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May 25th

Glen David Andrews

d.b.a., 10p.m.

Treme trombone man brings it on a Monday ($5)


What We Do In The Shadows

Prytania, 10p.m.
A horror-comedy about vampires struggling with modern life


Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses

Maison, 7p.m.

Nealand and her band have a fresh take on traditional jazz

No Joke

Coach Farrelll Rips Refs After Jesters Draw Nashville FC, 1-1

The Jesters suffered a setback on Saturday (5.16) when referee Darren Browder made two late, questionable calls that allowed Nashville FC the opportunity to leave New Orleans tied 1-1. Tony Judice scored for the Jesters while Simon Nett’s unfortunate own goal gave Nashville the draw. 

Bayou Boogaloo Sunday Schedule

The Fest Gods have finally bestowed a sunny day upon us. Tie to get your Boogaloo on up in Bayou St.John. Four stages this year means even more music. Today's lineup includes Mike Dillon, Dumpstaphunk, the 101 Runners, Colin Lake, and the TBC Brass Band. Click on through for the full schedule.

Today in NOLA: 5.17.15

Today, Bayou Boogaloo continues, while a Bywater bar celebrates their anniversary. On this day in history, schools in Louisiana and the rest of the country were ordered desegregated with the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education ruling (1954). Here's more of today's happenings.

Today in NOLA: 5.16.15

The Boogaloo is continuing today and the Divine Miss M is at the arena. The International House is celebrating Cuba and burlesque is celebrating one-hit wonders. On this day in 1929, 15 senators signed a pledge to block the impeachment of Governor Huey Long. Now, check out today’s events. 

Summer Sipping

Paul Gustings Talks Cocktails to Beat the Heat

Summer demands some libations to quench one’s thirst. So, NoDef turned to Empire Bar at Broussards’ Paul Gustings. The beverage director at the storied French Quarter destination offered up some suggestions, but as he likes to say, “I do everything contrary to everyone else.” Gustings on garnishes? “I don’t understand the point.” Gustings on tasting his products? “Why? I know when I’ve made a good drink.” Gustings on his one new-age affinity, acid phosphate? “It’s good for you.”

Drinking Culture

The Quarter's Very Public House: Molly's at the Market

Gentle reader, the New Orleanian is no great lover of leaving New Orleans. For some, the mere crossing of the Canal Street neutral ground is a Homeric expedition. And I had sojourned this past weekend in Baton Rouge. Out of that heart of darkness I returned, through lurking wetlands and in horror. I just needed one tiny drink in a place of comfort. Perhaps two draughts in a barroom where even the faces of those unmet were familiar. Friends, no more than three cup-borne constitutionals was all that I would require in Molly’s at the Market.

Room220: The Waves Reading Series

The literary scene in NOLA boasts several centuries of heritage. In the last few years, Press Street's Room 220 is turning the lens onto some new additions. Tonight (5.14), The Waves, their LGBT reading series, will present a star-studded showcase of local queer literary talent at 7p.m. at the Press Street HQ (3718 St. Claude Ave.).

Missing Mother and Children Found Dead

Tragedy struck early this morning after the search for a missing Treme woman and her two children quickly turned into a homicide investigation. New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Superintendent Michael Harrison says that 25-year old Michelle McCullum and her two children, 5-year-old Caden McCullum and 3-year-old Cylie McCullum, were all discovered dead Thursday (5.14) morning.

Blessing & a Curse: Odell Beckham Jr. Makes Madden Cover

The New York Football Giants might be a little worried about the alleged “Madden Curse,” but the LSU faithful are elated. Tiger alum and native New Orleanian Odell Beckham, Jr. was announced as the cover boy for the blockbuster videogame title’s 2015 edition.

NOPD Hunt Two Suspected Rapists

Detectives have discovered some clues in the case of an Aggravated Rape in the East last week. Today, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) issued composite sketches of two suspects in the ugly incident.

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