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Today in NOLA: 4.20.16

Today marks the sixth anniversary of the Big Oozy disaster. BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, killing 11 people, and then proceeded to leak millions of gallons of crude into the Gulf. The hemorrhaging took almost six months to stop and the effects are still with us today. On a brighter note, click through to find out about all the music in town tonight.


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, bayou americana favorites Honey Island Swamp Band headlines.


Mike Dillon (Blue NIle, 10p.m.)

Dillon is a bandleader, drummer, and vocalist with a very cutting edge. His sound has a heavy dose of punk mixed in with just a little math-rock. His recent collaboration with Skerik and Primus has been making headlines. Dillon and his band have been playing together for almost two years, and the punk rockers have toured with Umphry’s McGee and Marco Benevento.


Shamarr Allen (Hi Ho, 10p.m.)

Head to St. Claude for some trumpet without boundaries. Hear tracks from Allen’s hit album, “504-799-8147,” that combines elements of hip-hop, rock, soul, and pop.


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

Check out the New Orleans tradition, the Treme Brass Band, tonight at at their home venue. The band, which continues to make music after the loss of the iconic Uncle Lionel Batiste in 2012, has played for audiences all around the world. They’ve been featured in the HBO show “Treme” as well as Spike Lee’s documentary “When The Levees Broke.’


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