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Defender Picks



November 24th

Joe Bonamassa

Saenger, 8p.m.

Guitar player and singer-songwriter


Shakey Graves

The Civic, 7p.m.

American music from Austin


Rebirth Brass Band

Maple Leaf Bar, 10p.m.

Classic NOLA jams


Stanton Moore Trio

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro, 8p.m.

Modern jazz, funk


Crescent City Farmers Market

200 Broadway Street, 9a.m.

Grab your groceries


November 25th

Pelicans v. Suns

Talking Stick Resort Arena, 8p.m.

Pheonix takes on New Orleans



Prytania, 12p.m.;2:30p.m.;5p.m.;7:30p.m.;10p.m.

Last installation of Hunger Games


Crescent City Farmers Market

Broadway Street, 9a.m.-1p.m.

Uptown edition of the city's prime local market


Jon Cleary

Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

British-born keyboardist’s groove is all New Orleans


Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers

Bullet’s Sports Bar, 7p.m.

See Kermitt weekly gig in the 7th Ward and get to bed early

"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. 

More Footage Released In Shooting of Tulane Student

The shooting of a 25-year-old Tulane medical student has quickly become another public symbol of the city’s crime issues. This morning, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) released more of the horrifying footage of the shooting.

Into Thin Airbnb? Viral Rant Urges Theft Against Short Term Rentals

New Orleans has been known to blend cultures, but now a viral post is taking it to another level. A gumbo of two hot button issues: crime and Airbnb. A 1677 word rant on Craigslist urges locals to fight Airbnb by stealing from the short term rental properties and their neighbors.

Landrieu Stands With France

Following the barbaric terrorist attack in Paris, France, New Orleans has not forgotten the motherland. Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued a statement expressing solidarity with the City's French forebearers.

The Cure For The Calm and Bold

Put down that Prozac and dig up that black trench-coat. The Cure are coming back to New Orleans. Today, the iconic group announced a reunion tour with a May 11th opening date slated for NOLA.

Spell casting: Q & Miss P Ready to Rock Region

Did the Halloween rain ruin your fall does of funk? Fear not, the City is due for an emergency injection of costumes, weirdness, and msuic. Quintron and Miss Pussycat just announced dates for their fall tour and NOLA will host the final show.

Mumfords... And Sun

Folk-rock fans rejoice! Mumford & Sons are heading back to New Orleans this spring. The popular group announced plans to play Zephyr Field on April 9, 2016.

Second Line Alert: Sudan

The Saints might inspire some uncomfortanble moments this afternoon, but there will be plenty of celebrating in the streets during the day in Treme. The 32nd edition of the Sudan second line rolls through the 6th and 7th Wards. As the club says, come ready to "dance, dance, dance." Click on through for the route:

Colbert and Batiste Hang in NOLA (Video)

Jon Batiste might live in New York, but the NOCCA grad is not reserved about discussing his Crescent City roots. This week, on The Late Show, he and his boos Stephen Colbert screened a video of the duo visitng New Orleans. There was lots of Frenchmen and Decatur.

Spook Shops

Where to Find a Costume in a Clutch

Halloween is only a couple of days away. Many locals plugged in their glue gun in July and haven't stopped since. However, for the rest of us, NoDef offers our annual list of costume shops. Below are some last minute options for both those looking for something prete-a-porter and the brave souls planning to pull an all night costume build.

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