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April 1st

April Toole’s Day

The Irish House, 7:30p.m.

A celebration of John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces


 

Wednesday at the Square

Lafayette Square, 5p.m.

The Revivalists and Robin Barnes play for the seasonal fest

 

Shiba San

Hi Ho Lounge, 9p.m.

French DJ and producer

 

Hazy Ray Trio

Howlin’ Wolf Den, 8:30p.m.

Rhythm and blues from the souls of local rockers

 

Treme Brass Band

Candlelight Lounge, 9p.m.

See the legendary band on their home turf

 

Dinky Tao Poetry

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 8p.m.

Weekly open poetry hour hosted by Jacob Dilson

Jeudi

April 2nd

Boukou Groove

Chickie Wah Wah, 9p.m.

New Orleans funk

 

Woodenhead 40th Anniversary/CD Release Show

Tipitina’s, 8:30p.m.

With special guests John “Papa” Gros, Helen Gillet, Tommy Malone and The Bonerama Horns

 

Nathan Williams and the Zydeco Cha Chas

Rock 'N Bowl, 8:30p.m.

Zydeco swamp pop

 

The Collossal Heads

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Surprise show with TCH plus  Bantam Foxes and Hello Nomad

Vendredi

April 3rd

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6p.m.

This week features music by Chris Thomas King

 

NOLA Social Ride’s Happy Thursday Bike Ride

Dat Dog, 7-11p.m.

Sports theme! This week the group stops to play a quick game of dodgeball 

 

Future Leaders of the World, Appetite for Destruction

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Local F.L.O.W. plus Guns N Roses tribute band

 

Mike Dillon, The Funky Knuckles

Blue Nile, 11p.m.

 

Swans

One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.

Tonight: Maison Gets Locked in Penguin Prison


by Dan Goodman

Tonight at the Maison on Frenchman street, Chris Glover will be performing under his moniker Penguin Prison. Hailing from New York, Glover has hit the music scene over the most recent years through many different avenues. Starting as a modest college musician, Glover has caught the ear of many prominent nu-disco and indie-pop fans and artists alike with his sound that has forged the modern and classic take on pop and disco.


Beats Antique Spins Tipitina's Downtown


by Dan Goodman

Ever wonder what lurks behind those seemingly closed doors with the Tipitina's logo posted outside on N Peters in the Quarters?  If you have not been there before, it is a special, intimite room usually open for special events and tonight is one of those times as Beats Antique make the return to New Orleans to take their electronically infused global roadshow to the stage at Tipitina's Downtown.


Today's Events: 8.23.11


August 23, when Italian shoemakers Sacco and Vanzetti were executed for Anarchism (1927), when Cesar Chavez began the Salad Bowl Strike, the nation’s largest worker farm worker strike (1970), when Germany announced its decision to unite on October 3rd (1990), when Gene Kelly (1912), Shelley Long (1949), Rick Springfield (1949) and Kobe Bryant (1978) were born, and when Luis Ponce de Leon died (1591).


Getting In Their Mix

Familiar Faces From Soulive, Galactic Duck Behind The Tables For Friday Night Sets



Friday night, some frequent visitors of the Big Easy will bring new looks to Tipitina's, as two familiar artists will be making their New Orleans debut with DJ sets.

 


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Contributors:

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,

Staff Writers

Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Theatre Critic

Michael Martin

Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

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Minced Media, Inc.

Editor Emeritus



Stephen Babcock