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Defender Picks



October 8th

ASAP Rocky

Champions Square, 7p.m.

Harlem rapper come to NOLA



The Civic, 8p.m.

Swedish heavy metal band


Twin Shadow

Republic, 8p.m.

Dominican-American musician


Ogden After Hours

Ogden, 5:30p.m.

This week ft. King Edward


Creole Son

Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.

Account of Edgar Degas in Nola


October 9th

Ariana Grande

Smoothie King Center, 7:30p.m.

Pop musician known for licking donuts she doesn’t buy


Kacey Musgraves

Howlin’ Wolf, 6:30p.m.

Country and Western Rhinestone Revue


Blackest of the Black ft. Danzig

The Civic, 6:30p.m.

Also ft. Superjoint, Veil of Maya, Prong and Witch Mountain


Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5p.m.

Opening of Traditions Transfigured


La Traviata

Mahalia Jackson Theater, 8p.m.

Opera story of love and sacrifice


October 10th

Dwight Yoakam

Orpheum Theater, 8:30p.m.

Singer-songwriter and country music pioneer


Meg Myers

OEJ, 7p.m.

Smoky Mountain singer-songwriter


Moon Taxi

The Civic, 8p.m.

Nashville rock band



HOB, 7p.m.

Reggae from Cali


Suggestive Gestures

Zeitgeist, 9:30p.m.

Experimental feature and drag performance


Moonlight Market: A Celebration of 20 Years of CCFM

Reyn Studios, 7p.m.

Crescent City Farmers Market fundraiser


October 11th

Bent, Not Broken Gallery Talk

Ogden, 2p.m.

With Curator, Michael Meads


Odd Man Out

Prytania, 10a.m.

Part of Halloween Classic Series


Masters of Illusion

Saenger, 7:30p.m.

Magicians from the hit TV show


Papa Mali

Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

George Porter Jr., Robert Hunter and Bill Kreutzmann

Preparation, Pretty Lights are High Points of Red Cross Hurricane App

by Mary-Devon Dupuy

The 2012 hurricane season has been kind to the Crescent City so far, but the Red Cross has just released a free Iphone app to remind us that we’re not in the clear yet. Until November, New Orleans residents need to gather emergency supplies, map out their evacuation routes, and come up with family plans before it’s too late. The new app, simply called, “Hurricane,” gives people all the information they could possibly need to prepare before a hurricane, and maybe even a little bit to help out during the throes of a big storm.



The application tracks its users' locations, offering them points on a map where they can find the shelters closest to them. There is also a section called, “Prepare,” in which users can find information regarding what to do right before, during, and after a hurricane, as well as a “Plan Ahead,” section. As most of us know, there is absolutely no phone reception during a hurricane, so the app may prove useless as a tool for the actual storm. However, the gobs of features for pre-planning make it worth the phone memory.


If you didn’t already know what the categorical threshold is for a hurricane to become an imminent threat, (spoiler alert: it’s a Category 2) or if you don’t know exactly how many gallons of water each person should have in the house in case of a major storm, you have a lot to learn from The Red Cross’ app. There are quizzes on hurricane history, knowledge, and how to prepare for storms to test your knowledge once you think you’ve adequately prepared. Of course, there is also an “alerts” section with push notifications provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service. The best part of the app: it comes with a strobe light.


That’s right, if you press the tool box at the top left hand corner, you can access the app’s “Emergency Tools.” There is a flashlight, a strobe light, an alarm siren, and even an “I’m Safe,” message prepared to be tweeted, facebooked, text messaged, or emailed to friends and loved ones.


Download the app here.

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