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April 29th

The Funky Meters

Tip’s. 9p.m.

NOLA funk originators

 

The Last Waltz

Saenger, 9p.m.

Band’s masterpiece recreated 40 years later

 

Los Lobos

Republic, 8p.m.

Famed Mexican-American rockers

 

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

Joy, 10p.m.

Russo, Benevento, & co. create an American Beauty

 

The Roots with Hot 8

Orpheum, 9p.m.

Tribute Clarence “Trixie” Slaugher

 

The New Mastersounds

Joy, 12a.m.

Jazz fusion & funk quartet

 

“I Can Play Drum”

30/90, 1:30a.m.

Freeman & Weedie Percussion Night

 

Marcia Ball

Le Petit, 9p.m.

NOLA’s top songstress

 

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers

Blue Nile, 10:30p.m.

All aboard for NOLA trumpet great!

 

Tuba Skinny

D.b.a., 6p.m.

Trad jazz greats for the swing dance set

 

Communion

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

My Jerusalem, Purple, Los Coast and Luxley

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.


Today In NOLA 1.19.16


Today in New Orleans, the Pelicans are back in the city to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Dominic Minix Quartet will jam with Honey Savage and Maggie Belle Band at Gasa Gasa, and the Saenger will put on a production of Motown the Musical. As always, Rebirth Brass Band will play at the Maple Leaf. On this day in 1994, Aaron Neville’s album The Grant Tour was certified Platinum. Now, more things to keep you busy.


Today In NOLA 1.09.16


Today in New Orleans, catch the classic Rebirth Brass Band at Tipitina’s, or jam with Oak House and Yard Dogs at Gasa Gasa. Lakefront Arena will host the Bayou Blues Festival, and it’s time for the 11th Annual Carnival “Toe-Down” at Publiq House. On this date in 1967, New Orleans' own NFL franchise took the name "The Saints." Now, more Saturday events.


Today In NOLA 12.22.15


Today in New Orleans, Rebirth Brass Brand will play their weekly show at the Maple Leaf. The holidays are a stressful time; if you’re in need of a cheap laugh, head to Howlin’ Wolf for their free show, Comedy Beast. The Night Janitor will jam at Blue Nile’s Open Ears Music Series, and Albanie Falletta & Friends will play at Chickie Wah Wah. On this date in 1814, the British set off to attack New Orleans. Now, more ways to celebrate the holidays. 


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