look Ahead to 2013



The year in New Orleans music was full of Grammys, viral videos and unfortunate losses. It all adds up to a historically insular music scene on the verge of getting the national recognition it's always deserved. We look back at 2012 and look ahead to 2013:


Open Season: Music

Bountiful Bookings Slated Across New Orleans This Fall



With the local spring festival season often crowded and the ever-expanding national summer festival season pulling in more and more acts, New Orleans citizens know all too well the feeling of viewing their favorite bands’ tour schedules and seeing their city leapfrogged and left out.  But we have finally come to fall, and event calendars around town are filling up quickly with out of town acts as well as unique local alternatives and new combinations of old favorites.


New Mystikal Release Expected During Prison Term


Even if you can't get a fresh dose of Mystikal in person while he's in jail, there will still be a chance to hear that familiar voice. The New Orleans rapper, who is fresh off a set at Jazz Fest last week, has also been recording new music in advance of his scheduled Monday reporting date for an 81-day prison term for violating his probation, and plans to release a mixtape while he's in the clink. To get more details about what's in store for a comeback rapper who will have to make another comeback, Billboard caught up with him in that city where you find most New Orleans rappers: Miami. Read the interview here.


A Handful of JazzFest: 5 Acts to Watch on Friday, May 4


On Friday at the Jazz Fest, it's your only chance to see a legendary soul singer, a local rapper plays one of his last gigs before heading back to jail and some serious acoustic guitar shredding is planned to close out the day. Make scanning the cubes a little easier with these suggestions:


Mystikal to Serve 3 More Months in Jail


After JazzFest, Mystikal is heading back to jail. The much-loved New Orleans rapper, who just released a new single, was ordered back to prison for 90 days starting May 14 because he violated probation. According to The Advocate, the recent Cash Money Records signee, who was released in 2010 after serving six years for committing extorting and sexual battery against his hair dresser, was arrested in February on a domestic abuse battery charge in Ascension Parish.


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