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Today in NOLA: 3.2.2015


Monday, Monday...This week blasts off with a film screening about D.C.'s punk rock scene in the 1980s. Octavia Books hosts authors Rachel Breunlin and Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes, who will be speaking about their new book about the history of brass. Music is always around and waiting for eager ears. On this day in 1699, French Canadian explorers, Iberville and Bienville, discovered the mouth of the Mississippi. Now, let's get back to what's happening today. 

 

Salad Days (Prytania Theatre, 7:30, 10p.m.)

This documentary takes us through the D.C. punk rock scene of the 80s. Some of the proceeds will also benefet WTUL-FM. The film is directed by music journalist Scott Crawford and features musicians such as Thurston Moore, Dave Grohl, Henry Rollins, as well as bands Bad Brains, Minor Threat and Fugazi. Tickets are $15. 

 

Rachel Breunlin & Bruce (Octavia Books, 6p.m.)

Authors discuss their new book TALK THAT MUSIC TALK: Passing on Brass Band Music in New Orleans the Traditional Way. It's all about that brass, bout that brass, no treble. Breunlin and Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes speak about the history of how young people first began coming together in the spirit of brass music. They'll also touch on those legendary figures that have led the movement like older musicians and the Black Men of Labor Social Aid & Pleasure Club. 

 

Luke Winslow King (d.b.a., 7p.m.)

King kicks off the music tonight on Frenchmen. He mixes elements of traditional jazz and blues while driving an energetic rock n' roll sound. His latest album Everlasting Arms was released in October 2014. Though King is a transplant who has adopted New Orleans as his home, he has been much influenced by the notes of Cajun country with tracks like "Levee Man." If you're out and about, catch this free show and see what Mr. King is all about. 

 

Gerald French & the Original Tuxedo Brass Bands (Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse, 8p.m.)

The ancestral Tuxedo Brass Band performs within the Royal Sonesta tonight. They've been preserving a slice of New Orleans' jazz history since the early 1900s. Gerald French now heads the band, suceeding his forefathers. He is the sixth band leader of the 100 year old group. Don't miss a chance to see history in action. 




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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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Michael Weber, B.A.

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Linzi Falk

Editor Emeritus

Alexis Manrodt


B. E. Mintz


Stephen Babcock

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