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February 23rd

Knights of Babylon

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 5:45PM

This historic krewe takes its cues from ancient Mesopotamia and Carnival traditions from 75 years ago

 

Krewe of Chaos

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 5:45PM

Expect a satirical slant to this parade

 

Krewe of Muses

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 5:45PM

Step aside, gentlemen. This all female krewe is one of the Mardi Gras all-stars

 

Pelicans vs. Houston Rockets

Smoothie King Center, 7PM

The Birds go head to head with the Houston Rockets

 

Nicole Lynn Fox Variety Hour

The Allways Lounge & Theatre, 8PM 

Famed drag star hosts a drag and variety show

 

Better Than Ezra

The Civic Theatre, 9:30PM

New Orleans alt-rock trio perform on their home turf

 

Fast Times '80s Dance Night

One Eyed Jacks, 10PM

A Mardi Gras-themed version of this weekly dance party ($5)

 

Ball of Joy 

Joy Theater, 11PM

A happiness-enducing Mardi Gras ball

 

The Soul Rebels

Le Bon Temps Roule, 11PM

Weekly recurring engagement

 
Blue Nile, 11PM
Every Thursday night swing by for reggae-heavy dance beats

VENDREDI

February 24th

Divine Protectors of Endangered Pleasures or DIVA

French Quarter Route, 1:30PM

Watch this bustier-clad krewe as they traverse through the Vieux Carre 

 

Krewe of Hermes

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 6PM

Celebrating its 80th year in Carnival

 

Le Krewe d'Etat

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 6:30PM 

An anarchic krewe that holds its own place in Mardi Gras lore

 

Krewe of Morpheus

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 7PM

A co-ed krewe known for elaborate floats and enviable throws

 

The Krewe of Debauche

Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center, 9PM

A Mardi Gras debauchery ball featuring gypsy balkan beats, bellydance and more ($15)

 

The Get Money Stop Hatin Tour

Cafe Istanbul, 9PM

8th annual tour showcasing the biggest independent talents in hip hop ($20)

 

Anglo a Go-Go

Bar Redux, 10PM

Dance to the swinging tunes of the UK underground 

 

A Queen and Bowie Tribute Show

Gasa Gasa, 10PM

Local talents come out to play the tunes of David Bowie and Queen

 

Grunge Night: NIRVANNA

House of Blues, 10PM

A Nirvana tribute concert featuring bands like The Kurt Loders

 

Burlesque Ballroom

Jazz Playhouse, 11PM

Burlesque pioneer Trixie Minx brings striptease to Bourbon 

 

Foundation of Funk

Tipitina's, 11PM

NOLA superground band is joined by special guests Anders Osborne & Jon Cleary

 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

Prytania Theatre, 11:59PM

A midnight showing of the penultimate movie about the boy wizard 

 

Seered Suckers: Pols Laud Louisiana's Linen


The Pelican State is famed her cultural exports such as cuisine and music, but our contributions to the greater zeitgeist also include fashion. Seersucker, the native fabric of NOLA, is being celebrated this week through a series of Seersucker Days. There is some debate as to when the holiday falls, but in Washington D.C., Louisiana’s Senator Bill Cassidy spearheaded the celebrations on Thursday (6.09).


Singing in the Rain

A Wet Saturday at Jazz Fest (Photos)



On Saturday (4.30), the Fair Grounds were wet, very wet. Still, early end aside, Jazz Fest did manage to pack in six solid hours of music and fun. For those that  braved the entire day, there were some intimate moments seeking shelter. Rachel June was in the trenches (literally) to photgraph it all. Click on through for scenes from the Fest.


Festive Fotos

Pictures from Jazz Fest 2016



Jazz Fest is a sensory overload of sights and sounds. It's impossibel totake it all in, even over seven days. So NoDef dispatched Paulo Steven Diniz to the Fairgounds to photgraph it all for our readers. Click on through to the check ou the first installation of the 2016 Fest in photos.


French Quarter Finale

Final Fest Fotos



On Sunday (4.10) French Quarter Fest concluded with a bang. Helen Gillet, Cedric Burnside, Honey Island Swamp Band, and Buckwheat Zydeco played to massive crowds to close out the festival. Dr. Bill Copen spent one final day in the Vieux Carré to shoot it all for y'all.


Fest Fotos


On Saturday (4.09) French Quarter Fest was showered with sunlight and music. The fest opened up almost a dozen addtional street stages and the the crowds flocked to them. Dr. Bill Copen continued his quest to bring y'all the sights of the celebration.


View Carré

Photos From Day Two of French Quarter Fest



French Quarter Fest rolled on throughout a beautiful Friday (4.08). With even more stagees open, the streets of the Vieux Carré were pakced with food, festers, and music. Dr. Bill Copen hit the scene with his lens and shot all of the action for y'all to check out after the jump.


Best of Fest

Photos from French Quarter Fest's Kickoff



French Quarter Fest 2016 kicked off under, perfect sunny skies on Thursday (4.07). Local music reverberated around the Vieux Carré and festers took to the streets to celebrate. Dr. Bill Copen was there to capture all with his camera.


The Melvins Will Destroy You

Photos from the Sludge-Metal Gods' Saturday Show



Saturday (4.02) night patrons of One Eyed Jacks were pummeled by the powerful rumble of The Mighty Melvins. Thirty-plus years into their career, The Melvins reminded the crowd of their sonic value and staying power. Dale Crover, King Buzzo, and current touring bass player Steven McDonald delved deep into the band’s discography to dust off gems such as "Eye Flys," "Queen," and "Revolve." The set was peppered with covers of obscure "Green River," "Malfunkshun," and "Redd Kross" tunes. Among the covers played were particularly raucous, rocking versions of Kiss’ "Deuce" and set closer "Halo of Flies" by Alice Cooper. Fans of The Melvins did not leave the venue disappointed.


Glyphs from the Gras

Carnival Photo Recap



On Monday (2.08) the party started and contunuedd through into Mardi Gras. There really is no way to do justice to New Orleans' Carnival celebration. Fat Tuesday simply must be experienced for yourself. However, NoDef's  Paulo Steven Diniz sacrificed safety and liver alike to embed amongst the crowds and bring y'all some snapshots of the big fete.


Grand Krewe

Cork Parade in Photos



A favorite foot parade of locals, Krewe of Cork opened the bottle on Carnival Friday (1.29) afternoon. For a few hours, hundred of locals dresssed as grapes, glasses, and bottles meandering through the Quarter dispensing a fine vintage of Mardi Gras cheer. Paulo Steven Diniz was out on the scene so y'all can sip in scene the below.


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