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Defender Picks



July 5th


SuperDome, 7p.m.

Floetry, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, TSOA



HOB, 9p.m.

Hip-hop fav of the 00’s


Jimbo Mathus

Chickie Wah Wah, 9p.m.

Versatile musician brings best of the Southern sound


Micah McKee & Little Maker

Circle Bar, 5-9p.m.

Free music for happy hour


Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf Den, 10p.m.

Brass crossover favorites ($10)

Drolldums: Jesters and Knoxville Draw in the Heat

By Andrew Mullins, III

The New Orleans Jesters grinded out a 1-1 draw against the Knoxville Force Saturday night in the slimy humidity at Pan American Stadium. The Jesters (1-3-2) gained a crucial point in the quest for a spot in the NPSL Southeast division top four and a trip to the playoffs. During the next week, the Jesters play two games for a chance to solidify a playoff ticket with games against the Peach State duo: the Georgia Revolution and the Atlanta Silverbacks Reserve Team. 

Drinking Culture

Sailing the Lafitte Greenway to the Mid City Yacht Club

Gentle reader, New Orleans is not widely known as a seat of ambition. The New Orleanian is wont to retire late, and often rises only after the sun has warmed the broken streets. Indeed le bon-temps was, at first, a pejorative in reference to idlers. But great works are afoot, my friends! Works to inspire – at least inspiring enough to fix my goddamned bike tire. Let us then take a tour and see what industrious hands have wrought. We’re off for the new Lafitte Greenway, en route to a drink at the Mid City Yacht Club. 

Feathering the Nest

The NBA Finals just ended, but the Pelicans are busy planning for next season. (This a familiar position for New Orleans hoops). The team just announced that Eric Gordon exercised a player option to stay on for another year, and newly crowned head coach Alvin Gentry will hold his first presser on Monday (6.22).

Mayors React to Charleston Church Shooting

Following the tragic shootings of nine people at Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, South Carolina, New Orleans is offering her condolences. On Thursday (6.18), Mayor Mitch Landrieu and former mayor, now Urban League President, Marc Morial issued statements on the attack.

August Alsina Takes City to Task

R&B artist and New Orleans native August Alsina is furious with city government for throwing a wrench into his plan to host a community event. Alsina took to Twitter to post videos about how he feels wronged and discriminated against by local officials, whom Alsina said put the brakes on his event partially because he is a famous, but mostly because he is black. 

Today in NOLA: 6.16.15

This Tuesday, get your movie fix with Man From Reno, listen to James Joyce’s Ulysses at The Irish House, watch LSU take on Cal St. Fullerton or jam with the usuals, Treme Brass Band. On this day in 1932, Huey Long’s new state capitol was opened during the inauguration of Governor O.K. Allen. Now, more for your Tuesday.


Creole Tomato Fest in Photos

Photos by Andres Delmonte

The French Market was once again filled with South Louisiana's native cuisine this weekend. Thousands descended on the historic arcade for the Creole Tomato Festival this weekend. Despite some showers, the crowds two-stepped to the live music, enjoyed the eats, and drank some Louisiana libations. Andres Delmonte caught it all on camera. 

Today in NOLA: 6.14.15

There is still festin' at the French Market. In Omaha, LSU is playing in the College World Series. In NOLA, Strays is playing downtown and Micah McKee is playing his regular gig at Circle Bar. Happy Birthday to keyboardist Gerald Dural, born on June 14, 1957, in Lafayette, La. Dural is the brother of Buckwheat Zydeco. Now, more to do this Sunday. 

Waving the Geek Flags: Jurassic World's JazzLand Makeover

Jurassic World managed to secure a spot in box office history after just 24 hours. The reboot of Steven Spielberg’s mid Nineties blockbusters raked in 82.8 million dollars on opening day, placing it this all time. However, locals will be more interested in the locale than the numbers. The theme park setting for the film is actually a made-over Six Flags New Orleans.

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