Tag Archives: New Orleans Saints

Photos: The Greasing of the Poles at the Royal Sonesta Hotel

Trixie Minx and her fellow Fleur de Tease burlesque dancers got the final weekend of Mardi Gras off to a good start with the annual “Greasing of the Poles” ceremony at the Royal Sonesta Hotel on Bourbon Street. This year’s competition was hosted by actor and New Orleans native Bryan Batt and featured chef John [...]

Glen David Andrews Returns, Talks Life After Rehab

After three months in a Massachusetts rehab center, the charismatic performer and trombonist Glen David Andrews has returned to his hometown and appeared several times in public. He sat in at a couple of shows before playing his first scheduled performance last Thursday at Irvin Mayfield’s I Club. Special guest Paul Sanchez sat in with [...]


Just finished one of my weekly walks through the French Market Flea Market from a meeting, where I ran into my old friend and vendor Oscar. Oscar is the guy who makes the iridescent earrings, jewelry, fridge magnets and various handcrafted tchotchkes and sells them from his kiosk in the Market. I met Oscar when [...]

Mark Ingram, Patrick Peterson on the LSU-Alabama Rivalry

Last night, Mark Ingram and Patrick Peterson hosted “Rock the Night presents The Crystal Ball”, a pre-party for tonight’s BCS Championship Game with some of the proceeds benefiting a local Veterans Affairs group. Former LSU and Alabama players including Marcell Dareus (Alabama), Justin Vincent (LSU), and Joseph Addai (LSU) attended. The players predicted tonight’s winner [...]

Gypsyphonic Disko Remixes “Halftime (Stand Up and Get Crunk)” Balkan-Style

A new remix by Gypsyphonic Disko (Ben Ellman and DJ Quickie Mart) always inspires a celebration, but this time it’s a celebration that’s inspiring a new Gypsyphonic remix. Just in time for the start of the New Orleans Saints’ NFC playoff run against the Detroit Lions tonight comes a Balkanized version of the Saints anthem [...]

Saints, Tigers Lead to Cee Lo, Nevilles, Cowboy Mouth

Hosting an NFL Wild Card Weekend football game and the BCS Championship Game in the same weekend has many advantages, one of which is the quality of music around town. Saturday afternoon, Cowboy Mouth will perform at Champions Square starting at 3 p.m. before the Saints-Lions game. They’ll be followed at 4:45 by Karma, and [...]

Back to the Playoffs and 504 Connect

Brian Boyles’ December story on the phenomenon of Saints songs in 2009 started before a game this season when he was DJ’ing at Handsome Willy’s (as he’ll be Saturday afternoon) and played “Saints Anthem” by 504 Connect. I’d never heard it before, and he explained that someone from the group brought in a home-burned CD [...]

The Songs of the 2009-2010 New Orleans Saints

Listen to our Saints Songs playlist on Spotify On the projector screen behind me, Peyton Manning’s mouth twists in puzzled defeat. To my right, DJ Justin Thomas begins to scream. Around us, a roomful of our fellow citizens follows suit, wildly embracing each other, weeping, throwing their hands in the air. My finger rests on [...]

Saints Nuns

  Photographer: Philip Gould   New Orleans was on a high like no other when the city celebrated its beloved Saints playing in the Super Bowl last year. It was a moment of deliverance. Finally New Orleanians could rise above the pervasive sense of purgatory that had afflicted their beloved city since before Hurricane Katrina. [...]

Through the Checkpoint to the Information Cave

There was a lot to love in last night’s Saints win, but time for two non-game-related notes: – I’ve vented before about my irritation with the information blackout in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, but last night when Will Herring made the interception in the end zone, there was no replay. I remember it as an athletic [...]