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DIMANCHE

September 21st

Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings
Superdome, 12p.m.

First home game of the regular season. Geaux Saints!!

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
NOCCA Nims Black Box Theatre, 2p.m.
The NOLA Project presents a stage adapation of Ken Kesey’s classic ($30)

 

Thin Walls
Shadowbox Theater, 4p.m.
A dark comedy by Michael Allen Zell

 

Louisiana History Alive!
Shadowbox Theatre, 8p.m
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This month ft. Baroness Pontalba and "Mother of Orphans" Margaret Haughery

 

Gal Holiday & the Honky-Tonk Revue
Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

Authentic N.O. honky-tonk rock

 

Hot 8 Brass Band
Howlin Wolf Den, 10p.m.
The brass band locals love

 

Elaine Greer
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
Singer-songwriter based in Austin, TX ($5)

LUNDI

September 22nd

Luke Winslow King
d.b.a., 7p.m.

Young singer-songwriter with an old soul

 

Alexis & the Samurai
Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

Indie folk duo perform every Monday

 

Bluegrass Pickin’ Party
Hi-Ho Lounge, 8p.m.
Bring an instrument and join in (free)

 

Real Estate, Regal Degal
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.
Dreamy, kitschy pop vibes from New Jersey ($18)

 

King James & the Special Men
BJ's Lounge, 10p.m.

Weekly gig in the Bywater for downtown rhythm and blues

MARDI

September 22nd

Crescent City Farmers Market
Broadway Street, 9a.m.-1p.m.

Uptown edition of the city's prime local market

 

Michael Rubin: The Cottoncrest Curse
Octavia Books, 6p.m.
Author’s new mystery, set on a Louisiana plantation

 

Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns
Spotted Cat, 6.p.m.

Jazz singer with a vintage twist

 

Peter Abadie: Green in Judgement Cold in Blood
Garden District Books, 6-7:30p.m.
Abadie’s latest is about the motivations of assassins 

 

Stanton Moore Trio
Snug Harbor, 10p.m.

Moore, Singleton, and Torkanowsky play Frenchmen on Tuesdays in September ($15)


The New Movement Kicks Midnight Mic Over to Stand-up Comics


by Emma Boyce

New Orleans has no shortage of funny characters. Still, aside from a chance performance here and there, New Orleanians have no regular standup scheduled to tickle their funny bone. Starting January 4, Marigny comedyplex The New Movement theater provides a little relief with standup shows every Friday at 11:59 pm.

 

 

The New Movement’s weekly Midnight Mic follows in the footsteps of their already successful weekly show Comedy Beast.  Hosted by Cyrus Cooper, Comedy Beast runs every Tuesday at 8:30 at the Howlin’ Wolf.

TNM Midnight Mic
All shows $5 unless otherwise noted
January 4: Block Party (Free)
January 11: The Real @ChrisTrew Show
January 18: Just Go With It
January 25: Pass the Mic
February 1: Pilot Night (Free)
February 15: Weird Sex Stories
February 22: Pass the Mic
March 1: Block Party (Free)
March 8: Diamonds are Forever
March 15: Pass the Mic
March 22: The Real @ChrisTrew Show
March 29: Megaphone Championship Wrestling


Retreating from the Wolf’s Den, Midnight Mic brings comedy back to the motherland, and into the heart of the Marigny (a Mecca for alternative anything) to The New Movement headquarters (1919 Burgundy).

 

“There’s a lot of great weekly standup shows, but there’s not a weekly series for alternative standup comedy.  [We’re] a weekly helm for alternative standup comedy,” said Chris Trew of the New Movement.

 

Midnight Mic kicks off with an open mic Block Party series, where amateurs and professionals alike can take the mic for a night of “anything goes.”  The following Friday, The Real @ChrisTrew Show takes the stage.

 

“It’s really like watching a public access show, but live,” Trew said of his own standup routine.  Trew describes his show as part game show, part public access, and part Internet.

 

Other nights like Just Go With It and Pass the Mic make standup a little more demanding.  Just Go With It combines standup comedy with different challenges, while Pass the Mic forces a selection of comics to improvise with each other on stage.

 

Some series will also feature recurring characters like Diamond, an unaccommodating talk show host who entertains local guests in Diamonds are Forever. Wrestling turns comedic in their new series Megaphone Championship Wrestling, and sex gets weird in Weird Sex Stories.

 

Perhaps the most exciting series, however, is Pilot Night, where emerging comedians perform their shows and possibly become part of The New Movement’s repertoire.

 

 

Trew said that TNM offers fellow comedians much needed access to the most important part of their routines—a venue.

 

“Standup comedians can get stage time almost every night of the week now. We're proud to be doing our part of providing an outlet,” said Trew.




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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

Listings Editor

Anna Gaca

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