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Today in NOLA: 6.01.16


Hurricane season starts today. Fortunately, the (Tengger) Calvalry is coming to town. So is cult hero Kevin Smith. Plus, today is your last chance to check out Wednesday at the Square for the season. On this day in 1975, the Rolling Stones kicked off their Tour of the Americas at LSU. Read on for more events today:

 

Tengger Cavalry (Siberia, 9p.m.)

This NY based band blends traditional Mongolian music with modern heavy metal for a sound they call, “Nomadic Folk Metal.” The unique combination of throat singing, igil, shanz, with drums and bass has earned the band accolades and gigs playing venues like Carnegie Hall. Catch them in more intimate environs on St. Claude.

 

Yoga Hosers (Joy, 7:30p.m.)

Kevin Smith looks to Canada for his latest convenience store based comedy/horror film starring Johnny Depp. The film also stars Lily-Rose Depp and Harley Quinn Smith, the daughters of the actor and director respectively. As for the plot, well, it centers around an army of evil nazi bratwursts. Yeah. Anyway, catch it tonight, because “Hosers” does not see wide release until mid July. Plus, Smith, himself, will be on hand to field questions after the screening.

 

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, local guitar hero Tab Benoit closes out the season.

 

Helen Gillet (Ace Hotel, 8p.m.)

Cellist Helen Gillet is known for her intriguing, intra-genre exploration and her innovative use of electronic looping. The resulting sound is simultaneously soothing and exhilarating. Although Gillet’s lyrics and upbringing span multiple nations, her sound is all NOLA.

 

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.”

 

Jazz Vipers (Maison, 6:30p.m.)

The seven piece swingsters keeps the party going on Frenchmen. Trad jazz and some dancing are on tap as the group cycles through the standards.




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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Alexis Manrodt, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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