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Today in NOLA 8.29.17

Today, we remember Hurricane Katrina. Twelve years ago, Hurricane Katrina came whirling out of the Gulf. We are painfully familiar with the levee breaks, flooding, death, and dislocation that followed. Across the city, we pause to remember, reopen, and rejoice at some of the rebuilding. We are also conscious of our safety during the current Hurricane Harvey, with rain that has led many New Orleanians to stay close to home. There are still a few events around town that the more adventurous resident can attend. Rebirth Brass Band will play their recurring gig at the Maple Leaf, or venture over to Frenchmen to see locals-gone-big Water Seed take the stage at Blue Nile. Pitchfork Radio kicks off their NOLA invasion with some star-studded radio broadcasts. Gasa Gasa will project back-to-back screenings of Kill Bill. Read on for details below. 

Today in NOLA 8.22.17

This Tuesday is a fine day to experience the sounds of the city. Galactic's Stanton Moore will perform two shows with his namesake trio at his weekly gig on Frenchmen. Just slightly up the street Treme Brass Band and Smoking Time Jazz Club will perform. For the late night crowd, catch Rebirth in their regular gig at Maple Leaf. On this day in 1812, former Governor W.C.C. Claiborne became the highest paid governor in the United States, with a salary of $7500 a year. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 

Today in NOLA 8.8.17

This Tuesday is a fine day to experience the sounds of the city. Meschiya Lake will play her residency on Frenchmen with the Little Big Horns. Just up the street Treme Brass Band and Johnny Sansone will perform. For the late night crowd, catch Rebirth in their regular gig at Maple Leaf. On this day in 1916, Pelicans shortstop Henry Antone “Cotton” Knaupp became the only player in the Southern Association history to complete an unassisted triple play. Now, more to do today.  

Today in NOLA 8.1.17

It's a fine day for music in New Orleans this Tuesday. Rebirth Brass Band will play their recurring gig at the Maple Leaf, while electro-pop star Nite Jewel performs Gasa Gasa. Over on Frenchmen, check out Treme Brass Band at d.b.a. and then mosey up the street to Blue Nile to see locals-gone-big Water Seed. On this day in 1968, Jimi Hendrix performed at City Park. The concert cost $4 advanced sale or $5 at the gate. Though you can't see the Voodoo Child himself, read on for more musical happenings in city. 

Music of Mardi Gras

NoDef's Annual Carnival 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 and Professor Longhair 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.


Second Line Alert: Treme Sidewalk Steppers

The Sidewalk Steppers are set to roll out of Treme today. The annual parade that traverses the 6th and 7th Ward will get underway at noon from the Treme Center (900 N. Villere St.). This is the club's 22th anniversary, and according to this year's theme, they will be honoring the romantic date with a "Treme Valentine's Day Massacre: Breaking Hearts & Blowing Minds."

Today In NOLA 2.2.16

Today in New Orleans, there’s plenty of music for your Tuesday. Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam will headline at House of Blues, and Rebirth Brass Band will play their weekly set at the Maple Leaf. Over at Gasa Gasa, Graveyard will be joined by Spiders for their evening show. In movie news, the Prytania will host a screening of Oscar documentary shorts. On this day in New Orleans history, Fortier High School for Boys opened in 1931, however construction on it's female counterpart McMain had not been completed yet, and girls enrolled there had to go to Sophie B. Wright. Now, more info on what's going on tonight. 

Today In NOLA 1.26.16

Today in New Orleans, there are movies and music galore to help you enjoy your Tuesday. The Prytania will show Spotlight, and Zeitgeist will host a unique screening of Liquid Land with live music. Rebirth will hold down their normal spot at the Maple Lead, and Albania Falletta will bring jams to Chickie Wah Wah. Ellen Degeneres was born in Ochsner Hospital on this day in 1958. Now, more details on what to do tonight in the city. 

Today In NOLA 12.8.15

Today in New Orleans, release your inner nerd at Geeks Who Drink Trivia, or enjoy some classic Nola jams with Rebirth Brass Band at the Maple Leaf. The Brian Setzer Orchestra will perform a Christmas concert at the Saenger, and Heart of a Dog is screening at Zeitgeist. In 2008, the Saints beat Carolina today 30-20, unlike the upsetting loss two days ago (12.6). But now, back to happier events.

Today in NOLA: 12.13.14

Saturday is finally here. Tonight Astral Project performs with New Orleans jazz greats at Snug Harbor. Fleur de Tease spices things up at One Eyed Jacks. Now uber famous from success in Rupaul's Drag Race, Biance Del Rio will be dazzling crowds with costumes and theatrical acts at the House of Blues. Local regulars Rebirth Brass Band make some noise at d.b.a. The Bonnet Carre Spillway was dedicated on this day in 1935. Now, more info on these amazing Saturday night shows. 



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