Free Mardi Gras Recovery Party at Checkpoint Charlie

Looks like this will be an all day event at Checkpoint Charlie (501 Esplanade). This free event kicks off with a second line at 11:30am and winding down after all 11 bands play.

Bands playing:The Pallbearers, Die Rotzz, Bastard Sons of Marvin Hirsch, Terranova, The Unnaturals, Test Subjects, Makeshift Lover, Secret Assholes, Fat Stupid Ugly People, Hawg Jaw, and Toxic Rott.

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Krewe du Vieux den on fire Tuesday.

Krewe du Vieux is the best Mardi Gras parade of the season, and the only parade that rolls on Lower Decatur Street.  They may have suffered a setback for this upcoming season due to a two alarm fire at their den in the bywater.  Information is scant at the moment, but we hope losses were minimal and they can return in their full glory come Carnival season. story here.