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Last Updated April 23, 12:37 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.
Monday, April 24
The Poppy Field Monday, April 24. The Circle Bar. 10PM. FREE. "all the colors of the dark" presents.
Comic Strip Monday, April 24. Siberia. 9PM. $5 donation. 86'd Productions Comic Stip Monday, Stand Up Comedy and Burlesque. A wide variety of stand up comics throughout the night. This week Danger Rockwell shall be dazzling the stage with some Boylesque. Ooops the Clown/ Ooops C. returning to flash her naughty bits with burlesque, variety, and flare. The Famous Mr. Cheeze, performing dog shall charm and entertian you. And our humorous host this Chris Lane.
Dirty Rain Revelers Monday, April 24. Sidney's Saloon (1200 St. Bernard Avenue). 8PM.
Tuesday, April 25
The Spontaneous Show Tuesday, April 25. Bar Redux. 8PM-11PM. 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, B Dub Get Paid, and Billy Healy.
Sign up 7:30pm/8pm show
Space Bass S.I.Night with DJ O.B.1 and Slick Leo Tuesday, April 25. The Circle Bar. 10PM. FREE.
Simon Berz | Jeff Albert Duo Tuesday, April 25. Sidebar-NOLA (611 S. White Street). 8:30PM. Scatterjazz Get your jazzfest wheels pre-grooved with sound-art spontaneously composed by old friends and colleagues: Simon Berz the Swiss Time-Bender on his drums and cymbals and stones and hacked electronics played with his inimitable array of brushes and blades and electrified spatulas. ... local wide-ranging musician, educator and impressario Jeff Albert will bring his trombone, mutes, effects and laptop lunacy... this will be a helluva gig, will start around 8:37 realtime...dont miss it!
New Orleans Nightlife Awards Drag Show Tuesday, April 25. Sidney's Saloon (1200 St. Bernard Avenue). 10PM.
Wednesday, April 26
Chelsea Lovitt | West King String King Band Wednesday, April 26. Bar Redux. 8PM-11PM. FREE. Booking Bar Redux Presents the return of perennial faves, Chelsea Lovitt Trio & West King String Band. Chelsea Lovitt- is a Singer-Songwriter born and raised in south Mississippi, with an inescapable linchpin for blues, grit, and a dark sense of humor.The West King String Band -Cultivated on the porches and back yards across the train tracks on West King Street in St. Augustine, Florida, West King String Band draws from countless genres of music to create a unique homegrown sound they call 'blues-grass'.
Ryan Gregory Floyd | T'Lark | Zachary W. Mohr | DC Paul | Kyle Smith | Russell Mercado Thursday, April 27. Bar Redux. 8PM-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 T'Lark, with spoken word poetry readings by DC PauL, Zachary W. Mohr, Kyle Smith, and Russ Mercado.
Sinkane | Eric Slick Thursday, April 27. Gasa Gasa. 8PM. $10 ADV / $12 DOS. Sinkane is a musician who blends krautrock, prog rock, electronica, free jazz and funk rock with Sudanese pop. Eric Slick play drums for Dr. Dog. He’s also one-third of the Philly noise punk band Lithuania.
James Singleton's Time Bandits Thursday, April 27. Sidebar-NOLA (611 S. White Street). 8:30PM. Scatterjazz Music from all seasons and centuries.... james singleton on bass, pocket trumpet and FX, Justin Peake on drums, washboard, computer and live sampling, and neo-trad titan James Evans on clarinets and reeds and???... these folks will spin you blindfolded from the 22nd century to the 19th and back again...avoid the jazzfest SuperCrowds at this intimate listening space near Broad and Tulane Avenues...
Friday, April 28
JD Hill & The Jammers Friday, April 28. Bar Redux. 8PM. FREE. Booking Bar Redux's Third Anniversary Party featuring NOLA Blues Legend, JD Hill & The Jammers (9pm to 11pm)
Join in the celebration with our complimentary dessert spread.
Red Baraat | Debauche Friday, April 28. Gasa Gasa. 9PM. $20 ADV / $25 DOS. The pioneering 8-piece Brooklyn Bhangra, party juggernaut, Red Baraat have made a name for themselves as one of the best live bands playing anywhere in the world. Debauche is a Russian mafia band that plays great punk rock hooligan Russian street songs.
Feel Good Friday Vol. 5 Flower: Yoga, Flower Essence Readings Friday, April 28. Glitter Box N.O.. 10AM-6PM. $10 - $15 suggested donation. Booking Feel Good Friday is back with a Friday full of flower-y goodness! We hope you'll join us for a day of rejuvenating yoga, delicious smoothie bowls, and flower essence readings to get your mind + body vibrant for the Spring!
Mindful Eating, Mindful Being with Liliana Ruiz-Healy
10am Yoga suggested donation $10 - $15
11:30 - 1:30pm South of Eden Pop-up
2 - 6pm Flower Essence Readings with Monica Rose Kelly (2-4) and Ellenie Cruz (4-6) (sliding scale//more info to come)
Kristin Diable & The City | CC Adcock | Lafayette Marquees | Dylan Leblanc Friday, April 28. One Eyed Jack's.
Shame | Sexy Dex & the Fresh | Brain Cream Friday, April 28. Saturn Bar. 9PM. Booking
Whitney | Shannon & the Clams Friday, April 28. Tulane University LBC Quad. 5PM. FREE. TUCP Presents: Whitney w/ Shannon and the Clams. Hailing from Chicago, Whitney is a critically-acclaimed band who creates warm, simple and profoundly enjoyable rock'n'roll. Shannon & the Clams is an Oakland-based, indie garage punk quartet that incorporates surf-rock and soul. A stacked bill! FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC on Tulane's campus. How could you pass this up?
Saturday, April 29
Alabaster Stag Saturday, April 29. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Booking Alabaster Stag is a groove-powered soul machine based out of Baton Rouge, La. Comprised of talented performers from diverse musical backgrounds, this group combines elements of neo-soul, hip-hop, jazz, and pop to create a fresh sound that appeals to all your sensibilities. When you combine the powerful vocal talents of frontwoman, Chloe Johnson.
Wake Up and Live Saturday, April 29. One Eyed Jack's. 1AM. LATE SHOW - TECHNICALLY 4/30! The Nth Power presents WAKE UP & LIVE: The Music of Bob Marley.
New Orleans Klezmer Allstars Duo Saturday, April 29. Sidebar-NOLA (611 S. White Street). 8:30PM. Scatterjazz Jonathan Freilich & Glenn Hartmann, cofounders of the New Orleans Klezmer Allstars... this is their same-naned duo project, and the Only NOKAS appearance of the festival season besides their second-weekend 25th anniversary extravaganza at the Festival... dont miss!
Sunday, April 30
Blato Zlato Sunday, April 30. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Booking Blato Zlato ("Swamp Gold" in Bulgarian) is a New Orleans-based Balkan band featuring dreamy three-part vocal harmonies and hard-hitting instrumentals. The band performs traditional folk and composed music from the Balkans and Eastern Europe, with a particular focus on dark, languid arrangements and improvisational continuous transitions. Their debut album, Swamp Gold, was released in January 2017. More info at blatozlato.com
Twin Peaks | Chrome Pony | Post Animal Tuesday, May 2. Gasa Gasa. 8PM. $12 ADV / $15 DOS. Chicago garage-rockers Twin Peaks return to Gasa Gasa for a two night stand. Hell yeah! w/ support from Nashville's Chrome Pony and Chicago's Post Animal (whose lead guitarist is the actor who played Steve on Stranger Things!)
James Singleton Strings of Pink Orpheus Tuesday, May 2. Sidebar-NOLA (611 S. White Street). 8:30PM. Scatterjazz James Singleton's new "mostly unplugged" string trio....James on bass,etc, Chris Alford on various guitars made of metals and woods, and local underground superhero "Pickles"(aka Karl Kummerle) on violin and fiddle... come hear some stellar music away from the downtown lunacy in this intimate new listening space near Broad and Tulane Avenues...
Twin Peaks | Chrome Pony | Post Animal Wednesday, May 3. Gasa Gasa. 8PM. $12 ADV / $15 DOS. Chicago garage-rockers Twin Peaks return to Gasa Gasa for a two night stand. Hell yeah! w/ support from Nashville's Chrome Pony and Chicago's Post Animal (whose lead guitarist is the actor who played Steve on Stranger Things!)
Medeski Martin and Wood | Nels Cline Thursday, May 4. Civic Theatre. 10PM.
Behavior | The World is a Vampire Thursday, May 4. Hey Cafe. 8PM. $5. An Idea Like No Other Behavior is touring with a new LP on Iron Lung Records. Vampire opens. Best venue in town.
Kamasi Washington Thursday, May 4. One Eyed Jack's. 1AM. LATE SHOW - TECHNICALLY 5/5!
Simon Berz & Dave Easley Duo Thursday, May 4. Sidebar-NOLA (611 S. White Street). 8:30PM. Scatterjazz This is the final appearance of Simon Berz as part of the Scatterjazz at the Sidebar series... when Simon agreed to let Scatterjazz arrange multiple concerts for him at SideBarNOLA, his only specific request was to please play duo with Dave Easley... here it is! The Thursday of JazzFest! The worlds greatest pedal-steel guitar sorcerer locks horns and sounds with the Swiss Wizard on his drums and electronic palette and his sticks and spatulas and magnetized forks and brushes... avoid the madcap crowds downtown, THIS is the gig of the night, Folks!
Friday, May 5
YOGOMAN & Bongo Jac Friday, May 5. Bar Redux. 9PM. FREE. Booking YOGOMAN & Bongo Jac features Jordan Rain/Yogoman on Guitar/Vocals, Jacqueline Rain on Bongos/Percussion/Vocals
9pm to 11pm followed by YOGOMAN DJ set 11pm to 2am
All Vinyl- "Jamaican to New Orleans Dance Riddims"
Heavy Lids | NAG | Rubber Mate | Rim Job | Enoch Ramone Friday, May 5. Poor Boys. $5. Booking True Jazzfest Night 1. Heavy Lids, NAG (ATL ex-predator, membs GG King, 7" record release show on Space Taker Sounds), Rubber Mate (Cleveland), Rim Job, Enoch Ramone
Trampoline Team | UV TV | Brothers | Giorgio Murderer Group Saturday, May 6. Poor Boys. $5. Booking True Jazzfest Night 2. Trampoline Team (7" release show on Space Taker Sounds), UV TV (from FLA, current MRR cover artists), Brothers (Nashville), Giorgio Murderder Group
Sunday, May 7
Skyliners | Eric Lindell & Anson Funderburgh Sunday, May 7. The Circle Bar. 10PM. $10.
Joe's Russo Almost Dead (Night 3) Sunday, May 7. Joy Theater. 9PM.
Chinatown Wednesday, May 10. Bar Redux. 9PM. FREE. Booking Bar Redux & New Orleans Film Noir Society Present a Cinema Noir Masterpiece with Chinatown. When Los Angeles private eye J.J. "Jake" Gittes (Jack Nicholson) is hired by Evelyn Mulwray to investigate her husband's activities, he believes it's a routine infidelity case. Jake's investigation soon becomes anything but routine when he meets the real Mrs. Mulwray (Faye Dunaway) and realizes he was hired by an imposter. Mr. Mulwray's sudden death sets Gittes on a tangled trail of corruption, deceit and sinister family secrets as Evelyn's father (John Huston) becomes a suspect in the case. Films Screen on the Patio weather permitting
Anna Mikhailova & Rat Bastard | Rob Cambre | Gloryhole | Straight Panic | Herr Schmitt | Lucy | Corey Cruse Wednesday, May 10. Poor Boys. 9PM. $5. The Russian composer residing in The Netherlands and the noise lifer of lifers team up for a duo sure to kill. Rat Bastard DJ set to follow.
9 PM sharp, no punk time. $5 to support the touring artists
Thursday, May 11
Mono | Holy Sons Thursday, May 11. The Spanish Moon. 8PM. $15. Post-rock rockers MONO from Japan return to the Moon for at least the 5th time. In fact, they dig this place so much that they never play in NOLA anymore... Holy Sons is a guy from Grails, who coincidentally opened for MONO at this club ten years ago this week. (Note: This is apparently an early show.)
Vallis Alps | Kweku Collins Saturday, May 20. Gasa Gasa. 9PM.
Kehlani | Ella Mai | Jahky | Noodles Saturday, May 20. Republic. 8PM.
Sunday, May 21
Courted: Spring Fling Edition Sunday, May 21. Bar Redux. 8PM. $10. Booking Courted: Spring Fling Edition with Alison Logan.
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.
$10 admission with Performance on The Patio
Doors 7:30 pm, show 8pm
Sigur Rós Sunday, May 21. Saenger Theatre. 7PM.
A Place to Bury Strangers | Trance Farmers Bottomfeeders | The Detail Sunday, May 21. Siberia. 9PM. $12.