Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Music Filled Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday Everybody,

You can get your day started off right with a trip to the Farmer's Market!!!  Visit the Crescent City's Farmer's Market at University Square (200 Broadway) from 9:00 to 1:00 pm and pick up some fresh seafood, veggies and you can even get some lunch!  Greg and Mary Sonnier of Gabrielle at the Uptowner kick off another year of local chefs committed to cooking with local ingredients this today....On the menu: Beef and Greens Gumbo, Smoked Pulled Pork with Cole Slaw (sandwich or plate), Cauliflower and Cheese Casserole Au Gratin, Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream...yummy!!

Good Stuff Tonight!

It's gonna be a great evening to hang out at the The Columns (3811 St. Charles Ave.)...Have a cocktail and listen to the amazing trio of Jimmy Robinson, Phil DeGruy, & John Rankin...this is going to be some amazing music!

For more music fun....come on down to Chickie Wah Wah on Canal Street to enjoy the amazing New Orleans Nightcrawlers!!  Music starts about 8:00 pm, but come out early for some yummy food!

Stay in Mid-City and head on over to the Banks Street Bar and Grill (4401 Banks) for a great night of music with Andrew Duhon....the show starts up at 9:00 pm!!

There's a triple header over at the Spotted Cat (623 Frenchmen) starting up at 4:00 pm with Brett Richardson, then stay on for Smokin' Time Jazz Club at 10:00 pm, and finish off the night with Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns at 10:00 pm!!

If you're lookin' for some Rockin' and Bowlin' and some good food too...Have some dinner over at Ye Olde College Inn..where you'll get some yummy food and a discounted ticket to Rock 'N Bowl...right next door!!  Dance the night away with Johnny Angel tonight...the show gets kickin' about 8:30 pm.

You need to go by the Maple Leaf Bar on Oak Street for the early show.  Cluck! Nite featuring Three Piece Spicy + Creole Cookin' (with some FREE food)...and make sure you stay up late for the REBIRTH!!  You'll be glad did! 

Have a wonderful Tuesday and for more fun shows and events going on click on the WWOZ Livewire link!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Monday Music!

Happy Monday Everybody!...It's supposed to be a rainy one tonight, but you stay dry and go listen to some amazing music tonight!

BMC (1331 Decatur) has a great early show at 6:00 pm with Fun in the Pocket featuring Mayumi Shara (drummer extraordinaire)...then stay on for the next show at 9:30 with Smokey Greenwell's Blues Jam!!

Head over to Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal) for an amazing evening of music with Tom McDermott and Kevin Clark from the Dukes of Dixieland at 8:00 pm...If you haven't been to Chickie's yet you need to get on over there...they've got some amazing food and it's smoke free!!

Enjoy this lovely evening around the fire at The Columns....They've got David Doucet from BeauSoleil fame at 8:00 pm, and while you're enjoying the sounds be sure to have an adult beverage to warm you on up!

If you're lookin' for some bluegrass music tonight you don't have to go too far to find it....Check out the Hi Ho Lounge (2239 St. Claude) and the Bluegrass Pickin' Party at 8:00 pm...there's no cover and FREE red beans!

Be sure to make a stop by the Spotted Cat (623 Frenchmen) early for this great line-up of music....Brett Richardson at 4:00 pm, Dominic Grillo and The Frenchmen Street All Stars at 6:00 pm and be sure to stay on for the Jazz Vipers at 10:00 pm.....it's sure to be another smokin' Monday evening show.

Head on Uptown and to the Maple Leaf (8316 Oak) for Papa Grows Funk at 11:00 pm they really know how to funk up your Monday night!!!

Have a great Monday...and for more musical fun check out WWOZ Livewire ....until tomorrow.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Keepin' Warm with some TGIF'n Fun!!

TGIF!!!

What's happenin' this Friday night??

If you're looking for a couple of wine tastings after work....head on down to Cork & Bottle (3700 Orleans) at around 5ish for some great wines....then make your way over to Swirl (3143 Ponce de Leon) at about 6 for another round of wine tasting, and check out their tapas bar too for some great food!!

And there's Starlight Racing with The Topcats tonight at the New Orleans Fairgrounds! Racing returns tonight with nine races under the stars starting at 5 p.m. The Topcats hit the Clubhouse stage at 6 p.m. and the (well-heated) Miller Beer Garden features drink specials and specialty food vendors all evening!!

There's lots of good music going on tonight!!

Head over to the Carousel Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone with John Autin at 9:00...spin around the bar and listen to some great music too!

Head on over to Chickie Wah Wah on Canal for their happy hour with Amy Trail at 5:00, then stay on for some Paul Sanchez at 8:00, and The Geraniums at 10:00...what a fun way to spend your Friday evening...and don't forget to come hungry cause they got yummy food going on in the kitchen!

d.b.a. (618 Frenchmen) has a great double header tonight!!! The Hot Club of New Orleans gets revvin' up at 6:00, and be sure to stay on for Hill Country Throwdown featuring Reverend John Wilkins & Eric Deaton ...they'll have you all revved up!!!

There's another double header over at Rock 'N Bowl (3016 S. Carrollton) with Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Review at 9:30...Gal's been travelling around so be sure to catch her and the boys while you can...and don't forget if you eat an entree next door at Ye Olde College Inn you get a discounted ticket for the concert!!

Tipitina's (501 Napoleon) has an amazing show tonight with The Radiator's 33rd Anniversary Show with the Honey Island Swamp Band opening up....the fun gets started at about 10:00 pm!!

Check out the WWOZ Livewire!  And tune into 90.7 FM and http://www.wwoz.org/ from 11 am to 2:00 pm for the incredible Louisiana Music Party with my hubby Bill deTurk!!!  See you later!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Havin' Fun on Thursday!

Happy Thursday Everybody,

Don't miss out on the weekly wine tasting at Cork and Bottle (3700 Orleans) at about 5:00 pm in Mid-City and tasting is free...And be sure to stop by the Crescent City Farmer's Market and patronize local Louisiana vendors with fresh veggies, seafood and more! 

Head on down to The Ogden Southern Museum of Art today for Ogden after Hours.   Music starts up at 6:00 pm with the By & By String Band who combines stripped down acoustics with rich harmonies!

It's gonna be a fun evening at d.b.a. (618 Frenchmen)with two great shows!!  Come for the early show at 7:00 pm with the Colin Lake Trio...and you don't want to miss Thomas Johnson and the People at 10:00 pm!!

There's a triple header over at the Spotted Cat (623  Frenchmen) with Brett Richardson at  4:00 pm, a Miss Sophie Lee at 6:00 pm and close out the night with the The New Orleans Moonshiners at 10:00 pm!!!

And for all your musical fun this evening be sure to click on the WWOZ Livewire!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Celebrate a Beautiful Wednesday!

Had a nice little hiatus....So, Happy Hump Day Everybody!

Start off your evening with the early show over at dba (618 Frenchmen)....The Tin Men gets things kickin' at 7:00 pm....and then stay on for Walter "Wolfman" Washington & The Roadmasters at 10:00 pm it's gonna be a fun one!!

Go by Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal) early and celebrate happy hour starting at 4:00 pm....there's an early show at 8:00 pm with Tom McDermott and Meshiya Lake, and stay on for the Tex-Mex sounds of the Iguanas at 10:00 pm! 
There's another special show over at Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta!!  Irvin Mayfield's NOJO Jam presents the music of Ornette Coleman this evening at 8:00 pm!

Looking for some dinner and then some music?  Rock 'N Bowl (3016 S. Carrollton) can help you out!  Get an entree' over at Ye Olde College Inn and then get a half price ticket to the show right next door at Rock N' Bowl....Catch the amazing Joe Krown tonight at 8:30 pm!

Another great evening full of music at the Spotted Cat with free swing dance lessons at 5:00 p.m.!!  Brett Richardson at 4:00 p.m., The Orleans 6 at 6:00 p.m., and to top off the night St. Louis Slim & The Frenchmen St. Jug Band at 10:00 p.m.!

If you're looking for more fun stuff to do...check out the WWOZ Livewire!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hump Day with Opera, Jazz and More!

Happy Hump Day Everybody!

Celebrate on Bourbon Street with a FREE operatic performance by vocalists from the New Orleans Opera Association for a very special Opera on Tap at The Inn On Bourbon's Puccini Bar (541 Bourbon) tonight at 7:00 pm!   The Inn On Bourbon is located at the site of the French Opera House (1859-1919) and continues to celebrate its history with the live performance series.  Special $5 parking at The Inn On Bourbon is extended to all guests attending the performances.

And there's more!!

Go by Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal) for an early show at 8:00 pm with Tom McDermott and Meshiya Lake, and be sure to stay for the Tex-Mex sounds of the Iguanas at 10:00 pm!  What a fun night!

There's another special show over at Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta!!  Irvin Mayfield's NOJO Jam presents the music of Alvin Batiste this evening at 8:00 pm!

Hang out on Frenchmen tonight!!

There's another great evening full of music at the Spotted Cat (623 Frenchmen) with free swing dance lessons at 5:00 p.m.!!  Brett Richardson at 4:00 p.m., The Orleans 6 at 6:00 p.m., and to top off the night St. Louis Slim & The Frenchmen St. Jug Band at 10:00 p.m.!

d.b.a. (618 Frenchmen) has two fun show tonight with The Tin Men at 7:00 and Mem Shannon and the Roadmasters at 10:00 pm!!

If you're looking for more fun stuff to do...check out the WWOZ Livewire!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Celebrate Tuesday with the Arts and Music!

Happy Tuesday Everybody,

Good Stuff Tonight!

The Windsor Court holds a monthly Artist Showcase series, featuring local artists and including a monthly reception for the artist. The artist spotlighted this month is Louisianan Rebecca Rebouch√©, who describes her style as “contemporary folk art”...it features whimsical images that are simple yet powerful.  The reception tonight is from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and will have complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeurves. RSVP by calling 522-1994.

It's gonna be a lovely evening to hang out on the porch at The Columns (3811 St. Charles Ave.)...Have a cocktail and listen to the musical stylings of John Rankin & Friends and watch the streetcars go by!

For more music fun....come on down to Chickie Wah Wah on Canal Street to enjoy the amazing John Mooney!!  Music starts about 8:00 pm, but come out early for happy hour starting up at 4:00 pm with $1.00 off drinks and the kitchen opens up at 5:00 pm too!!

There's a triple header over at the Spotted Cat (623 Frenchmen) starting up at 4:00 pm with Brett Richardson, then stay on for Smokin' Time Jazz Club at 10:00 pm, and finish off the night with Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns at 10:00 pm!!

If you're lookin' for some Rockin' and Bowlin' and some good food too...Have some dinner over at Ye Olde College Inn..where you'll get some yummy food and a discounted ticket to Rock 'N Bowl...right next door!!  It's Walrus tonight with some Beatles inspired music...the show gets kickin' about 8:30 pm.

You need to go by the Maple Leaf Bar on Oak Street for the early show.  Cluck! Nite featuring Three Piece Spicy + Creole Cookin' (with some FREE food)...and make sure you stay up late for the REBIRTH!!  You'll be glad did! 

Have a wonderful Tuesday and for more fun shows and events going on click on the WWOZ Livewire link!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Beat the Monday Blues with some Live Local Music!

Happy Monday Everybody...it's a little gloomy outside so go checkout some music to cheer yourself on up!

BMC (1331 Decatur) has a great early show at 6:00 pm with Fun in the Pocket featuring Mayumi Shara (drummer extraordinaire)...then stay on for the next show at 9:30 with Smokey Greenwell's Blues Jam!!

Head over to Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal) for an amazing evening of music with Jon Cleary at 7:00 pm...Jon will have you dancin' the night away....so you have to get on over there!!

Enjoy this lovely evening around the fire at The Columns....They've got David Doucet from BeauSoleil fame at 8:00 pm, and while you're enjoying the sounds be sure to have an adult beverage to warm you on up!

If you're lookin' for some bluegrass music tonight you don't have to go too far to find it....Check out the Hi Ho Lounge (2239 St. Claude) and the Bluegrass Pickin' Party at 8:00 pm...there's no cover and FREE red beans!

If you love amazing burritos and great music, then BJ's Lounge (4301 Burgundy) is the place for you, because they have one mean burrito, and the incredible sounds of King James & the Special Men...the fun starts up at 10:00 pm!!!

Be sure to make a stop by the Spotted Cat (623 Frenchmen) early for this great line-up of music....Brett Richardson at 4:00 pm, Dominic Grillo and The Frenchmen Street All Stars at 6:00 pm and be sure to stay on for the Jazz Vipers at 10:00 pm.....it's sure to be another smokin' Monday evening show.

Head on Uptown and to the Maple Leaf (8316 Oak) for Papa Grows Funk at 11:00 pm they really know how to funk up your Monday night!!!

Have a great Monday...and for more musical fun check out WWOZ Livewire ....until tomorrow.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Dance Your Sunday Away!!!

Good Morning Everybody,

Time to get over those Saints blues...every year can't be the Super Bowl and let's not forget we had one of hell of year in 2010!!  Let's keep celebrating today!

It's the King Cake Kick-Off Party at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algiers (620 Eliza).  The fun starts off at noon with king cakes, food and drinks and entertainment by Benny Grunch and the Bunch! 

Head on down to the Quarter for the Jazz in the Park Concert Series at the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park (916 N. Peters) the FREE concert starts up at 3:00 pm with a performance by Stephen Dale.

The Trinity Artists Series continues today at Trinity Episcopal Church (1329 Jackson) with Ruby Caribbean Funk led by Rudy Mills....the fun starts up at 5:00 pm and it's FREE!

And of course you got more music tonight!

Dance to the Latin sounds of Fredy Omar at the 12 Bar (608 Fulton) starting up at 6:00 pm.

Get your Cajun dancin' on at Tipitina's (501 Napoleon) this afternoon and pass a good time with the Fais do-do with Bruce Daigrepoint at 5:30 pm!!

And for even more dancin' fun head on over to the Howlin' Wolf  "den" (907 S. Peters) for the Hot 8 Brass Band....you'll be gettin your groove on this Sunday night!!

Have a great day and GEAUX SAINTS!!  And for even more fun stuff going on...check out the WWOZ Livewire!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

GEAUX SAINTS and CELEBRATE!!

Good Morning Everybody,

I'm pretty sure I know what most of ya'll will be doing between the hours of 3:00 and 6:00 pm, but there is other stuff going on to.

There's a FREE Birthday party going on at the New Orleans Museum of Art - NOMA is turning 100 - with lots of fun stuff to do before the big game!! Here's the schedule....
11am - Opening Remarks
11:30 am - New Orleans Ballet Theatre begins Lakme and Broadway performer singing
11:30am- Art-making activity begins
Noon - Cake cutting and coffee from Cafe du Monde
12:15pm - Tour of Great Collectors/Great Donors by John d'Addario
1pm - Symphony Chorus on steps in Great Hall
1:30pm - Sculpture Garden Tour by Pamela Buckman
2pm - Opera a la Carte in the Sculpture Garden (in case of bad weather, Opera will be in Auditorium)
4pm - Art Activity ends
4:30pm - Last admission


Celebrate the Battle of New Orleans Anniversary - "The British are coming, the British are coming" to the Chalmette Battlefield to commemorate the Battle of New Orleans. Walk through British and American camps, listen to generals planning strategy, soldiers swapping stories around campfires, and women wondering what fate has in store for New Orleans. Over 100 living history experts share stories of the War of
1812, fire cannons and muskets, and bring the era to life. Also check out the Kid's Camp where the little ones can make pirate and military hats, play period games, and try on military uniforms. End the day with lunch or dinner at Rocky & Carlo's Restaurant. The kids will love it!
Where: Chalmette Battlefield, 8606 West St. Bernard Hwy, Chalmette.
When: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Watch the Saints game on Decatur near Canal and take some great music breaks along the way at the Louisiana Music Factory (200 Block Decatur) with a great triple header of in store concerts!  
3:00pm - Golden Orchid
4:00pm - Plunge
5:00pm - Neslort

After the Saint's big win...there's lots of great music going on!!

d.b.a. (618 Frenchmen) has The Todd Duke Quartet at 8:00 pm....and stay on for Little Freddie King at 10:00 pm!

Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal) has the amazing Ogya Band at 8:00 pm....and don't forget, come hungry cause they got some yummy food in the kitchen!!

And for some Rockin' & Bowlin' fun at of course Rock N' Bowl (corner of S. Carrollton and Earhart)...you got the shake your booty Zydeco sounds of the one and only Rockin' Dopsie!  Remember get an entree' next door at Ye Olde College Inn and you'll get a discounted ticket tot the show!!

Have a great day and GEAUX SAINTS!!  And for even more fun stuff going on...check out the WWOZ Livewire!

Friday, January 7, 2011

TGIF with Wine, Song and Football!!!

TGIF for real!!  I am sooo ready for the weekend!!  GEAUX TIGERS and GEAUX SAINTS!!

What's happenin' this Friday night??

If you're looking for a couple of wine tastings after work....head on down to Cork & Bottle (3700 Orleans) at around 5ish for some great wines....then make your way over to Swirl (3143 Ponce de Leon) at about 6 for another round of wine tasting, and check out their tapas bar too for some great food!!

After you get your wine on...you need a place to watch the big Cotton Bowl game...so, check out your favorite haunt and plan on doing some celebrating with some music afterwards. (or during the game!)

There's lots of good music going on tonight!!

Head over to the Carousel Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone with John Autin at 9:00...spin around the bar and listen to some great music too!

Head on over to Chickie Wah Wah on Canal for their happy hour with the Pfister Sisters at 5:30, then stay on for the Dave Stryker Quartet at 8:00, and The Ogya Band at 10:00...what a fun way to spend your Friday evening...and don't forget to come hungry cause they got yummy food going on in the kitchen!

d.b.a. (618 Frenchmen) has a great double header tonight..and just heads up, d.b.a is now smoke-free!!! The Hot Club of New Orleans gets revvin' up at 6:00, and be sure to stay on for John "Papa" Gros...he'll get your night funked up!!!

There's another double header over at Rock 'N Bowl (3016 S. Carrollton) with Clockwork Elvis plus Bonerama at 9:30...this is gonna be a great show...and don't forget if you eat an entree next door at Ye Olde College Inn you get a discounted ticket for the concert!!

Alrighty, well that should keep you busy this evening... and GEAUX TIGERS!! If you're looking for more fun stuff to do...check out the WWOZ Livewire!  And tune into 90.7 FM and http://www.wwoz.org/ from 11 am to 2:00 pm for the incredible Louisiana Music Party with my hubby Bill deTurk!!!  See you later!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

It's Carnival Time...Parades, Parties and Po-Boy-Citos!!

Carnival time is upon us and there's quite a few fun things you can do to celebrate!!

Gather round the Willow Streetcar barn (S. Carrolton at Willow) at 6:30 to toast the Krewe of Phunny Phorty Fellows....They'll be some music by the Storyville Stompers and a toast to the Krewe for the big sendoff at 7:00 pm!  Bring your own libations, or grab one at Carrollton Station right on the corner!!

If you're thinking about heading to the French Quarter on this beautiful evening...check out the Third Annual Joan of Arc Parade....12th Night is St. Joan's birthday and this is the perfect way to celebrate her birthday.  The parade gets kickin' at 6:00 pm at the Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville statue and park at Conti and Decatur and ends at the golden Joan of Arc statue at the New Place de France at Decatur and St. Phillip Streets at approximately 6:45 p.m. The parade route goes along Chartres Street, crosses Jackson Square, and continues past St. Louis Cathedral to the other side of Chartres to St. Phillip Street.

If you're not in the mood for a parade and looking for some great music...you've got your options too!! Head on down to The Ogden Southern Museum of Art today for Ogden after Hours.   Music starts up at 6:00 pm with the boogaloo sounds of Los Po-Boy-Citos!!

And if you're looking to help out some amazing animals and celebrate the evening...then don't miss the fun at the 12th Night Annual Fundraiser for ARNO Shelter tonight from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm at The Creole Gardens Bed and Breakfast Hotel (1415 Prytania St. parking in lot Thalia and Prytania)....a $20 ticket gives you chance at the grand prize: RCA 37" LCD TV and Theatre Setup; great raffle prizes: hotel packages, artwork, photographs, riverboat dinner cruises, and more!!  Your ticket also gets you hors d'oeuvres and one drink, cash bar, and music by Jumpin Johnny Sansone!!!  Be there or be square and come support ARNO and have fun while your doing it!

If you're looking for more fun stuff to do...check out the WWOZ Livewire! And have an amazing 12th Night Celebration!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

12th Night Eve!!!

Happy Hump Day and 12th Night Eve!!

Start off your evening with the early show over at dba (618 Frenchmen)....The Tin Men Trio gets things kickin' at 7:00 pm....and then stay on for Walter "Wolfman" Washington & The Roadmasters at 10:00 pm it's gonna be a fun one!!

Go by Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal) right after work for a fun happy hour that kicks up at 4:00 pm, and be sure to stay for the Iguanas at 8:30 pm! (and come hungry cause there's  yummy food coming from the kitchen!)

There's another special show over at Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta!!  Irvin Mayfield's NOJO Jam presents the music of Lee Morgan this evening at 8:00 pm!

Looking for some dinner and then some music?  Rock 'N Bowl (3016 S. Carrollton) can help you out!  Get an entree' over at Ye Olde College Inn and then get a half price ticket to the show right next door at Rock N' Bowl....It will be easy to work off that yummy food off when you're swingin' to the sounds of Johnny Angel tonight at 8:30 pm!

Another great evening full of music at the Spotted Cat with free swing dance lessons at 5:00 p.m.!!  Brett Richardson at 4:00 p.m., The Orleans 6 at 6:00 p.m., and to top off the night St. Louis Slim & The Frenchmen St. Jug Band at 10:00 p.m.!

If you're looking for more fun stuff to do...check out the WWOZ Livewire!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Sugar Bowl Celebratin'!

Happy Tuesday Everybody,

Celebrate the Sugar Bowl with all kinds of good things!!

You can get your day started off right with a trip to the Farmer's Market!!!  Visit the Crescent City's Farmer's Market at University Square (200 Broadway) from 9:00 to 1:00 pm and pick up some fresh seafood, veggies and you can even get some lunch!  Greg and Mary Sonnier of Gabrielle at the Uptowner kick off another year of local chefs committed to cooking with local ingredients this today....On the menu: turkey gumbo, pulled pork with white beans & greens, smothered red cabbage and sweets...yummy!!

Once you've filled up on some great fresh food....celebrate the Sugar Bowl over at Champions Square from 4:30 to 7:30 pm with the Fan Jam!!  They'll be entertainment by MoJeaux Entertainment: MoJeaux....and lots of fun activities....food samples, interactive blow up games, face painters, Allstate interactive display, and giveaways!!!

Good Stuff Tonight!

It's gonna be a lovely evening to hang out on the porch at The Columns (3811 St. Charles Ave.)...Have a cocktail and listen to the musical stylings of John Rankin & Friends and watch the streetcars go by!

For more music fun....come on down to Chickie Wah Wah on Canal Street to enjoy the amazing John Mooney!!  Music starts about 8:00 pm, but come out early for happy hour starting up at 4:00 pm with $1.00 off drinks and the kitchen opens up at 5:00 pm too!!

Stay in Mid-City and head on over to the Banks Street Bar and Grill (4401 Banks) for a great night of music with Smashing Blonde....the show starts up at 9:00 pm!!

There's a triple header over at the Spotted Cat (623 Frenchmen) starting up at 4:00 pm with Brett Richardson, then stay on for Smokin' Time Jazz Club at 10:00 pm, and finish off the night with Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns at 10:00 pm!!

If you're lookin' for some Rockin' and Bowlin' and some good food too...Have some dinner over at Ye Olde College Inn..where you'll get some yummy food and a discounted ticket to Rock 'N Bowl...right next door!!  It's Jumpin' Johnny Sansone tonight...the show gets kickin' about 8:30 pm.

To top off your evening you need to head on over to the Maple Leaf Bar on Oak Street for the one and only REBIRTH!!!   The show gets kickin' about 11:00 pm!

Have a wonderful Tuesday and for more fun shows and events going on click on the WWOZ Livewire link!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Sugar Bowl Eve Fun...With Some Silly Hats Tonight!

It's Suga Bowl Eve...so, go out and celebrate!!

Don't miss the Allstate Sugar Bowl Fan Fest today from Noon to 8:00 pm (located at the Jax Brewery parking lots off Decatur Street). The entire event is FREE with this year's headliner Darius Rucker performing a free concert on today at 6 p.m.  And check out the following fun stuff going on at the fest:
*Chance to win a 2011 Allstate Sugar Bowl V.I.P. Game Experience
*Appearance by the Allstate A.F.C.A. Good Works Team
*Photo opportunity with the Allstate Sugar Bowl trophy
*Football skills challenge
*Live Bowl game broadcasts

It's PAT JOLLY'S SILLY HAT 65th BIRTHDAY PARTY tonight at 6:00 pm at the Blue Nile (532 Frenchmen)....Pat's birthday request:  Since so many great New Orleans musicians perform for my celebrations PLEASE come early and plan to stay LATE to enjoy all the bands because their music is my best Birthday gift (7pm until)
(YES ... past your bedtime ... like we did before retirement age)!!!

And of course there's lot more music happenin!!

Head over to Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal) for an amazing evening of music with Jon Cleary at 7:00 pm...Jon will have you dancin' the night away....so you have to get on over there!!

Enjoy this lovely evening around the fire at The Columns....They've got David Doucet from BeauSoleil fame at 8:00 pm, and while you're enjoying the sounds be sure to have an adult beverage to warm you on up!

If you're lookin' for some bluegrass music tonight you don't have to go too far to find it....Check out the Hi Ho Lounge (2239 St. Claude) and the Bluegrass Pickin' Party at 8:00 pm...there's no cover and FREE red beans!

If you love amazing burritos and great music, then BJ's Lounge (4301 Burgundy) is the place for you, because they have one mean burrito, and the incredible sounds of King James & the Special Men...the fun starts up at 10:00 pm!!!

Be sure to make a stop by the Spotted Cat (623 Frenchmen) early for this great line-up of music....Brett Richardson at 4:00 pm, Dominic Grillo and The Frenchmen Street All Stars at 6:00 pm and be sure to stay on for the Jazz Vipers at 10:00 pm.....it's sure to be another smokin' Monday evening show.

Head on Uptown and to the Maple Leaf (8316 Oak) for Papa Grows Funk at 11:00 pm they really know how to funk up your Monday night!!!

Have a great Monday...and for more musical fun check out WWOZ Livewire ....until tomorrow.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

GEAUX SAINTS, GEAUX FESTS and LIVE MUSIC!!!

WHO DAT!!!!!

It's the last football game for the regular season...so...I think what you'll be doing at Noon, but what's going on afterwards!!

Don't miss the Allstate Sugar Bowl Fan Fest today and tomorrow from Noon to 8:00 pm (located at the Jax Brewery parking lots off Decatur Street). The entire event is FREE both days with this year's headliner Darius Rucker performing a free concert on Monday, Jan. 3 at 6 p.m. And just added! Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue for a free show on Sunday, Jan. 2, also at 6 p.m.
And check out the following fun stuff going on at the fest:
*Chance to win a 2011 Allstate Sugar Bowl V.I.P. Game Experience
*Appearance by the Allstate A.F.C.A. Good Works Team
*Photo opportunity with the Allstate Sugar Bowl trophy
*Football skills challenge
*Live Bowl game broadcasts

There's an early show at the 12 Bar (608 Fulton) with Fredy Omar con su Banda at 6:00 pm!! Dance the evening away with the latin sounds of Fredy and his band you'll be sure to have a good time!

Stay in the Warehouse District and head on over to the Howlin' Wolf "Den" (901 South Peters) for the 9:00 pm Brass Band Blowout with the Hot 8 Brass Band...You'll be jammin' all night!

You also need to go by the Circle Bar tonight...rumor has it they'll be closing (just for a bit) for some renovations. So, go party down at the big blowout tonight with The Happy Talk Band + O.L.D. + Rik Slave and The Phantoms + Felix!!! The fun gets going at 10:00 pm...If it's an early evening for you go by at 6:00 pm for Micah McKee and Friends!

If you're looking for more fun stuff to do...check out the WWOZ Livewire!