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Samedi

April 25th

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Saenger Theater, 9:30p.m.

Rock, funk and one hell of a stage show from NOLA's favortie son

 

Colin Lake

Circle Bar, 10p.m.

Rising singer-songwriter

 

Pimps of Joytime + Vinyl

Maison, 2a.m.

Funk ensemble

 

HUSTLE with DJ Soul Sister

Hi Ho Lounge, 8p.m.

Beloved local DJ spins funk, soul, and more, always in the groove

 

Soul Rebels, Gravity A, Brass-A-Holics, Steven Bernstein

Blue Nile, 10p.m.

All-star lineup of local bands plus a great trumpeter

 

Mississippi Rail Company

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

NOLA rhythm & blues of quartet

 

The London Souls

House of Blues, 9p.m.

Energetic duo evoking classic rock sounds

 

Anders Osborne

Howlin’ Wolf, 9p.m.

Songs about struggling with drugs, love, and New Orleans.

 

Dumpstaphunk

One Eyed Jacks, 10p.m.

Ivan Neville's funk outfit

 

Bonerama

Republic

All trombone funk band

 

Father John Misty

The Civic Theater

 

The Meter Men, Page McConnell

The Joy Theater

Modeliste, Nocentelli, and Porter plus Phish keyman

 

Galactic

Tipitina’s, 9p.m.

NOLA funk pioneers in their favorite venue

 

Fire Water

Steamboat Natchez, 10p.m.

All star lineup mashed up on the river


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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