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Friday, January 20, 2017

Second line Sunday: Ladies of Unity parade featuring The Hot 8 Brass Band

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 4:47 PM

Ladies of Unity Social Aid and Pleasure Club
  • Ray Laskowitz
  • Ladies of Unity Social Aid and Pleasure Club

LADIES OF UNITY 6TH ANNUAL PARADE

Noon-4 p.m. SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2017

Special guests: Sophisticated Ladies Of Class

Featuring the Hot 8 Brass Band

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New singles from Dumpstaphunk and Naughty Professor in time for Inauguration Day

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 2:32 PM

Chali 2Na and Sex Gilmore joined Naughty Professor for "Darker Daze." - COURTESY NAUGHTY PROFESSOR
  • COURTESY NAUGHTY PROFESSOR
  • Chali 2Na and Sex Gilmore joined Naughty Professor for "Darker Daze."

Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews joined Dumpstaphunk for its latest single, "Justice," released Jan. 20 as Donald Trump took the oath of office. The video pulls from newsreel footage and opens with Martin Luther King Jr.'s "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" as newsreel footage spans presidential debates, the Ku Klux Klan, Black Lives Matter and beyond. "In light of certain messages and overall tones of acceptance, or lack thereof, being voiced by many over recent months," Ian Neville told Billboard, "inauguration day seemed to be an appropriate time to voice the need for equal say and opportunity for all people."

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Gambit TV: Entertainment picks for Jan. 20-22

Posted By on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 3:50 PM

Gambit music commentator and professional man-about-town Noah Bonaparte Pais stops by WWL-TV to share weekend picks: a crossover country chanteuse at Gasa Gasa, vogue performances and more.


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Wynton Marsalis: I would play the Trump inauguration, if asked

Posted By on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 3:27 PM

Wynton Marsalis. - SCOTT SALTZMAN
  • SCOTT SALTZMAN
  • Wynton Marsalis.

Last week we noted that the Donald Trump inaugural entertainment lineup had no New Orleans musicians (though it doesn't appear any were asked). Yesterday Wynton Marsalis wrote a thoughtful Facebook post explaining that, yes, he would have performed for Trump if asked:

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Ryan Adams to perform at Orpheum Theater March 14

Posted By on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 1:37 PM

ALICE BAXLEY
  • ALICE BAXLEY

Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams hits the road following the release of February's Prisoner, his follow-up to his acclaimed 2014 self-titled album. He'll wrap a March tour in New Orleans at the Orpheum Theater on March 14.

Adams' last performance in town, at 2015's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, spanned his neo-heartland rock 'n' roll and tender deep cuts through his prolific songwriting career from Whiskeytown's alt-country frontman to his manic SST-inspired punk. In 2015, Adams released a cover version of Taylor Swift's massive 1989 album. Adams is currently working on projects with singer-songwriters Jenny Lewis and Liz Phair.

Listen to Prisoner's third single, "Doomsday," below.

Tickets start at $36.50 and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Conor Oberst coming to the Civic Theatre in New Orleans March 18

Posted By on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 11:50 AM

Conor Oberst performs March 18 at the Civic Theatre. - AMELIE RAOUL
  • AMELIE RAOUL
  • Conor Oberst performs March 18 at the Civic Theatre.

Singer-songwriter Conor Oberst performs March 18 at the Civic Theatre, the day after the release of Salutations, his companion to 2016's stripped-down Ruminations on Nonesuch Records. Oberst — who's been a part of or fronted countless projects and artists, from Saddle Creek's aggressively vulnerable anchor Bright Eyes to the recently resurrected punk band Desaparecidos — revisits his largely acoustic seventh solo album, the Nebraska-raw Ruminations, with full-band arrangements on 2017's Salutations.

Guests on the album include Jim James, M, Ward, Gillian Welch and several others, including The Felice Brothers, who will back Oberst on a March tour.

Oberst will donate $1 from each ticket to Planned Parenthood, via the concert campaign Plus 1. Tickets for the Civic show are $26 in advance, $30 the day of the show and go on sale 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Radiohead announce U.S. tour., including New Orleans performance April 3

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 8:56 AM

Thom Yorke of Radiohead. The band performs April 3 in New Orleans. - STEVE KEROS
  • STEVE KEROS
  • Thom Yorke of Radiohead. The band performs April 3 in New Orleans.
Following its acclaimed ninth album A Moon Shaped Pool in 2016, Radiohead will perform nine shows in the U.S., including two headlining spots at 2017's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Radiohead also performs in New Orleans for the first time since 2003, when the band headlined the UNO Lakefront Arena after the release of Hail to the Thief.

The band performs April 3 at the Smoothie King Center. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20; sales are limited to four tickets per order.

A Moon Shaped Pool, Radiohead's first album since 2011's The King of Limbs, relies on minimal ambient washes and acoustic, orchestral arrangements, walking a thin line between bleak desolation and a gorgeous melancholy.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Second Lines all weekend: Saturday Danny Barker Parade and Sunday with The Undefeated Divas

Posted By on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 5:44 PM

Danny Barker with the Onward Brass Band
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  • Danny Barker with the Onward Brass Band

Noon SATURDAY: Danny Barker Parade and Festival

Noon-4 p.m. SUNDAY: Undefeated Divas Annual Second Line parade


(info for both events below)

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New Orleans musicians nowhere to be seen on Trump inaugural celebration performance list

Posted By on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 4:08 PM

Mississippi band 3 Doors Down will be performing at Donald Trump's inaugural concert, the Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration, next week. Not on the bill: Louisiana artists.
  • Mississippi band 3 Doors Down will be performing at Donald Trump's inaugural concert, the Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration, next week. Not on the bill: Louisiana artists.

New Orleans may be the cradle of jazz and America's most musically rich city, but the Crescent City won't be represented at President-elect Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration," a concert to be held at the Lincoln Memorial Jan. 19.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Gambit TV: Entertainment picks for Jan. 13-15

Posted By on Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 5:14 PM

Gambit contributor Noah Bonaparte Pais slides in to WWL-TV to share weekend entertainment picks: a one-person show starring a RuPaul's Drag Race winner, a well-regarded rapper at Howlin' Wolf and more.


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