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Vendredi

April 24th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds

Keith Urban, Wilco, Jimmy Cliff headline today

 

Revivalists River Jam

Steamboat Natchez, 9:15p.m.

Rock n roillin' on the river

 

Government Mule

Saenger Theater, 8p.m.

Warren Haynes project jams again with lots of guests

 

Africa Brass

Dragon’s Den, 10p.m.

World music mixed with some familiar NOLA sounds

 

Lettuce

Civic Theater, 8p.m.

Jazz and funk from Soul Live alums and friends

 

Ashton Hines and the Big Easy Brawlers

Maison, 12:30a.m.

Brass with a big presence and a rock beat

 

Flow Tribe, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Mia Borders, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, The Stooges

Blue Nile, 10p.m.

Packed evening of NOLA music spanning several genres of jazz, soul, and funk

 

Anders Osborne

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Local singer-songwriter with a big national footprint

 

Dumpstaphunk/Gravity A

Howlin’ Wolf, 10p.m.

Ivan Nevile, Tony Hall, Nikki Glaspie lay it down

 

The Meter Men, Page McConnell, Earphunk

The Joy Theater, 9p.m.

Much awaited Meters reunion with Phish keys player subbing in for Neville

 

The Greyboy Allstars

Tipitina’s

Boogaloo and soul jazz

Samedi

April 25th

Trombone Shorty

Saenger Theater

 

Colin Lake

Circle Bar

 

Pimps of Joytime + Vinyl

Maison, 2a.m.

 

HUSTLE with DJ Soul Sister

Hi Ho Lounge, 8p.m.

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

 

Jazz Fest – The Who

 

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

Blue Nile

 

Mississippi Rail Company

Gasa Gasa

 

The London Souls

House of Blues

 

Anders Osborne

Howlin’ Wolf

 

Dumpstaphunk

One Eyed Jacks

 

Trombone Shorty

Saenger Theater

 

Bonerama

Republic

 

Father John Misty

The Civic Theater

 

The Meter Men, Page McConnell

The Joy Theater

 

Galactic

Tipitina’s

 

Fire Water

Steamboat Natchez, 10p.m.

True Blood: Ep 7 LiveBlog


When we last left Renard parish, Eric and Jess almost died (er lived then died again,) but they didn't. There was a bunch of feeding and sex. Then, all the personalities involved attempted reconciliation with the witches, but that turned ugly. The cliffhanger moment came when Sookie was injured, plus the witches used silver to capture Vampire Eric. And, here we go again...


True Blood: Ep 5: LiveBlogged


When we last lost Renard Parish, Sookie was making out with Eric, Vampire Bill had Marnie the Witch under lockdown in some sort of Gitmo-esque facility, Tara's lesbian lover in NOLA was onto her second life, and  and Vampire Bill convinced Pam to spill the beans about Sookie's landlord. And, now Episode 5 minute by minute...


True Blood: Ep 5 Liveblog


Last week, Jason escaped the shapeshifting panthers,and was rescued by Hoyt and Jessica, but Tommy, the shapeshifting dog, was collared so he can be used in a Michael Vick style dogfight operation. (Really.) Meanwhile, Eric tripped on Faireie blood, and Marnie, the cliche named witch, is becoming very evil. In fact, she used her powers to cut through Pam's Tammy Fay Baker-esque makeup and dissolve the very flesh of her face. Sookie has kept her clothes on and grown distant from Bill. Now for Episode Five!


True Blood: LiveBlogged

Episode 3 Minute By Minute



When we last left our favorite tale of Louisiana Lust, the tiny town of Bon Temps had run amuck. Eric the Vampire proved himself quite the real estate wiz, buying Sookie's house, Vampire Bill found himself enough mercs to prove that Giants aren't the only ones with posses, a Wiccan stopped eating granola, satisfying herself with raising the dead, and Sam is involved in some sort of Prufrockian unrequited love mixed with shape changing. Yeah. Oh, and there's sex, lots of sex.


Battle of the Fang


Sometimes, we don't quite get True Blood. Portions border on porn [and More]-- which we like. And, there's lots of Louisiana-- which is nice. Maybe, it's the vampires that trip us up. We don't quite get the Battle of the Fang, either-- but we know it's for a good cause! Basically, Alexander Skarsgard (Bill Compton) and Stephen Moyer (Eric Northman) are doing battle to see who can raise more five dollar donations to charity. The Loser will have to wear a humiliating T-Shirt designed by the Winner.


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