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Creepy Fest Gets Loud

By Lucy Leonard

It’s nowhere near Halloween, but this weekend (7.16-7.19), things are about to get really weird in New Orleans at the seventh annual Creepy Fest Nola. The weekend-long event features over fifty local and visiting punk and metal bands performing at different venues across the city. 

Film Review: Good Vibrations

By Jason Raymond

If you wonder why I’m so critical of American cinema, it’s because they don’t make films like Good Vibrations anymore. I don’t particularly need a movie to transcend to a work of art, but it would be nice to occasionally see something original. Developed characters, conflict that isn’t always resolved through violence, and smart composition go along way. Good Vibrations is fun to watch because it delivers on all these criteria.

Today in NOLA: 6.06.14

Tonight: John “Papa” Gros plays the first Foundation Free Friday of the season at Tipitina’s. Rebellious country at the House of Blues, indie punk at Gasa Gasa, and New Fangled Opera in the Marigny. On this day in 1814, Jean Lafitte’s brother, the pirate and blacksmith Pierre Lafitte, was arrested. Arrgh! More from tonight:

Life, According to Madison Turner

“I’ll only write music if I feel there’s something to express through that means,” says Madison Turner. The folk-punk singer-songwriter plays at Hey Cafe Thursday, June 5. Before writing and recording her recent album, Turner says she hadn’t written any music “in a couple years.” NoDef talked to Turner about life and live music as a transgender woman.

To the Limit

Local 1980's Power Pop Band, The Limit, Reunite at Jimmy's

In a town known for jazz and funk, New Orleans’ short-lived explosion of 1980s New Wave bands got lost in the current. This weekend the tides turn again. Jimmy's Music Club, a staple of the city’s ‘80s music scene, reopens Friday in its original location on Willow Street with a Punk Rock/New Wave Scene Reunion featuring The Models and The Limit.

Punks Re-Unite!

Jimmy's Music Club Returns with Weekend Reunion: Part 1 of 2

On a Willow St. strip off Carrollton Ave. that's always had music pumping from its doors, a famed tenant of the past returns this weekend.

Punk Flyers as Art: An Interview with David Ensminger

by Osa Atoe

David Ensminger is the author of Visual Vitriol: The Street Art and Subcultures of the Punk and Hardcore Generation, a book that documents and celebrates punk show flyers from the 1980s to the present. He sees the creation of punk posters as the democratization of visual art. An exhibition of punk posters from David Ensminger's personal collection this Saturday October 8 at 7pm at Trouser House Gallery, 4105 St. Claude Avenue. Recently, Osa Atoe of No More Fiction sat down with David to talk about flyering as expression, New Orleans' recent sign crackdown and the contributions of women, queers and people of color to punk rock.

Hola Nola: Vol XXVI


Hola Nola- being in a Punky Brewster kind of mood, it's time to get down like those who roam the Marigny on 10 ft tall bikes and play musical saws on St. Claude- this week is a grab bag of punk,

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