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Today in NOLA 9.1.17


Southern Decadence is offering some can't-miss events this Friday (NoDef's run-down here), though the fun doesn't stop there. It's a great night for music, as rapper Boyfriend plays The Joy and Sylan Esso takes the stage at The Civic with Flock of Dimes. Tip's welcomes Big Sam's Funky Nation and Miss Mojo for a free show. HOB throws a party for the King of Feelings, Drake. On this day in 1932, the Clio streetcar — the first streetcar to cross Canal Street — ran for the final time from Canal up to Clio to Magnolia Streets, before returning on Erato and Carondelet Streets. Now, more to do today. 


Today in NOLA 8.24.17


Tonight, get dancing at Gasa Gasa as Ambush Reggae Band takes the stage. Royal Teeth will be joined by No True Scotsman and Merci Raines at Tip's. The Ogden stays open late for Sweet Olive String Band, while the CAC kicks off the Architecture & Design Film Festival. On this day in 1955, a U.S. Appellate Court desegegrated LSU’s undergraduate courses. Now, more to do this Thursday. 


Today in NOLA 8.17.17


This Thursday, enjoy some local sounds at Ogden After Hours with Julie Odell or at Hi-Ho Lounge's Deltaphonic homecoming show. Brush up on the lyrics to "I Say A Little Prayer" before the W's screening of My Best Friend's Wedding. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony will take the stage at Tip's. On this day in 1969, the devastating Hurricane Camile hit the mouth of the Mississippi. Now, more to do today.


Today in NOLA 7.28.17


Today, learn the basics of astrological chart reading with the New Orleans School for Esoteric Arts. NOMA celebrates John Waters with his trash classic Polyester, while 80's idol Corey Feldman will perform a show with his heavenly Angels backing band. Aurora Nealand brings one of her many side projects Rory Danger & The Danger Dangers to Tip's for a free show. On this day in 1998, jazz musician Dorothy Sloop (the inspiration for the classic rock song "Hang On Sloopy") passed away, while jazz trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis was born in 1965. Now, more to do this fine Friday. 


Today in NOLA 7.21.17


This Friday, the long-anticipated Sportsman Show returns to New Orleans. NOMA celebrates John Waters with his trash classic Pink Flamingos, while Comedy Central star Shane Torres will swing by Frenchmen Street. The Free Fridays series at Tip's returns with Walter "Wolfman" Washington. On this day in 1964, Dr. Mary Stults Sherman was murdered in her home on St. Charles Ave. She was an orthopedic surgeon as well as a cancer researcher. Her murdered has been included in several conspiracy theories. Now, more to do to close out the work week.


Today in NOLA 7.18.17


Today, slow down and arrange nature, pour your heart out in your very own hand made zine, check out a fantasy improv show, or take in a show at Tips. On this day in 1923, “Milneberg Joys” was recorded by the New Orleans Rhythm Kings. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 

 


Funk 101

Naughty Professor is Here to Teach You a Thing or Two



Naughty Professor dropped their long-awaited, collaborative album Identity on Friday (6.23). That same night, the local future-funk faves threw down at Tipitina’s for Free-Music-Friday to commemorate their versatile, 12-track effort. Anyone familiar with the group's work will notice a major transformation, which includes a comprehensive inclusion of technical and theoretical envisioning contained in a free-flowing, organic discourse. That, plus damn fine funk.

 

NoDef spoke with NP's drummer, Sam Shahin, just two days before the official release of Identity to discuss the new album, their roots, and the potential for the band.

 


Today in NOLA 6.25.17


Today, get ready to think deep once again, fund raise for a great cause with great book, get a book signed, or grab a beer and some sweet tunes at Banks St Bar. On this day in 1978, Abraham Lincoln Davis, the city’s very first African American councilman, passed away at the age of 63. Now, more to do this Sunday. 


Today in NOLA 6.15.17


This Thursday, explore new works at the Ogden or celebrate the variety entertainment industry with the Snake Oil Fest. Jonathan Boogie Long, one of Big Easy's best, will be playing Tip's. And thinking of missing the W's screening of Pretty Woman? Big mistake, huge. According to official New Orleans vital records, a certain Marie Glapion Laveau died on this day in 1881, aged 98. However, the mystery of the true outcome of the powerful voodoodienne, Marie Laveau, lives on…


Today in NOLA 5.25.17


This Thursday, sway to the sweet sounds of Jazz in the Park or hit up the Ogden as it stays open late for Margie Perez. Enjoy a progressive conversation about an powerful art exhibit centered on the work of Chilean artist Cecilia Vicuña. Close out the day with some delta style blues from Luke Winslow King. In NOLA History, Roy James Brown passed away this day in May, 1981. An American R&B singer, songwriter and musician, he had a pivotal influence on the early development of rock and roll as the first singer in recording history to sing R&B songs with a gospel steeped delivery, which was considered taboo by many churches at the time.


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