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Today in New Orleans 10.28.13

Tonight, a NOLA native brings her unique lo fi sound back to Circle Bar. One Eyed Jacks is celebrating CRAMPS for their special edition Halloween Birthday Party, and Aural Elixir is hosting a CD release and costume party at Cafe Istanbul. On this day in 1768, Joseph Villere and his cadre of Frenchmen overthrew Spanish Governor Ulloa. Now, more ways to usher in the work week. 


Tess Brunet + Schooner (Circle Bar, 10:00 p.m.)

The New Orleans/Houma native performed under the band name deadboy and the Elephantmen, as well as Au Ras Au Ras. The Great Nothing marks Brunet’s first album released under her own name. Brunet is on the guitar and the piano, Patrick Hodgkins on the bass, Pat Fee on the drums, and Johnny Campos on the guitar and pedal steel.


The Birthday Party Halloween Edition (One Eyed Jacks, 10:00 p.m.)

It’s a special Halloween edition of the Monday night birthday party. In honor of the late Lux Interior’s birthday, DJ’s Bunny and Matty will be playing CRAMPS all night. There is no cover, and those celebrating their birthdays this week drink for free. Everyone can enjoy birthday cake at midnight.


Aural Elixir CD Release Party (Café Istanbul, 9:30 p.m.)

Lynn Drury, Alex McMurray, Johnny Vidacovich, Andrew Wolf, violinist Jane Uitti and Aural Elixir herself, Jesse Maclaine come together for the Maclaine’s fifth album, Partially Domesticated Amazon: Exposed! Celebrate in costume with snacks from Fatoush, and prizes for the best outfits. The party theme is myths and ancient cultures.


Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes (The Maple Leaf, 10p.m.)

The Loyola grads’ blend of blues, rock, jazz, and funk music takes over New Orleans’ beloved Uptown venue every Monday night. Come see Johnny Sketch, Dirty Johnny, Busta, Johnny Rico, and Johnny Rocket perform tonight.


Tai Chi (NOMA, 6p.m.)

Every Monday, East Jefferson Wellness Center instructor Terry Rappold takes participants through the galleries to do tai chi exercises. Practice the historic technique in the midst of ancient artwork. Classes are $5, free for NOMA members. 


Alexis and the Samurai, (Chickie Wah Wah 8pm)

The young Indie Folk/Pop performs every Monday night. Head to Canal and see Alexis Marceaux on the guitar/aux percussion/vocals, plus Sam Craft takes on the keyboard, the violin, the guitar, and more.


Charmaine Neville Band (Snug Harbor, 8pm, 10pm)

Neville and her quintet bring the talent every Monday night, with not one, but two sets at one of the city’s best jazz clubs. Hear a unique blend of R&B, funk, jazz, blues, and more for just $15. 

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