Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Post-election concerts and parties in New Orleans

Posted by Google on Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Kermit Ruffins

DJ Soul Sister and Kermit Ruffins host a free post-election party at 7 p.m. at Kermit's Treme Speakeasy (1535 Basin St.). The "We Got This!" party has music from Soul Sister and a "special surprise" from Ruffins.

In 2008, Soul Sister packed (and overstuffed) a dance party at her "Yes We Did!" post-election party at One Eyed Jacks. (It looked a little like this.)

12 Mile Limit's (500 Telemachus St.) monthly Record Nite hosts a special election night edition at 8 p.m. Bring vinyl to play up to three songs at a time on a pair of record players at the democratic DJ event.

At The Country Club (634 Louisa St.), bring proof of your vote (photo of your ballot or an "I Voted" sticker — or anything, really) and get a free drink.

At Saturn Bar (3067 St. Claude Ave.), Lonely Lonely Knights perform a free show at 10:30 p.m. with Austin, Texas garage rockers Tump. New Orleans swampy, dirty garage rock outfit Lonely Lonely Knights' 2012 album is available for free download here.

At 9 p.m., One Eyed Jacks (615 Toulouse St.) has Japanese oddball punk band and New Orleans regulars Peelander-Z with Electric Eel Shock. Tickets are $12.

Hell Yes Fest also kicks off tonight — read about this year's festival, the biggest of its kind in the Gulf South, in this week's Gambit. At 10 p.m., The Prytania screens a film showcase, including the premiere of The Time Raptor. Standup comedy showcases Comedy Beast (8 p.m. at The Den at Howlin' Wolf, 907 S. Peters St.) and Comedy Catastrophe (10 p.m. at Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dumaine St.) also host Hell Yes Fest editions of the weekly events.

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