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VENDREDI

May 26th

Bayou Country Superfest

Mercedes Benz Superdome, 11AM

Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts and many more

 

Magazine St. Art Market

Dat Dog, 4PM

Happy hour + local art

 

Royal Street Stroll

200-900 Blocks of Royal St, 530PM

Led by the Krewe of Cork

 

YP Family Game Night

Urban League of Greater New Orleans, 6PM

Game night for young professionals and their families

 

Toonces and Friends

Marigny Opera House, 7PM

An orchestral journey through time

 

Spektrum Fridays

Techno Club, 10PM

Featuring J.DUB’L and residents Erica and Rye

 

New Thousand + Adrian

Balcony Music Club, 11PM

Violin centered hip hop

 

Free Music Series

Fulton Ally, 10PM

Featuring Bubl Trubl

SAMEDI

May 27th

Palmer Park, 10AM
The May edition of the monthly art market
 
New Orleans Jazz Market, 3PM
Light bites, drinks, DJs
 
Bar Redux, 7PM
Horror, fantasy, and spiritual movies from 13 countries
 
Bacchanel Fine Wine and Spirits, 7:30PM
Progressive jazz from one of the cities best
 
The Howlin Wolf, 8PM
Improvisational funk music
 
Joan Mitchell Center, 8PM
Monthly open mic
 
The Orpheum Theater, 9PM
Tremaine The Tour with support by Mike Angel
 
Santos Bar, 10PM
Mind expanding multi genre music

DIMANCHE

May 28th

NOLA MIX Records, 11AM
Teaching kids to DJ and produce beats
 
The Courtyard Brewery, 3PM
Raffle, silent auction, craft beer
 
Mags on Elysian Fields, 7PM
A new series dedicated to pushing the limits of contemporary music
 
Three Keys, 7PM
OC cabaret goes Sci-Fi
 
UNO Lakefront Arena, 8PM
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of her debut album
 
One Eyed Jacks, 10PM
Remixes, edits and originals of Fleetwood Mac
 
Rare Form, 10PM
Vintage sounds of American Root Music

For the Record(s)

A Nodef Photo Essay



Saturday morning found the heat turned way up at the Iron Rail Collective, but for a change, the passion concerned the benefits of commerce. Yes, ladies and gentlemen of the Marigny, your neighborhood anarcho-punkrock-syndicate was raging for the machinery of musical production, specifically in vinyl form.

 
Intrepid NoDef reporters ventured to the Iron Rail space on Decatur and Marigny for the (hopefully) annual "Record Raid," a decadent market of old- and new-timey phonographical fare. Dollar rockabilly 45s shared space with Patti Smith and Compay Segundo classics in the sweltering room, where vendors - for a $20 fee - displayed their wares for the sweaty public.
 
 
The six-hour affair was billed as an art-tastic outreach event for the Collective, which seeks to broaden its presence among a demographic known colloquially as the New Orleans Friends of Expropriation. Soaring temperatures failed to diminish fervor for the revolutionary potential of the LPs and CDs on sale.
 
 
The Iron Rail Collective hosts open meetings every Wednesday at 7pm.

Thanks and clarification

Thanks for posting this and thanks for coming. A slight clarification: The Record Raid is its own organization, the Iron Rail (and through them, The Ark) were the hosts who graciously let The Raid use the space for free, not to mention their support as a vendor for the past two WTUL Record Fairs.

The vendor fees and donations from the past two events will be put right back into making the next official Record Raid even better than the last. Also, the next record fair in town will be in conjunction with the Ponderosa Stomp in September. Please check the Record Raid wordpress if you'd like to be kept in the know.

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