Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tiger Army comes to House of Blues Oct. 3

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 5:48 PM

Nick 13 of Tiger Army.
  • Nick 13 of Tiger Army.
The California psychobilly-with-eyeliner-and-pomade outfit Tiger Army will be coming to House of Blues Oct. 3 as part of a national tour. With singer/songwriter Nick 13 as the band's constant and influences ranging from The Cramps to 1950s country, Tiger Army has been making music and touring since the 1990s. The band's most recent album, V•••, came out in spring 2016.

Opening for Tiger Army will be Tijuana Panthers.

General admission is $20. Presale tickets will be available July 27, and public sale begins July 29.

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Elmwood Theater presents animated Batman: The Killing Joke tonight

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 2:47 PM

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The Elmwood Theater and Fathom Events present national simulcasts of the new animated film Batman: The Killing Joke tonight, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. The controversial film is based on comics legend Alan Moore's 1988 best-selling graphic novel of the same name. Also included in the program are behind-the-scenes footage and interview material featuring star Mark Hamill (Star Wars). Though a cartoon, Batman: The Killing Joke is definitely not for kids. More info and tickets are here.

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Brewsday Tuesday: Beer and spirits combine at Tales of the Cocktail

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 12:25 PM

A beer flip is mixed at Tales of the Cocktail. - NORA MCGUNNIGLE
  • Nora McGunnigle
  • A beer flip is mixed at Tales of the Cocktail.

The boilermaker and shandy are beer and liquor standards, and variations can be found at many New Orleans venues, including Oxalis, which offers a boilermaker menu, and Urban South Brewery’s tasting room, which makes a shandy with lemonade and the brewery's Charming Wit beer.

At last week's Tales of the Cocktail, seminars and tasting room presentations showed there are many ways to mix beer in drinks.

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Y@ Speak: #DavidDukeLooksLike

Posted By on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 7:45 PM

Deflated pink balloon David Duke, high on the fumes of Donald Trump's coronation at the Republican National Convention, is running for U.S. Senate (and nearly 4,000 people on Twitter said they'd vote for him). Also this week: New Orleans might host the NBA All-Star Game in 2017 and DeRay's bookbag is still in Baton Rouge.

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John Cleese and Eric Idle to perform at the Saenger Theatre

Posted By on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 12:50 PM

John Cleese and Eric Idle present Together Again At Last... For the Very First Time Dec. 3.
  • John Cleese and Eric Idle present Together Again At Last... For the Very First Time Dec. 3.

Monty Python founders and comedy icons John Cleese and Eric Idle are extending their acclaimed world tour this fall with a run of North American dates and a closing night in New Orleans in December.

The duo present John Cleese & Eric Idle: Together Again At Last…For The Very First Time, promising "scripted and improvised bits with storytelling, musical numbers, exclusive footage and aquatic juggling to create a unique comedic experience with every performance. No two shows will be quite the same, thus ensuring that every audience feels like they’re seeing Together Again At Last… For The Very First Time, for the very first time. And now you know why the show is called that, don’t you?"

The show is 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Tickets are $63.75-$103.75 and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, July 29 at the Saenger box office (1111 Canal St.), via ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000.

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Gambit's Digital Edition, July 26, 2016

Posted on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 8:50 AM

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

New Breed Brass Band has all instruments stolen while on tour

Posted By on Sat, Jul 23, 2016 at 2:25 PM

New Breed Brass Band performing on WGNO's News With a Twist. - NEW BREED BRASS BAND FACEBOOK
  • NEW BREED BRASS BAND FACEBOOK
  • New Breed Brass Band performing on WGNO's News With a Twist.
Members of the New Breed Brass Band had their instruments and clothing stolen yesterday in Oregon at the beginning of a monthlong tour of the United States, according to a post on the group's Facebook page:
This morning, July 22nd, while on tour in Albany, OR, our vehicle was broken into in the parking lot of our hotel.
Our possessions were stolen, including our instruments and clothes.
We are currently in La Pine, OR seeking out any help we can get to be able to continue our 30 day tour, of which we have only completed 3 days.
If anyone has any information about the missing instruments please message the New Breed Brass Band or call the Albany Oregon Police Department on 541-917-7680.

Below the cut: The list of stolen instruments, and how you can help these great, hardworking guys. 

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Review: Breaking a Monster

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 4:16 PM

Unlocking the Truths Malcolm Brickhouse
  • Unlocking the Truth's Malcolm Brickhouse

It’s not breaking news that the record industry is not what it was in its heyday. The music streaming freely to smart phones and computers across the globe tells the tale, along with the industry’s ever-plummeting sales figures. But remnants of the old record business remain, from the grooming and packaging of promising young artists to big-time recording contracts that don’t necessarily prove beneficial — artistically or financially — to those same artists.

For many viewers, the continued existence of that age-old system is the first revelation found in director Luke Meyer’s insightful Breaking a Monster. It’s a fly-on-the-wall documentary that tells the story of Brooklyn heavy metal band Unlocking the Truth, which consists of three African-American boys ages 12 and 13 at the time the film was shot. Heavy metal is not a field widely known for its diversity.

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Indywood presents swamp-thriller double feature at historic Happyland Theater

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 1:43 PM

Swamp Women
  • Swamp Women

The Indywood Theater will present a double feature of Louisiana-made cult classics Nutriaman and Swamp Women at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 23 at the historic Happyland Theater space (3126 Burgundy St.). More widely known as Terror in the Swamp (but restored by Indywood to its original title for the benefit of nutria-loving locals), Nutriaman shows what happens when a science project intended to breed oversize nutria for fur goes terribly wrong. It will be presented on VHS cassette as the film has never been digitized.

Swamp Women is one of the first films made by exploitation-movie magnate Roger Corman. It tells the story a female cop who goes undercover to accompany three prison escapees through the swamps of Louisiana and find a cache of stolen diamonds.

The Bywater neighborhood's Happyland Theater presented movies from 1914 to 1957. Indywood takes over the currently work-in-progress space for one evening of restored cinematic glory. Suggested donation is $5. More info here.


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He's baaaack: David Duke resurfaces to run for U.S. Senate

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 1:32 PM

David Duke making his campaign announcement this morning. - YOUTUBE
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  • David Duke making his campaign announcement this morning.

Just when you thought politics couldn’t get any crazier, neo-Nazi and former KKK leader David Duke resurfaced today to run for the U.S. Senate as a Republican. Actually, I need to add two more items to Duke’s resume: convicted felon and admitted fraud.

Duke pleaded guilty to mail fraud and tax evasion in 2002, after defrauding his own political supporters for years. He was sentenced to 15 months in jail. He served his time, wrote a political tome that he doubtless hoped would be his version of Mein Kampf (he is known to have celebrated Hitler’s birthday), then left the country for several years to purvey his brand of racism and anti-Semitism in the friendlier environs of Russia and the Middle East. In 2005, he got a Ph.D. from a Ukrainian private university that has been dubbed “the University of Hate.” These days he refers to himself as Dr. David Duke.

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