NEWS FEED – Dear NOLA, Tip’s Twitter Party, Leon Russell, Bonnaroo Tix and More…

@ Blue Nile Tomorrow - Photo by Dave Vann

There’s a lot going on this time of year, savor it and get out there. Here are a few reminders of what’s going down this weekend and some tix you need to be grabbin up.

** Dear NOLA: A Concert for New Orleans is tomorrow night at Blue Nile.

** Tipitina’s Twitter Appreciation Party with and MyNameIsJohnMichael is on Friday

** The Radiators are playing at Maple Leaf Bar, also going down on Friday. Heard the Radz doing “Carnival Time” on XM 56 Jam_On this morning, must be that time of year.

** “The Ultimate Rock-n-Roll Man” Leon Russell is playing down at on Saturday night (also Krewe de Vieux is goin down that night)

** at House of Blues on Sunday night is SOLD OUT! If you missed your chance and wanna go, get on the Stubhub, Craigslist or Miracle Ticket hunt.

** Tipitina’s announced their annual Instruments-A-Comin 2011 Benefit Concert this week. It is set for Monday, May 2nd and will feature Galactic, Ivan Neville, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and a Battle of the Bands. Tickets for the event (general admission ($40) and VIP ($200) go on-sale this Friday and all proceeds benefit the Tipitina’s Foundation.

** Bonnaroo tickets go on sale this Saturday. Dr. John w/ Original Meters, Lil Wayne, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and more NOLA acts TBA will all be there. If you’re making the trek, get tix earlier rather than later at the lower price levels. If plans change, they should be fairly easy to unload for what you paid.

** Galactic Mardi Gras tix are reportedly movin fast, if you have friends crashing in your guest room, couch, floor, closet, or driveway for the weekend and you wanna howl at the Carnival moon with the city’s finest overgrown rhythm section (plus some special guests we assume), now is be a good time to pick up some tickets for the always great MG Tip’s shows.

February 17, 2011 |  by  |  News
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Wesley grew up in coastal Georgia and is a former resident of The Music City and The Big Easy where he helped get LMB NOLA off-the-ground after launching in January 2011. Over the past few years, he has also contributed steadily to JamBase and Relix Magazine. Recently, Hodges moved on to L.A. where Abita Beer is hard to find, costs about $6 if located and impromptu parading in the streets will most likely get you arrested on the spot.

 
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