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Today in NOLA: 5.13.16

The mercury is starting to rise. So, enjoy some music before it gets too humid. Sticky Finger and Explosions in the Sky are downtown and your favorite local musicians are all gigging. On this day in 1938, Louis Armstrong and his orchestra recorded “When the Saints Go Marching In,” in New York. Now, more to do this Friday.

Today in NOLA: 5.12.16

Get your dancing shoes out because there is plenty of energetic music to be heard tonight. On this day in 1902, the State Board of Education was created (and there has been controversy ‘round it ever since). Now, more to do this Thursday.

Today in NOLA: 4.27.16

Popular mini-fests, Chaz Fest and Fiya Fest, are slated for today. Plus local and regional favorites like St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Rockin’ Dopsie, and the Soul Rebels are on the calendar. On this day in 1806, Donaldsonville was officially dedicated. Now, more to do this Wednesday.

Today in NOLA: 4.07.16

French Quarter Fest starts tonight. And, that’s just the beginning of the local music options. An awards show is honoring NOLA musicians, the Ogden is hosting After Hours, and lots of locals are playing regular gigs. On this day in 1997, Wynton Marsalis became the first jazz composer to win a Pulitzer Prize for “Blood on the Fields.” Now, more to do this Thursday.

Cry Me A Winner

My Spilt Milk Readies for Inaugural Awards

New Orleans' plethora of musical talent is a boon for fans, but for musicians the selection means that recognition can be hard to come by.  Fortunately, My Spilt Milk is introducing a brand new awards event on Thursday (4.07) night.

Today in NOLA: 3.31.16

Hogs kicks off tonight. The Soul Rebels are getting down uptown, Mike Dillon is at the Ogden, and Micah McKee is on Frenchmen. Plus, get some groceries in Mid-City. This day in history, St. John the Baptist Parish was created (1807), and "I Wonder" by Louis Amstrong and His Orchestra entered the R&B Jukebox Chart (1945).

Today in NOLA: 3.25.16

There is a wide range of music to check out tonight. Metal is rocking HOB, NOLA native PJ Morton is doing his solo thing and Mannie Fresh assembled one hell of a lineup. Plus, check out Air Sex, Anna Pardenik, Soul Rebels, or Davis Rogan. The Dixiana Bakery, famous for its Sarah Bernhardt Cake (rich wine cake with nuts, red apple jelly glaze and whipped cream) celebrated it’s grand reopening on this day in 1950. Now more things to do this Friday.

Revivalists to Play at Revived Orpheum

With Mardi Gras 2016 wrapped, it;s time to look ahead to the next big event, Jazz Fest. Today, the Orpheum Theater announced that The Revivalists will play an April 23rd (first Saturday) show at the venue along with the Soul Rebels and Vulfpeck.

Today in NOLA: 2.07.16

This Bacchus Sunday, Trombone Shorty is throwing a party at Tip's, Dumpstaphunk is at the Wolf, the Soul Rebels are back Le Bon Temps, and the Stooges are jamming on Frenchmen. On this day in 1805, a much larger Louisiana became an “organized” territory, with the capital at St. Louis, by order of Congress. Now, more to do this Bacchus Sunday. 

Today in NOLA: 2.06.16

Mid-City is ready, the skies, are clear, and Endymion is set to roll tonight. French EDM star Madeon is coming to the Joy, the Soul Rebels are blowing out Freret Street, and Galactic are playing their annual gig at Tips. For the crowd adverse, check out the Pels facing King James’ Cavs tonight. Fat Tuesday was on February 6th in 1940 and 1951. The next time it will be on February 6th is in 2035 (and 2046.) Now, more details on local events.

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