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Title: New Orleans
Post by: K8teebug on March 25, 2019, 10:48:33 am
Anyone have any suggestions for music in New Orleans? I'll be there in June. Got a ticket for Caroline Rose at Gasa Gasa and definitely want to go to Tipitinas. Will have 3 nights with no kids and then 3 nights with an 8 year old (obviously not my kid).

Pretty set on food, but if you have a favorite place, please feel free to comment.

Thanks!
Title: Re: New Orleans
Post by: Distrcoict of GA-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on March 25, 2019, 11:07:38 am
Please watch this documentary (https://youtu.be/fLFpTLEnrqU) on where and what to eat by Homer Simpson

it is a shame that Donna's closed...awesome place to catch some great Brass without all the pretension

Heard good things about Chickie Wah Wah and Bullets (though been to neither)
Preservation Hall is a good bet
Thursday is zydeco night at Rock ‘n’ Bowl
Title: Re: New Orleans
Post by: jeffml on March 25, 2019, 01:06:49 pm
Just go to Frenchmen Street in the French Quarter at night for best music options and best vibe imo.  I'm heading down to NO for French Quarter Festival in April.  Always a great time.

Anyone have any suggestions for music in New Orleans? I'll be there in June. Got a ticket for Caroline Rose at Gasa Gasa and definitely want to go to Tipitinas. Will have 3 nights with no kids and then 3 nights with an 8 year old (obviously not my kid).

Pretty set on food, but if you have a favorite place, please feel free to comment.

Thanks!
Title: Re: New Orleans
Post by: Schulzenstein on March 25, 2019, 01:50:19 pm
Just go to Frenchmen Street in the French Quarter at night for best music options and best vibe imo.  I'm heading down to NO for French Quarter Festival in April.  Always a great time.

Anyone have any suggestions for music in New Orleans? I'll be there in June. Got a ticket for Caroline Rose at Gasa Gasa and definitely want to go to Tipitinas. Will have 3 nights with no kids and then 3 nights with an 8 year old (obviously not my kid).

Pretty set on food, but if you have a favorite place, please feel free to comment.

Thanks!

I concur. Only visited once but Frenchmen Street was a hella good time.
Title: Re: New Orleans
Post by: lily1 on March 26, 2019, 12:28:40 am
I've been many many times and would recommend the following:

Hot 8 brass band in the Warehouse district on Sundays
Saturn bar on Mondays for a great rockabilly band and super friendly dancing
Rebirth brass band on Tuesdays uptown
Walter Wolfman Washington on Wednesdays on DBA and then go down a few doors to Blue Nile for this great brass band
Soul Rebels on Thursdays uptown
Zydeco at Rock n Bowl on Thursdays (but they have music most nights too but I dance zydeco so that's when I'm there as my Cajun 2 step is pretty crap these days)
Brassaholics on Fridays (but they sometimes change it up and play other nights)
Kermit Ruffins on Saturdays at Blue Nile but he's also at his own bar on Mondays

Frenchmen is fun but can get touristy despite the awesome music. One of the many members of the Neville clan are always playing somewhere so look for them too. Chickie Wah Wah's is up Canal street and often has Jon Cleary playing. The Pinettes are an all female brass band that often plays in Central City.

And there tends to be some sort of festival on a regular basis. Even the small ones are great-awesome food, chill folk, no pretense and great music.

Check the couple of free weeklies for write ups and schedules. There's always a gem, or a dozen, to be discovered. I was introduced to Walter Wolfman Washington courtesy of the friend of the guy sitting next to me at a fundraiser up on Magazine street and me lamenting all the options available that Wednesday evening.

I stay away from the French Quarter entirely except to sometimes see what new exhibits the HNOC has or when they do private house tours.

I've heard that during the day on the weekends some of the places are open on Frenchmen street are open and families will come and just hang out listening to the music. But I've never been there before 10pm and cannot confirm.

Also, I've done all these places as a solo woman and been fine. Just don't be a dumb ass and use common sense.
Title: Re: New Orleans
Post by: K8teebug on March 26, 2019, 08:39:10 am
I've been many many times and would recommend the following:

Hot 8 brass band in the Warehouse district on Sundays
Saturn bar on Mondays for a great rockabilly band and super friendly dancing
Rebirth brass band on Tuesdays uptown
Walter Wolfman Washington on Wednesdays on DBA and then go down a few doors to Blue Nile for this great brass band
Soul Rebels on Thursdays uptown
Zydeco at Rock n Bowl on Thursdays (but they have music most nights too but I dance zydeco so that's when I'm there as my Cajun 2 step is pretty crap these days)
Brassaholics on Fridays (but they sometimes change it up and play other nights)
Kermit Ruffins on Saturdays at Blue Nile but he's also at his own bar on Mondays

Frenchmen is fun but can get touristy despite the awesome music. One of the many members of the Neville clan are always playing somewhere so look for them too. Chickie Wah Wah's is up Canal street and often has Jon Cleary playing. The Pinettes are an all female brass band that often plays in Central City.

And there tends to be some sort of festival on a regular basis. Even the small ones are great-awesome food, chill folk, no pretense and great music.

Check the couple of free weeklies for write ups and schedules. There's always a gem, or a dozen, to be discovered. I was introduced to Walter Wolfman Washington courtesy of the friend of the guy sitting next to me at a fundraiser up on Magazine street and me lamenting all the options available that Wednesday evening.

I stay away from the French Quarter entirely except to sometimes see what new exhibits the HNOC has or when they do private house tours.

I've heard that during the day on the weekends some of the places are open on Frenchmen street are open and families will come and just hang out listening to the music. But I've never been there before 10pm and cannot confirm.

Also, I've done all these places as a solo woman and been fine. Just don't be a dumb ass and use common sense.

Thanks so much! I have no intention of being a dumb ass!
Title: Re: New Orleans
Post by: Distrcoict of GA-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on March 26, 2019, 09:23:40 am
I have no intention of being a dumb ass!
words to live by!
Title: Re: New Orleans
Post by: Space Freely on March 26, 2019, 10:12:16 am
The one and only time I went to New Orleans was when I was in my 20's. I went with my parents, who didn't drink, weren't foodies, weren't into live music, and weren't the type to stray from the well defined tourist line.

All of your posts, especially Lily's, are making me want to go back and do it right!
Title: Re: New Orleans
Post by: Julian, Adroit TOFURKEY-MAKER on March 26, 2019, 10:25:40 am
I'm just utterly disgusted at all of you for neglecting to mention the #1 thing you should do in New Orleans -- find that bar in Treme that Seth works at and spend your trip sipping cocktails in the most acoustically gifted drinking establishment in the American South. Just thinking about the cacophony of glasses clinking together at any other bar makes my ears bleed and my throat close up.
Title: Re: New Orleans
Post by: Distrcoict of GA-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on March 26, 2019, 10:47:46 am
went to New Orleans ...with my parents, who didn't drink, weren't foodies, weren't into live music, and weren't the type to stray from the well defined tourist line.
Jez, why go to NOLA at all...for the weather?!
Title: Re: New Orleans
Post by: K8teebug on March 26, 2019, 12:17:53 pm
I already have my fave bars and restaurants :)
Title: Re: New Orleans
Post by: Space Freely on March 26, 2019, 12:27:23 pm
went to New Orleans ...with my parents, who didn't drink, weren't foodies, weren't into live music, and weren't the type to stray from the well defined tourist line.
Jez, why go to NOLA at all...for the weather?!

They lived in Alabama and offered to take me to NO. If I had to go to Alabama, might as well get something worthwhile out of the trip. Also, I was poor and they were paying. Ended up being the last family trip I ever went on with my parents.
Title: Re: New Orleans
Post by: Krakenned on March 26, 2019, 02:30:53 pm
Do: all of the things the others have recommended (except the Treme thing)
Don't: get so drunk that you pass out in a restroom in the Superdome during a college football bowl game.
Title: Re: New Orleans
Post by: Distrcoict of GA-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on March 26, 2019, 02:38:12 pm
Don't: get so drunk that you pass out in a restroom in the Superdome during a college football bowl game.
^knows from experience ;)

at least do it in a “Family restroom”
Title: Re: New Orleans
Post by: Julian, Adroit TOFURKEY-MAKER on March 26, 2019, 02:49:08 pm
Don't: get so drunk that you pass out in a restroom in the Superdome during a college football bowl game.
Look, stop doxing me and leave my actions at the 2012 Sugar Bowl out of this or I’ll reveal to everyone that you have parents. Parents who love you. Two can play this game!
Title: Re: New Orleans
Post by: Krakenned on March 26, 2019, 03:59:05 pm
Don't: get so drunk that you pass out in a restroom in the Superdome during a college football bowl game.
Look, stop doxing me and leave my actions at the 2012 Sugar Bowl out of this or I’ll reveal to everyone that you have parents. Parents who love you. Two can play this game!

Pretty sure you go the year wrong.
Title: Re: New Orleans
Post by: Julian, Adroit TOFURKEY-MAKER on March 26, 2019, 03:59:47 pm
Don't: get so drunk that you pass out in a restroom in the Superdome during a college football bowl game.
Look, stop doxing me and leave my actions at the 2012 Sugar Bowl out of this or I’ll reveal to everyone that you have parents. Parents who love you. Two can play this game!

Pretty sure you go the year wrong.
I wasn't that drunk. I know what year (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Sugar_Bowl) I went to the Sugar Bowl.
Title: Re: New Orleans
Post by: sweetcell on March 26, 2019, 04:01:50 pm
so how blotto were you by the end of that game?  i suspect the answer is akin to "epic-ly."
Title: Re: New Orleans
Post by: Julian, Adroit TOFURKEY-MAKER on March 26, 2019, 04:05:19 pm
so how blotto were you by the end of that game?  i suspect the answer is akin to "epic-ly."
Let me just say, I had a 7:xx AM flight home the next morning and decided to just stay out and not go to bed, and I have never felt as bad for a person as I did the nice 50-something-year-old lady who got sat in the window seat next to my aisle seat. There were undulating waves of booze-stink radiating out from my person like a Hanna Barbara cartoon effect.
Title: Re: New Orleans
Post by: Krakenned on March 26, 2019, 04:13:16 pm
so how blotto were you by the end of that game?  i suspect the answer is akin to "epic-ly."
Let me just say, I had a 7:xx AM flight home the next morning and decided to just stay out and not go to bed, and I have never felt as bad for a person as I did the nice 50-something-year-old lady who got sat in the window seat next to my aisle seat. There were undulating waves of booze-stink radiating out from my person like a Hanna Barbara cartoon effect.

Unfair - I want my drunken story back!!!

also: Barbera not Barbara

Title: Re: New Orleans
Post by: Julian, Adroit TOFURKEY-MAKER on March 26, 2019, 04:24:35 pm
also: Barbera not Barbara
Fair enough, I was always more of a Hannah Montana guy, myself. Have I ever told you guys about my idea to reboot that with an African-American lead? Going to call it Hennessy Tennessee. It fucking writes itself.
Title: Re: New Orleans
Post by: Julian, Adroit TOFURKEY-MAKER on March 26, 2019, 04:25:18 pm
I was always more of a Hannah Montana guy, myself.
Also before anyone else makes the joke: yes, vansmack is more of an Alexis Texas kind of guy. . . .
Title: Re: New Orleans
Post by: sweetcell on March 26, 2019, 04:32:37 pm
I was always more of a Hannah Montana guy, myself.
Also before anyone else makes the joke: yes, vansmack is more of an Alexis Texas kind of guy. . . .

you owe me a new keyboard.
Title: Re: New Orleans
Post by: Krakenned on March 26, 2019, 05:34:40 pm
I was always more of a Hannah Montana guy, myself.
Also before anyone else makes the joke: yes, vansmack is more of an Alexis Texas kind of guy. . . .

you owe me a new keyboard.

is this a vom comment, or the other?
Title: Re: New Orleans
Post by: sweetcell on March 26, 2019, 06:00:40 pm
I was always more of a Hannah Montana guy, myself.
Also before anyone else makes the joke: yes, vansmack is more of an Alexis Texas kind of guy. . . .

you owe me a new keyboard.

is this a vom comment, or the other?

diet coke
Title: Re: New Orleans
Post by: vansmack on March 27, 2019, 12:35:39 am
Lily's comment was better than Julian's.  But only just....
Title: Re: New Orleans
Post by: Distrcoict of GA-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on August 26, 2019, 11:43:52 am
Please watch this documentary (https://youtu.be/fLFpTLEnrqU) on where and what to eat by Homer Simpson
Ok this should put you in a good mood

These ladies decided to film the same journey Homer took  (https://youtu.be/pKBgOrYbRLE)and do it fabulously