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Jeudi (Christmas Day)

December 25th

 

Fast Times

One Eyed Jacks, 10p.m.

An 80s & 90s dance party; $5

 

Late Night

House of Blues, 11p.m.

No strings attached holiday party

 

Soul Rebels

Le Bon Temps Roule, 10p.m.

Brass rebels do what they do best, get down

 

The Trio ft. Johnny Vidachovich

Maple Leaf, 12a.m.

Local funkadelic jazz stars play for Christmas

 
 

Vendredi

December 26th

A Tribute to Elton John & Billy Joel

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Presented by William Credo Agency ft. the Molly Ringwalds, Mixed Nutes, Chee Weez and more

 

Earphunk + Gravity A

Tipitina’s, 10p.m.

Funk rockstars keep the spirit going into the new year; $15

 

The Hitchhiker

One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.

With DiNOLA plus Donde Wolf; $10

Samedi

December 27th

Bad Girls of Burlesque

House of Blues, 8p.m.

A night of burlesque and bad girls playing their roles

 

Lost Bayou Ramblers

Tipitina’s, 10p.m.

Plus Colin Lake, Cedryl Ballou & the Zydeco Trendsetters; $12

 

Holiday Hangover

Dragon’s Den, 10p.m.

Unicorn Fukr, Marshall Monica, Junk Yard Rhythm Section and more

 

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

d.b.a., 11p.m.

$20

 

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

Saenger, 3p.m. & 7p.m.

The holidays wouldn’t be complete without Tchaikovsky and life size Matrushka dolls

 

Dax Riggs

One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.

Folk music fit for the apocalypse; $12

 

Pelicans vs. Spurs

Smoothie King Center, 7p.m.

Big Easy basketballers take on San Antonio

 

JazzFest After Dark: 5.3.13


If you have enough energy after leaving the festival gates, move your muddy feet at one of many post-Jazz Fest shows. Galactic is staying up late Uptown, and Government Mule & The Revivalists are playing the Mahalia Jackson. The temperature is dropping quickly, so pick a venue and get cozy. Click through for complete after dark listings. 

 

The Funky Meters, Tipitina’s (8:00 PM)

 

Head over to Napoleon if you gotta have that funk with Art Neville, who hails from the house that music built and master blues bassist George Porter Jr.  It’s the true measure of funk at its best on Tchoup tonight.

 

11th Annual Bayou Rendezvous, Howlin’ Wolf (8:00 PM)

 

Blues and funk masters from down on the Bayou come together at the Howlin’ Wolf for a soulful spectacle. See Papa Grows Funk with the Bonerama Horns, The New Orleans Allstars, The New Orleans Suspects, The Motet, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, and many more.  The clock is ticking down to the final Papa Grows Funk performance slated for June 29th; go get an earful of them while you still can.  Tickets are $30.

 

The Honorable South and Social Set, Allways Lounge (9:00 PM)

 

Its electric afro-rock and rhythmic blues rock with the infectious vocals of female fronted Honorable South and Social Set.  Swing over to St. Claude for some hand-clapping and toe-tapping tonight.

 

Grayson Capps & The Lost Cause Minstrels, Carrollton Station (10:00 PM)

 

Head to the Riverbend tonight for some deep fried southern soul. Grayson Capps brings his long hair and his blend of country, blues, and rock to Uptown, and he'll be playing tracks from his new album.

 

Gov’t Mule and the Revivalists, Mahalia Jackson Theatre (10:00 PM)

 

Formed from The Allman Brothers Band lead guitarist and vocalist Warren Haynes and bassist Allen Woody, Gov’t Mule delivers hard southern rock guitar riffs with a classic rock feel.  They're playing with the Revivalists, whose raw vocals and dynamic orchestration have made the band a local favorite.  If you can’t make it out to Jazz Fest on Saturday to see them, catch them in the Treme.

 

Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes CD Release Party, Maple Leaf (10:30 PM)

 

A day after their show at the fairgrounds and about 2,000 after the since the release of their last record, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty notes crew are happy to pump out a new one and celebrate it’s birth at the Maple Leaf.

 

Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, One Eyed Jacks (1:30 AM)

 

If the Godfather of Soul is your preferred flavor, check out One Eyed Jacks on Toulouse for a taste of the funky soul stylings of Austin, TX native Black Joe Lewis playing the late show.  Tickets are $25

 

Galactic, Tipitina’s (2:00 AM)

 

Jamming the very late show at Tip’s is the electro-funk-jazz group Galactic.  Their Thursday show at One Eyed Jacks is sold-out and after Tip’s it’s on to their JF set so if you can’t make it to the Gentilly Stage, see them Uptown.




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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

Art Listings

Cheryl Castjohn

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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Minced Media, Inc.

Editor Emeritus



Stephen Babcock