Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Interview: CHRISTEENE comes to Siberia Aug. 29

Posted By on Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 5:46 PM

CHRISTEENE, the self-designated "drag terrorist," comes to Siberia Aug. 29. - JASON RODGERS
  • CHRISTEENE, the self-designated "drag terrorist," comes to Siberia Aug. 29.

Former New Orleans resident Paul Soileau is the man behind CHRISTEENE — the foulmouthed, oversexed, self-designated "drag terrorist" that has been making her way around the world since 2010. With songs titles such as "Tears From My Pussy" and "African Mayonnaise," CHRISTEENE has gained an international and diverse fan base. She can be repulsive, yet endearing in many ways; she is Soileau's twisted response to celebrity, pop culture and a whole lot more. 

CHRISTEENE will be playing Siberia Aug. 29 on a bill that includes Delish, Chilldren, Liquid Nailz, White Girl Wasted, DJ Rusty Lazer and MC Anne Surprises.

Why did you choose to play at this sort of venue?

The music that we do in a live show — the performance that we give — is very different than the image that you watch in the CHRISTEENE videos. It's very aggressive; it's much more punk. So those venues are fantastic because it just allows this really great crossover crowd to be in the same room and really tear it up together. And the people who come to our shows are a pretty broad demographic of people, so we don't really perform for one group or type of person. The rooms are very mixed, so those old shitty rock and punk clubs are the best places to bring a bunch of different kinds of people and just shove them in there and feed them. And there is just a good energy in those places to tap into.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

The New Orleans Exercist, K10 edition

Posted By on Fri, Aug 21, 2015 at 5:59 PM

click image Guitar guy calls this pose "the Freddie Mercury." - FACEBOOK/K10 ON THE LEVEE
  • Guitar guy calls this pose "the Freddie Mercury."

Each week this summer, the New Orleans Exercist brings you news and events for active living in the Big Easy. Giving back is supposed to feel good, but it feels even better with a yoga class, a road race and a bouldering session in the deal. Next week's 10 anniversary of Hurricane Katrina has a few options for charity fitness events.

Plus: a new class at oddly named yoga studio “NOLA Brewing," Gentilly gets a spinning studio and the eternal pre-workout coffee conundrum.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Council President Jason Williams calls special meeting to discuss boil-water advisory

Posted By on Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 5:47 PM

A sign on the door of a New Orleans coffeehouse during a boil-water advisory in 2013. Last weekend's boil-water advisory for the entire East Bank of New Orleans, which lasted 31 hours, inconvenienced residents as well as restaurants, hotels and other businesses, which found few updates on the situation.
  • A sign on the door of a New Orleans coffeehouse during a boil-water advisory in 2013. Last weekend's boil-water advisory for the entire East Bank of New Orleans, which lasted 31 hours, inconvenienced residents as well as restaurants, hotels and other businesses, which found few updates on the situation.

New Orleans City Council President Jason Williams, who also chairs the council's Utility Committee, has called a a special meeting tomorrow to discuss last weekend's boil-water advisory on the East Bank of New Orleans — and the Sewerage & Water Board's response to the issue. 

The advisory was issued Friday, July 24 at 10 a.m., about seven hours after a power surge at the S&WB's Carrollton plant fell below 15 pounds per square inch, which is considered an unsafe level. The advisory was issued after many residents had awoken, had coffee, brushed their teeth, showered and gone to work — and it continued throughout the day and evening, forcing businesses to use bottled water or find workarounds. After an initial press conference about the advisory, the city was silent, providing no updates as the Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals tested samples.

On Saturday morning, 24 hours after the event, City Hall sent out an email saying that water samples still were being tested. Then officials went silent again. During that time, Gambit was unable to reach anyone at the S&WB's 24-hour hotline; the city's 311 line went to a recording; and the city website was not updated.

Moreover, @NOLAReady, the city's emergency preparedness Twitter account, updated on the situation once in the morning and then was silent until the advisory was lifted. Another Twitter account, @SWBNOLA, to which people had been tweeting their complaints and concerns, was deleted July 25 in the midst of the advisory, though city officials question whether that was an official account. (Brad Howard, an aide to Mayor Mitch Landrieu, says the only account to carry official S&WB news is @NOLAReady. "We coordinate all emergency and critical information during @NOLAReady," Howard told Gambit this afternoon.)

The advisory lasted 31 hours, during which the city issued exactly three press releases (one at the beginning, one on Saturday morning and one at the end). 

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Post-turkey beer events on Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Posted By on Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 2:08 PM


Looking for a distraction from family togetherness or Black Friday madness? For beer fans, check out the Thanksgiving-adjacent craft beer events happening Thursday and Friday in New Orleans.

On Thursday, the Courtyard Brewery (1020 Erato St.)  will be open at around 4:30 p.m. to provide IPA lovers with a “Hoppy Thanksgiving.” Stone Ruination Imperial IPA, Green Flash West Coast Imperial IPA, Stone Go To IPA, Lagunitas New Dogtown double dry hopped Pale Ale, Lagunitas IPA, New Belgium Accumulation White IPA, and Ommegang Hop House dry hopped Belgian Pale Ale will all be on tap on Thanksgiving, alongside some non-hoppy beers to round out the selection.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Southern Decadence 2014: Events, parties and full schedule

Posted By on Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM


Southern Decadence began as a small party and parade among friends in 1972. Next weekend, the annual event will celebrate its 43rd anniversary, complete with multiple street parties, parades, drag shows and fundraisers — all to the tune of this year's official song: "Work Bitch" (by everyone's favorite Louisiana girl, Britney Spears, who has a strangely British accent in this song). 

This year's theme is "Under the Big Top: Welcome to the Gayest Show on Earth," and participants will show it off with the year's official colors: canary yellow, turquoise blue and pearl white. 

Reba Douglas, who performs regularly at the Bourbon Street watering hole Lucky Pierre's, is this year's Grand Marshal. Co-Grand Marshals are Chad Boutte and Aubrey Synclaire. 

Each year, Southern Decadence chooses a non-profit to which it donates proceeds from its various events, and this year it's Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) New Orleans

To kick things off there's a VIP Gala benefitting PFLAG at the House of Blues August 28. There'll be an open vodka bar, hors d'oeuvres, performances and a DJ, not to mention all the glittered shenanigans Southern Decadence is known for (in appropriate, official colors, of course), and about a million different annual events throughout the weekend to keep you dancing, drinking and letting it all hang out.

A full schedule for the weekend is below the jump. And a list of outrageous stories from Decadence past is here, to get you excited. 

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Gambit TV: 3-Day Weekend A&E picks

Posted By on Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Brass Bed.
  • Brass Bed.

Here come your 3-Day Weekend entertainment picks. First: Alex Woodward's three shows to catch:

ThursdaySlick Rick at Maison, 10 p.m.
FridayBrass Bed, Cardinal Sons and Vox & the Hound at Gasa Gasa, 9 p.m.
SaturdayG-Eazy at One Eyed Jacks, 10 p.m.

And Noah Bonaparte Pais made his picks on the WWL Eyewitness Morning News. Among them: Reflections 2 at Anthony Bean Community Theater and Doug Stanhope at Howlin' Wolf 

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Gambit TV: 3-Day Weekend A&E picks

Posted By on Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 10:45 AM

It's Thursday, so Noah Bonaparte Pais stopped by the WWL Eyewitness Morning News to school Eric Paulsen on this weekend's activities — which include Hogs for the Cause, the WTUL 30th anniversary showcase (previewed in this week's issue), the Polish film Aftermath (reviewed by Ken Korman), the Joffrey Ballet at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre for Performing Arts and Bryan Batt's one-man show at Le Petit Theatre, Batt on a Hot Tin Roof

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Gambit TV: 3-Day Weekend entertainment picks on WWL-TV

Posted By on Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 9:41 AM

After a series of extra-busy weekends with Mardi Gras and St. Patrick's Day, this coming weekend ... well, it doesn't let up.

Noah Bonaparte Pais
was on the WWL-TV Eyewitness Morning News today, talking with Sheba Turk about all there is to do. Among the highlights: Elton John at the Smoothie King Center, the BUKU Music + Art Project, Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel and Gambit's own Big Easy Theater Awards. Here's Noah and Sheba with all the details.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Gambit TV: 3-Day Weekend A&E picks

Posted By on Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 4:23 PM

What's going on this weekend? Noah Bonaparte Pais stopped by the WWL-TV Eyewitness Morning News to break down the weekend's entertainment options, many of which are previewed this week in Gambit. They include Cate Le Bon tonight at The Old U.S. Mint; The Zigzag Kid at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center; Colin Quinn's Unconstitutional tonight at the Joy Theatre; and "Photography at NOMA" (reviewed this week in Gambit). 

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