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Mardi

March 31st

Da Truth Brass Band & Action Jackson

The Bottomline, 10p.m.

WWOZ personality and band take the second line inside

 

Matt Rhody & John Rankin

Columns Hotel, 8p.m.

Fresh off a gig with Stevie Wonder, local violinist keeps it up

 

Ashlin Parker

Irvin Mayfields Jazz Playhouse, 8p.m.

Cold trumpeter in a hot venue

 

Dr. Dog

The Varsity (BR!), 8p.m.

Diehards can see the band in Baton Rouge

Sexual Evolution

Hip-Hop Outfit Sexparty Chats with NoDef



New Orleans unapologetic celebration of sex is shocking to many outsiders and recent trasplants, and appealing to many more. The appeal of the surprise journey of sexual self-discovery that follows parade season, sweaty tropical heat, and a friend group made entirely of people who couldn’t care less how depraved your sexual tastes are is immeasurable. One local band is trying to capture that libertine culture.


Method Man and Redman Burn Up HOB


Last night, NOLA learned the answer to the question, “How high?” The Smoker’s Tour rolled into the House of Blues Tuesday (11.18) night. 90’s hip hop icons Method Man and Redman headlined the event which also featured B Real of Cypress Hill amongst others. 


Local Rapper Boyfriend Releases X-Mas Collabo (VIDEO)


New Orleans has become a haven for emerging rap and hip-hop artists. Conscious Christian rapper Dee-1 recently signed with RCA, G-Eazy has made waves nationally, and up-and-comer Shah now calls the city home. Enter Boyfriend, a female rapper whose work deals with period sex, Tolkien novels, and even Christmas. The young artist has released a video for each month of the year, as well as a little holiday lagniappe from her latest collaboration.   


2 Cent Drops Annual Christmas Parody


Literacy advocates cum hip-hop virtuosos cum filmmakers, 2 Cent are at it again. At the stroke of midnight, the civic minded artists released their third annual Christmas video. As always, the group spread awareness, holiday joy, and laughs while taking aim at some of music's biggest stars. This year, they skewer the likes of Lady Gaga, Rick Ross... and Weezy. Video after the jump.


Who is Mr. Ghetto?

NoDef Talks to the Man Behind the 'Walmart' Video



A moment of fussing wih the tape recorder provided just enough time for Mr. Ghetto's phone to ring, again.

 

"Wally wally wally wally wally wally wally wally. "


Battle Royalty: Producer Sues Lil Wayne's Label for $20 Million


Lil Wayne may have the golden grill and the facility with language, but his hits also have the habit of containing that catchy beat. You know, so the kids will like it. One of the people responsible for turning the knobs and lining up the drum tracks is claiming producing a track is worth a lot of money - that Weezy record labels Young Money Entertainment and Cash Money Records have yet to pay up. NOLA-based producer Deezle says he's owed $20 million for work on 2008's "Lollipop," "Mrs Officer" and other tracks from Tha Carter III.


Bu-Bu-Bu-Buckle dem Shoes!


New Orleans Bounce Rap is breaking out nationally!

Makes me want to throw my head against the nearest wall, and start shaking my derriere.

Vanity Fair helps the rest of America catch up.

Also we love this video!


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Theatre Critic

Michael Martin

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Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

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Michael Weber, B.A.

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B. E. Mintz

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