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Defender Picks



November 27th

Pelicans v. Clippers

Staples Center, 9:30p.m.



New Orleans Suspects

Maple Leaf, 10:30p.m.

Old fashioned neighborhood party


Royal T

Gasa Gasa, 10p.m.

Also ft. Painted Hands and Vapo Rats


Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Tip’s, 9p.m.

Classsic Nola jams


James Hall

Circle Bar, 10p.m.

Rock singer and guitarist


Young Jeezy

Republic, 10p.m.

Album release party


November 28th

Pelicans v. Jazz

Vivint Smart Home Arena

Utah takes on New Orleans


Mac Miller

The Joy, 8p.m.

Also ft. Tory Lanez, Michael Christmas and Njomza


Classic Weekend Jam

Lakefront Arena, 8p.m.

Ft. Yo Gotti and Rick Ross


Bayou Classic

Superdome, 4p.m.

Southern University v. Grambling State University


Football & Courtyard Bar

Gasa Gasa, 7p.m.

Football and alcohol— need we say more?


Bad Girls of Burlesque

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Drinks, music and burlesque


November 29th

Saints v. Texans

NRG Stadium, 12p.m.

Nola takes on Houston


Holiday Inn

Prytania, 10a.m.

1942 flick starring Fred Astaire


Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf, 10p.m.

Also ft. Walter “Wolfman Washington and Russell Batiste


Gospel Brunch

House of Blues, 10a.m.

Definitely try the chicken and waffles


Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf, 10p.m.

Classic NOLA jams


November 30th

Big K.R.I.T.

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Part of the Kritically Acclaimed Tour



Higher Heights Reggae Band

Blue Nile, 9p.m.

Get your reggae jams on


Glen David Andrews

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

Nola jams


Aurora Nealand & Royal Roses

Maison, 7p.m.

Traditional jazz meets modernity

Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained' to Film in NOLA

Through the years, New Orleans' ready-made movie sets (d.b.a. the city) have been the backdrop for cult attracters Easy Rider, Steve McQueen and Nicholas Cage (reality and movie for him!). Quentin Tarantino could probably tell us a dozen more that are way better, but that's why he gets the megaphone. In any case, the man who gave us Pulp Fiction and a lot of grotesque violence that was somehow funny appears poised to add his own crop of NOLA scenes to the canon when he films his next project, Django Unchained, here next year, according to the New Orleans Office of Film and Video.


Tarantino has lined up a ridiculously star-studded cast for the "Spaghetti Southern"  that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx,  Kevin Costner, Christoph Waltz and, because someone needs to be a badass, Samuel L. Jackson. As for the plot, the tale of a freed slave (Foxx) who learns "skills" from a bounty hunter (Waltz), will be played against that of a plantation owner (DiCaprio) who teaches his slaves to fight will somehow be treated lightly, Tarantino has said. Glad to see QT's still not taking some of our worst atrocities too seriously.

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