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May 30th

Memorial Day Remembrances

WW II Museum, All Day

Honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice

 

Barman’s Fund Crawfish Boil

Industry Bar, 11a.m.-5p.m.

Music and mudbugs for a good cause from the service industry

 

DIIV

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Heavy guitar driven rock from Brooklyn
 

The Asylum Chorus

Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

Local all-star vocalists

 

Jazz Vipers

Spotted Cat, 10p.m.

Local trad jazz standard bearers

 

George Porter Jr.

Maple Leaf, 10p.m.

Baddest bass in town

Today in NOLA: 5.24.16


A$AP Ferg is dishing out some hot beats at the Joy tonight while the World War II museum is offering more educational extracurriculars. Plus, a trio of local stars are playing out. On this day in 1999, Britney Spears’ debut album ‘Baby One More Time’ was certified four times platinum. Now, more to do this Sunday.


Today in NOLA: 5.10.16


Flat-earth advocate B.o.B. is evicting tonight. Locals also can feed their brain at Octavia with an intellectual or check out some superior hip-hop at Republic or The Cure at UNO. Plus, there are plenty of NOLA musicians gigging. Pinckney Benton Stewart (P.B.S.) was born in Georgia on this day in 1837. Stewart would later become the Governor of Louisiana. Now, more to do this Tuesday.


Today in NOLA/Jazz Fest After Hours: 4.30.16


Jazz Fest is back and so are the insane after hours offerings. Haynes, Denson, Galactic, Rebirth, and the Dozen are just a few of the acts jamming tonight. On this day in 1812, Louisiana officially became the 18th state in the Union. And, there is lots to do to celebrate statehood.


Today in NOLA: 4.26.16


The build up to thte second weekend of the fest continues with even more big acts from Bunny Wailer to Adam Deitch playing tonight. On this date in 2003, Jaime Foxx and his sister were arrested by NOPD following an argument with police officers at the casino. Now, more to do this Tuesday.


Today in NOLA: 4.19.16


The (sort of) calm before Jazz Fest is about to be shattered. Locals and visitors should seize upon this final day to see music before venues hit saturation points. Check out Jon Cleary, Meschiya Lake, the Treme Brass Band, Rebirth, Crooked Vines, or even the rare hometown show from Curren$y.  On this day in 1960, Gov. Jimmie Davis was elected. Now, more to do this Sunday.


Today in NOLA: 3.29.16


Some Texas metal core is hitting HOB tonight and St. Claude is hosting Hippie Sabotage. For local sounds, check out Rebirth or Gregory Agid. On this day in 1962, the Archbishop ordered New Orleans’ parochial schools to desegregate. Now, more to do this Tuesday.


Today in NOLA: 3.26.16


Yanni is here! Plus, Cali punk conglomerate Hard Girls is in town. Chris Royal is uptown and Rebirth is downtown. Check out the Raw Oyster Cult at Tip’s or get your dance on at Circle Bar. On this day in 1911, the West End Streetcar took its first ride. Now, more on Saturday happenings.


Today in NOLA: 3.15.16


Today in New Orleans, the Nile is hosting an avant-garde drummer and the Prytania is screening a Hungarian Oscar winner. Rebirth and Smoking Tinme are playing regular gigs. Happy Birthday to Andrew Jackson, born on this day in 1767. Now, more to do in 2016.


Today in NOLA: 3.08.16


Rihanna is blowing up the arena tonight while Book of Mormon offers some satire on religious at the Saenger. Plus, the Nile is hosting some experimental jazz and Rebirth are doing their thing at the Leaf. On this day in 1836, New Orleans was divided into three “cities” including the Vieux Carre. Now, more to do today.


Music Gras

NoDef's Annual Mardi Gras 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 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.


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