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MARDI

August 22nd

Murder Ballads

Euclid Records, 5PM

Book signing with Dan Auerbach and Gabe Soria

 

DIY Fermented Foods

Rosalie Apothecary, 7PM

Fermented dairies, like kefire, yogurt, butter, buttermilk, and more

 

Stanton Moore Trio

Snug Harbor, 8PM

Galactic drummer's side project

 

Water Seed

Blue Nile, 9PM

Future funk stars

 

Treme Brass Band

d.b.a., 9PM

See the legendary band on their home turf

 

Rebirth Brass Band

Maple Leaf, 10PM

2 sets by the Grammy-winning brass band

 

Smoking Time Jazz Club

Spotted Cat, 10PM

Trad jazz masters

 
 

MERCREDI

August 23rd

Wine Down Wednesdays

New Orleans Jazz Museum, 6:30PM

Free yogalates at the Mint

 

The Heart of Herbalism

Rosalie Apothecary, 7PM

Syrups and immune health

 

Trapper Keeper

Side Bar, 8:30PM

Local improv music duo, feat. Dr. Jeff Albert

 

Trainspotting

Bar Redux, 9PM

Free screening of junkie masterpiece

 

Chris & Tami

The New Movement, 9:30PM

TNM's founders perform weekly free show

 

Vixens & Vinyl

One Eyed Jacks, 10:30PM

Burlesque dance party

JEUDI

August 24th

Summertime Blues

Shops at Canal Place, 5:30PM

Young professionals meet-up with blues, brews, and BBQ

 

Architecture & Design Film Festival Kick-Off

Contemporary Arts Center, 5:30PM

Opening night party and film

 

Yoga Social Club

Crescent Park, 5:45PM

Get sweaty and centered

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6PM

Feat. Sweet Olive String Band

 

Ambush Reggae Band

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Local roots reggae group

 

Royal Teeth

Tipitina's, 9PM

Feat. Merci Raines and No True Scotsman

VENDREDI

August 25th

Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5PM

Feat. The Pfister Sisters

 

Exotic Races

Fair Grounds, 5PM

Races feat. ostriches and camels

 

More Lovely and More Temperate

Valiant Theatre and Lounge, 6PM

Performance of all 154 Shakespearean sonnets

 

Lil' WeezyAna Fest

Champions Square, 7PM

Feat. Gucci Man, Rich the Kid, Kodie Shane, YoungBoy NBA, and Lil Wayne

 

Drive-In On the Patio

Bar Redux, 9PM

Campy and cool movies, The Wasp Woman, Attack of the Giant Leeches, and The Giant Gila Monster

 

Little Maker & Mr. Universe

One Eyed Jacks, 9PM

Feat. special tribute to The Band

 

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Prytania Theatre, 12AM

Feat. NOLA's foremost shadow cast The Well-Hung Speakers

SAMEDI

August 26th

It's About TIME

Studio Be, 6PM

Artist conversation about oppression via symbols like the monuments

 

New Pride Pageant

Cafe Istanbul, 6PM

Honoring Mr & Miss New Orleans Pride 2017

 

New Orleans Saints vs. Houston Texans

SuperDome, 7PM

The Saints and Texans go head to head

 

Rick & Morty Marathon

Bar Redux, 9PM

Outdoor binge session for Dan Harmon's animated series

 

Swamp Motel

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Album release party for Louisiana rockers

 

Vox & The Hound

One Eyed Jacks, 10PM

Pop group, feat. psych band Midriff and Naughty Palace


Hit Me America


Smash into the Republic this Wednesday at 7 p.m.for the premier of an upcoming series called the HIT ME AMERICA Louisiana Jam Sessions. Co-hosted by Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr., the songwriters’ showcase will premiere eighteen individual musicians whose challenge is to write a hit song in one hour with the help of a live audience. Producer Steven Scaffidi has teamed up with the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame to film Wednesday’s event as well as subsequent jams, all eventually set for broadcast.

 

The showcase aims to introduce the public to selected artists by placing all of them on the same stage in one night. Some of the musician/songwriters include Steve Blaze (Lillian Axe), Vince Vance, Lynn Drury, Christian Serpas and Reed Alleman. In the middle of the show, the producers will go through the songwriting process to enlighten the audience on what Hit Me America will be like.

 

Mike Shepherd, Executive Director of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame says, “This is the wildest music event I’ve ever been involved with.”

 

The Jam Sessions call upon the local community to host private jams with any of the artists listed on the website. “Anything is possible,” says creator Scaffidi of Ghost Rider Pictures. They could be held at private residences, coffee shops, bars, schools, or even large venues like the Mahalia Jackson. Hosts invite their friends to be a part of the filming of this live music experience.

 

During the first hour of the jam, the performing artist will play original music and tell the stories behind the songs, but the challenge begins in the second hour when the artist takes cues from spectators with one common goal: to write a smash hit.  

 

“The artist has no idea what the song will be like. The lady in the front row might yell something,” says Steven, “Someone in the back plays a drum riff on a coffee table. The artist can take or reject the ideas.” 

 

At the end of the second hour, the musician will perform the finished piece. They must have a finished product and will only be allowed 30 minutes extra time if need be. 

 

“It puts the artist under the gun and adds a bit of drama to see if the artist will freak out and crumble under the pressure, or deliver,” noted Scaffidi.  

 

They’ll record it on the spot and submit it to record companies with hopes of getting it picked up. At the very least, it will end up on iTunes. The participants even share in the royalties and choose a charity to which they donate the earnings.  

 

“It’s hard to get a song noticed these days. There’s lots of good music that never sees the light of day,” says Steven, “At the end of the day it’s about getting the music in front of the most people. It’s not like American Idol.  We don’t control the artist, only the song created in the jam session. The concept is good for artists and gives the public a chance to be a part of the music. “ 

 

Any individual or group is eligible to apply here as long as they meet the criteria to cover filming costs.  

Discounted tickets for Wednesday’s Showcase are available at this link. 

Where: Republic New Orleans, 828 South Peters Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

When:  Wednesday, July 23, 2014, Time: 7PM

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