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November 26th


Prytania, 12p.m.;2:30p.m.;5p.m.;7:30p.m.;10p.m.

Last installation of Hunger Games



Zeitgeist, 7:30p.m.

American indie film


Ed Volker

Chickie Wah Wah, 9p.m.

The Radiators lead man


The Trio

Maple Leaf, 10p.m.

Ft. Johnny Vidacovich and special guests


Cornhole Thursdays in the Courtyard

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Celebrate Turkey Day with cornhole


November 27th

Pelicans v. Clippers

Staples Center, 9:30p.m.



New Orleans Suspects

Maple Leaf, 10:30p.m.

Old fashioned neighborhood party


Royal T

Gasa Gasa, 10p.m.

Also ft. Painted Hands and Vapo Rats


Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Tip’s, 9p.m.

Classsic Nola jams


James Hall

Circle Bar, 10p.m.

Rock singer and guitarist


Young Jeezy

Republic, 10p.m.

Album release party


November 28th

Pelicans v. Jazz

Vivint Smart Home Arena

Utah takes on New Orleans


Mac Miller

The Joy, 8p.m.

Also ft. Tory Lanez, Michael Christmas and Njomza


Classic Weekend Jam

Lakefront Arena, 8p.m.

Ft. Yo Gotti and Rick Ross


Bayou Classic

Superdome, 4p.m.

Southern University v. Grambling State University


Football & Courtyard Bar

Gasa Gasa, 7p.m.

Football and alcohol— need we say more?


Bad Girls of Burlesque

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Drinks, music and burlesque


November 29th

Saints v. Texans

NRG Stadium, 12p.m.

Nola takes on Houston


Holiday Inn

Prytania, 10a.m.

1942 flick starring Fred Astaire


Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf, 10p.m.

Also ft. Walter “Wolfman Washington and Russell Batiste


Gospel Brunch

House of Blues, 10a.m.

Definitely try the chicken and waffles


Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf, 10p.m.

Classic NOLA jams


November 30th

Big K.R.I.T.

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Part of the Kritically Acclaimed Tour



Higher Heights Reggae Band

Blue Nile, 9p.m.

Get your reggae jams on


Glen David Andrews

b.b.a., 10p.m.

Nola jams


Aurora Nealand & Royal Roses

Maison, 7p.m.

Traditional jazz meets modernity

Don't Call It A Comeback: Mr. Ghetto's New Release

Before New Orleans became a factory for reality shows and before Morris Bart went viral, there was Mr. Ghetto. The local bounce artist broke onto the scene with the popular “Wally World” video, released a few more tracks, and found himself in a standoff with the NOPD’s SWAT unit. After an absence, Mr. Ghetto is back with a new video.

Lil' Boosie Tells Rolling Stone He Is Over Louisiana

Louisiana may love Lil’ Boosie, but the rapper who now calls himself Boosie BadAzz has some gripes with the Pelican State. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Boosie dives into his career, police brutality, and why he will never live in Baton Rouge again.

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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