He has a distinct voice that you will come to know more as you follow VL NOLA. He has shown himself to be an intrepid entertainment and culture writer, who always knows about the best events, happenings and performers before anybody else. Now, he’s going to tell you all about them here at Very Local NOLA.
Lady Delaney keeps things bite-sized in her real-life miniatures and fictional mysteries.
The entirely-in-view kitchen until recently found on the sidewalk outside the Bayou St. John watering hole Pal’s literally expanded to take up as much of the walk as possible, adding employees and equipment underneath their tent as the lines grew as far as the scent of lemongrass could carry.
JayTee Barbour claims she sort of fell into embroidery while trying to create a low-cost wedding gift for a friend, then kept it up as a way to deal with the stress of fighting for sexual assault survivors.
The Virtua Mall video game is a neon temple dedicated to community, complete with the cornerstone businesses that brought in stragglers and strollers during the real-world mall boom. There’s a movie theater that plays local music videos. There’s the arcade where you can drop a few quarters and blast aliens. There’s a club that hosts hologram performances. In the game, it seems like a perfect place for cyberpunk mallrats of a cleaner, brighter future to come together.
The mostly unscripted tale of a hole-in-the-wall’s end asked real people to play semi-real versions of themselves in an actual Terrytown dive where the booze was anything but fictional.
Feck’s songs sound akin to our quarantine current situation: manic outbursts of energy being let out into empty rooms because it and you have nowhere else to go. The movement, and the confinement, are both a little more involuntary than we’re entirely comfortable with.
Don’t get us wrong. We all love NOLA But it’s easy to hit a wall in the oft-mentioned marathon. A great way to break out of a funk is to head outside. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a few of the best outdoor getaways within driving distance of New Orleans.
At some point this Carnival season, you’re going to want a breakfast free from tourists. These spots have you covered.
The end of every long-term relationship creates eerily empty houses, both physical and metaphorical. On the one hand, a partner’s presence leaves with them. On the other, so does their stuff. Myopia, the debut album from New Orleans’ The Dead Singer, captures that doubly hollowed out feeling more effectively than anything I’ve heard in a while.