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VENDREDI

May 26th

Bayou Country Superfest

Mercedes Benz Superdome, 11AM

Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts and many more

 

Magazine St. Art Market

Dat Dog, 4PM

Happy hour + local art

 

Royal Street Stroll

200-900 Blocks of Royal St, 530PM

Led by the Krewe of Cork

 

YP Family Game Night

Urban League of Greater New Orleans, 6PM

Game night for young professionals and their families

 

Toonces and Friends

Marigny Opera House, 7PM

An orchestral journey through time

 

Spektrum Fridays

Techno Club, 10PM

Featuring J.DUB’L and residents Erica and Rye

 

New Thousand + Adrian

Balcony Music Club, 11PM

Violin centered hip hop

 

Free Music Series

Fulton Ally, 10PM

Featuring Bubl Trubl

SAMEDI

May 27th

Palmer Park, 10AM
The May edition of the monthly art market
 
New Orleans Jazz Market, 3PM
Light bites, drinks, DJs
 
Bar Redux, 7PM
Horror, fantasy, and spiritual movies from 13 countries
 
Bacchanel Fine Wine and Spirits, 7:30PM
Progressive jazz from one of the cities best
 
The Howlin Wolf, 8PM
Improvisational funk music
 
Joan Mitchell Center, 8PM
Monthly open mic
 
The Orpheum Theater, 9PM
Tremaine The Tour with support by Mike Angel
 
Santos Bar, 10PM
Mind expanding multi genre music

DIMANCHE

May 28th

NOLA MIX Records, 11AM
Teaching kids to DJ and produce beats
 
The Courtyard Brewery, 3PM
Raffle, silent auction, craft beer
 
Mags on Elysian Fields, 7PM
A new series dedicated to pushing the limits of contemporary music
 
Three Keys, 7PM
OC cabaret goes Sci-Fi
 
UNO Lakefront Arena, 8PM
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of her debut album
 
One Eyed Jacks, 10PM
Remixes, edits and originals of Fleetwood Mac
 
Rare Form, 10PM
Vintage sounds of American Root Music

Music of Mardi Gras

NoDef's Annual Carnival Playlist



Fat Tuesday is upon us! The hours are slipping away before New Orleanians must once again pack their favorite Carnival albums and wait a year. If you don't feel like strolling down Bourbon St. in the interim, NoDef has put together a playlist for you with all the classics from Dr. John and Professor Longhair to Al "Carnival Time" Johnson. Very few cities have music for every season, and none have better music in any season than New Orleans.

Click through to listen to our annual playlist.

 


Prez Picks


April is festival season in New Orleans and music lovers are saturated with options. In addition to all of the visiting bands visiting town, plenty of local groups are planning special shows for the month-long music marathon. Today, Prez Hall dropped their loaded lineup for the peak of the season. Check it out below.


Pres. Hall Jazz Band on CBS Morning (VIDEO)


New Orleans was on the national news this morning, with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band taking an eight-minute segment of CBS' Sunday morning. Director Ben Jaffe, co-founder Sandra Jaffe, as well as band members Ronell Johnson, Mark Braud, and 81-year-old Charlie Gabriel discussed the unique venue and their role in maintaining it. Click through to watch: 


Pete Seeger, RIP: Folk Singer's La. Connections


Legendary folk singer and activist Pete Seeger died late Monday at the age of 94, ending a run of more than 70 years devoted to the spread of song. Seeger's ties are strongest in the Hudson River Valley to New York City, but the champion of American folk music also inevitably traveled down to Louisiana on a few occasions.


Today in New Orleans 12.25.13


The fat man in the red suit jingled and jangled his way through the bayou last night, but the music never stops in New Orleans. Benny Grunch and the Bunch are kicking off an early 12 Yats of Christmas performance in Mid-City. Later, the grownups can see live jazz from Oak Street to Preservation Hall. On this day in 1913, radio personality and musician “Candy” Candido was born. Now, more to do this Christmas.


Voodoo After Dark 11.3.13


The festival gates close for the year tonight, but there is still after hours music from Frenchmen to Preservation Hall. Tonight, locals and out-of-towners alike are filling up venues outside of City Park, offering those who missed the music this week some late night opportunities to catch their favorite acts. 


Trombone Shorty, Preservation Hall Jazz Band Bring NOLA to Late-Night TV (VIDEO)


New Orleans music is no stranger to late nights, but on Wednesday a pair of our finest players aimed to please even those who stayed home. The boob tube offered a twofer of local musicians on the late-night talk shows, as Trombone Shorty played Leno, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band got their mojo working on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Click through for video.


Preservation Hall Jazz Band Plays Jimmy Fallon (VIDEO)


Trombone Shorty may get the most air time, but the rising star is not the only NOLA export to get gigs on live tv. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band gave the young artist a run for his money last night on Jimmy Fallon. The world famous ensemble played a catchy track from their latest album That's It! Click through to watch. 


Best of JazzFest: 5.4.13


There will be crowds and mud on JazzFest's second Saturday, but we know you don't have to think twice about heading over to the Fair Grounds. While you're awaiting the final hour pile up of Fleetwood Mac, Frank Ocean and Phoenix, check out a little fife, hip-hop and, from out of left field, Norah Jones. Here's today's non-headliner picks:


Dr. John, Frank Ocean Win Grammys (VIDEO)


Carnival celebrations in New Orleans kept the local buzz about Sunday's Grammy awards in second place. But, don't worry, the music industry's big showcase brought a little bit of the Crescent City to the broadcast. Two of New Orleans' own took home golden record players. Later, Dr. John and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band joined the Black Keys on their award-winning "Lonely Boy."


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