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New Orleans Area DIY Events and Shows

Last Updated March 20, 2:20 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.

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Thursday, March 21
The Tombstone Troubadours
Thursday, March 21. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE.
Jazz Western Swing.
Big Hog | Chardonnay | Camry 97 | Pscience
Thursday, March 21. Santos Bar. 10PM.
Big Hog: Pscience:
Pitch Dark
Thursday, March 21. The Music Box Village. 7PM-9:30PM. $48 Early Bird/ $58 General Admission.
New Orleans Airlift and songwriter/storyteller Kelly Love Jones team up to create a series of performances at the Music Box Village, centered on the sharing of stories, music, food, and the unique ways in which we perceive the world. The performances, which happen in total darkness, tell the tales of a far-off utopia that might just exist all around us. Through the adaptation to sightlessness, imagination reveals hidden worlds, and new means to interpret reality.
Friday, March 22
Friday, March 22. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE.
Tiny synths. Big dreams. One carry-on suitcase. Throw in some sultry vocals, rap, samples, spoken word poetry, and electronic beats, and you’ve got the traveling electronic trip-pop couple, VUZZ. VUZZ utilizes “small footprint” technology such as tiny synthesizers, hand-held percussion instruments, and musical synth apps to create an original set of high-spirited dance tracks, smoky down-tempo jams, and art-house grooves. Born in 2018 in New Orleans, Vuzz found their sound busking through the summer streets of Europe. Their journey through Germany, Poland, Slovenia, Hungary, England, and Spain culminated at the 61st Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, where they performed on the Royal Mile. Check them out on their cross country tour in June 2019 in support of their first album.
Standards | Static Masks | Shambles | Guns of the Seneca
Friday, March 22. Gasa Gasa. 8:30PM. $10/$15. Booking
Standards is touring prog rock from L.A. Static Masks are local mathy/sad rockers. Shambles and Guns will be kicking the night off with crazy riffs and licks that will make u go "wow!" Tickets available @
Saturday, March 23
Tiny Dinosaur | The Gravity Wells
Saturday, March 23. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE.
Sci-fi folk, fables, harmonies, and myriad instruments wash over you in waves of melancholy and leave you with a melody stuck way inside your head. Dusky Waters- is the one-woman project by singer-songwriter Jennifer Jeffers. Dusky represents the most magical time of day and Waters describes the Mississippi from which she draws strength and inspiration. Dusky keeps her sound fresh with a mix of instruments, non-traditional melodies and experimental percussion at her live shows. She performs with multiple instruments while singing; playing a minimal drum-kit with her feet; and looping silky harmonies.
Mipso & River Whyless
Saturday, March 23. One Eyed Jack's. 10PM.
Del-Vipers | Unnaturals | Shark Attack!! | DJ Hunter KIng
Saturday, March 23. Portside Lounge. 8PM.
Storm Surge of Reverb Surf Nite: Benefit show for WTUL. Shark Attack!! are party surf with a fun array of covers, Unnaturals are a shapeshifting instro band with the occaisional metal cover, Del-Vipers play savage hard-hitting surf from Austin, TX. Hunter King DJs surf 45s starting at 8pm
Calyx | Ekumen | Bad Misters
Saturday, March 23. Saturn Bar. 9PM. $5. Booking
Calyx (featuring ex- members of ed hochuli) is back from Pittsburg and ready to shake shit from the rafters again like they did at the Mudlark. Ekumen and Bad Misters form the sandwich and have got to tell you about some fucking feelings they are feeling.
Sunday, March 24
Toby O'Brien | Adrienne Edson
Sunday, March 24. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE.
Toby O’Brien- is a New Orleans based singer-songwriter and actor. Originally from Richmond, Va. ,Toby blends a mixture of folk singing with aggressive guitar playing and harmonic bends. Adrienne Edson- moved here five years ago from Detroit, MI. At once finding purpose and passion in singing on Royal Street, she honed her skill, until organically focusing on her own songs and ambient project. Adrienne's originals, steeped in dreams, folk tales, and unique metaphors, spin and swirl with soul.
Tuesday, March 26
The Spontaneous Show
Tuesday, March 26. Bar Redux. 8PM-11PM. FREE.
Sign up 8:00 pm/8:30 pm show. 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, Paul Joseph, B Dub Get Paid, and Billy Healy.
Russiann Tsarlag | Lorene Bouboushian | Three Brained Robot | Alternaria
Tuesday, March 26. Mudlark Theatre. 9PM. $5-10 suggested donation.
A bizarre night of confusing performance art and strange music and a meeting of some minds featuring zombie songwriter/trash sculptor RUSSIAN TSARLAG, self described "gay robot made of garbage" LORENE BOUBOUSHIAN. Local goofball THREE BRAINED ROBOT will do something funny and weird and engaging. ALTERNARIA makes the sound of plants. A special guest TBA will tie it all together (or tear it all apart?).
Thursday, March 28
JD Hill & The Jammers
Thursday, March 28. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE.
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, influenced strongly by Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, Jimi Hendrix, James Cotton, and James Brown. JD has had the honor and privilege to play with many local and global music legends such as Deacon John, Dr. John, James Booker, the Nevilles, Jessie Hill, Earl King, Allen Toussaint, Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughn and too many more to name. JD and the Jammers gigs are well-known in New Orleans for his openness to other musicians to come and jam with him. You never know who might
Pitch Dark
Thursday, March 28. The Music Box Village. 7PM-9:30PM. $48 Early Bird/ $58 General Admission.
Each ticket includes a full three course meal from Vegan Chef NOLA (gratuity included), ceremonial welcoming, and entry into the performance. Drinks will be available at our bar.
Friday, March 29
Spearman Brewers
Friday, March 29. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE.
Spearman Brewers- is an Acoustic Panhandle, Pre-War Blues, Trad Jazz, Delta Blues, Country Blues band, out of Pensacola, Florida Scott Riggs - Vocals, Guitars, Mandolin, Ukulele, Upright Bass, Banjo Jeremy Holcombe - Upright Bass, Ukulele, String Goodness
Soulful Takeover
Friday, March 29. One Eyed Jack's. 10PM.
DJ Soul Sister presents.
Saturday, March 30
Cumbia Calling
Saturday, March 30. Bar Redux. 10PM-2AM. FREE.
Cumbia Calling Dance Party with DJ Malaria Sound Machine Malaria Sound Machine will be spinning the best psychedelic Cumbia tunes from around the world...gettin' you dancin'. The Scrapyard @ Bar Redux Food & Beverage Available NO COVER/ 21+
Fleur De Tease Burlesque
Saturday, March 30. One Eyed Jack's. 8PM & 10:30PM.
Sunday, March 31
Sunday, March 31. Allways Lounge and Theatre. 8PM. Anxious Sound
The next Anxious Sound concert offering is coming up on March 31st, the first New Orleans appearance by Swedish saxophone tornado Mats Gustafsson's Scandinavian groove-grind-noise-free trio FIRE! featuring Johan Berthling (bass guitar) and drummer Andreas Werlin (also of popular alt-rock band Wildbirds And Peacedrums). It's our third presentation in the lovely environs of The Twilight Room at the AllWays Lounge, following the recent packed-house for DKV Trio + Joe McPhee, so please do mark yr calendars and join us for what promises to be a barnstormer of a performance.
Rosalynn De Roos & The Jazzmen
Sunday, March 31. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE.
Rosalynn De Roos and The Royal Jazzmen are an acoustic vintage Brazilian Jazz and Gypsy Swing group known in the greater nola community as Buku do Choro. Our sound dates back to the early 1920's. There instrumentation ranges anywhere from clarinet/7 string guitar/hand persuasion & trombone sometimes mandolin & flute
Fleur De Tease Burlesque
Sunday, March 31. One Eyed Jack's. 6PM & 8:30PM.
Monday, April 1
The XX Comedy Show (Xander's Birthday Edition)
Monday, April 1. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE.
The First Monday of each month, Bar Redux and XX Comedy present a showcase of New Orleans finest fem and queer comics and their allies. Featuring guest poets, musicians, and other surprises. Hosted by Xander Bilyk and Briana Augustus April Lineup: XANDER'S BIRTHDAY APRIL FOOL'S DAY INSANITY featuring comedians.. Amanda Golob Benjamin Hoffman Byron Broussard Keegan Connell Jane Banks Ashleigh Branch Rochelle McConico Alex Luchun (BIRTHDAY!!!) poets Jonathan Penton and Zachary Mohr special drag performance by Lash Wednesday Limited open mic spots after the showcase. Free, donations encouraged
Wednesday, April 3
Sales | Varsity
Wednesday, April 3. One Eyed Jack's. 9PM.
Friday, April 5
Soulful Takeover
Friday, April 5. One Eyed Jack's. 10PM.
Saturday, April 6
Rubblebucket | Mikaela Davis
Saturday, April 6. One Eyed Jack's. 10PM.
Cimafunk | The Soul Rebels
Saturday, April 6. Tipitina's. 10PM. $20.
Cimafunk'n New Orleans - Live and Direct From Cuba.
Tuesday, April 9
ila Minori | The Big Lonesome | The Noise Complaints | Roxy LeBlanc
Tuesday, April 9. The Circle Bar. 9PM.
Thursday, April 11
Yob | Voivod | Amenra
Thursday, April 11. One Eyed Jack's. 8PM.
Pitch Dark
Thursday, April 11. The Music Box Village. 7PM-9:30PM. $48 Early Bird/ $58 General Admission.
Each ticket includes a full three course meal from Vegan Chef NOLA (gratuity included), ceremonial welcoming, and entry into the performance. Drinks will be available at our bar.
Friday, April 12
Berlin Taxi | A Living Soundtrack | Sexy Dex | The Fresh
Friday, April 12. Gasa Gasa. 9PM. $7.
Berlin Taxi Contract EP release show featuring A Living Soundtrack and Sexy Dex & The Fresh.
Thursday, April 18
Pitch Dark
Thursday, April 18. The Music Box Village. 7PM-9:30PM. $48 Early Bird/ $58 General Admission.
Each ticket includes a full three course meal from Vegan Chef NOLA (gratuity included), ceremonial welcoming, and entry into the performance. Drinks will be available at our bar.
Monday, April 22
The Scientists | Chicken Snake
Monday, April 22. One Eyed Jack's. 8PM.
Friday, April 26
Maggie Koerner | The Suffers | Julie Odell
Friday, April 26. One Eyed Jack's. 8PM.
Friday, April 26. One Eyed Jack's. 1AM.
Saturday, April 27
Soul Rebels
Saturday, April 27. One Eyed Jack's. 8PM.
Sunday, April 28
Eric Lindell
Sunday, April 28. One Eyed Jack's. 8PM.
Damo Suzuki's Network
Sunday, April 28. The Music Box Village (4557 N. Rampart Street). 7PM. $25.
Damo Suzuki's Network featuring Quintron and more!
Monday, April 29
Frequinox | Nicholas Payton
Monday, April 29. One Eyed Jack's. 8PM.
Tuesday, April 30
Dragon Smoke
Tuesday, April 30. One Eyed Jack's. 8PM.
Wednesday, May 1
Daze Between Band
Wednesday, May 1. One Eyed Jack's. 10PM.
Friday, May 3
Friday, May 3. One Eyed Jack's. 8PM.
Junk Yard Funk Jam
Friday, May 3. The Music Box Village (4557 N. Rampart Street). 7PM. $25.
Ghost-Note's "Junk Yard Funk Jam" featuring special guests!
Saturday, May 4
Ghost-Note | Swagism
Saturday, May 4. One Eyed Jack's. 8PM.
Sunday, May 5
Rising Appalachia
Sunday, May 5. One Eyed Jack's. 8PM.
Monday, May 6
The Murlocs | Moonwalks
Monday, May 6. One Eyed Jack's. 8PM.
Thursday, May 9
Lucy Dacus | Mother
Thursday, May 9. One Eyed Jack's. 8PM.
Pup | Ratboys | Casper Skulls
Thursday, May 9. One Eyed Jack's. 9PM.
Friday, May 17
Mad Dogs & Englishmen
Friday, May 17. One Eyed Jack's. 9PM.
Tuesday, May 21
Nick Waterhouse
Tuesday, May 21. One Eyed Jack's. 8PM.
Friday, June 14
Friday, June 14. One Eyed Jack's. 8PM.
Thursday, June 20
Big Business | Gools | Loudness War
Thursday, June 20. One Eyed Jack's. 8PM.