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Last Updated January 21, 10:17 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.
Wednesday, January 23
Farewell Marigny Street House Show Wednesday, January 23. 1231 Marigny St. Long standing punk house faces AirBnB eviction. Last hurrah show. banjos, harmonicas, hardcore.
Heinous | Röntgen | Satanik Heavy Drinker | Pussyröt Wednesday, January 23. Banks Street Bar. 9PM. $7. Heinous are disgusting Midwest goregrind. Röntgen are raw hardcore punk. Locals Satanik Heavy Drinker and pussyröt open up.
January Birth Story Sharing Circle Wednesday, January 23. Glitter Box N.O.. 6:30PM-8PM. FREE. The Birth Sharing Circle is a series for pregnant parents, new parents, and birth workers to come together in the vital act of sharing space and stories. We hope you will join us in the second meet-up in an ongoing series where folks will have the opportunity to exchange experiences and resources, giving to one another so that we may all grow stronger & healthier together!
Percussion Jungle Wednesday, January 23. SideBarNOLA. 7PM. Early show. Mike Dillon & Michael Vatcher.
Mike Dillon | Jean-Paul Gaster | James Singleton Wednesday, January 23. SideBarNOLA. 9PM. Featuring Jean-Paul Gaster from CLUTCH!!!
Thursday, January 24
John Fohl | Westley Horner Thursday, January 24. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. John Fohl- New Orleans based guitarist/singer/songwriter,who has
played and toured with artists like Dr. John, Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, Shemeka Copeland, Charlie Musselwhite, Bo Diddley, The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Johnny Sansone, Shannon MacNally.
Westley Horner is song-writer from London who’s love of Americana shines through in his impressive debut album “Silent Temper”. Despite having a London outlook, his songs are recorded with Crescent City musicians in New Orleans to create an authentic yet individual feel to his music.
Helen Gillet & Michael Vatcher Thursday, January 24. SideBarNOLA. 7PM. Early show.
Susanne Ortner | Michael Ward-Bergeman | Martin Masakowski Thursday, January 24. SideBarNOLA. 9PM.
Friday, January 25
Pucusana Friday, January 25. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Pucusana delivers atmospheric indie jams with hints of disco and beach rock, they are based out of New Orleans.
Sergio Rodriguez - Vocals Rhythm Guitar
Wesley Arocho - Lead Guitar
Brendan Comer - Bass
Rob Giancontieri - Drums
Frankd & Deans Live! in New Orleans Saturday, January 26. One Eyed Jack's. 10PM.
Sunday, January 27
Toby O'Brien | Mike Bamford Sunday, January 27. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Music & Poetry is a Showcase of Live Music with Original Fiction and Poetry readings each month.
This month features music with Host Toby O'Brien & Max Elliot wil be playing mini sets between poets. Original Spoken Word & Poetry Readings by Zachary W. Mohr, Christopher Hefferman, Briana Augustus, Toby O'Brien, Kyle Smith, Malachi Hoskins, Polly Noble, Mason Hensel, Simon Taylor, Travis Williams, Roy Prenell, Donnell G.Q. Brown , and Russ Mercado.
There is a signup sheet for poets wishing to join the evening.
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.
Mike Bamford- is a nola based singer-songwriter originally from Chantilly, Virginia.
Join us for an evening with the muses at The Scrapyard @ Bar Redux
Mates 4 Life, a Mermaid Ball! Sunday, January 27. Hi-Ho Lounge. 10PM. $10 - $15. Booking We all know the best ships are so friendships so join us in celebrating our 3rd annual mermaid ball, Mates 4 Life! Gather your pod, dress in your sea best, and get naughty-cal with us as we revel in being the waves beneath each other fins!
Sunday, January 27th the Hi-Ho Lounge * 10pm - til'
Tunes from DJ Billie Bardot & DJ Gillian Welch!
A drag show from the queens behind SLAAP'd & the Mermoux krewe!
Photo lagoon and general underwater wonderland vibes!
$15 entry, $10 with costume (think ocean love, nautical pairings, schools of fishiness, or basically anything that gives you mermaid & friendship feeeels!)
25% of all proceeds benefit Amor Y Solidaridad, supporting 5 powerful trans* femme organizers from the Diversidad Sin Fronteras caravan who are seeking asylum in New Orleans!
Soulfly | Incite Monday, January 28. Santos Bar. 8PM. $23.
Tuesday, January 29
Product KF | Fishin’ Out | Boyish Charm | Devil’s Breath Tuesday, January 29. Banks Street Bar. 9PM. FREE. Booking Product KF is a post punk band on tour from Chicago. Locals are Fishin’ Out, Boyish Charm, and Devil’s Breath.
Wednesday, January 30
Toby O'Brien & Friends Wednesday, January 30. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Toby will be joined by friends stopping by to play a few tunes.
Toby O’Brien is a New Orleans based singer-songwriter. He combines elements of indie rock and folk with honest and often emotional lyrics over aggressive guitar riffs and bends. Toby is the host of a monthly show, Music & Poetry, at Bar Redux. He’s in the process of creating a new album, but you can find some his music online at easterngrey.bandcamp.com
Please join us wishing Toby Happy Birthday and have some cake...
Samantha Pearl | Catriona Sturton | GINNY Wednesday, January 30. Gasa Gasa. 9PM. $8. Booking Samantha Pearl (NOLA Singer-Songwriter/Folk), Catriona Sturton (Ottawa Indie), GINNY (Nashville Alt-Country).
Thursday, January 31
JD Hill & The Jammers Thursday, January 31. 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
Friday, February 1
Soulful Takeover Friday, February 1. One Eyed Jack's. 10PM. DJ Soul Sister presents.
Ben Morea Friday, February 1. Sycamore Meeting Hall (3111 Palmyra Street). 6PM. The Sycamore Meeting Hall will be hosting a presentation and discussion with painter and revolutionary, Ben Morea. Ben is one of the founding members of Black Mask / Against the Wall Mother Fucker, an anarchist affinity group from the Lower East Village of NYC that played an important role in the movements of the 60s and 70s. He will be presenting on revolutionary animism: the belief that since all is connected the revolution must be TOTAL
Saturday, February 2
Robyn Hitchhock Saturday, February 2. Gasa Gasa. 9PM. $20. Robyn Hitchcock is one of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician’s musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock’s father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not coincidentally his biggest musical inspiration).
Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Robyn has recorded more than 20 albums as well as starred in ‘Storefront Hitchcock’ an in concert film recorded in New York and directed by Jonathan Demme.
Blending folk and psychedelia with a wry British nihilism, Robyn describes his songs as ‘paintings you can listen to’. His most recent album is self-titled and marks his 21st release as a solo artist. Out on April 21 2017, the album is produced by Brendan Benson (The Raconteurs). Hitchcock describes it as a “ecstatic work of negativity with nary a dreary groove.”
Fleur De Tease Burlesque Saturday, February 2. One Eyed Jack's. 8PM & 10:30PM.
The Suffers Thursday, February 7. Gasa Gasa. 8PM. $13 advance/ $15 door. There is a contagious and combustible energy every time the eight-piece wonder-band The Suffers steps on the scene. NPR's Bob Boilen attributes the band's allure to their "Soul, straight from horn to heart." He adds, "This band is on fire when it's in front of an audience...but the intensity of their shows are also captured in the studio." Following The Suffers' electrifying late night TV debut on Letterman in 2015, David Letterman exclaimed, "If you can't do this, get out of the business!" There is something undeniable about The Suffers (whose name is a reference to the 1978 Jamaican film Rockers starring Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace, Jacob Miller and Burning Spear, among others), that instantly hits home with their audiences. "We make music for all people," says lead vocalist Kam Franklin. "At this point, we've played all over the world and one thing is certain - if the music is good, the people will enjoy it." Since 2011, the H-Town heroes have been on a steady grind and have no plans of stopping. It seems the secret to their success is simple. Keyboardist Patrick Kelly confides, "There is a universal groove in the music that we play," while bass guitarist Adam Castaneda adds, "I don't think any of us are trying to impress anyone with our technical abilities, we just want to make them dance."
Inconceivable! Friday, February 8. The Willow. 7PM & 11PM. $10-$25. The troupe that brought you "Bob's Burglesque: A Bob's Burgers Burlesque Play" and "It's Always Sunny in Burlesque" is back at The Willow with a comedic yet sexy twist on the 1987 cult classic "The Princess Bride." Join The Society of Sin Burlesque & Variety for Inconceivable!: A Princess Bride-Inspired Burlesque Show Friday, February 8 for a celebration of unusual size featuring NOLA's hottest nerds, including Xena Zeit-Geist, Lune Noirr, Expecta Patrone, Ariana Amour, Ash Williams-Wednesday and more!
INCONCEIVABLE!: A PRINCESS BRIDE-INSPIRED BURLESQUE SHOW
Friday, February 8, 2019
The Willow (8200 Willow St., NOLA)
TWO SHOWS, ONE NIGHT ONLY
Early Show: 7p door/8p show
Late Show: 10:30p door/11p show
Online ticket prices: $10 General Admission, $20 VIP*
Door ticket prices: $15 General Admission, $25 VIP*
*Limited availability. VIP tickets usually sell out quickly, so buy early. VIP tickets include theater-style seating near the stage and free poster from our merch table. General Admission seating is very limited and available on a first-come, first-serve, with all seats expected to fill up; if you don't want to be part of the standing room crowd, please arrive exactly when doors open. Seats cannot be reserved ahead of time.
Portrayal of Guilt Friday, February 8. The Woodshop (1415 Laurel Avenue in Baton Rouge). https://www.songkick.com/venues/3240429-woodshop
Murder By Death | J Roddy Walston | The Business Friday, February 15. One Eyed Jack's. 9PM.
Saturday, February 16
Schaefer Llana Saturday, February 16. Gasa Gasa. 9PM. $10. “You looked like an angel with the streetlight halo around you/But I know better,” sings twenty-one-year old Schaefer Llana on the song “Angel,” a standout track from her debut album 49 Ceiling Tiles. As with all of Schaefer’s songs, the lyrics show a wisdom that belies her age.
Born in St. Joseph, Missouri, at age ten Schaefer Llana moved to the tiny town of Batesville, Mississippi after her parents divorced. She grew up singing in school plays and at church, the home stereo split equally between her mother’s love of pop and her older sister’s emo and punk music. Schaefer began writing songs on the piano in eighth grade, switching to the guitar her senior year in high school. She moved to Cleveland, Mississippi for college, where she cut her teeth in the fertile DIY house show scene.
Naughty Professor Annual Krewe Du Vieux After Show Saturday, February 16. One Eyed Jack's. 10PM.
Sunday, February 17
Great Lake Swimmers | Native Harrow Sunday, February 17. Gasa Gasa. 8PM. $12 ADV / $14 DOS. Dream folk from Toronto, Canada. MOJO has dubbed them “Ambient Zen Americana” and Exclaim has described them as a “cherished blend of folk and orchestral indie pop.” On tour in support of their new album The Waves, The Wake.
Mozes and the Firstborn | The Parrots Wednesday, February 20. Gasa Gasa. 8PM. $10 advance / $12 door. Playing a potent mix of sleazy grunge and power pop perfection Mozes and the Firstborn hail from Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The band started out in 2010 with Melle Dielesen on vocals, guitar and songwriting, Corto Blommaert on bass and Raven Aartsen on drums. Ernst-Jan van Doorn joined later on guitar. In 2011 they released their first EP ‘I Got Skills’ which title track rather fast became the fan’s favorite. The band’s inspirations vary from Guided by Voices and Beck to Weezer and Nirvana.
Dana Ives | Cicada Wednesday, February 20. Wolf Den (at the Howlin Wolf). 9PM. $5. Dana Ives is a New Orleans based post-punk/indie rock band. They combine a raw, distorted sound with tongue in cheek lyrics, samples, heavy doses of ‘verb and the occasional hints of Americana trumpet. The band has garnered a lot of influence from the works of Ian MacKaye, Isaac Brock, and David Byrne.
Band founders, Matt Ernst (guitar and vocals) and Ethan Wallace (drums) are both from the badlands of sunny California. They spent their childhoods immersed in local bands until relocating separately to New Orleans once they became of age. They met coincidentally in the peaks of their youth where they found themselves having the same desires for aggressive/heavy music - causing them to partner up and create Dana Ives
As they both delved deeper into their passions for similar taste and sound - they began forming the idea for their upcoming EP. This EP seeks to challenge the traditional views of the American hero, battling characters media has grown to love and portray, such as John Wayne. Their rejection of the John Wayne stereotype gave them a sense of freedom that allowed them to speak more openly on topics of manic personality , love and what it means to be a man.
Dana Ives can be found in New Orleans playing monthly shows. The band will be releasing their debut EP in the spring of 2019 and the band plans to follow the release with a tour in the summer of 2019.