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Annual nonprofit fundraising fest
Virginia heavy metal rockers
Circle Bar, 8p.m.
Classic folk troubador
Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.
Indie pop rockers open The Gates
Clarinetist makes standards new again, weekly
Maple Street Book, 6p.m.
Author reads from her latest book
"and yes I said yes I will Yes"
Irish House Ready for Bloomsday
To most, today, June 16, might just be another Tuesday. But for James Joyce fans around the world, June 16 marks the ever-important literary celebration, Bloomsday. In commemoration of the Irish writer’s novel Ulysses, The Irish House (1432 St. Charles Ave.) will be hosting a reading of the epic story. Writers and literary enthusiasts from across the city will come out to narrate excerpts of the famously dense, Ulysess.
Before It Was Cool: NOLA "Hipster Hotspot"
“New Orleans is officially a hipster hotspot.” That is the judgment (and headline) of Jimmy Im over at the NY Post. Im continues to employ 833 words, several references to the Bywater, the David Bowie “second line,” and Shaya to put forth the un-ironic argument that NOLA is hipster haven. (Thanks for the, er, love NY).
Pictures from Jazz Fest 2016
Jazz Fest is a sensory overload of sights and sounds. It's impossibel totake it all in, even over seven days. So NoDef dispatched Paulo Steven Diniz to the Fairgounds to photgraph it all for our readers. Click on through to the check ou the first installation of the 2016 Fest in photos.
What NOLA Listens To (on Spotify)
Spotify has put together a very vague survey about the listening habits of New Orleanians. As unscientific as the piece is, it’s still pretty interesting. Spotify looked at what is “distinctive” in New Orleans and discovered that hip-hop rules the roost.
Hotline Sing: Drake & Kraftwerk Coming to NOLA
It’s easy to forget, but music in New Orleans will continue after Fest Season. Today, hip hop artist Drake and electronica pioneers Kraftwerk both announced September shows in the Crescent City.
Fire on the Beyou
NOLA in Beyoncé's "Lemonade"
The Bey Hive is buzzing about New Orleans, but the Crescent City was not stung by the latest export from the Queen Bey. On Saturday (4.23) Beyonce dropped her one hour video art installment, “Lemonade” on HBO for one day. The 12 track film and album generated much lots of talk from culturistas, but at NoDef HQ, our priorities are local. The complete breakdown of the local references follows.
Today In NOLA 4.21.16
Fest season is nearing its apex and New Orleans’ cultural offerings are heating up. Get some groceries, hear some jokes, check out Morning 40, or head to late night at the museum. On this day in 1970, the first annual Jazz Fest began at Armstrong Park. Performers included Mahalia Jackson, as well as the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Now, more to do this Thursday.
It’s National Bike to Work Week. In celebration, the City is taking some serious action to use the cause of cycling. On Wednesday (4.20), New Orleans issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a comprehensive bicycle share system.
Virtues of Vinyl
Vinyl is much more than a medium. To the faithful, the record is a religion and every April, a holy day is celebrated. Today (4.18), Record Store Day brings a bevy of new and special edition releases nationwide. The Day also provides a reason to celebrate the local, independent shops that keep the music available.
Saints 2016 Schedule
Ready for football yet? The Saints released their 2016 schedule on Thursday (4.14) night— and it’s a tough one. The Black n’ Gold were handed the fourth most difficult schedule (statistically) in the league.
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Michael Weber, B.A.
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