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Defender Picks

 

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


Easter Sunday Second Line with the Pigeon Town Steppers


The French Quarter isn't the only place that will be steppin' out in its Easter finest on Sunday. Uptown starts its own party at 1 p.m. at the famed Maple Leaf Bar, when the Original Pigeon Town Steppers Social Aide and Pleasure Club will be coming out for their annual Easter Sunday second line. Click through to view the route:

 

Founded in 1994, the Club has grown into a highlight of the second line calendar. This year's theme is "All Eyes on Me," with Erroll Jerome and April Lewis reigning as King and Queen. Here's their celebratory path:

 

START: Maple Leaf Bar (8316 Oak St.) Continue down Oak St. to General Ogden St. Turn right on General Ogden to Willow St.

 

STOP: Walter's Lounge. Continue down Willow to Carrollton Ave. Left on Carrollton to Birch St. Right on Birch to Adam St. Left on Adam to Hickory St.

 

STOP: Adam St. Development Center. Continue down Hickory St. to Broadway St. Turn right on Broadway to Fig St.

 

STOP: Broadway Lounge. (Toast King & Queen). Continue down Broadway to Walmsley Ave. Right on Walmsley to Carrollton. Left on Carrollton to Apple St. Right on Apple to Monroe.

 

STOP: E&C Lounge. Continue down Monroe St. to Nelson St. Turn left on Nelson to Leondias St. Turn right on Leondias to Cohn St. Left on Cohn to Joliet St. Left on Jolie to Spruce St.

 

STOP: Blue Flame Lounge. Continue down Spruce St. to Eagle St.

 

STOP: Sista Sista Bar & Lounge. Continue down Eagle St. to Hickory St. Turn left on Hickory to Monroe St. Right on Monroe to Birch St.

 

DISBAND: Circoc Bar, Monroe and Birch St.




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Contributors:

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