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Today In NOLA 11.9.15


Today in New Orleans, catch some of your favorite writers from around the city tending bar at Cure. At Sidney’s, King James & the Special Men will keep the evening rolling with their weekly set. Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses will bring traditional jazz with a twist to Maison, or you can catch Bluegrass Pickin’ Party at Hi-Ho Lounge. In purer times, Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower in Cape Cod, MA (1620), Jack the Ripper killed his last known victim, Mary Jane Kelly (1888), the first issue of Rolling Stone Magazine was published (1967), Spiro Agnew (1918), Tom Fogerty (1941), Susan Tedeschi (1970), and Sisco (1978) were born, and Charles de Gaulle died (1970); and its World Freedom Day. So get liberated with these:

 

Writers Behind the Stick (Cure, 7:30p.m.)

 

As a part of Faux Real Fest, Gwendolyn Knapp of Eater New Orleans, Todd Price of NOLA.com and B.E. Mintz of Nola Defender will tend bar at Cure on Freret. Admission is free, but all tips are donated to fund local bookmobiles.

 

King James & the Special Men (Sidney’s, 10p.m.)

 

For half of a decade, King James & the Special Men played at BJ’s and built themselves a reputation as one of the prime working rhythm and blues purveyors around downtown New Orleans. Notables ranging from locals to Jimmy Page were known to sit in on the regular sessions. Now, they are switching venues, but the sound (and the free red beans) remain the same.

 

Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses (Maison, 7p.m.)

 

After nearly a decade in New Orleans, singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Aurora Nealand is an established and versatile voice in the city’s musical community. Nealand is also a member of Panorama Jazz Band and Why Are We Building Such A Big Ship, but The Royal Roses are her traditional jazz group. Informed by groups like the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the New Orleans Moonshiners, they bring a fresh take to the traditional sound.

 

Bluegrass Pickin’ Party (Hi-Ho Lounge, 8p.m.)

 

Mondays are bluegrass nights at the Hi Ho—bring an instrument and join in with some fellow bluegrass lovers tonight on the corner of St. Claude and Marigny. No cover.




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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Alexis Manrodt, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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Linzi Falk

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Alexis Manrodt


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