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Mercredi

May 25th

Wednesday at the Square

Lafayette Square, 6p.m.

Mia Borders plays popular outdoor series

 

Marisa Anderson

Siberia, 9p.m.

Guitar virtuoso rooted in Americana

 

Tin Men

d.b.a., 7p.m.

The world’s premiere washboard-sousaphone-guitar trio, weekly

 

Treme Brass Band

Candlelight Lounge, 9p.m.

See the legendary band on their home turf, weekly

 

Major Bacon

Banks Street Bar, 10p.m.

Blues rock in Midcity—come early for BLTs, weekly

 

New Breed Brass Band

Blue Nile, 11p.m.

Trombone Shorty proteges play funky takes on classics, weekly

Jeudi

May 26th

Gawd Save the Queen

Snug, 7p.m.

A musical tribute to Leigh "Little Queenie" Harris

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6-8p.m.

Maggie Koerner, art, Ms. Linda

 

Jazz in the Park

Armstrong Park, 5p.m.

Colin Lake, James Andrew play free outdoor series

 

Bad Company

Champions Square, 6p.m.

Rawk n’ Roll! Joe Walsh opens

 

Devil You Know

Republic, 9p.m.

Metalcore supergroup

 

Mrs. Magician

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Up and coming San Diego dismal pop

 

Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers

Bullet’s Sports Bar, 7p.m.

See Kermitt weekly gig in the 7th Ward and get to bed early

 

Feufollet

d.b.a., 10p.m.

Cajun indie rock--and it’s great

 

Johnny Vidacovich

Maple Leaf, 11p.m.

Weekly gig from one of the city’s top drummers


Reports: Mr. Magic, Former No Limit Rapper, Dies in Car Accident


Mr. Magic, a rapper from the 9th Ward who recorded with the famed No Limit Records during the 1990s, reportedly died in a car accident Saturday, according to numerous reports on social media. According to Complex Music, Mr. Magic, born Awood Johnson, died in the accident with his wife. The crash reportedly took place in Mississippi, 

 

Also known as Magic and Mr. Ninth Ward, Mr. Magic hooked up with No Limit after meeting Corey C-Murder Miller, the brother of No Limit head Master P. His 1998 debut "Sky's the Limit" came at the height of No Limit Records' run, and rose up the charts to No. 15 on the Billboard album charts. In 2004, he teamed with former heavyweight champion boxer Roy Jones Jr. and Choppa to form Body Head Bangerz. The trio released one album, which included the hit "I Smoke, I Drank."

 

As the news spread this morning, New Orleans hip-hop community took to Twitter to remember Mr. Magic:

 

 

 




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