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New Orleans Area DIY Events and Shows

Last Updated May 27, 11:07 AM :: 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.

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Monday, May 29
Indiana Jones Films
Monday, May 29. Banks Street Bar. 8PM. FREE. Booking
We are getting all "Indiana Jonesed" out for Memorial Day! Indiana Jones and Raiders of The Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom, and Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade Screenings on the patio
Comic Strip
Monday, May 29. Siberia. 9PM. $5. 86'd Productions
Some of the best (and worst) comics in New Orleans join some of our fair city's most beautiful Burlesque Dancers (Roxie Le Rouge plus very special guest Lucy Fur (Lafayette, LA) for hands down, the best Monday night in America. Corey Mack hosts.
Tuesday, May 30
The Spontaneous Show
Tuesday, May 30. 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.
Grounding and Energizing with Vibrational Sound Therapy
Tuesday, May 30. Glitter Box N.O.. 6PM. $10. Booking
Join us for a relaxing evening and discover the energetic magic of Himalayan Singing Bowls with Faun Fenderson These are mini "bowl treatments"... 5 minutes of either Grounding or Energizing while seated in a chair using Himalayan Singing Bowls on and around the body. A great way to unwind at the end of the day - or to begin an evening out! $10 per 5 minute session.
Vader | Internal Bleeding | Sacrificial Slaughter | Voices of Ruin | Micawber
Tuesday, May 30. Siberia. 7PM. $20 ($15 Advance). 86'd Productions
Polish Death Metal Legends VADER live in New Orleans with Iong-running NYDM band INTERNAL BLEEDING Plus a ton more!!
Brad Walker & David Bandrowski Duo
Tuesday, May 30. SidebarNOLA (611 S. White Street). 8:30PM. Scatterjazz
Scatterjazz at the Sidebar's Tuesday series continues with local banjo/guitar/mandolin master David Bandrowski plugging in his axe and playing wild electrified spontaneous combustive sound games with saxophone titan Brad Walker who not only recently performed at the Grammys with Sturgill Simpson but is also a part of far too many local projects to list... These two fine gentlemen have never met before, and I am deeply excited to find out what they talk about musically this night.
Wednesday, May 31
Rail | Forbidden Dimmensions
Wednesday, May 31. Bar Redux. 9PM. FREE. Booking
NOLA Horror Film Fest and Bar Redux present: Weird Wednesdays! A monthly series of film screenings from the Film Festival archives. This month: Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic Sci-fi with "Rail" (Short Film) and "Forbidden Dimensions" Screenings on the Patio
Newlyweds | Neutral Snap | Debris
Wednesday, May 31. Siberia. 9PM. $6. 86'd Productions
Missoula, MT Rock-N-Rollers Newlyweds live at Siberia with support from LA rockers Neutral Snap and Debris!!
Thursday, June 1
Dennis Gonzalez' Yells at Eels | Rodrigo Amado
Thursday, June 1. Allways Lounge and Theatre. 10:30PM. Scatterjazz
Dennis Gonzalez' whizpopper-of-a-band, "Yells at Eels" (with Dennis Gonzalez on trumpet,etc., Aaron Gonzalez on basses, & Stefan Gonzalez on drums/marimba/vibes) last appeared in town for a packed house on Endymion Night of all things (in 2010...not an easy night to pack a concert hall....) and they were then joined by South African drum master Louis Moholo-Moholo.... On This evening they will have a different very very VERY special guest, Portuguese sax-monster Rodrigo Amado. This will be a concert not to miss, not to miss, not to miss not one beat not one bit....
Music & Poetry
Thursday, June 1. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Booking
Music & Poetry is a showcase of live music with fiction and poetry readings hosted by Ryan Gregory Floyd. This month features acoustic music with Ryan Gregory Floyd and Dusky Waters, with spoken word & poetry readings by , Kataalyst Alcindor, Christopher Hefferman, Ryan Gregory Floyd, Briana Augustus, and Russ Mercado.
Rodrigo Amado & Helen Gillet duo
Thursday, June 1. SidebarNOLA (611 S. White Street). 8:30PM. Scatterjazz
One-Set Only (due to AllWays Lounge gig after!) Rodrigo Amado is a saxophonist from Portugal who has many-times passed through New Orleans with the Humanization 4-tet, and who regularly places at the tops of saxophone-lists of international polls of journalists who like their jazz a bit more on the edge than Downbeat... Rodrigo asked specifically to play an intimate duo set with Helen Gillet and we are thrilled to be able to make it happen... One set only at the friendly-confines of SideBarNOLA
Friday, June 2
Interstellar Overdrive
Friday, June 2. Bar Redux. 10PM-2AM. FREE. Booking
Garage and Psychedelic Vinyl Sounds and visuals by DJ Shane Love. DJ Shane Love will curate with his signature all vinyl Psychedelic/Garage Record Rave. The name Interstellar Overdrive derives from a track off of the seminal Pink Floyd album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967). Individually the words Interstellar and Overdrive correspond aptly to the genres of Psychedelic and Garage rock respectively.
Friday, June 2. Gasa Gasa. 9PM.
Black Laurel
Friday, June 2. Hi-Ho Lounge. 9PM. FREE.
Keeping hard Rock alive on St. Claude. C'mon out New Orleans.
Dennis Gonzalez' Yells at Eels
Friday, June 2. The Mint. 2PM. Scatterjazz
Special afternoon concert!: Dennis Gonzalez has been a galvanizing force and educator in the Dallas Area for 40+ years. He is also one of the most beautiful trumpeters and composers on the planet, with a resume working with everyone under the sun in American and European creative music. This is his working band of now 15+ years, anchored by his sons Aaron and Stefan on basses and drums/percussion/vibes, respectively. This band takes absolutely no prisoners, as those who know them know already... Also--- they will be joined on this evening saxophonist Rodrigo Amado from Portugal...
Lil Uzi Vert
Friday, June 2. Republic. 10PM.
Dennis Gonzalez' Yells at Eels
Friday, June 2. The Zeitgeist. 9PM. Scatterjazz
Yells at Eels has performed several times over the past 20 years at Zeitgeist, so this event is a homecoming-of-a-sort.... their last appearance here was documented on the live Clean Feed release "Cape of Storms" where they were joined by Louis Moholo-Moholo and the late, great, beloved New Orleans master Tim Green. On this night they will be joined by a different exceptional saxohonist, Rodrigo Amado, but surely in some ways this concert will be a memorial for Tim Green. Tim was a dear friend of Dennis and an uncle to his sons (Stefan and Aaron, also in the band), and played in many groups with Dennis starting in the late 1970s. this will be an emotional event and a deeply thrilling one musically... DO COME!
Saturday, June 3
Irie Reggae Party
Saturday, June 3. Bar Redux. 10PM-2AM. FREE. Booking
Bar Redux Presents Irie Punky Reggae Party featuring Reggae, Roots, DUB, DanceHall, Two-Tone, & SKA with DJ Tuff Gong and DJ Kingston 12 Come Early...Dance Late
Dawn Ray'd | Dakhma | Scoundrel
Saturday, June 3. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse. 7PM-10PM. $5 suggested donation.
Troy Bennett from Barghest presents... DAWN RAY'D: epic crust anarchist black metal from the UK! Incredible stuff. Don't miss out on these guys. They're on tour with our pals Dakhma from Michigan--raw female-fronted black metal! Scoundrel from here opens (more raw bm!!!!). If you wear all black covered in patches and chains and spikey things and you're not at this show, YOU ARE A POSEUR.
Sunday, June 4
Jean Bayou | Dave Geare | Alex Bosworth
Sunday, June 4. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Booking
Songwriter Sunday with host Alex Bosworth and guests, explore original songs & storytelling in an intimate setting. This monthís showcase of original singer-songwriters features special guests Jean Bayou, Dave Geare , and Alex Bosworth.
Sunday, June 4. Nola Esoteric. 4PM. $5 donation.
Kalvin solo unplugged set. Femme Sunday event.
Tuesday, June 6
Jeff the Brotherhood | The Detail
Tuesday, June 6. Gasa Gasa. 9PM. $10.
Nashville garage rockers Jeff the Brotherhood return to New Orleans for a show at Gasa Gasa with support from local punx The Detail -- hell yeah!
Rob Wagner & Dave Capello duo
Tuesday, June 6. SidebarNOLA (611 S. White Street). 8:30PM. Scatterjazz
The days of Rob Wagner's Monday Nights at DBA are long-gone, but he is a recently returned-to-town force of the horn all the same....joined tonight by old friend and true-master drummer Dave Cappello for a night of composed and instantly constructed sound.
Wednesday, June 7
The Lady From Shanghai | The Third Man
Wednesday, June 7. Bar Redux. 9PM. FREE. Booking
Bar Redux & New Orleans Film Noir Society Present a Cinema Noir Orson Welles Double Feature with The Lady From Shanghai and The Third Man Films Screened for free on the patio WEATHER PERMITTING
New Orleans Wildlife Band
Wednesday, June 7. Marigny Brasserie. 7PM. FREE. Booking
Gouge Away | Woof | The World is a Vampire
Wednesday, June 7. Mudlark Theatre. 7PM. $5. An Idea Like No Other
HARDCORE SHOW!!! Gouge Away is political, female-fronted moshy hardcore from Florida with folks from Axis. GREAT STUFF! Woof is all-femme, d-beat punk/hardcore. New band from the queenies of NOLA punk. The World is a Vampire is faux-goth, jaded hardcore. Current and ex members of all your favorite local indie rock bands (Thou, Heat Dust, Treadles, Secret Passage, Silver Godling, Scissorgrind). Only Vampire show till Fall. Won't be back till the sun sets on Summer, and our pale emaciated forms creep out of our dusty tombs.
Flux Pavilion
Wednesday, June 7. Republic. 9PM.
Thursday, June 8
Born Animal
Thursday, June 8. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Booking
Born Animal hail from Nashville and are on tour, bringing their Rock show to NOLA.
Claude VonStroke
Thursday, June 8. Republic. 10PM.
Doug Garrison & Shan Kenner Duo
Thursday, June 8. SidebarNOLA (611 S. White Street). 8:30PM.
Doug Garrison is one of the busiest and most beloved drummers in this city full of magical drummers.... when not in the Iguanas and so many other projects, he is well-known as perhaps the most tastefully-creative kit-workers in town... he will on this evening tangle up with genre-crushing guitar virtuosos Shan Kenner for a night of music that will surely blur many boundaries and drop a few jaws...
Friday, June 9
The Arbitrary | Amnesty Please | Drood | Crypt
Friday, June 9. Gasa Gasa. 8PM. $8 / $10. Pavilion Entertainment
The Arbitrary is a local instrumental progressive metal band that you should definitely check out if you're into that sort of thing. Amnesty Please is on tour. Drood and Crypt are from Lafayette and FFO Deftones/weird heavy music. Presales available:
Volume Overload!
Friday, June 9. Hi-Ho Lounge. 8:30PM. FREE. Booking
The loudest performance you've seen since 1984! Volume Overload is a glam rock cover band that will give you the show of a lifetime. Never able to see Van Halen live? We're the next best thing. Also, 80s/90s DJ goes on around 1030.
Saturday, June 10
Joshua Benitez Band
Saturday, June 10. 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. Backed by long time friend and bad ass bass player Gaton Daigle, along with drummer Jamey Thomasonís unbeatable groove
Needle Points | Trancefarmers | Bipolaroid
Saturday, June 10. The Circle Bar. 10PM. $5.
Saturday, June 10. The Front. 6PM. FREE.
The Front is having a multiple mini-mart sale this month alongside a screening of their film Carry On. The 3rd Annual Film Festival: MIGRATIONS presents a series of short films that address concepts of home, shifting perspectives, and belonging. Opening reception Saturday June 10th, 6-10pm. Through July 2nd.
Tuesday, June 13
Mike Snow
Tuesday, June 13. Republic. 7:30PM.
Brad Walker, Matt Booth & Chris Alford trio
Tuesday, June 13. SidebarNOLA (611 S. White Street). 8:30PM. Scatterjazz
These three fine stalwarts work in many projects together, but never in precisely this configuration. This promises to be a very intriguing concert and the players are very excited about what they have in store to play for us. Brad plays saxes and clarinets with pedals, Matt plays basses, and Chris Alford plays guitar and effects. Do Come!
Wednesday, June 14
Kolars | The Sh-Booms | McGregor
Wednesday, June 14. Gasa Gasa. 8PM. $12 ($10 advance).
KOLARS is a two piece 'desert disco' band from Los Angeles. The Sh-Booms is a 6-piece Soul/Garage/Rock & Roll band from Orlando. McGrgeor is jangly power pop and alt-americana from good 'ol NOLA.
Give | Protester | Romasa
Wednesday, June 14. Mudlark Theatre. 7PM. $5. An Idea Like No Other
Garrett Saia presents... GIVE from Washington DC! Posi, emo, weirdo HARDCORE. If you like Revolution Summer, old Revelation Records stuff, being "true," etc, you'll love these guys. If you're a jaded ex-punk, stay at home frying your last brain cells in a cloud of weed smoke. On tour with PROTESTER also from DC. STRAIGHTEDGE HARDCORE. Romasa is a new band from Rob "Vanilla Gorilla" from Ossacrux/Glut/etc. Chaotic 90s hardcore throwback in the vein of Coalesce and early Converge. Peace to you.
Thursday, June 15
Thursday, June 15. Republic. 8PM.
WCP presents.
Jacob Tanner & Dave Hickey duo
Thursday, June 15. SidebarNOLA (611 S. White Street). 8:30PM. Scatterjazz
Pedal-steel guitarist and dobro-slinger Jacob Tanner (from the Tanglers) tangles up with guitarist and songwriter Dave Hickey
Friday, June 16
Rudy Stone | Shame | Dusty Tupelo
Friday, June 16. Sidney's Saloon. 9PM. $5.
Presented in Moderate Fidelity Each band is celebrating a new release -- triple release show!
Saturday, June 17
Special Interest | NARB | Sudden Attack
Saturday, June 17. The Circle Bar. 9PM. $5.
NARB and Sudden Attack are South Texas hardcore punk. Last local Special Interest show for a while!
Aldous Harding | Sexy Dex and the Fresh
Saturday, June 17. Gasa Gasa. 8PM. $10.
4AD artist Aldous Harding headlines Gasa with support from local favorite Sexy Dex!
Sunday, June 18
Lee Ranaldo | Steve Gunn | Meg Baird
Sunday, June 18. Gasa Gasa. 8PM. $18 ($15 advance).
Legendary musician Lee Ranaldo (formerly of Sonic Youth) comes to Gasa Gasa for a co-headlining bill with Steve Gunn. Support from Drag City artist Meg Baird (of Heron Oblivion).
Tuesday, June 20
BingOh!: Under The Big Top
Tuesday, June 20. Bar Redux. 8PM-11PM. $5. Booking
This monthly game night features sexy games, outrageous adult prizes and performances from local comics in between game rounds from a rotating list of local comics including Young Funny Comedy Troupe. Prizes supplied by Le Sex Shoppe. This month's theme is Under The Big Top BingOh! Audience members will be delighted with games and prizes to match the theme and costumes are encouraged. BingOh! will be held on the covered back patio of Bar Redux . Admission to this fun event is $5 per person. All games are free of charge once admitted.
Box 3.1
Tuesday, June 20. SidebarNOLA (611 S. White Street). 8:30PM. Scatterjazz
Box 3 was a short-lived but heavy-duty experimental music group in post-Katrina New Orleans.... original member Justin Peake lives in Brooklyn now but the band will reAwaken, sort of, with Cliff Hines joining the madness. Dan Oestreicher plays baritone and bass saxophones in Trombone Shorty, but in this band he plays primarily Modular Synthesizers. Cliff Hines is a prominent guitarist and impresario, but here he too focuses on Analog synthesizers. Dr. Jeff Albert plays trombone and mutes and laptop-sound deconstructions.. put it all together you have a difficult-to-pigeonhole night of sound-art. Do Come!
Wednesday, June 21
Jacuzzi Boys
Wednesday, June 21. Gasa Gasa. 8PM. $12 ($10 advance).
Florida garage-rockers hit Gasa with support TBA. Come get crazy w/ us!
New Orleans Wildlife Band
Wednesday, June 21. Marigny Brasserie. 7PM. FREE. Booking
Thursday, June 22
Black Marble | Body of Light | Boyish Charm
Thursday, June 22. Gasa Gasa. 8PM. $12 ($10 advance).
Brooklyn new-wavers Black Marble are headlining this stacked billed at Gasa Gasa. Rounded out by synth maestros Body of Light and local dark rock outfit Boyish Charm, this is not one to be missed.
Thursday, June 22. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse. 7PM-10PM. $5 suggested donation. An Idea Like No Other
Fucking Tombs from NYC! Ex-Anodyne and (maybe) Time in Malta. Relapse Records!!! Intimate show. Still punk.
James Singleton Trio with James Evans and Chris Alford
Thursday, June 22. SidebarNOLA (611 S. White Street). 8:30PM. Scatterjazz
James Singleton creates an intriguing new trio for the intimate space of the sidebar, featuring clarinet and saxophone stylist James Evans along with cosmic-free-thinking guitarist and effects-monger Chrss Alford
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.
Monday, June 26
Push Push | Mythological Hybrids | Lucy
Monday, June 26. The Circle Bar. 10PM. $5.
Tuesday, June 27
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
Saturday, July 8
Justin Bobby is BobbyRock!! | Gushers | Evil Rats | Da Enoch Boys
Saturday, July 8. The Circle Bar. 10PM. $7.
Saturday, July 15
Saturday, July 15. Republic. 10PM.
Saturday, July 29
Saturday, July 29. Republic. 11PM.
Friday, August 4
Boogie T
Friday, August 4. Republic. 11PM.
Sunday, August 13
Lil Yachty
Sunday, August 13. Joy Theater. 7PM.
Friday, September 15
Friday, September 15. Joy Theater. 7PM.
25th Anniversary - Middle of Everywhere Tour.
Friday, September 22
The Echo Ohís | Black Abba
Friday, September 22. The Circle Bar. 10PM. $5.
Sunday, September 24
Sunday, September 24. The Orpheum. 7PM.
The Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' band.
Wednesday, September 27
Mac DeMarco
Wednesday, September 27. The Orpheum. 7PM.
Friday, November 10
Japandroids | Cloud Nothings
Friday, November 10. Republic. 7PM.