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New Orleans Area DIY Events and Shows

Last Updated August 22, 1:12 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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Friday, August 23
Friday Night Drive-In
Friday, August 23. Bar Redux. 9PM. FREE.
We will screening two campy and cool flicks: The Brain That Wouldn't Die / The Amazing Transparent Man. Both Films share the theme of science gone mad.
Martin Atkins
Friday, August 23. Bar Redux. 9PM-2AM. FREE.
Pigface pre -show party and give away! The evening will consist of a 90 Martin Atkins DJing ....The evenings playlist will feature all of Martin's musical incarnations from PIL to Ministry to Pigface, and everything in between. Martin Atkins will be sharing stories of PiL. Pigface, and whatever he whims from his long list of groundbreaking bands, in the style that only Martin can do...Be prepared for a really cool and intimate evening. He was a member of Public Image Ltd and Killing Joke. He founded industrial supergroup Pigface, The Damage Manual, and Murder Inc., and has contributed to Nine Inch Nails (for which he has a Grammy) and Ministry. He is the owner of Invisible Records and Mattress Factory Recording Studios (est. 1988). He is the author of Tour:Smart, Welcome To The Music Business….You’re F*cked!” Band:Smart and the Music Business Dept Chair at SAE Chicago. Martin is a producer, drummer, documentary film maker, DJ, and father of four. Whatever the future of music is, you can pretty much bet that he’ll be in the middle of it.
Black Laurel | Dashdown
Friday, August 23. Checkpoint Charlie's. 8PM. FREE.
Double bill of desperate rock and roll. Chicago's own DASHDOWN opens. Black Laurel will leave no prisoners.
Charlie Ray and Friends
Friday, August 23. The Circle Bar. 7PM. FREE.
Portrayal of Guilt | Crossed | Goura
Friday, August 23. The Circle Bar. 9PM.
Letrainiump | Riarosa | Amelia Pierce
Friday, August 23. Gasa Gasa. 10PM. $7/$10. Booking
Letrainiump is a local "dream funk" artist that definitely lives up to both aspects of that description. Riarosa (Baton Rouge Dream-Pop) and Amelia Pierce (NOLA Pop) will also be performing! Tickets & more info @
Flynt Flossy & Turquoise Jeep Collective
Friday, August 23. Mid City Ballroom. 9PM. $13 (advance) / $15.
Reverse vaporwave jesters of rap on their Lemons To Milkshakes tour. Doors at 8. Other shows there have been BYOB, but call the club [which is also a guitar store] to be sure.
Saturday, August 24
The Brain That Wouldn't Die | The Amazing Transparent Man
Saturday, August 24. Bar Redux. 9PM-12AM. FREE.
We will screening two campy and cool flicks: The Brain That Wouldn't Die / The Amazing Transparent Man. Both Films share the theme of science gone mad. The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962) - (also known as The Head That Wouldn't Die) is an American science fiction horror film directed by Joseph Green and written by Green. A surgeon (Jason Evers) tapes his fiancee's (Virginia Leith) mouth shut and prepares to put her head on a model's (Adele Lamont) body The Amazing Transparent Man (1960) - is a science fiction film starring Marguerite Chapman. It is an American B-movie which follows the story of an insane Former U. S. Army major, Paul Krenner (James Griffith), plans to conquer the world with an army of invisible soldiers and will do anything to achieve that goal. A crook (Douglas Kennedy) decides to rob a bank instead of working for the mad scientist who made him invisible.
Mehenet | Megawitch | Pale Misery
Saturday, August 24. Steel Church (2635 Gravier). 9PM. $7.
New Orleans black metal, Baton Rouge doom, Lafayette blackened crust.
Esther Rose
Saturday, August 24. White Roach.
Esther Rose plays The White Roach in New Orleans on 8/24 in celebration of her sophomore record You Made It This Far, out August 23 on Father/Daughter Records. Let me know if you'd like to preview or attend the show, and I'll do my best to accommodate. The New Orleans-by-way-of-Detroit artist first picked up a guitar at the age of 27, marking her transition from a singer to a songwriter. While writing the songs that would become You Made It This Far, Esther Rose found herself working through a period of tumultuous change, grappling with a breakup, a move, and a family illness all at once. Perhaps all this adversity is what gave Esther the tools to write what James Rettig of Stereogum calls "small folk songs with grand implications."
Sunday, August 25
Slaughter Beach, Dog
Sunday, August 25. Gasa Gasa. 9PM. $13/$15.
The new indie-rock/folk project from 1/2 of Indie-Emo legends, Modern Baseball (RIP)
Tuesday, August 27
The Spontaneous Show with Young Funny
Tuesday, August 27. Bar Redux. Sign up 8PM/8:30PM show. FREE.
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.
Wednesday, August 28
Stoner Flicks
Wednesday, August 28. Bar Redux. 9PM. FREE.
Get Him to the Greek is a 2010 American comedy film written, produced and directed by Nicholas Stoller and starring Russell Brand and Jonah Hill. Released on June 4, 2010, the film is a spin-off sequel of Stoller's 2008 film Forgetting Sarah Marshall, reuniting director Stoller with stars Hill and Brand and producer Judd Apatow. Your Highness is a 2011 American stoner comic fantasy film directed by David Gordon Green and starring Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, and Justin Theroux. Written by McBride and Ben Best
I Got A Bit About That Podcast
Wednesday, August 28. Bar Redux. 7PM . FREE.
I Got A Bit About That is a live to record show and video podcast recorded weekly at Bar Redux. Hosted by Byron Broussard with cohost James Germain and engineer George Blunt
Thursday, August 29
A Night of Blues with JD Hill
Thursday, August 29. Bar Redux. 9PM. 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.
Friday, August 30
Friday Night Drive-In
Friday, August 30. Bar Redux. 9PM. FREE.
We will screening two campy and cool flicks: The Wasp Woman/ Attack of The Giant Leeches...These beauties are so bad..they're good.
Charlie Ray and Friends
Friday, August 30. The Circle Bar. 7PM. FREE.
Friday, August 30. Siberia.
Holodeck Records!
Saturday, August 31
Proper | Alfred | Pearce | Palm Sunday
Saturday, August 31. Hey Cafe. 8PM. $5-$10 donation. Community Records
Proper is from NYC, Alfred is from Richmond, VA. Pearce is Dex from Sexy Dex & The Fresh, + Palm Sunday is local
Sunday, September 1
Hikes | King of Heck | Treadles | Pope
Sunday, September 1. Hey Cafe. 8PM. $5-$10 donation. Community Records
Community Records showcase with two touring acts and two locals. Math-pop-indie-punk show.
Tuesday, September 3
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
Tuesday, September 3. The Joy Theater. 7:30 doors 8:30 show. $30-40.
Minimum Wage Assassins | Lockjaw | Jeffrey Donger | Bathroom Grime
Tuesday, September 3. Poor Boys. 9PM. $7.
3 touring punk/grind bands plus the bathroom grime tape release!
Sunday, September 8
Pscience | Midnite Snaxxx | Die Rotzz
Sunday, September 8. Santos Bar. 9:30PM. Space Taker Sounds
Midnite Snaxxx, from Oakland, play Ramones inspired punk that will make you bopp your head til your brains fall out. Local geeks and freaks, Pscience and Die Rotzz, complete the bill.
Friday, September 13
Tash Sultana | The Teskey Brothers
Friday, September 13. The Orpheum. 7PM DOORS 8PM SHOW. $40.
Saturday, September 14
Planchettes | The Painted Hands | Waste Man
Saturday, September 14. One Eyed Jack's. 9PM. $10-$15. Melt House Productions
Monday, September 16
Monday, September 16. Hi-Ho Lounge. 10PM. FREE. Booking
Los Angeles-based band,Nocona melds hard-edged Americana and a keen punk-bred sensibility. They are rock band with history who draw their roots from Country, Folk, Punk, Rock and psychedelia. They are known for taking the psychedelia of the 13th Floor Elevators and mashing it up with the Bakersfield sound—Roky and Buck; Love and the Burrito Brothers.
Thursday, September 19
Static Static | Golden Pelicans | Bottomfeeders
Thursday, September 19. The Goat. $5-7. Space Taker Sounds
Orlando rockers, Golden Pelicans, return to New Orleans in support of their newest LP "Grinding for Gruel" on 12XU records. They've been called "pummeling" and "fatalistic." RIYL: Bon Scott era ACDC. Dayglo synth wizards, Static Static, and bad dog party animals, Bottomfeeders are also playing this party.
Saturday, September 21
Bayou Bullets | Pobre Pobre | Soft Animal
Saturday, September 21. Siberia.
Sunday, September 22
Big Brave | Blackwater Holylight | Thou | Torture Garden
Sunday, September 22. One Eyed Jack's. 9PM.
Kickoff for BB/BWHL/Thou Florida vacation tour.
Tuesday, September 24
Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin | Benni
Tuesday, September 24. Music Box Village. 6PM-10PM. $25 Adv / $30 Door. Booking
New Orleans Airlift opens their 4th year in their permanent home and their 2019 Fall season with Italian progressive rock band Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin in their first-ever New Orleans performance, where they will accompany a full screening of director Dario Argento’s 1977 release, Suspiria. This film score masterwork, originally written in just 10 days, gave birth to the defining and evocative horror-synth soundtracks made popular by John Carpenter (Halloween), and carried forth in new shows like the Netflix series Stranger Things. This outdoor performance in the Music Box Village will feature multiple screens and original instruments used in the creation of the soundtrack, in addition to an extended performance by the band. Local space-synth artist Benni (Benny Divine) will open.
Friday, September 27
Matt Embree | All People | Dominic Minix
Friday, September 27. Hey Cafe. 8PM. $10. Community Records
Matt Embrue from Rx Bandits & The Sound of Animals Fighting with members of Fatter Than Albert as a backing band.
Saturday, September 28
Snarky Puppy
Saturday, September 28. Music Box Village. 7PM-10PM. $37 Gen Adm / $70 VIP. Booking
Snarky Puppy, who has received multiple Grammy awards for Best R&B Performance in 2014, and Best Contemporary Instrumental Album in 2016 and 2017, is a collective with as many as 25 members in regular rotation. They each maintain busy schedules as sidemen with such artists as Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and D’Angelo. At its core, the band represents the convergence of American music culture with various accents from around the world. Japan, Argentina, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico all have representation in the group’s membership. But more than the cultural diversity of the individual players, the defining characteristic of Snarky Puppy’s music is the joy of performing together in the perpetual push to grow creatively. The Music Box Village is hosting a tour-stop for the band.
Tuesday, October 1
Gouge Away | Jerome's Dream | Soul Glo | Secret Smoker
Tuesday, October 1. Gasa Gasa. 7PM. $15. An Idea Like No Other
Cheaper, advance tickets will soon be available at Sisters in Christ.
Wednesday, October 16
New Orleans Film Festival
Wednesday, October 16. Contemporary Arts Center.
The New Orleans Film Festival will take place at various venues around New Orleans from October 16- October 23
Sunday, November 3
Gwar | Toxic Holocaust | Sacred Reich | Against The Grain
Sunday, November 3. The Joy Theater. 7PM. $22-25.
Metal legends.
Monday, November 4
Russian Circles | Windhand
Monday, November 4. One Eyed Jack's. 9PM. $16.
Wednesday, November 6
Jaye Jayle | Ex Specter | Missing
Wednesday, November 6. One Eyed Jack's.
Monday, November 11
Monolord | Blackwater Holylight | Space Cadaver
Monday, November 11. One Eyed Jack's. 8:30PM. $15.