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Defender Picks



April 23rd

Theresa Anderson, Paul Sanchez & The Rolling Road Show

Lafayette Square (5 p.m.)

Wednesday at the Square with folk, funk, food, and beer 


Dick Dale + High and the Unnaturals

Howlin' Wolf (9 p.m.)

Surf rocker makes NOLA tour stop. Tickets are $25 


The Caesar Brothers

Blue Nile, 10:30 p.m.

Funk duo on Frenchmen


Papa Mali + Pigeon Town

Gasa Gasa (8 p.m.)

Local rock n' roll singer/songwriter 


Little War Twins & Paper Bison 

Circle Bar (10 p.m.)

Alt group from Boston joins local bands. Tickets are $5 


Think You're Funny?

Carrollton Station (9 p.m.)

Stand-up comedy open mic in Riverbend


Walter Wolfman Washington

d.b.a. (10 p.m.)

Fiery blues on Frenchmen - every week


Major Bacon

Banks Street Bar (10 p.m.)

Blues rock and BLTs!


Hump Day SIN

Country Club (All Day)

Half-off admission to pool area for service industry members from 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.


Mississippi Rail Co.

Maple Leaf Bar (10p.m.)

Blues on Oak St.


Tin Men

dba (7p.m.)

Weekly Wed Gig- The world's premiere washboard-sousaphone-guitar trio.


Treme Brass Band

Candlelight Lounge (9p.m.)

Weekly Wed Gig- Pass on by and see the 6th Ward’s home band.



April 24th

Big Freedia, The Star Steppin' Cosmonaughties, & More

Armstrong Park (3 p.m.)

Jazz in the Park continues with bounce, dance, and Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers 


New Orleans Nightingales

The Allways Lounge (9 p.m.)

Jazz Fest series gala kick off  


The Trio feat. Eric "Jesus" Coomes, Nicholas Payton

Maple Leaf (10 p.m.)

Funk bassist + New Orleans’ BAM (Black American Music) trumpeter  


Tinariwen and Bombino

House of Blues (9 p.m.)

Desert rock inspired by the Sahara  


Bayous de Vilaine

Ogden Museum (6 p.m.)

Sippin' in Seersucker trunk show from Jolie & Elizabeth, plus music for tonight's after hours event 


Cirque d'Licious

Hi-Ho Lounge (10p.m.)

Ginger Licious hosts cabaret, burlesque, vaudeville and more!


Soul Rebels

Les Bon Temps Roule (11p.m.)

Roll with the Rebels on Magazine





April 25th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds (11 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Headliners include The Avett Brothers, Public Enemy and, Aurora Nealand 


Underground Railroad Film Screening

NOMA (5 p.m.)

Fridays at NOMA features art and music inside, film in the Sculpture Garden, plus food and drink 


Rotary Downs + Mike Dillon 

Gasa Gasa (9 p.m.)

New Orleans psych pop, rock n' roll 


Backbeat Jazz Fest Series  

Blue Nile (10 p.m.)

Soul Rebels, Nigel Hall & the Congregation, and more 


Nina Simone Tribute

Cafe Istanbul (11 p.m.)

Tank and the Bangas + Mykia Jovan 


Andrew Duhon

Circle Bar (10 p.m.)

Local bluesy singer/songwriter  


Trombone Shorty + Orleans Ave.

House of Blues (8 p.m.)

Plus New Breed Brass Band. Tickets are $50  


Dumpstaphunk + Easy All Stars + More

Howlin' Wolf (10 p.m.)

Ivan Neville's band joins fellow funk bands on stage, with the Roosevelt Collier Band 


Bootsy Collins + DJ Soul Sister

Joy Theater (9 p.m.)

Funk legend joins New Orleans' own queen of rare grooves 


April 26th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds (11 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Headliners include Robin Thicke, 101 Runners, Branford Marsalis Quartet, and Phish 


Shamarr Fest

Shamrock (10 p.m.)

Shamar Allen & The Underdawgs, Hot 8 Brass Band, John Popper of Blues Traveler, and more


Cowboy Mouth

Tipitina's (9 p.m.)

plus Honey Island Swamp Band 



Blue Nile (2 a.m.)

Funk, rock, and hip hop from San Francisco



Prytania Bar (9 p.m.)

All-vinyl dance party spinning Motown/garage rock/R&B/soul/oldies


HUSTLE with DJ Soul Sister 

Hi Ho Lounge (11 p.m.)

Queen of rare grooves spins all-vinyl boogie, funk, and more into the wee hours of the morning 


Grayson Capps

Carrollton Station (10 p.m.)

plus the Lost Cause Minstrels + Jamie Lynn Vessels


April 27th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds (11 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Headliners include Vampire Weekend, New Birth Brass Band, John Boutte, and more


Swinging Sundays

Allways Lounge (8 p.m.)

Swing dance lessons and party, live band from 9 p.m.-midnight 



Civic Theatre (8 p.m.)

Prog rock, Majeure opens


George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

House of Blues (9 p.m.)

Key holder to the city of New Orleans, Clinton, joins DJ Soul Sister

Pelicans' Comeback Rips Nets, 109-104 (OT)

by Will Winston

Down 22 with 10 minutes left in the third quarter, the New Orleans Pelicans seemed like they were toast. Not light, golden brown toast, but the kind of toast that’s been forgotten in the toaster for hours and crisps apart when you try to pick it up. Yet in the NBA, no lead is ever a safe lead, and at that moment the Pels proceeded to stage their second largest comeback in franchise history.

AD's Career High Lifts Pelicans in OT Thriller

by Will Winston

While some people are wishing for a little bit of luck on this St. Patrick’s weekend, Davis sure doesn’t need any. Two days after setting a career-high on Friday against Portland with 36 points, Anthony Davis upped himself again in Sunday night's 121-120 win against the Boston Celtics with two career-highs, 40 points and 21 rebounds (14-22 FG, 12-12 FT). 

Grizzlies Knock Off Pelicans on Conley Game Winner, 90-88

by Norris Ortolano

Hoping to feed off the momentum of Sunday night’s OT thriller over Denver, the New Orleans Pelicans remained in control for much of last night’s contest versus the Memphis Grizzlies before ultimately falling flat in the final minutes. The end result was a last second Mike Conley layup over Austin Rivers and a 90-88 victory for the visiting Grizzlies.

Pelicans Down Nuggets in OT, 111-107

by Christopher Louis Romaguera

Anthony Davis tied a career high with 32 points along with 17 rebounds and six blocks, as the New Orleans Pelicans (26-37, 15-14 home) beat the Denver Nuggets (27-35, 11-19 road) in overtime Sunday night at the Smoothie King Center, 111-107. 

Davis Injured in Pelicans' 108-89 Loss to Mavs

by Will Winston

Coaches like to preach the little things in deciding the outcome of basketball games. Little things can refer to a number of things that aren’t exactly gaudy, but on Wednesday night the game came down to turnovers and free throws. The New Orleans Pelicans set a record they didn’t want to this season: 21 turnovers.

Clippers Surpass Pelicans, 123-110

by Will Winston

A day after knocking off the Western Conference’s best team in Oklahoma City, the Los Angeles Clippers did not let down against the Pelicans Monday night. The Clippers, led by former Hornet Chris Paul, scorched the Nola nets for 123 points to best the Pels, 123-110. The loss drops the home team to 23-33 on the season, and was their fourth straight loss.

Melo's 42 Leads Knicks Over Pelicans, 98-91

The New Orleans Pelicans returned from the NBA All-Star Break to find one of the players who dazzled the Smoothie King Center on Sunday continuing his tear. Unfortunately, it wasn't the home team's own All-Star selection, Anthony Davis. The New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony dropped 42 points on the Pels to lead the visitors to a 98-91 victory.

Pelicans Falter in Toronto, Lose 2nd Straight, 108-101

by Will Winston

After starting their three game, pre-All-Star road trip in woeful fashion against the Nets Sunday, the Pelicans carried the rust over to Toronto Monday night. Although the Pels fought in spurts, they failed to contain the Raptors, losing 108-101 at the Air Canada Centre.

Pierre the Pelican to Get a Beak-Lift

Pierre the Pelican could never be accused of lacking effort, but now he's apparently paid a price for trying to keep up with the big boys. The New Orleans Pelicans announced Monday that their mascot broke his beak during a pickup game. The injury requires surgery that will doubtless leave his face permanently altered.

Pelicans Fall To Nets After Abysmal First Half, 93-81

by Mark Seither

The New Orleans Pelicans were held to a season-low 28 points in the first half of Sunday night’s game against the Brooklyn Nets, and the team took more than four and a half minutes to record their first points of the contest. The awful first half coupled with a huge night from Brooklyn rookie forward Mason Plumlee proved to be too much to overcome for the visiting Anthony Davis and krewe.

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