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Bayou St. John (12:15 PM-9:15 PM)
A music fest on the water featuring Alexis and the Samuri, Remedy Krewe, Fleur de Tease, Hot 8 Brass Band, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and more
Bayou St. John (11:00AM-1:00PM)
Pocket Aces Brass Band and Bone Tone Brass lead this year's second line, which starts and ends at Bayou Boogaloo!
Central City (1 p.m)
Second lines! Won't bow down!
Mid-City (All day)
Church and a parade to celebrate the club's 104th year
House of Blues (9:00 PM)
The Comedy Central comedian is here for some standup!
Big Top (7 p.m.)
8-16 piece traveilling circus punk troupe. Need we say more? Is there anymore to say? with Sammy Kay and the East Los Three, Dead Legends
Art Klub, 513 Elysian Fields Ave (8:00 PM)
An interactive and sparkling performance presented by Nari Tomassetti
Shadowbox Theatre (8:00 PM)
Straightforward conversational drama explores one area's gentrification through 50 years
Joe Krown feat. Russell Batiste and Walter "Wolfman" Washington
Maple Leaf (10:30PM)
Weekly gig on Oak with Krown on the organ, Washington firing up the guitar strings, and Batiste on the drums.
Hot 8 Brass Band
Howlin’ Wolf Den (10:00PM)
Weekly gig from some of the city’s best in brass
Sunday Youth Music Workshop
All ages workshop with Johnny Vidacovich. Bring your instruments!
Cajun Fais Do Do
Bruce Daigrepont is playing the washboard and getting you to bed early
Krewe du Guza
Le Bon Temps Roule (10:00PM)
Sunday Funday weekly gig from the husband and wife duo
Hymns for the Saints
5-Star and T-Bone Talk About Lifting Up the Black and Gold Through Song, and Coping with a Rough Start
With three losses behind them, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for some Saints fans to keep the faith. That’s why 5-Star & T-Bone, the local hip-hop artists who created “Pay Drew Brees” and “Free Sean Payton,” have been cranking out new songs every week to pump up the Who Dat Nation to stand behind their boys regardless of what’s displayed on the scoreboard.
This week’s gameday song, “We Got Your Back (Against the Pack)” is a rally cry for all the real Who Dats out there, say the duo. It's for the fans that will remain loyal no matter how troubled the season proves to be.
Brothers Eddie, aka “5- Star,” and Terrance, or “T-Bone” create a new song every week in the theme of the upcoming game. They draw a lot of their inspiration from fellow fans, especially through social media.
“We look at the schedule, then I’ll call him or he’ll call me and we’ll discuss what’s most important to the fans,” said T-Bone.
The rocky start to this year's season doesn't phase them, as the pair are anything but fair weather fans.
“I love the Saints regardless, I’ve been a fan ever since I could say the word ‘Saints,’ said 5-Star. “People used to wear bags over their heads to the games, I look at that now, and they’ve come a long way.”
T-Bone wholeheartedly agrees, adding, “We gonna ride this bandwagon ‘til the wheels fall off. Anybody who wants to jump off of the bandwagon, feel free to go right ahead,” he said.
5-Star added that many of the people who started cheering once the Saints had a few good seasons under their belts have been quick to hop off that bandwagon.
“A lot of people have become fans over the past six years, and they don’t understand the hurt we felt for so long,” said 5-Star. “They [the Saints] don’t need to feel like we’ve turned our backs on them because we hit a rough patch,” he said.
T-Bone said people need to put the season in perspective.
“We’re forgetting that this is a whole new system, a whole new language. I think once they spend more time in this system, it’ll start to gel,” he said.
Even with the bounty suspensions leaving unfamiliar faces on the sidelines, 5-Star and T-Bone have faith in new defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and the rest of the interim team.
“I like Spags, Payton wouldn’t want him here if he wasn’t good at what he does,” said T-Bone. “Payton likes to surround himself with greatness. Once we clean everything up I think we’ll be fine,” he said.
5-Star agrees that the team’s losses are just a part of the new process.
“Just because they’re having this rough patch right now, I’m not affected by it. Everybody on the field is a professional, and they know how to play the game,” he said.
The hip-hop Who Dats don’t have too many special pre-game rituals. T-Bone said his game day routine is still in the “developmental stage.”
“I’m trying to find something that works, trying to help us get a win,” said T-Bone.
The season ticketholder usually watches the games live, but will occasionally choose family time over the Dome.
“If I don’t go to the game, I just go by a relative and throw something on the grill,” said T-Bone. 5-Star prefers to watch the game from the comfort of home, and he said his Saints superstition has to do with where he decides to park himself.
“I usually try to sit in the same spot to watch every time,” he said.
The one constant throughout the season has been the brothers’ collaborative efforts to fire up the fans to boost our team’s morale.
“A lot of times, Eddie comes over to the studio and I’ll make the beat right there on the spot,” said T-Bone. “While I’m making the beat, he’s writing his verse. When I’m done producing the beat, his verse is ready and we can discuss the chorus. We bounce ideas off of each other,” explained T-Bone.
Their songs will remain a constant no matter what's happening on the field.
“We’re doing a song for every game, win or lose. All season long we’ll be recording new songs to keep everyone amped up. The main song we want everybody to focus on throughout the season is the ‘Do Your Job’ song. If the team gets to hear that, I think it’ll fire them up,” T-Bone said.
Lastly, 5-Star and T-Bone sent a message out to their fans and the entire Who Dat Nation. “Everybody who’s supporting us on twitter, on facebook, we want to give a big thanks to everybody,” said T-Bone.
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