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Today in NOLA: 3.30.16


The Prytania is screening a classic Southern film this morning and across town, there is some classic Southern music. Locals will flock to the Square, Walter “Wolfman” Washington is on Frenchmen, Gravity A is at the Leaf, and Lightnin’ Malcom is bringing the thunder in Mid-City. On this day in 1870, the 15th amendment officially gave African-Americans the right to vote. Now, more to do this Wednesday.

 

This Property is Condemned (Prytania, 10a.m.)

Sydney Pollack directs Natalie Wood, Kate Reid, and Robert Redford in Francis Ford Coppola’s adaptation of a Tennessee Williams play. The 1996 classic is set in  Mississippi and tells the story of a romance set against a town collapsing with the exit of the railroad.

 

Lightnin’ Malcom (Chickie Wah-Wah, 8p.m.)

Malcom is a bluesman, but his eclectic sound is heavy on world music influences. His sound has been described as “a wild droning guitar style consisting of bass, rhythm, and lead syncopated together into churning tribal grooves that take listeners by storm.”

 

Gravity A (Maple Leaf, 10p.m.)

Check out some local electronic funk on Oak Street tonight. Don’t fear, these guys aren’t just bringing a laptop for the show. Come out and see the quartet and watch them blend DJ music with Coltrane and a healthy dose of New Orleans funk. Khris Royal sits in with local experimentalists for this gig.

 

Walter "Wolfman" Washington (d.b.a., 10pm)

Washington has been playing local gigs since the 1970’s, and fans keep coming back for his masterful guitar work and soulful vocals. Head to Frenchmen, and enjoy a mix of blues, funk, and R&B from one of the City’s favorite musicians.

 

Wednesday at the Square (Lafayette Square, 6p.m.)

In spring, hundreds flock to the Square weekly for this immensely popular outdoor music series. The YLC benefits are like a mini-fest replete with food and drink vendors. Today, Cyril Neville’s Royal Southern Brotherhood supergroup headlines the event. Pat Casey & The New Sound (featuring Robin Barnes and Khris Royal) provides a very solid opener.




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