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Today in NOLA: 5.18.16


The Deftones and We Are Scientists are playing tonight. Plus, John Calhoun is hosting some local stars on St. Claude. On this day in 1896, Plessy vs. Ferguson established the constitutionality of segregation with “separate but equal” reasoning. Now, more to do this Saturday.

 

Deftones (Orpheum, 7p.m.)

These alt metal darlings rose to fame in the late 90’s and early oughts, but they are still on the road. Their sound is rooted in nu metal, but over the years, the band evolved and incorporated numerous genres to build a unique aesthetic. You may be familiar with some their hit songs like “Change,” “Gore,” and “Be Quiet and Drive.”

 

Khris Royal (30/90, 9p.m.)

Royal is one of several local musicians that emerged from NOCCA and then quickly built a name for themselves in the chaotic period after the storm. The sax master can handle the classic but really thrives when experimenting with sounds and gear. He has wowed audiences through his band Dark Matter, touring with the West Coast’s Rebelution, and playing with George Porter Jr. since 2009. Tonight, he shows off some new work.

 

We Are Scientists (Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.)

We are Scientists is a about as indie as you can get including their post-emo attire. Guitarist and vocalist Keith Murray and bass guitarist Chris Cain are still riding the wave of their 2014 album “TV en Francais,” but they will release a new record, “Helter Seltzer”next week.Europeans in the crowd may also remember them from their MTV UK show, “Steve Wants His Money.”

 

Lynn Drury (BMC, 8p.m.)

Mississippi-born singer-songwriter Lynn Drury will shake up Chickie Wah Wah tonight with her smooth guitar skills. The artist, who transplanted to New Orleans in the mid-90s, won Best Emerging Singer/Songwriter for Offbeat Magazine and was nominated for Best Roots-Rock Album at the Big Easy Awards.

 

New Breed (Blue Nile, 11p.m.)

Ready to get down? Trombone Shorty’s proteges are ready to play some funky takes on New Orleans brass classics.

 

Spotlight New Orleans (Cafe Istanbul, 8p.m.)

Tonight local impresario and comedian John Calhoun brings his popular mix of entertainment, enlightenment, and education downtown. The evening’s guests include President of the Louisiana Oystermen Association who will discuss the oil and gas industry's presence and effect on Point a la Hache; Kid Chef Eliana, a student of NOCCA in culinary arts program with a radio show and a published author, and musical guests, the Grammy nominated Indie rock Cajun group Feufollet.

 

Tin Men (d.b.a., 7p.m.)

Catch America’s premiere sousaphone, washboard and guitar trio tonight at d.b.a.. The iconic Washboard Chaz leads Alex McMurray and Matt Perrine. Since 2002, the New Orleans band has been playing both at home and abroad. John Porter produced their 2013 CD Avocado Woo Woo.




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