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Bayou St. John (12:15 PM-9:15 PM)
A music fest on the water featuring Alexis and the Samuri, Remedy Krewe, Fleur de Tease, Hot 8 Brass Band, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and more
Bayou St. John (11:00AM-1:00PM)
Pocket Aces Brass Band and Bone Tone Brass lead this year's second line, which starts and ends at Bayou Boogaloo!
Central City (1 p.m)
Second lines! Won't bow down!
Mid-City (All day)
Church and a parade to celebrate the club's 104th year
House of Blues (9:00 PM)
The Comedy Central comedian is here for some standup!
Big Top (7 p.m.)
8-16 piece traveilling circus punk troupe. Need we say more? Is there anymore to say? with Sammy Kay and the East Los Three, Dead Legends
Art Klub, 513 Elysian Fields Ave (8:00 PM)
An interactive and sparkling performance presented by Nari Tomassetti
Shadowbox Theatre (8:00 PM)
Straightforward conversational drama explores one area's gentrification through 50 years
Joe Krown feat. Russell Batiste and Walter "Wolfman" Washington
Maple Leaf (10:30PM)
Weekly gig on Oak with Krown on the organ, Washington firing up the guitar strings, and Batiste on the drums.
Hot 8 Brass Band
Howlin’ Wolf Den (10:00PM)
Weekly gig from some of the city’s best in brass
Sunday Youth Music Workshop
All ages workshop with Johnny Vidacovich. Bring your instruments!
Cajun Fais Do Do
Bruce Daigrepont is playing the washboard and getting you to bed early
Krewe du Guza
Le Bon Temps Roule (10:00PM)
Sunday Funday weekly gig from the husband and wife duo
Cafe Instanbul (7:00 PM)
A Japanese film about a teenager’s strange venture into a haunted house
Hi-Ho Lounge (8:00 PM)
King James & the Special Men
Charmaine Neville Band
New Orleans Jazz Vipers
Papa Grows Funk
Today in New Orleans 5.3.13
If you leave the Fest early this Friday, head to Octavia Books and hear Augusten Burroughs, or take the kids to New Orleans’ Giant Puppet Festival. On this day in 1995, the Neville Brothers, the Dixie Cups, Allen Toussaint, and Professor Longhair were inducted into the New Orleans Musical Walk of Fame. Now, more to do this rainy JazzFest Friday. Stay with NoDef for complete after dark events coverage.
Stooges Brass Band to Hit Rock Bottom Once a Week
The Stooges Brass Band found a new, but familiar, home for their Thursday night show—the Rock Bottom Lounge (3801 Tchoupitoulas St.). Beginning this Thursday, March 28, the band will return to the Tchoup spot for their weekly residency, giving second liners and music loving locals alike something to step out about.
Today in New Orleans 3.7.13
Today, get some fresh grub in Armstrong Park. Later, fashion week struts down the runway, and there’s live theatre and music all over the city. Governor Jacques Villere died on his plantation on March 7, 1830.
Today in New Orleans 1.31.13
It’s chilly again, so bundle up and head to the river for the city’s best local talents. Book lovers head to Octavia Street for an author event, and philanthropists check out “Africa for the Future, on the Avenue. On this day in 1988, Grambling graduate Doug Williams was named MVP of the Super Bowl XXII during his time on the Washington Redskins. He was the first black quarterback ever to start in a Super Bowl Championship game. Now, more to do this Thursday.
NoDef Nods: Music
New Orleans Sounds of 2012 and A Look Ahead to 2013
The year in New Orleans music was full of Grammys, viral videos and unfortunate losses. It all adds up to a historically insular music scene on the verge of getting the national recognition it's always deserved. We look back at 2012 and look ahead to 2013:
Today in New Orleans 12.28.12
Celebrate the start of the weekend with art after hours, brass on Frenchmen, and the Nite Tripper at House of Blues. On this day in 1862, the former state Capitol was burned by Union soldiers. Now, more ways to kick off your weekend.
NOLA Sandy Relief: WWOZ Benefit for N.J. Community Radio WFMU, Brooklyn Party
by M.D. Dupuy
As strong as we are, New Orleanians couldn’t have made such strides following The Flood if it weren’t for a little help from our friends in the Northeast. Now it’s our turn to pay back the favor. This weekend, Mayor Mitch is leading a contingent of the city’s most famous chefs and musicians for a Big Easy holiday lunch in Sandy-torn Brooklyn. Elsewhere, the musicians staying behind are doing what they can from home. WWOZ and a smattering of musicians are hosting a benefit concert tomorrow at Siberia to raise money for New Jersey’s beloved WFMU Radio Station.
Today in New Orleans 10.25.12
Today in New Orleans, get hear some free spoken word and jazz and Tulane, see our city’s one and only Trombone Shorty at House of Blues, and see the most violent musical in the city at Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Happy Birthday to twin brothers and the artists behind “Shake it Like a Dog,” (2000).
Today in New Orleans 10.22.12
Get over your Monday blues with a free play in Mid City, some funk uptown, and some blue grass in the Marigny. On this day in Louisiana history (1983) former Governor Edwin Edwards beat Governor Dave Treen with 62 percent of the vote. Read on for more of today's events.
Today in New Orleans 10.08.12
Don’t spend your Monday night watching reality TV! Tonight, get taken to school by the Wu-Tang Clan's Genius, chill with up-and-comers the Bombay Bicycle Club, fresh off the boat from the UK, and then turn the clock back to 1974 with a screening of Soul Power. Today in Louisiana history, Gov. Alejandro O'Reilly limited the number of taverns in New Orleans to 12 (1769), and early jazz legend Clarence Williams (1898), R&B Singer Wallace Johnson (1937) and bassist James Singleton (1955) were born. Check out what Monday has in store this week:
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