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Last Updated June 23, 4:29 PM :: This list is an events calendar of [loosely] DIY activities in New Orleans. This calendar includes music shows, independent theater, activist and other types of meetings, etc. You will not find a listing for the House of Blues. The only way we can keep this list accurate and up-to-date is if you keep us informed. We can't spend every waking hour searching the internet and looking for flyers. Tell us what's going on! Submit your show to get it listed.
Saturday, June 24
Black Laurel Saturday, June 24. Checkpoint Charlie's. 8PM. FREE. Black Laurel back at Checkpoint's to peel some more paint off the ceiling. Ken Swartz and Palace of Sin opens.
Joy Stick | I'm Fine | The NoShows | Kawaii Af Saturday, June 24. Dragon's Den. 9PM. FREE.
Mipso | Patrick Cooper Saturday, June 24. Gasa Gasa. 9PM. Chapel Hill's folk rock band Mipso return to New Orleans with local blues guitar player Patrick Cooper.
Mima Good | Dusty Tupelo | Guts Club Saturday, June 24. Saturn Bar. 9PM. FREE. A night of goth vibes, synth wave, and dark weirdos.
Alex McMurray Saturday, June 24. Siberia. 6PM-9PM. FREE. 86'd Productions Free Early Show with New Orleans own Songwriter Alex McMurray!
Simon Lott's Very Cherry Saturday, June 24. SidebarNOLA (611 S. White Street). 9PM. Scatterjazz Simon Lott (the Context Killer) on percussions, keys, vocals, etc.
David Polk on saxophones, synths, etc
Chris Alford on guitars, etc
As Simon puts it: "Very Cherry is the Original Pangenre Band"
Sunday, June 25
Courted: Spring Fling Sunday, June 25. Bar Redux. 8PM. $10. Booking Alison Logan's one woman show will be followed by her variety show featuring song, comedy, cabaret, and burlesque featuring Honey Tangerine and Lana LaFell. Courted is directed by Elena Boudreaux.
The dazzling talents of Honey Tangerine and Lana LaFell, will enchant you as they perform to the effervescent performance of The Original Classy Broad herself.
Grill Out with Your Gills Out Benefit BBQ Sunday, June 25. Bayou Saint John (Moss & Orleans_. 3PM-7PM. Suggested donation. Booking Join Krewe of Mermoux for our first Grill Out With Your Gills Out benefit BBQ and new member drive!
Tasty plates (veg options available!) and refreshments (21+ and otherwise!) for a suggested donation!
50% of all proceeds will be donated to NOAGE - New Orleans Advocates for GLBT Elders NOAGE, is a local nonprofit, committed to ensuring that all LGBT older adults can live their best lives with the dignity and respect that they deserve!
Blood Incantation | Qrixkuor | Antichrist | Grave Ritual Sunday, June 25. Siberia. 9PM. A night of Death Metal
Monday, June 26
Push Push | Mythological Hybrids | Lucy Monday, June 26. The Circle Bar. 10PM. $5.
Comic Strip Monday, June 26. Siberia. 9PM. $5 donation. 86'd Productions Some of the best and worst open mic comedy in New Orleans featuring some of the city's best burlesque
Dave Easley, Quinn Sternberg & Kirk Duplantis POWER TRIO Monday, June 26. SidebarNOLA (611 S. White Street). 8:30PM. Scatterjazz The worlds greatest pedal steel guitarist tangles up with New Mexico Percussion transplant Kirk Duplantis and Bloomington, IN transplant Bass Badass Quinn Sternberg. Its gonna be a good one!
Tuesday, June 27
The Spontaneous Show Tuesday, June 27. Bar Redux. 8PM-11PM. FREE. Booking We are Young Funny is a #NOLA based comedy troupe, founded by the late Jon Reaux. The cast includes Kyle Smith, Geneva Joy, Byron Broussard, Kamari Stevens, DC PauL, Laycee-Joyce Taylor, Parker Barnes, Johnnie Lipscomb, B Dub Get Paid, and Billy Healy.
Funny Punch $6
Skin and Bone Tuesday, June 27. Sidebar-NOLA (611 S. White Street). 8:30PM. Scatterjazz Drummer extraordinaire and general lunatic Simon Lott creates two-part sound art alongside Trombonist and composer Mark McGrain... this is sure to be unique, unsettling, and absolutely super-cool
Wednesday, June 28
Bleed On Wednesday, June 28. Glitter Box N.O.. 6PM-8PM. $10. Booking Bleed On is a series of fundraiser screenings happening across the country to benefit the #HappyPeriod organization.
The feature presentation is See Here Now: Menstrual Hygiene, a video produced by Refinery29, highlighting social issues surrounding menstruation, including the tampon tax, menstrual equity, and the lack of access to products for homeless people with periods.
The Glitter Box shop will be collecting menstrual hygiene products for We are #HappyPeriod at this event and through August. In addition, 10% of all sales will be donated through the summer season as well!
Carl Leblanc & Jonathan Freilich duo Wednesday, June 28. SidebarNOLA (611 S. White Street). 8:30PM. Scatterjazz Two guitar maestros and old friends with wild ideas and nimble fingers and deep souls.
JD Hill & The Jammers Thursday, June 29. Bar Redux. 8PM-11PM. FREE. Booking JD Hill has been bending his unique style of traditional and electric blues harmonica and vocals into R&B, rock, New Orleans funk, and late-night boogie blues for many decades now
Jonathan Freilich & Nobu Ozaki duo Thursday, June 29. SidebarNOLA (611 S. White Street). 8:30PM. Scatterjazz Jonathan Freilich and his guitar and wide-ranging and wonderfully-unsettling musical conception is entwined tonight with one of the great bassists of New Orleans-- Nobu Ozaki... a rare intimate duo of spontaneously composed sound art at SideBarNOLA
Friday, June 30
Matt Babineaux and The TBD's Friday, June 30. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Booking Matt Babineaux - is a singer–songwriter based in New Orleans, LA.
Matt Babineaux shares his thoughts on his debut album, A Place to Fall, "“This is my elevator pitch – we’re alt-rock with strong country and folk influences,” said Babineaux, a former Lafayette resident who now lives in New Orleans. “I’m afraid, now, when you tell people you’re country, they associate you with pop country."
Saturday, July 1
De Lune Deluge | Ghost Coast Saturday, July 1. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Booking De Lune Deluge- "de lune deluge cast a heavy, honey-sweet spell with their jazz-tinged folk submerged in narcotic dream logic and projected through psychedelic reflections and tea house premonitions"
Ghost Coast opens
Kadabra | Canine | Trees In Storms | Antler Chandelier Saturday, July 1. The Spanish Moon. $10. Chris Cornell Tribute Benefit, with proceeds going to the Chris & Vicky Cornell Foundation. See flyer at instagram.com/p/BVAlG_tFI_m
Either the door time or the start time is 8 PM.
Sunday, July 2
Alex Bosworth | Diako Diakoff Sunday, July 2. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Booking NOLA sInger songwriters Alex Bosworth and Diako Diakoff. Join us for an evening of original music in an intimate setting on our lovely patio.
Monday, July 3
Comic Strip Monday, July 3. Siberia. 9PM. $5 donation. 86'd Productions Some of the best and worst open mic comedy in New Orleans featuring some of the city's best burlesque
Wednesday, July 5
Nightmare Alley | Scarlet Street Wednesday, July 5. Bar Redux. 9PM. FREE. Booking Bar Redux & New Orleans Film Noir Society Present a Cinema Noir Double Feature with Nightmare Alley and Scarlet Street.
Nightmare Alley (1947) Director by Edmund Goulding and starring Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell,Coleen Gray, and Helen Walker.
Scarlet Street (1945) Directed by Fritz Lang and starring Edward G. Robinson and Joan Bennett.
New Orleans Film Noir Society screens first Wednesdays on our lovely patio.
Thursday, July 6
The Tom Paines Thursday, July 6. SidebarNOLA (611 S. White Street). 8:30PM. Scatterjazz The Tom Paines being: Alex McMurray and Jonathan Freiclich... always a pleasure to see either of these two local treasures in any format, and to see them in duo is like wrigley's doublemint gum...
Friday, July 7
Bobby Bones Friday, July 7. Baton Rouge River Center Performing Arts Theater. 8PM. $28-$54. Booking Bobby Bones is an American on-air radio personality and entertainer. He is the host of the nationally syndicated weekday radio program The Bobby Bones Show, originating out WSIX-FM in Nashville, Tennessee.
Christopher Titus Friday, July 7. Harrah's New Orleans Casino. 8PM. $42. Booking Christopher Titus' new show takes the audience on a wild ride through his personal life, and proves why he isn't qualified to be a father, and why childless couples win. In between Titus again takes you down some roads that may be unlikely to win him a CNN heroes award but will always be hilarious. (From: christophertitus.com.)
Get tickets: http://www.soundchronicle.com/tickets/Christopher_Titus_New_Orleans_LA_2017-07-07_20-00
Saturday, July 8
Joshua Benitez Band Saturday, July 8. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Booking Joshua Benitez Band- is a Rock & Roller with an affinity for Funk, Blues, and Psychedelic trips to outer space. He is the guitar slinging musician baptised by the fire of New Orleans showmanship and musical prowess
Justin Bobby is BobbyRock!! | Gushers | Evil Rats | Da Enoch Boys Saturday, July 8. The Circle Bar. 10PM. $7.
Sunday, July 9
Junco Partner Sunday, July 9. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Booking Junco Partner with Marsellus Fariss & Scott Carver...
Junco Partner- Armed with a dobro and an upright bass, this New Orleans based duo skillfully resurrect sounds and musical traditions from a bygone era. Plucking sounds from ancient folk, blues and R&B records that once kept jukeboxes full of nickels and juke joints hopping; Junco Partner (like the ancient New Orleans piano song they’re named after) are full of wit, charm, and a sound that’s instantly memorable. The duo started in 2007 in Asheville, NC when Marsellus Fariss and Chris Kew were seeking to play gigs in smaller intimate venues to offset their musical exploits in larger and louder bands. Since then, they’ve performed in all venues great and small, from neighborhood pubs to large concert venues opening for major acts such acts as Blues Traveler.
Join us for an evening of original music on our lovelycovered patio
Join us for an evening of original music in an intimate setting on our lovely patio
Harry Hardin & Andre Bohren duo Sunday, July 9. SidebarNOLA (611 S. White Street). 9PM. Scatterjazz Whoa! should this be called "Dirty Harry"?
Two of the dirty-note-iest of all of the Johnny Sketch Brigade in a stripped down duo as part of the Scatterjazz at the Sidebar Series... Woo Hoo!
Monday, July 10
Comic Strip Monday, July 10. Siberia. 9PM. $5 donation. 86'd Productions Some of the best and worst open mic comedy in New Orleans featuring some of the city's best burlesque
Jesse Morrow Trio Monday, July 10. SidebarNOLA (611 S. White Street). 8:30PM. Scatterjazz Jesse Morrow on basses, Brad Walker on saxes, clarinets, and FX, and Simon Lott on drums and synths and the whatever part of the kitchen sink he has not yet annihilated....
Tuesday, July 11
Will Thompson & Justin Peake duo Tuesday, July 11. SidebarNOLA (611 S. White Street). 8:30PM. Scatterjazz Will Thompson IV playing keys, coomputers, banjos, and other WATIV games. Justin Peake on drums, percussion, computers, widgets, etc.
Wednesday, July 12
James Singleton Trio Wednesday, July 12. SidebarNOLA (611 S. White Street). 8:30PM. Scatterjazz James Singleton with Rex Gregory and Justin Peake.
Thursday, July 13
Dummy Dumpster | Headwoundz | Trampoline Team | Tomb Of Nick Cage | Morons | The NoShows | US Nero Thursday, July 13. Banks Street Bar. 7PM. FREE. Sheer Terror Creepy Fest opens up with a FREE show at Banks St Bar with a slew of local punk bands. Dummy Dumpster - weirdo punk from Chalmette, Headwoundz - local punk super group reunion, Trampoline Team - blasting local punk, Tomb Of Nick Cage - horror punk, Morons - punk from Houma, US Nero - locals busting up a horror surf set.
Joe Cabral & James Singleton duo Thursday, July 13. SidebarNOLA (611 S. White Street). 8:30PM. Scatterjazz This should be a very interesting evening of musics from all shades and sizes.....
Friday, July 14
Caddywhompus | AF The Naysayer | Shark's Teeth Friday, July 14. One Eyed Jack's. 9PM. $12.
Saturday, July 15
Fat Stupid Ugly People | Escuela | Killer Hearts | The Cops | Before I Hang | The Unnaturals Saturday, July 15. Rare Form 437 Esplanade. 5PM. FREE. Sheer Terror Creepy Fest Day 3: Things kick off in the inside bar with a screening of "Gore Shorts", a collection of the grossest short films submitted to the New Orleans Horror Film Festival. This will be followed by a screening of the locally made horror film "Silk Scream" presented by Terror Optics. Music starts at 8pm in the courtyard with local surf band The Unnaturals. Then, the inside bar will host Before I Hang (punk from Hattiesburg, MS), The Cops (Houston punk), Killer Hearts (punk rock n roll from TX), Escuela (powerviolence from NY) and Fat Stupid Ugly People (nola powerviolence) NO COVER. This show runs in conjunction with the Pallbearers 20th Anniversary show at Checkpoint Charlies across the street.
A Living Soundtrack | Static Masks | High In One Eye | Raspy Saturday, July 15. Siberia. 9PM. $8.
Sunday, July 16
Marc Belloni | P.H. Fred | Beth Patterson Sunday, July 16. Bar Redux. 8PM-11PM. FREE. Booking Singer-Songwriters Spotlight is a monthly show in the vein of VH1 Storytellers. July's guest host , Beth Patterson, has the guests share their writing process and influences. This month Singer-Songwriters Spotlight will feature Marc Belloni, P.H. Fred, and Beth Patterson.
Monday, July 17
Comic Strip Monday, July 17. Siberia. 9PM. $5 donation. 86'd Productions Some of the best and worst open mic comedy in New Orleans featuring some of the city's best burlesque
Tuesday, July 18
Loren Pickford & Dave Easley duo Tuesday, July 18. SidebarNOLA (611 S. White Street). 8:30PM. Scatterjazz Whoa! The gig of the summer by Scatterjazz' estimation... The rarely seen master of saxophones and flutes, Loren Pickford, meets up with Dave Easley for the first time since recording Loren's "River Spirits" CD back in 2002... this will be a titanically strong and beautifully elegant meeting of two of the most intriguing musical minds in the city and the world. Do Not Miss
Friday, July 21
Phil The Tremolo King & The Eclectic Ensemble Friday, July 21. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Booking Phil ‘the Tremolo King’ Vanderyken is a musical polyglot, a wandering bohemian soul whose music reflects his adventurous life. Born and raised in Belgium, Phil has made his home in New York City, Austin, and now New Orleans. His back up band the Eclectic Ensemble play a repertoire ranging from trad to gypsy swing, klezmer or the occasional Turkish tun
Saturday, July 22
Thou | Cloud Rat | False | Moloch | Silver Godling Saturday, July 22. First Unitarian Church (Claiborne at Jefferson Avenue). 6PM EARLY SHOW. $15. An Idea Like No Other Last show of the "Friendship Tour" ends in New Orleans. Silver Godling opens with a new member (ex-Mystic Inane/-Isolation/-We Need to Talk). Get a $10 ticket at Sisters in Christ (5206 Magazine Street) between the hours of noon and six pm, any day leading up to the show.
Tuesday, July 25
Big Hush | Post Pink | Treadles Tuesday, July 25. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse. 7PM-10PM. $5 suggested donation. An Idea Like No Other Big Hush is equal parts female and male garage pop from DC with Chris Taylor from Pygmy Lush, Pg99, etc. Post Pink is all femme punk from DC. Treadles is Kara Staff with a backing band of 90s emo ninnies. Wah!
Albey Balgochian, Simon Lott & Rob Cambre Tuesday, July 25. SidebarNOLA (611 S. White Street). 8:30PM. Scatterjazz A rowdy renegade trio led by bass maestro ALbey Balgochian (who was, of course, CECIL TAYLOR's bassist for a span of years!!!!!) joined by madcap percussion Simon Lott and local fuzz-buster and impresario Rob Cambre.
Friday, July 28
Casual Burn | Room 101 | Mabs Friday, July 28. Saturn Bar. 9PM. $5. Booking https://casualburn.bandcamp.com/releases
Comic Strip Monday, July 31. Siberia. 9PM. $5 donation. 86'd Productions Some of the best and worst open mic comedy in New Orleans featuring some of the city's best burlesque.
Thursday, August 3
2 Chainz Thursday, August 3. Joy Theater. 8:30PM. $42.50 - $192.50. Booking When it comes to 2 Chainz’s career, he possesses a Zen-like patience. After forming Playaz Circle in 1997, the rapper formerly known as Tity Boi scored success 10 years later when the duo’s 2007 Disturbing Tha Peace/Def Jam debut, “Supply & Demand,” reached No. 3 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart on the strength of the No.15 single “Duffle Bag Boy,” featuring Lil Wayne.
Two years and seven solo mixtapes later-together with a new moniker-the rapper is nearing critical mass. 2 Chainz released his DJ Drama-hosted Gangsta Grillz mixtape “T.R.U. REALigion,” in November 2011, with features appearances from T.I., Birdman, Young Jeezy and Big Sean, a testament to his relentless touring regimen, self-financing and persistence. “My whole campaign is believing that I got this far by being independent and, at the same time, being true to myself.”
Bryson Tiller | Metro Boomin | H.E.R Sunday, August 6. UNO Lakefront Arena. 8PM. $33-$99. Booking
Wednesday, August 9
Mike Dillon & James Singleton duo Wednesday, August 9. SidebarNOLA (611 S. White Street). 8:30PM. Scatterjazz Weds. August 9th, be at SideBarNOLA for a reunion of the power-duo: Mike Dillon on vibes and tablas and drums and things... James on bass and cornet and neckties and things....
Friday, August 11
Static Masks | Invalids | New Holland | Happiness Camp Friday, August 11. Gasa Gasa. 9PM. $7. Invalids are a math rock band on tour from New Jersey.
Glass Animals Thursday, October 12. Ballroom at Mardi Gras World. 8PM. Booking Glass Animals are an English indie rock band from Oxford consisting of members Dave Bayley, Drew MacFarlane, Edmund Irwin-Singer, and Joe Seaward.
Run the Jewels Friday, October 13. Joy Theater. 9PM. Booking Run the Jewels, also known by the initialism RTJ, is an American hip hop supergroup formed in 2013 by rapper/producer El-P and rapper Killer Mike. They released their acclaimed debut studio album, Run the Jewels, as a free digital download in 2013. The album was followed by Run the Jewels 2 in 2014, which was also praised by critics. Their third album, Run the Jewels 3, was released digitally on December 24, 2016, while a physical release appeared on January 13, 2017.
Saturday, October 14
The Growlers Saturday, October 14. Joy Theater. 9:30PM. $25-$35. Booking
Saturday, October 21
Gorgo Bordello Saturday, October 21. Joy Theater. 8PM. $28.50 - $42. Booking
Saturday, November 4
Iron & Wine Saturday, November 4. Joy Theater. 9PM. $29.50 - $39.50. Booking Sam Beam is a singer-songwriter who has been creating music as Iron & Wine for over a decade. Through the course of five albums, numerous EPs and singles, and the initial volumes of an Archive Series – Iron & Wine has captured the emotion and imagination of listeners with distinctly cinematic songs. Iron & Wine is currently celebrating the first two installments of the ‘Archive Series’ on Sam’s own label, Black Cricket Recording Co. Both releases tap into work created before Sam was Iron & Wine, when he was making music only to be heard by his family. Songs from these same home recording sessions were used for Iron & Wine’s debut, ‘The Creek Drank The Cradle.’
Friday, November 10
Japandroids | Cloud Nothings Friday, November 10. Republic. 7PM.
Monday, November 27
John McLaughlin | Jimmy Herring Monday, November 27. Joy Theater. 7PM. $39.50 - $64.50. Booking