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Samedi

April 25th

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Saenger Theater, 9:30p.m.

Rock, funk and one hell of a stage show from NOLA's favortie son

 

Colin Lake

Circle Bar, 10p.m.

Rising singer-songwriter

 

Pimps of Joytime + Vinyl

Maison, 2a.m.

Funk ensemble

 

HUSTLE with DJ Soul Sister

Hi Ho Lounge, 8p.m.

Beloved local DJ spins funk, soul, and more, always in the groove

 

Soul Rebels, Gravity A, Brass-A-Holics, Steven Bernstein

Blue Nile, 10p.m.

All-star lineup of local bands plus a great trumpeter

 

Mississippi Rail Company

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

NOLA rhythm & blues of quartet

 

The London Souls

House of Blues, 9p.m.

Energetic duo evoking classic rock sounds

 

Anders Osborne

Howlin’ Wolf, 9p.m.

Songs about struggling with drugs, love, and New Orleans.

 

Dumpstaphunk

One Eyed Jacks, 10p.m.

Ivan Neville's funk outfit

 

Bonerama

Republic

All trombone funk band

 

Father John Misty

The Civic Theater

 

The Meter Men, Page McConnell

The Joy Theater

Modeliste, Nocentelli, and Porter plus Phish keyman

 

Galactic

Tipitina’s, 9p.m.

NOLA funk pioneers in their favorite venue

 

Fire Water

Steamboat Natchez, 10p.m.

All star lineup mashed up on the river

Dimanche

April 26th

Slayer

Civic Theater, 8p.m.

Metal gods of yester-year offer an alternative to funk fest

 

Allen Toussaint

Snug Harbor, 9p.m., 11p.m.

A rare chance to see the master pianist and songwriter in a small venue

 

Helen Gillet

Circle Bar, 10p.m.

Local avant-garde cellist

 

Country Music Fest

Mags, 7p.m.

Lineup includes he Best Western Swingers, Todd Day Wait's Pigpen, The Good Gollies and Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue

 

Dead Feat

Howlin Wolf

Anders Osborne, Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett Acoustic Duo, Bill Kreutzmann, Billy Iuso

 

Sonny Landreth, Tab Benoit

Rock n’ Bowl

 

The Nth Power

Republic

New big thing in funk mashes up with members of Dumpstaphunk, Glactic, and Bonerama

 

Adam Deitch, Donald Harrison

One Eyed Jacks

 

Tank & the Bangas, Sweet Crude

One Eyed Jacks

Two young Louisiana bands with distinct sound and show verging on performance art

 

The Word, Robert Randolph and the Family Band

Joy Theater

 

Mike Clark, Nicholas Payton, Wil Blades

Little Gem, 8p.m.

Jazz (not big brass) from three masters

 

JJ Grey & Mofro

Tips, 9p.m.

Southern rock, blues, and funk

Growing Chains

Mid-City Market Opening Brings Winn-Dixie, Development Debate



As Mid-City Market prepares for its grand opening, Thomas Mattera looks at the continuing debate about the virtues of chain-based development.


Eaters Pair Off to Peel at FQ Fest Crawfish Contest


A festival smorgasbord of music, food, art, crafts and fun is set to be served up in the Vieux Carre this weekend at French Quarter Fest, the free opener of the spring festival season. The feasting reaches its most feverish pace tomorrow with the 4th Annual Rouses World Crawfish Eating Championship.


Mug Shot: PJ's and Community Coffee Unveil Single Serve Cups


New Orleans’ top coffee competitors, Community Coffee and PJ’s, are taking their bean battle from the counter to the kitchen. Community announced today that they’ve released their new single serve cups, and PJ’s isn’t far behind. They’re rolling out new cups in all 65 of their locations on April 10.  


New Orleans Stocks Up

Shelves Empty Across the City as Residents Hunker Down for Tropical Storm Isaac



With many New Orleanians opting to shelter in place and ride out what could become Hurricane Isaac, residents ran out over the past two days to plan for the worst, horde provisions and, in many cases, turn our homes into fortified barrooms.


Tulane Grads Amped for Sustainable Growing



Over 4000 miles north of New Orleans, on the arctic coast of Alaska, New Orleanian and A.M.P.S. (Aquaponic Modular Product Systems) founder Doug Jacobs will be spreading his company’s sustainable model.


Rouses Hires Hubig's Pies Workers After Fire


by Mary-Devon Dupuy

We already knew the people at Rouses were all about healthy and local eating, and now they’re proving their support for homegrown businesses by reaching out to  Louisiana’s beloved Hubig’s Pies. Rouses extended an invitation to any and all Hubig’s Pies employees who found themselves out of a job after last week's fire. Third generation grocer and company exec Allison Rouse hopes that the grocery store’s invitation will assist Hubig’s in their recovery process and get them back in their delivery trucks.


Herbaceous Terrace

A Look at the CBD Rouses Newest Produce Source: The Roof



CBD - In November, residents got a new addition to their grocery selection when the new, swanky Rouses opened. Customers enter into a café with gelato and pastries, there’s a wide array of fine cheeses, and there’s even a sommelier to help you pair them with the best wines. On May 31, the grocery experience is growing even further, as these grocers will be the first of their kind to sell herbs grown aeroponically on their own rooftop. 


Mudbugs No Match for Black Widow's Web


by Brad Rhines

Don’t let her size fool you.  Though she weighs in at just under 100 pounds, Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas can put away more food than men twice her size, and she can do it faster.  Ranked as the #4 eater in the world by Major League Eating, an organization that oversees professional eating contests, Thomas once again ate her away to victory at the Rouses Crawfish Eating World Championship on Saturday at the French Quarter Festival.     


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