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The LGBTQ Guide to New Orleans

From warehouse raves to waterfront rituals, the Big Easy has it all.
Ezra Marcus
6.23.17
dancing vs. state

The 10 Best Cities For Partying in the USA

An *extremely* scientific study.
THUMP Staff
3.9.17
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Big Freedia's New EP 'A Very Big Freedia Christmazz' Is Perfect for Twerking Under the Mistletoe

The five-track release includes the soon-to-be holiday classics "Rudy, The Big Booty Reindeer" and "Santa Is a Gay."
Max Mohenu
12.9.16
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Big Freedia Avoids Prison Time in Felony Theft Court Case

She will instead serve three years probation and pay a $35,000 fine.
Krystal Rodriguez
8.25.16
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Big Freedia Reveals How She Ended Up On Beyonce's "Formation"

"I died in my own skin right then and there."
Max Mertens
2.8.16
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​New Orleans' Electronic Music Scene is Decadent and Depraved

I went on a three-day bender spanning warehouse raves to EDM clubs in search of NOLA's oft-overlooked dance music scene.
Michelle Lhooq
12.22.15
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New Orleans Bounce Matriarch Big Freedia Loses It in Her Video for "Crazy"

The Queen Diva gets the straightjacket and is locked away in the loony bin.
THUMP Staff
11.19.15
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SoulCircuit Gets Vocalist Maverick Sabre and a Video Full of New Orleans Heat

"Allegiance to the tribe is stronger than any gang affiliation."
THUMP Staff
5.26.15
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New Orleans Bounce Pioneer Nicky Da B Passes Away

No cause of death has been released for the "Express Yourself" singer.
VICE Thump
9.3.14
Words

The Rave King Rides Again

Wiretaps, fake money, vampire stripper sluts: How Disco Donnie went from the US’s most-wanted rave promoter to legit EDM businessman.
Lily Moayeri
5.21.14
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Bass Kleph's Hounds Of Hell Tour Diary: Part Two

Dyro, Tommy Trash, skeletons and LeAnn Rimes turn up on another round of tales from the Aussie Hound of Health himself.
The Kleph Himself
11.8.13