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Naughty Professor Shares ‘Venison Poetry’

New Orleans-based band Naughty Professor dropped the newest single off of their summer release Identity. Watch the live studio video for “Venison Poetry” featuring local music superstars Mike Dillon and Cliff Hines below. 

Funk 101

Naughty Professor is Here to Teach You a Thing or Two

Naughty Professor dropped their long-awaited, collaborative album Identity on Friday (6.23). That same night, the local future-funk faves threw down at Tipitina’s for Free-Music-Friday to commemorate their versatile, 12-track effort. Anyone familiar with the group's work will notice a major transformation, which includes a comprehensive inclusion of technical and theoretical envisioning contained in a free-flowing, organic discourse. That, plus damn fine funk.


NoDef spoke with NP's drummer, Sam Shahin, just two days before the official release of Identity to discuss the new album, their roots, and the potential for the band.


Today in NOLA 5.7.17

Happy 299th birthday, New Orleans! You’re looking pretty great for your age. It’s the last day of Jazz Fest, so head over to Fair Grounds to see Patti LaBelle, Galactic, Kings of Leon, The Meters, and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, among others. Tonight, NOLA all-stars Dumpstaphunk, Naughty Professor, and DJ Soul Sister will perform at Tip’s. Joe Krown Trio plays their regular gig at Maple Leaf, while a Talking Heads tribute takes HOB. Looking for something a bit more literary? Blue House is hosting a reading an discussion from a book on famed Parisian bookstore, Shakespeare and Company. 

Naughty Professor Announces New Album Release and Tour Dates

After teasing fans with the release of a single last fall, New Orleans-based band Naughty Professor announced their long-anticipated new album Identity, to be released on June 23. Listen to their lead singles “Stray” and “Darker Daze,” and check out tour dates below. 

Today in NOLA/Jazz Fest After Hours: 4.23.16

The Fest train is now moving at full throttle. Pearl Jam and Van Morrison are headlining at the Fair Grounds. After hours, Cypress Hill is staging a reunion, the Revivalists are at the Orpheum, Ghostland Observatory is at the Orpheum, the London Souls are at Republic, and Trombone Shorty is at the Saenger.  Plus, every jazz and funk great that you can think of is in town. Check it all out after the jump.

Today In NOLA 1.05.16

Today in New Orleans, Zeitgeist will screen The Emperor’s New Clothes and Naughty Professor will jam with Sexual Thunder at Maple Leaf. In classic Nola news, Comedy Beast will bring laughs to Howlin’ Wolf, and Paul Sanchez will bring some guitar sound to the Columns Hotel. On this day in 1987, “Pistol Pete” Maravich was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Now, more Tuesday happenings.

Lessons From Naughty Professor (Video)

It's Hump Day. Ready to break up the short week with some local music? Today, NoDef has an exclusive treat for you. When local funk favorites Naughty Professor released their first full length album "Until the Next Time" in April, the cameras were rolling. Click on through to check out the new video for the group's single "Knockwurst."

Today in NOLA: 8.22.14

The New Movement begins a three-weekend residency at the Shadowbox with a performance from sketch comedy group Stupid Time Machine. NOMA wraps up its Murals on Screen film series with another Mexican classic, as well as an appearance from artist Jim Richard. And consult your doctor if your sex drama lasts longer than four hours: Indywood begins screening Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac Volume 1. More details and events for Friday night:

Today in New Orleans 4.12.13

The rain has cleared, so head to French Quarter Fest for the best food and music in the city. Later, a serial radio play makes its debut at the Shadowbox, Esben and the Witch are playing Lee Circle, and more. On this day in 1989, Pete Fountain made his 50th appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Now, more ways to kick off your weekend.

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