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Samedi

April 25th

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Saenger Theater, 9:30p.m.

Rock, funk and one hell of a stage show from NOLA's favortie son

 

Colin Lake

Circle Bar, 10p.m.

Rising singer-songwriter

 

Pimps of Joytime + Vinyl

Maison, 2a.m.

Funk ensemble

 

HUSTLE with DJ Soul Sister

Hi Ho Lounge, 8p.m.

Beloved local DJ spins funk, soul, and more, always in the groove

 

Soul Rebels, Gravity A, Brass-A-Holics, Steven Bernstein

Blue Nile, 10p.m.

All-star lineup of local bands plus a great trumpeter

 

Mississippi Rail Company

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

NOLA rhythm & blues of quartet

 

The London Souls

House of Blues, 9p.m.

Energetic duo evoking classic rock sounds

 

Anders Osborne

Howlin’ Wolf, 9p.m.

Songs about struggling with drugs, love, and New Orleans.

 

Dumpstaphunk

One Eyed Jacks, 10p.m.

Ivan Neville's funk outfit

 

Bonerama

Republic

All trombone funk band

 

Father John Misty

The Civic Theater

 

The Meter Men, Page McConnell

The Joy Theater

Modeliste, Nocentelli, and Porter plus Phish keyman

 

Galactic

Tipitina’s, 9p.m.

NOLA funk pioneers in their favorite venue

 

Fire Water

Steamboat Natchez, 10p.m.

All star lineup mashed up on the river

Dimanche

April 26th

Slayer

Civic Theater, 8p.m.

Metal gods of yester-year offer an alternative to funk fest

 

Allen Toussaint

Snug Harbor, 9p.m., 11p.m.

A rare chance to see the master pianist and songwriter in a small venue

 

Helen Gillet

Circle Bar, 10p.m.

Local avant-garde cellist

 

Country Music Fest

Mags, 7p.m.

Lineup includes he Best Western Swingers, Todd Day Wait's Pigpen, The Good Gollies and Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue

 

Dead Feat

Howlin Wolf

Anders Osborne, Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett Acoustic Duo, Bill Kreutzmann, Billy Iuso

 

Sonny Landreth, Tab Benoit

Rock n’ Bowl

 

The Nth Power

Republic

New big thing in funk mashes up with members of Dumpstaphunk, Glactic, and Bonerama

 

Adam Deitch, Donald Harrison

One Eyed Jacks

 

Tank & the Bangas, Sweet Crude

One Eyed Jacks

Two young Louisiana bands with distinct sound and show verging on performance art

 

The Word, Robert Randolph and the Family Band

Joy Theater

 

Mike Clark, Nicholas Payton, Wil Blades

Little Gem, 8p.m.

Jazz (not big brass) from three masters

 

JJ Grey & Mofro

Tips, 9p.m.

Southern rock, blues, and funk

New Orleans is Fastest Growing American City, Census Says


Texas may take up the most space on a new Census list of the country's fastest growing cities, but the place at the top of the podium is reserved for the Crescent City.  New Orleans' population grew faster than any other American city between April 2010 and July 2011, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The list reveals that the City grew by 4.9 percent over that time, putting our total population at 360,740. That's 16,911 people larger than we were as of the 2010 Census.


Coming to Our Census


by Shay Sokol

According to Census data released Thursday, New Orleans has lost nearly 1/3 of its population in the last decade. But, a few days removed from the number crunching, let's not think about it all as doom and gloom. With those losses, there have been some gains. After K, thousands of Hispanic people came for rebuilding jobs, and many since have stayed. New Orleans’ Hispanic population went from 14,826 in 2000 to 18,051 last year (22% increase). Jefferson Parish’s Hispanic population jumped from 32,518 in 2000 to 53,702 in 2010 (66% increase).


New Orleans Loses Population, But Not that Much!


Like the kids starving for porridge in "Oliver," data gnomes have been chomping for U.S. Census numbers practically since the floodwater receded. With speculation abounding and mayoral speeches confounding, only cold hard fact would tell the truth of how many people moved away from the city since The Flood. Turns out, not as much once thought. The population of the city is down almost a third (343.829) since 2000, and the ever-watched black population now makes up 60 percent of the city, as opposed to 2/3 a decade ago.


Cringe and Purge


As we move into the new year, it's time to find out what we're really made of. No, we're not talking about consecutive days of debauchery and the ability to subsist on King Cake alone. U.S. Census numbers are scheduled to be released sometime after the first of the year that will indicate how many people the city actually has since Katrina, and where the boundaries of our Congressional districts will lie. Last week, the state released some suggestive numbers to whet our demographically-thirsty whistle, the Advocate, of Baton Rouge, reports. 


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Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

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Michael Martin

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Jason Raymond

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Paolo Roy

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