March 14th

01:00 March 14, 2012
By: Emily Hingle

I loved seeing Midnight Ghost Train, Truckfighters, Endall and Ryan McKern at Siberia last week. The whole show was full of intense blues-inspired rock >>And I would like to commend all of the men and women who went under the electric shaver at St. Baldrick’s Saturday. Over $34,000 was raised for childhood cancer research. This weekend, if you didn’t partake in any Irish parades yet, you’ll have many to choose from on St. Patrick’s Day this Saturday and Sunday.

This Thursday is the monthly movie special titled Green Screen, shown at the Green Project at 2831 Marais St. in the Bywater. This month’s movie is the 1953 film Thunder Bay, which begins at 6:30pm. The film captures the story of two war buddies who build an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico only later to realize that not all of the locals appreciate their business. Later is a variety of activities, the first of which is an early metal show at the Dragon’s Den with Dead in the Dirt, Heartless, Full of Hell, and more, beginning at 6 p.m. and ending before 10 p.m. Since this is a early show, it will you afford you the time to attend Ruiniverse, Fat Stupid Ugly people and others at Melvin’s Bar on 2112 St. Claude Avenue; a night full of aggressive punk and extreme music.

Friday, the awesome Metal Alliance Tour visits New Orleans at one of our bigger venues The Hangar at 1511 South Rendon, featuring DevilDriver, 3” of Blood, Dying Fetus, Job for a Cowboy and many more. The show is another early one beginning at 7 p.m. and for $30. If you’re in the mood for more local metal, head to Siberia to see the hardcore sludge legends Hawg Jaw, who will also bring with them punk favorites Donkey Puncher, and metal shredders She’s Still Dead, who will take the stage around 10 p.m. and the cover is $5.

Saturday, I will catch the Irish Parade on Decatur Street; the array of green beer, beads, and costumes will take the streets of the Quarter at 6 p.m., finishing up the festivities of the parade earlier this day Uptown. After that, I’m going down to One Eyed Jacks to see the return of Corrosion of Conformity with Zoroaster and A Storm of Light at 9 p.m. The cover for this anticipated show is $20 at the door.  

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