THURSDAY JULY 23 @ THE HOWLIN' WOLF - BEANIE SIGEL
Get the weekend off to a bumping start by joining rap legend and ex member of Roc-a-fella records, Beanie Sigel. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Sigel has that lightning fast, extra gangsta, east coast flow. Sigel has been rubbing elbows with the who's who of rap for a decade and he shows no signs of stopping anytime soon, check him out.
FRIDAY JULY 24 @ REPUBLIC - SLANDER
If the trap wasn't heavy enough at the Beanie Sigel show, Slander will be stepping up the BPM's on Friday at the Republic. Derek Anderson and Scott Land, also known as L.A. duo Slander, burst onto the scene not even a year ago with their festival trap remix of Showtek's "We Like to Party" (done in collaboration with NGHTMRE). That remix has since racked up almost 2.5 million plays, solidifying their place as festival trap staples. They've played countless festivals and have toured extensively, even taking the main stage at Nocturnal Wonderland. Give these boys a try and you might just find your new favorite EDM producer.
SATURDAY JULY 25 @ THE HOWLIN' WOLF - BENJY DAVIS
If you need to wind down from all the fast paced fun you've been having, come enjoy Benjy Davis pluck some folk for you. Benjy Davis Project was formed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 2001 as a simple folk-rock duo, but quickly grew into a popular regional band. Eventually expanding into a six-piece group, the Benjy Davis Project has recorded four albums and two EPs. They have played across the country as headliners and support act on shows with John Mayer, Better Than Ezra, Sister Hazel, North Mississippi All-Stars and others, as well as our very own New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
SUNDAY JULY 26 @ FRERET PUBLIQ HOUSE - SASHEER ZAMATA
It's Sunday, what better way to close out the weekend than with a few laughs from a SNL cast member. Zamata is one of the newer members to the show but gets a lot of screen time, whether that be her being a backup dancer or the heart of the skit. Currently out of season, she performs at the Upright Citizens Brigade NY (improve theater) regularly and does stand up whenever she can. She's on a short tour so make sure you get in to see her, you will not be disappointed!
TUESDAY JULY 27 @ JOY THEATER - MIGUEL
It's well past the weekend now, but if you haven't accepted this harsh truth, pop sensation Miguel will be putting on an incredible show at the Joy this Tuesday. Miguel identifies himself as part of the new wave of R&B artists that include Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, and Elle Varner. About.com editor Mark Edward Nero characterizes his music as "eclectic, artsy R&B-pop". Miguel cites musicians Prince, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Freddie Mercury, Phil Collins, Donny Hathaway, The Notorious B.I.G. and Kanye West, as influences, in addition to expressing his admiration for Stevie Wonder, John Lennon and Diane Warren. From these influences it's easy to deduce that his music will most likely be extraordinary, stop in and find out for yourself.