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Vendredi

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

Samedi

April 30th

Karl Denson

Tip’s, 9p.m.

Greyboy AllStar & Slightly Stoopid vet

 

The Last Waltz

Saenger, 9p.m.

Band’s masterpiece recreated 40 years later

 

Galactic, J.J. Grey, Mofro

Orpheum, 8:30p.m.

Local funksters

 

Anders Osborne

Howlin Wolf, 10p.m.

NOLA favorite covers Prince

 

Jon Batiste

Civic, 8p.m.

Colbert bandleader comes home

 

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

Joy, 10p.m.

Russo, Benevento, & co. create an American Beauty

 

Big Freedia

Republic, 9p.m.

Queen of Azz, Soul Rebels open

 

The New Mastersounds

Joy, 12a.m.

Jazz fusion & funk quartet

 

Voodoo Dead

Republic, 2a.m.

Chimock, Greene, Porter cover band beyond description

 

Tony Hall, Taz "Brandon Niederauer", Eric McFadden

30/90, 1:30a.m.

Funk jam session

 

Susan Cowsill

Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

Folk favorite covers Bruce’s “Darkness”

 

Dirty Dozen

d.b.a., 9p.m.

Funky brass originators

 

Rebirth Brass Band

Maison, 10p.m.

Beloved Grammy-winning brass band

 

Royal Southern Brotherhood

B.B. King’s, 11:59p.m.

Cyril Neville’s new(ish) project

 

Jon Cleary

Maple Leaf, 11p.m.

British-born keyboardist’s groove is all New Orleans

 

Feufollet

Siberia,, 9p.m.

Cajun indie rock


Today in New Orleans 11.18.13


Tonight, civil rights activist and scholar Angela Davis is giving a free lecture at Tulane, Spirit Animal is performing on Freret, and poet Gina Ferrara is reading from and signing her latest collection at Octavia Books. On this day in 1811, five men were selected to draft a new Louisiana constitution. Now, more to do this Monday. 

 

Spirit Animal feat. Prom Date (Gasa Gasa, 8:30 p.m.)

Baton Rouge-based indie rock band Prom Date opens for Spirit Animal, in town from Brooklyn. The psychedelic pop-rock quartet is touring for their latest album Kingdom Phylum.

 

Angela Davis (Tulane’s McAllister Auditorium, 8 p.m.)

One of the most radical figures in academia is Uptown tonight, speaking on prison abolitionism, civil rights, racism and more. The lecture is presented through the Anna Julia Cooper Center, Tulane and the Freshman Reading Project for the lecture, which is free and open to the public.

 

Gina Ferrara (Octavia Books, 6 p.m.)

The author of Amber Porch Light will read and sign from her collection of poems. Ferrara received her MFA from UNO, and released her chapbook The Size of Sparrows in 2006. Amber Porch Light is $17. 

 

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.

 

 




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