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Mercredi

December 17th

Mason Reed

Circle Bar, 10p.m.

Hear Reed sing of his boozy adventures + Blind Texas Marlin + Ashley Beach

 

Molotov

Howlin’ Wolf, 8p.m.

Join the sarcasm and chaos of controversial rock

 

Dana Abbott

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, 5p.m.

Cali born lady turned local gets bluesy at the Royal Sonesta

 

Coyote Love

Republic, 9p.m.

Part of Holiday Rawk, this band shows love to blues and 70s funkrock

 

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Smoothie King Center, 7:30p.m.

Presenting “The Christmas Attic”

 

A Night of 1000 Bookers

The Maple Leaf, 7-9p.m.

Join local pianists for a tribute to James Booker

 

6x6

Mid-City Theater, 7:30p.m.

6 plays, one hour

 

Kid Carsons & Friends

Chickie Wah Wah, 10p.m.

Tribute to Neil Young with Engine Twins

Jeudi

December 18th

TRAP ft Grandtheft

Republic, 9p.m.

Custom made eclectic house to slay your eardrums

 

Tales of the Toddy

House of Blues, 6:30p.m.

The City’s best bartenders spin up takes on the classic winter drink

 

Roman Street

Ogden After Hours, 6-8p.m.

New flamenco rhythms from Mobile based band

 

Homegrown Night Concert Series

Tipitina’s, 8:30p.m.

Featuring Deltaphonic, The Fake Carls and Noisewater

Venredi

December 19th

WWOZ 34 Birthday Party

Tipitina’s, 9p.m.

Davell Crawford, Ivan Neville, DJ Soul Sister

 

Kermit Ruffins Big 50th Bash

House of Blues, 9p.m.

Celebrate Kermit’s birthday w/ The Barbeque Swingers, Nayo Jones and Neisha Ruffins Band

 

Bounce Holiday Edition

Republic, 10p.mm.

Big Freedia, DJ Jubilee, Walt Wiggady and more! $5

 

Rob Ryan Buys a Round for Ms. Mae's After Saints' Win


Rob Ryan's fist-pumping on the sidelines wasn't the end of his celebration after yesterday's Saints win over the Dirty Birds. Once he got out of the Dome, the defensive coordinator wanted to let WhoDat Nation share in his postgame jubilation. Soon after the game ended Sunday, the Dude-apparent strode into legendary Uptown dive  Ms. Mae's (4336 Magazine St.), and laid down enough cash for more than a few fists of post-game drinks.

 

“When he walked in the whole bar clapped,” said Ms. Mae’s bartender Jason Matherne.  

 

While most of the team presumably partied downtown, Ryan made quite the splash at the 24-hour neighborhood bar, slapping down a Benjamin before heading out.    

 

“He put down 100 bucks and was like buy everybody a round and keep the change," Matherne said.

 

Anyone who has seen the sun come up outside of Mrs. Mae’s knows $100 can buy a lot.

 

"In here, that’s like a fortune,” said Matherne.

 

The Saints hired Ryan, the son of Buddy Ryan and brother of Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan,  to revamp a Black and Gold defense that surrendered yards like Mae's regulars down doubles. In addition to giving the team's defenders some much-needed confidence, it seems the former Dallas DC is already abiding the Crescent City.

 

“We think it’s pretty cool that he’s so down to Earth.  He comes in and gets Rolling Rock," Matherne said. "He doesn’t drink anything fancy.  He drinks the cheapest beer we have,” said Matherne. 

 

Hopefully, we can keep the wins coming and drinks flowing.   

 

NoDef contacted the Saints PR Department for comment, but they did not respond by press time. 




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