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Lundi

March 30th

Geek Trivia: Live Long And Prosper

Siberia, 7p.m.

Nerd out and win free Trakian ale

 

George Porter

Maple Leaf, 10p.m.

Hear the baddest bass in town

 

Trumpet Black

Ooh Poo Pah Doo, 7p.m.

Get your night started with this Andrews family hornsman

 

Higher Heights

Blue Nile, 9p.m.

Always a packed house for this reggae band on Frenchmen

 

Whiplash

Indywood, 9p.m.

Oscar favorite about high school drummer

Mardi

March 31st

Da Truth Brass Band & Action Jackson

The Bottomline, 10p.m.

WWOZ personality and band take the second line inside

 

Matt Rhody & John Rankin

Columns Hotel, 8p.m.

Fresh off a gig with Stevie Wonder, local violinist keeps it up

 

Ashlin Parker

Irvin Mayfields Jazz Playhouse, 8p.m.

Cold trumpeter in a hot venue

 

Dr. Dog

The Varsity (BR!), 8p.m.

Diehards can see the band in Baton Rouge

Today in New Orleans 4.25.13


Tonight, live outdoor concerts from the Treme to Mid-City, New Orleans’ Second Annual Puppet Festival, and Ogden After Hours. Happy Birthday to Ervin “Vin” Bruce, noted Cajun musician and Lafayette native, born on April 25, 1932. Now, more to do this Thursday. 


Down the Road With Lynn Drury

Audio Filé



Put your headphones on. Today, Aura Fedora of local podcast Backstage on the Bayou interviews NOLA musician Lynn Drury. This one's so nice, you can take it in twice. Once by listening, and once by reading.


Sing Along With Mitch - The Mayoral Edition


Mayor Mitch has been known to pull a soulful turn of phrase. Aided by the full panache of his ensemble, The Hype Machine, he's even been known to get an audience up and clapping. But little could possibly prepare even the most ardent City Hall groupies for the next trick up our man's already-rolled-up sleeves. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will appear on a compilation album chocked full of New Orleans' "finest musicians" due out around Mardi Gras. And, he'll be "singing," Mayoral Press Secretary Ryan Berni confirmed in a one-word answer tonight.


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Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

Staff Writers

Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Theatre Critic

Michael Martin

Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

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Editor Emeritus



Stephen Babcock