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Today in NOLA: 4.1.15

There's not much going on in New Orleans tonight. April Fools! April Toole's Day delves into the writing of Toole's locally inspired novel A Confederacy of Dunces with a night of reading excerpts aloud. The Revivalists and Robin Barnes are at Lafayette Square. Hi Ho Lounge hosts french DJ and producer Shiba San. Today in history, radio station WRNO (The Rock of New Orleans, or West Bank Radio New Orleans) pranked the airwaves by repeating a loop of the Rush Limbaugh Show's theme song all day to celebrate their acquisition of the show from WWL. Now, more on hump day happenings. 


April Toole's Day (Irish House, 7:30p.m.)

A celebration of the life and work of John Kennedy Toole's cult classic A Confederacy of Dunces. Excerpts that introduce characters and tension in the novel will be read throughout the duration of the two and a half hour event. Organizer Chris Lane says they'll break up the readings with musical bits, and the Irish House's Matt Murphy will be creating unique dishes inspired by Ignatius J. Reilly. The literary libation is free and open to the public. 


Wednesday at the Square (Lafayette Square, 5p.m.)

This evening's music at the Square include The Revivalists and Robin Barnes. Featureing local food and artisans, Wednesday at the Square is the perfect time to relax in the sun after the work day. 


Shiba San (Hi Ho Lounge, 9p.m.)

Winter Circle Productions presents French DJ and producer spices things up at the Hi Ho Lounge with his hip hop infused electronic beats, which take classic analog sounds and blend them with modern technologies. Tickets are $15. 


Hazy Ray Trio (Howlin Wolf Den, 8:30p.m.)

Local rockers perpetuate the soul of New Orleans by evolving their rhythm and blues sound that stays true to its roots while progressing along the arrow of music time. 


Treme Brass Band (Candlelight Lounge, 9p.m.)

If you’re in the Treme on a Wednesday night, it’s time to catch the Treme Brass Band on their home turf. The East Bay Express’s Roger Hahn praised the band for their “swinging parade beat that absorbs various influences and produces true ‘soul’ music.” If you’re busy tonight, you can also catch them Tuesdays at d.b.a. on Frenchmen Street. Still, there’s no place like home.


Dinky Tao Poetry (Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 8p.m.)

Local scribes share their latest work at Uptown’s cozy, community-minded Neutral Ground Coffeehouse tonight. Jacob Dilson hosts this weekly open poetry reading hour. Is your notebook ready for public appreciation? Free!

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