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April 29th

The Funky Meters

Tip’s. 9p.m.

NOLA funk originators

 

The Last Waltz

Saenger, 9p.m.

Band’s masterpiece recreated 40 years later

 

Los Lobos

Republic, 8p.m.

Famed Mexican-American rockers

 

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

Joy, 10p.m.

Russo, Benevento, & co. create an American Beauty

 

The Roots with Hot 8

Orpheum, 9p.m.

Tribute Clarence “Trixie” Slaugher

 

The New Mastersounds

Joy, 12a.m.

Jazz fusion & funk quartet

 

“I Can Play Drum”

30/90, 1:30a.m.

Freeman & Weedie Percussion Night

 

Marcia Ball

Le Petit, 9p.m.

NOLA’s top songstress

 

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers

Blue Nile, 10:30p.m.

All aboard for NOLA trumpet great!

 

Tuba Skinny

D.b.a., 6p.m.

Trad jazz greats for the swing dance set

 

Communion

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

My Jerusalem, Purple, Los Coast and Luxley


SNL's 'Maine Justice' Actually About New Orleans (VIDEO)


Once again, Saturday Night Live went down to New Orleans over the weekend. Only this time, it was by way of Maine. Hitting the fine line between our love of reality shows previously documented in City Court with Aaron Neville and love of talking a lot of stuff documented in Bill Hader's turn as James Carville, SNL staged an episode of reality show Maine Justice. Click through to view:

 

Complete with a judge (Jason Sudekis) and bailiff (Jamie Foxx) knee deep in talk about gators, eating and in an unusual piece of perfect local timing, high water bills. As entertaining as they were, the sketch appeared to turn thematically on the opening statement of the defendant, "What the hell is going on?"

 

 

Watch the second installment of Maine Justice, featuring Justin Timberlake, here.




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