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Today In NOLA 3.18.16

Get over your St. Patty’s day hangovers, there is plenty happening tonight! The Glass Menagerie is kicking off Le Petit’s spring. Sao sin and NOFX are in town. Suplecs, Little Freddie King, Gov’t Majik, and Johnny Sketch are all providing some local flavor. On this day in 1687, LaSalle was assassinated by his own men. Now, more to do this Friday. 


Glass Menagerie (Le Petit, 7p.m.)

In 1944, Tennessee Williams broke out with this masterpiece. The work has all the elements that we now associate with Williams: an aging Southern debutante, a gentlemen caller, faded elegance, and a dysfunctional family.


Saosin (Howlin Wolf, 10p.m.)

These post-hardcore from rockers from Cali are in town reunited with their original vocalist Anthony Green. Fans were psyched to learn that the group has a new album set for release on May 20th after a nearly five year hiatus. $25


Suplecs (d.b.a., 10p.m.)

This NOLA born and bred metal band was almost destroyed by the Federal Flood, but Suplecs reemerged stronger and badder. Durel Yates (guitar/vocals), Danny Nick (bass/vocals), and Andrew Preen (drums) are a few years removed from their last release, but the band promises lots of oldies from their first two albums during their contemporary shows.


NOFX (HOB, 10p.m.)

Punk legends NOFX were wounded in the early 80’s by Fat Mike and Eric Melvin. When El Hefe joined in 1991, the band was catapulted to fame, but throughout it all they maintained their underground cree, never even signing to a major label. A reality show on FUSE led to a new set of fans in recent years.


Little Freddie King (Siberia, 9p.m.)

2 sets of NOLA Blues. Little Freddie King is as close to authentic, old-time Delta music as you’ll get without spending six figures on an antique 78. The 75-year-old Mississippi-born country blues guitarist is a literal cousin to Lightnin’ Hopkins. $7


Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes (Maple Leaf, 10p.m.)

Some of the sketchiest guys in town are playing Oak Street tonight. Come grab a drink and get crazy on the dance floor with the Loyola grads’ blend of blues, rock, jazz, and funk music. Yes, there will be lots of electric cello!


Gov’t Majik (Tip’s, 10p.m.)

“Dirty South Afro-Beat Arkestra.” Bassist Bru Bruser started this group on the Frenchmen scene right before the Storm. There revitalized lineup now includes David Hyman on guitar, Eduardo Tozzatto on keys, Gabriel Velasco on drums, Tedo Oliveira on percussion, Allen Dejan on alto sax and EWI, Khari Lee on tenor sax, and Antonio Gambrell on trumpet.

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