It all happened so innocently, my love for riotgrrl queens Corin Tucker, Janet Weiss, and Carrie Brownstein, collectively and arguably better known as Sleater-Kinney. While living in Austin in the late 90s, I wanted to attend an in-store performance at Waterloo Records by this well-regarded female rock trio which at the time I had never heard of. Unable to make the event I sprung for a copy of their third studio album, Dig Me Out, and lost my mind. Just lost it. What was this sound? Who were these ladies? The hungry, urgent beats, the sharp, frenetic guitar work, and the layered, waling vocals. And the lyrics? Each song was a visual field infused by carefully chosen wording arcing in harmony. I was hooked, taken, even smitten, and I wanted more.
All the events associated with Bike to Work Week in New Orleans — including a planned meetup this morning from a variety of locations in Uptown, Mid-City and elsewhere — have been postponed by a week because of the rain, organizers said.
The New Orleans unit of the Herb Society of America will hold its annual spring plant sale this weekend to benefit the New Orleans Botanical Gardens, Longue Vue Gardens and the Herb Society of America.
The New Orleans Film Society will hold a free screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller “Vertigo” on the grounds of Latter Library on Saturday evening as the spring 2015 series of Moonlight Movies begins.
Southern Rep Theatre will begin offering preview performances this week and the official opening night on Saturday of “Boudin: The New Orleans Music Project,” an original musical production inspired by asking locals in New Orleans the question: “How has New Orleans music saved your soul?”
More than 1,150 premium lots – many of them pulled from prominent estates in Mobile, Ala., Jackson, Miss., New Orleans and elsewhere throughout the South – will be sold at a two-day estates auction slated for April 18th (starting at 9 a.m. CST) and 19th (at 10 a.m.) by Crescent City Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery at 1330 St. Charles Ave.
Offered will be many desirable pieces of original Louisiana artwork by artists such as Clarence Millet, Knute Heldner, Robert Rucker, and Clementine Hunter; French and Italian furniture; American furniture, to include a circa-1870 American Renaissance carved and burl walnut bedroom set; antique lamps, including a Pittsburgh Lamp Company reverse painted lamp; and a Sevres-style porcelain vase.
The Orleans Parish School Board may postpone the planned auction of the historic Carrollton courthouse to give neighborhood activists time to research other options for it.
The Rosa Keller library in Broadmoor will host a reading and book signing tonight (Monday, April 13) with two New Orleans authors who were awarded the 2014 Library Choice Awards for fiction and non-fiction.
Privileged, slothful, and ever self-indulgent, the New Orleans “gutter punk” is a creature that inspires near universal disdain.
Our city’s new crusade to stop them, however, could wind up threatening us all.
The Southern Food and Beverage Museum will celebrate its re-opening of the the finished museum, as well as the Museum of the American Cocktail’s New Orleans collection, with a gala Friday night and free demonstrations Saturday and Sunday focusing on fish, barbecue and pastries.
More than 2,000 homes and businesses in the Carrollton area are without power Monday morning amid heavy downpours that could persist throughout the week, officials said.
On Wednesday morning, bicycle commuters can ride with others from Uptown or Broadmoor to a meetup in the Central Business District as part of this year’s Bike to Work Week in New Orleans.
Loyola University New Orleans will host a free performance of “The Diary of One Who Vanished,” 60 years after the last production of this play in New Orleans.