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Defender Picks

 

Lundi

March 2nd

Salad Days
Prytania, 7:30, 10p.m.
WTUL fundraiser

 

Rachel Breunlin & Bruce
Octavia Books, 6p.m.
The intergenerational traditions behind brass band music

 

Gerald French & the Original Tuxedo Brass Band
Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, 8p.m.
A family tradition, debatably the oldest brass band in NOLA

 

Luke Winslow King,
d.b.a., 7p.m.
Young singer-songwriter with an old soul

Mardi

March 3rd

Jesmyn Ward
Columns Hotel, 7p.m.
National Book Award winner reads for 1718 Society

 

Fat $inatra
Apple Barrel, 6:30p.m.
The name says it all

 

Alvin Youngblood Hart
Blue Nile, 9p.m.
A True Southern Bluesman

 

The Sidemen
The Prime Example
Soulful jazz well worth the the cabfare

 

Dear White People
Indywood, 7p.m
Life as a millennial black on white dominated campuses

Mercedi

March 4th

Shpongle
Civic Theater
Simon Gosford and Raja Ram’s uber eclectic sound

 

Pelicans v. Pistons
SKC, 7p.m.
Surging Birds face Detroit without Brow

Mercedi

March 4th

Jyl Benson and Sam Hanna
Octavia Books, 6p.m.
New book focuses on New Orleans' Casual Restaurant Recipes


Defiled Ride

Krewe Du Vieux in Photos



MARIGNY - Krewe du Vieux's annual romp through downtown New Orleans is once again complete. Other than counting down until next year, we're spending the morning (Wait..is it already afternoon?) after trying to shake visions of giant penises and Republicans in uncompromising positions.

 

Every float was worthy of a mention for some reason or another, but special mention goes to whoever rigged up those skeletons knocking bones on the "TSA: The Good Hands People" float, and the dreamers who envisioned Bobby Jindal pulling Sarah Palin's sleigh in the "Idiotarod." In a year that could've been all oil, the subkrewes - for perhaps the first time in history - can be credited with restraint. They spread the themes around, throwing in a little Landrieu here, a little graft there. And, as ever, there was giant sperm on poles. We sent photographer Kat Arnold to capture the night so we could look back on it until next year. The slideshow below shows the night through her lens.

 

Anyone have any pictures of

Anyone have any pictures of that TOTALLY AWESOME band that played with Fleur De Tease after the Radiators?

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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

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.

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B. E. Mintz

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Stephen Babcock