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Today in NOLA: 5.06.15


As you recuperate from two weekends of Jazz Fest, there is still some music playing. Wednesdays at the Square are back in action and so is a local favorite. Metal is coming to the Civic. On this day in 1996, Aaron Neville performed for then President Bill Clinton and Hilary Clinton on the White House South Lawn. Now, more to do this hump day.  

 

Earphunk, Meschiya Lake (Lafayette Square, 5p.m.)

You’re not likely to mistake Meschiya Lake for any other jazz singer. With fiery hair, colorful tattoos, and a bold singing voice, this South Dakota native turned New Orleans local wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s known for a contemporary update on vintage jazz, brought to life with unique stage presence and deep appreciation for the past. Tonight she is playing free at the ever-popular Wednesdays in the Park concert series.

 

SLEEP (Civic, 9p.m.)

Matt Pike, Al Cisneros, and Jason Roeder are 90’s powerhouse SLEEP. The band eschews labels of any sort, but most critics clarify them as "stoner doom metal.” The band has been slowly reuniting for about five years after their label’s refusal to release an hour long single song album led to their 1995 breakup.

 

Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters (d.b.a., 10p.m.)

As a young man in the 1950s and 1960s, Walter “Wolfman” Washington played in the bands of artists like Lee Dorsey and Irma Thomas. Later, he developed his singing style beside Johnny Adams, the legendary New Orleans gospel and blues singer. These days, Washington plays blues, funk, and soul with his band the Roadmasters, including a regular Wednesday night gig at d.b.a.




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