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February 25th

Krewe of Iris

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 11AM

All-female group is one of Carnival's oldest krewes

 

Krewe of Tucks

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 12PM

1,300 men and women make up one of the most satirical and irreverent krewes in Mardi Gras

 

Krewe of Endymion 

Mid-City Route, 4:15PM

One of the biggest and most extravagant parades, Endymion is long enough to last all night

 

Big Freedia

One Eyed Jacks, 9PM

Bounce Queen moves ‘dat azz

 

Leroy Jones Quartet

The Bombay Club, 8:30PM

Classic jazz trumpet

 

Sticky Fingers

House of Blues, 8PM

Australian reggae rockers

 

SiriusXM Jam On Presents: Galactic

Tipitina’s, 11PM

First-rate funk band is joined tonight by Stoop Kids

 

Hustle with DJ Soul Sister

Hi-Ho Lounge, 11PM

Underground disco and rare groove dance party 

 

Rebirth Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf, 10PM

Beloved brass band takes the stage

 

Washboard Chaz Blues Trio

Blue Nile, 7PM

The iconic Washboard Chaz takes a break from the Tin Men to lead this trio 

DIMANCHE

February 26th

Krewe of Okeanos

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 11AM

Celebrating it's 68th year, Okeanos is heavy on tradition

 

Krewe of Mid-City

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 11:45AM

Yes, the Mid-City krewe is parading along the Uptown route

 

Krewe of Thoth

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 12PM

Thoth seeks to bring Carnival joy to the sick and infirm 

 

Krewe of Bacchus

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 5:15PM

Celebrating the God of wine, feasts, and general good times, Bacchus is one of the most anticipated parades 

 

Sweet Megg and the Wayfarers

Rare Form, 4PM

NYC-based hot jazz, blues and swing

 

Palmetto Bug Stompers 

d.b.a., 6PM

Local trad jazz masters

 

Academy Awards Watch Party

Prytania Theatre, 6PM 

Enjoy snacks, cocktails and more as the rich & famous vie for those golden statuettes ($25)

 

Swingin’ Sundays

The Allways Lounge, 8PM

Weekly recurring dance lessons to live swing music (FREE)

 

LEON + Jacob Banks

Gasa Gasa, 10PM

European invasion from Swedish indie pop star LEON and UK-based R&B singer Jacob Banks ($15)

 

Dumpstaphunk + Miss Mojo

Howlin' Wolf, 10PM

Ivan & krewe bring da funk, joined by Miss Mojo

 

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & John Papa Gros

d.b.a., 11PM

Golden Eagles Chief brings Mardi Gras Indian funk

 

Jason Neville Band

Vaso, 11PM

Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose

Today in NOLA: 5.31.16


Today is the last day before hurricane season and there will be plenty of music to calm any concerns whether you’re looking for metal, classical organ, or experimental jazz. On this day in New Orleans history, the original Canal streetcar line made its last run in 1964. More from today:


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.


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