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LABOR DAY

September 1st

Zephyrs vs. Memphis
Zephyr Stadium, 1p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Heroes: A Labor Day Screening Program
Antenna Gallery, 3-7:30p.m.

A selection of documentaries on America’s workers

 

Viridiana
Cafe Istanbul, 7p.m.
Luis Buñuel’s 1961 film is rich with intrigue

 

Alexis & the Samurai
Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

Indie folk duo perform every Monday

 

King James & the Special Men
BJ's Lounge, 10p.m.

Weekly gig in the Bywater for downtown rhythm and blues

MARDI

September 2nd

Yulman Stadium Dedication
Tulane Yulman Stadium, 3-5p.m.
Opening ceremonies for the Green Wave’s new stadium
 

Hidden Treasures: Restaurant Edition
Old U.S. Mint, 6 & 7p.m.
Two nightly tours of the Louisiana State Museum’s collection of restaurant ephemera ($20)

 

Progression Music Series
Gasa Gasa, 8p.m.
This week ft. Barry's Pocket + Christin Bradford Band

 

Comedy Beast
Howlin Wolf Den, 8:30p.m.
Free comedy show

 

Nik Turner's Hawkwind, Witch Mountain, Hedersleben, Mountain of Wizard
Siberia, 9p.m.
Hawkwind and Space Ritual saxophonist still touring the world ($12)

 

Punk Night
Dragon’s Den, 10p.m.
This week ft. The Boy Sprouts, The Noise Complaints, Mystery Girl, Interior Decorating

MERCREDI

September 3rd

Restaurant Week Kickoff Party
The Chicory, 6-8p.m.
The Restaurant Association invites the public to sample bites and libations ($25)

 

The He and She Show
Siberia, 6p.m.
Live stand-up ft. Doug and Teresa Wyckoff, Andrew Polk, Molly Rubin-Long, Duncan Pace ($7)

 

Katy Simpson Smith: The Story of Land and Sea
Columns Hotel, 7p.m.
Author presents her debut novel of the American Revolution

 

Alien Ant Farm
Southport Hall, 7:30p.m.
With H2NY, Kaleido, Music from Chaos ($15)

 

Pocket Aces Brass Band
Howlin Wolf Den, 8p.m.
Get your funky brass fill on a Wednesday ($5)

JEUDI

September 4th

Carol McMichael Reese: New Orleans Under Reconstruction
Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.
Panel discussion by contributors to this informed book on post-Katrina N.O.

 

Katy Simpson Smith: The Story of Land and Sea
Octavia Books, 6p.m.
Author presents her debut novel of the American Revolution

 

Hidden Treasures: Restaurant Edition
Old U.S. Mint, 6 & 7p.m.

Two nightly tours of the Louisiana State Museum’s collection of restaurant ephemera ($20)

 

Ogden After Hours
Ogden Museum, 6-8p.m.

This week ft. Mike Dillon, James Singleton and Johnny Vidacovich

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
NOCCA Nims Black Box Theatre, 8p.m.

The NOLA Project presents a stage adapation of Ken Kesey’s classic ($30)

VENDREDI

September 5th

Music Under the Oaks
Audubon Park Newman Bandstand, 4:30-6p.m.

This week ft. John Mahoney Big Band

 

Mark Shapiro: Carbon Shock
Octavia Books, 6p.m.

Journalist’s new book explores intersection of environment and economics

 

Dernière séance
Alliance Française, 7p.m.
A cinema manager turns killer when he learns his beloved theater will close ($5)

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
NOCCA Nims Black Box Theatre, 8p.m.

The NOLA Project presents a stage adapation of Ken Kesey’s classic ($30)

 

Foundation Free Fridays: Flow Tribe
Tiptina’s, 10p.m.

CD Release party with Cha Waa, Seven Handle Circus

 

Freddy Mercury Night
Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 10p.m.

Is this real life? Is just fantasy?

 

Royal Teeth, Coyotes
Freret Street Publiq House, 10p.m.

Local indie pop & rock on Freret

 

G-Eazy
Republic, 11p.m.
Loyola grad returns to his home stage ($20)

LSU, Tulane Do the Harlem Shake (VIDEO)


Over the last few weeks, a new dance craze is sweeping the nation. Don't worry, the Macarena hasn't returned. The Harlem Shake (not to be confused with this Harlem Shake) has everyone looking for roughly 30 seconds of fame on a YouTube video. It's even made its way to SoLA, where LSU and Tulane are getting down.


Mardi Gras Beatdown Caught on Video


One man's Carnival ended down with the uncaught throws after he threw a beer at police, then followed the move up by swinging at a cop. The video of the scene, in which police pile on the man and administer some fist justice, is fast going viral. Click through to view.


Horn-Toting German Youth Doesn't Blame Trombone Shorty...For That (VIDEO)


When Trombone Shorty was the same age as Thomas, he was already leading his own brass bands. Being from Germany, the youngster might not have had a to get out in front of a second line quite yet. But a YouTube camera is another story. In a video that Shorty called "one of the best gifts I've ever received," our young singer-trombone player looks into the eyes of his hero's picture, and belts out an accent-heavy rendition of the Tampa Red cut, "Don't Blame Shorty for That." Now isn't that just the cutest thing come over here and let me get a....just watch it:


Mr. Ghetto Takes on NOLA Violence


When we interviewed him last year, Mr. Ghetto insisted to us that he had more than just a one-hit ode to Wally World up his sleeve (Well, it had many hits in YouTube terms). Turns out, he wasn't lying. Having recently been to jail and the hospital, Mr. Ghetto has had the city's out-of-control violence on his mind. In his new video, "Close My Eyes," the 7th Ward native ditches the panty-panty-panty-panty-hose, and gets reflective. Check out the video after the jump:


LA Guns Manager Who Knocked Out NOLA Graffiti Artists Shows No Remorse


There's no second thoughts in the L.A. Guns camp. In their recent NoDef interview with Skylar Fein, local graffiti artists The Bourghog Guild talked about a recent alteraction outside the Marigny club Siberia with the manager of hair metal band L.A. Guns after writing R.I.P L.A. Guns on the door of their tour trailer. "Next to some stickers," the Bourghog Guild told Fein. "It was clean, yeah. I understood why I got knocked out. I deserved it." Apparently Markham agrees. After seeing the article on a Facebook post by the band's singer Tracii Guns, the manager wrote, "Now you know why the second one got bitch slapped before i knocked him out." 


VIDEO: 'LSU Championship Bounce' Backs That BCS Up


In case you ain't heard, LSU is going to the BCS Championship. Well, actually, they're coming to the championship, because the most important game ever played in the history of college football (Part II) is happening right here in New Orleans. In a related development, it appears the Bounce stylings DJ Jubilee have managed to travel all the way up I-10 to Baton Rogue, and Tiger Stadium is the new Wally World. In a YouTube video that appears poised to go viral titled "LSU Championship Bounce," some LSU students send up their gridiron heroes. Azz not included, so it's safe for work. Now eat grass with it:


Mayor Mitch Meets Occupy NOLA


Thanks to the size and spirit of the New York original, public attention has been rapt on the Occupy New Orleans protest-turned-Duncan-Plaza-encampment. But what drew in stated occupation target, Mayor Mitch? Perhaps, Landrieu just wanted to return the call of the protesters who stopped by his office while he was out on Thursday. Or, maybe the policy wonk at heart was intrigued by their use of percentages in sloganeering. Either way, Mayor Mitch took an opportunity on Friday to swing by and see what all the fuss was about for a quick chat with the demonstrators. Video after the jump.


Cows Thinking About Forming Social Aide and Pleasure Club


Here in New Orleans, we know that the best way to attract a crowd is to get a few friends and their horns together, and start in with a standard. But French quintent, The New Hot 5, is taking a more scientific approach. And since there are animals involved, it's perfect for YouTube. In this viral video that's taking Europe, "Jazz for Cows," the group plays before a pasture in the countryside, only to have a herd of cattle crowd near them. Look closely, and you might see one of the heifers start to buckjump. Click through to see the video!


Mr. Ghetto Visits the ER for 'Heart Attack'


Since Wal-Mart scorched the tubes, Mr. Ghetto has headed to the Superdome to hang with really drunk people. But that was only a lead-up to his latest, defibrilating effort. "Heart Attack" finds Mr. Ghetto leaving his dance team at home and bringing breakdancers to the ER instead. Click through to see the video.


Cops Driving Badly


When NOPD officers kill and cheat, it usually makes headlines. But we don't usually hear about the traffic violations. This week, however, two cases in which police were out-of-line with their cruisers have come to the fore. In the first, four-year-department veteran Justin Ferris was fired Wednesday for events surrounding an Uptown collision that killed a woman last year.


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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,

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Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Listings Editor

Anna Gaca

Art Listings

Cheryl Castjohn

Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

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Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

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Stephen Babcock