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Today's Events: 1.26.12

Today, Dave Jordan pulls double duty for the release of his new CD, Big History tops an all-night bill at TIp's and A Behanding in Spokane resumes at Allways Lounge. On this day in Louisiana history, Louisiana's Secession Convention voted to secede from the Union and become the Republic of Louisiana (1861). Happy birthday to the late Huey "Piano" Smith (1934), Jean Knight (1943) and, from out Lake Charles, Lucinda Williams (1954). Get on your way to becoming Mr. Big Stuff today with the following:


5:00 PM & 10:00 PM Dave Jordan - A veteran of the roots-funk scene with Juice, Dave Jordan is breaking out on his own, and releasing a new CD, These Old Boots. Today, he's making the rounds at the Ogden Museum's After Hours and down to Frenchmen for a late night set at d.b.a. Prodcued by Anders Osborne, Boots roars through a series of Americana, blues and country tunes.


8:00 PM A Behanding in Spokane - The NOLA Project's production of Martin McDonagh's first American play starts its extended weekend of plays in the Marigny. Read Helen Jaksch's review here. (Allways Lounge)


10:00 PM Big History - This up and coming local rock band headline WTUL's Back to School show under the likeness of Fess. Also performing are Gold and the Rush, Children and the DJs of Spirit Animals keep the party going all night (Tipitina's)


And don't forget the Thursday's slate of regular gigs: Kermit at Vaughn's, Stooges Brass Band at Hi-Ho, Soul Rebels Brass Band at Le Bon Temps Roule and Tom McDermott/Aurora Nealand at Buffa's.

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