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Oyster Festival


This weekend is the New Orleans Oyster Festival at Woldenberg Park right in front of the Aquarium.  The festival features the P&J Oyster Shucking Competition on Saturday and the Acme Oyster House World Oyster Eating Championship on Sunday as well as a host of excellent food and music options.  Check out the full schedule below:



10:30am – 11:45am          Remedy

12:00pm – 12:45pm         The P&J Oyster Shucking Competition

1:00 pm – 2:30pm            Feufollet

2:45pm – 4:15pm              Cha Wa

4:30pm – 6:00pm             Maggie Koerner

6:30pm – 8:00pm             Shamarr Allen & The Underdawgs



10:30am – 11:30am         Betty Winn & One-A-Chord

11:45pm – 1:00pm           The Acme Oyster House World Oyster Eating Championship

1:15pm – 2:45pm             Amanda Shaw

3:00pm – 4:30pm           Bucktown Allstars

4:45pm – 6:15pm             Brass-A-Holics

6:45pm – 8:00pm            Bag of Donuts


Julia Jacklin and Black Belt Eagle Scout at Gasa Gasa Thursday

On Thursday night Australian singer/songwriter Julia Jacklin will roll into Gasa Gasa with Black Belt Eagle Scout.  Jacklin is touring on her outstanding sophomore release Crushing.  This record came out in February and is still hovering around the top of my favorite records of the year.  Crushing is an intimate and emotional exploration of the nature of personal space both physical and mental.  Jacklin has the ability to present and explore the universal aspects of intimate emotional experiences.  Check out the video for “Comfort” below.

Jacklin is joined by Black Belt Eagle Scout which is the project of Katherine Paul.  Her record from last year Mother of my Children is an amazing sonic exploration of turmoil.  Together these two artists will make for an amazing evening of music in an intimate space.


What’s Going On

Tonight you can catch Joy Again at Gasa Gasa and Freewater at Republic.  Tomorrow, Astral Project is doing two shows at Snug Harbor.  Sunday, the Pfister Sisters play the early show at Buffa’s while the Steve Pistorius Jazz Quartet takes the later show.  Also Sunday night James Singleton Quintet plays two shows at Snug Harbor.  Monday, No Vacation plays Gasa Gasa with Okey Dokey while the excellent electro pop performer Betty Who plays Republic.  Tuesday, dream pop ensemble LANY are at the Joy Theater.  On Wednesday Gasa Gasa is hosting their Five for Five party where you can see five excellent local artists perform five songs each.  The lineup is Sam Craft, Gal Holiday, Alex McMurray, Micha Mckee and Travers Geoffray.


To Listen This Week


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