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Last Updated May 23, 11:28 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.
Expressions Friday, May 24. Eiffel Society (2040 St. Charles) . 7PM-11PM. $15. Booking RAW:natural born artists (www.rawartists.org) is an indie arts organization for artists, by artists. RAW operates identically in over 70 cities internationally, including New Orleans (RAW: NOLA). Each month we hand-select and feature approximately 20 local, up-and-coming creatives in one big showcase including a giant pop-up art gallery, music performances, fashion shows, performing arts, short film showings, a host, DJ, cash bar, and more. Come check out some of the hottest indie talent our city has to offer. Hosted by Corey Mack and DJ'ed by DJ DXXXY/DEITY. Featuring: (MUSIC) Slangston Hughes, John Maestas, Michael McDaniel; (PERFORMING ARTS) Nathalie Croix (Yoga inspired dance), heRO44 (Spoken Word); )FASHION & ACCESSORIES) Al Beauti, Christine Alexis & Culture Shock; (MAKEUP) Angela Rene (Live glowing body paint), LeZombie; (VISUAL ARTS) Dante Cannatella, Kelsey Colleen, Tish Douzart, tspew, M.D. Smith Jr., Drew Enderlin, Kasey Randall; (PHOTOGRAPHY) Princella Talley, Zulmarie Annabel, Zach Brien. There will be a photo booth and Skillet Food Truck!
Richard Bienvenu | Sydney Beaumont | Gina Forsyth Friday, May 24. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse. 8PM. FREE. Neutral ground is a volunteer / member run art and music venue hosting live music every night, open mic on Sundays and Poetry on Wednesdays.
Alex McMurray Saturday, May 25. Siberia. 6PM-9PM. FREE. 86'd Productions Solo set from this member of Happy Talk Band, Tin Men, Valparaiso Men's Chorus and more!
Fossil Fueled: Art Opening Saturday, May 25. The Shed, 1512 Carondelet St. 7PM. Booking Brent Houzenga, a New Orleans-based artist, is excited to unveil his new collection of painted vehicles entitled Fossil Fueled, on May 25th at The Shed - 1512 Carondelet St. Along with the customized vehicles: three motorcycles, six mopeds, a Spec Miata race car and a minivan, Houzenga will reveal his new series of paintings called Occult Following at the Uptown art show. Brent Houzenga’s distinctive colorful, stencil graffiti-inspired style translates well to the vehicles and his new paintings on wood and other found objects will mark another milestone in his creative evolution.
Fossil Fueled was born out of a commission to paint Dave Quinlan's Mazda Miata race car. Quinlan, a local motor enthusiast who works in the movie industry, was amazed by the transformation of his Miata and suggested that Houzenga do a whole automotive-based show. Quinlan then donated three motorcycles and a moped. Add to that an assortment of mopeds. Wine by Joe Briand (Lucky Rooster/By The Glass (BTG).
Food by Shoney Lima and Scott Clements (Slice Pizza).
Pop Stars Gourmet Icicle Treats by Chef Neal.
Space provided by Juan’s Flying Burrito.
Sunday, May 26
Books 2 Prisoners workday Sunday, May 26. 2525 George "Nick" Connor (use 2525 Havana for GPS). 4PM-7PM. FREE. Booking Come help pack books and write letters to prisoners. Every Sunday!
Unveiling the System Sunday, May 26. Antenna Gallery (3178 St.Claude Avenue). 5PM-8PM. FREE. Booking BAM presents 'UNVEILING THE SYSTEM' - student work from our pilot semester. We will be sharing and celebrating projects that that we have made this spring that explore living things and encourage their existence. FOOD, MUSIC, FUN STUFF FOR ALL! BAM is an after school arts program open and free to creative youth. We create and collaborate on projects based on student's interests in various mediums.
A Benefit for Annabelle Lee Sunday, May 26. Calcasieu (930 Tchoupitoulas, upstairs from Cochon). 3PM-4PM. Booking Annabelle Lee lives with Zellweger Syndrome. This event is intended to offset the medical costs for her family. PATRON PARTY from 3-4pm: $50($60 at the door). Specialty drinks, hors d'ouvres by St. James Cheese Co. & Cochon, and entertainment by captivating gypsy jazz guitar, Harmonouche. Also, a private pouring by Dr Moises selected wines from the Willamette Valley. All of this, plus the ability to preview the silent auction, and entry to the whole event. Cocktail Party from 4-7pm: $20($25 at the door).
Silent auction, hor d'oeuvres by Cochon and other local restaurants, cash bar. Music by Sarah Quintana, The Unnaturals, Siren Sisters, and Rob Hudak's One-Man Band. There is a great raffle, a wine wall to bid on, and most importantly a very worthy cause to be a part of.
Two-Day Nation | My Machine | Routine Fiend | Defy Me | Brutiful | Dropkik | Oroku Saki and The Foot | Blacken The Sun | Headspill | Eternal Absence | Unhinging Pleiades | Dischordia Sunday, May 26. The Cypress. 4PM. $10. Booking Memorial Day Weekend. All Ages are welcome. This festival is going to be a huge event comprised of metal and hardcore bands. Come out and support your local scene!
Walker Lukens | Dominique LeJeune | De Lune Déluge Sunday, May 26. Gasa Gasa. 8:30PM. $7. De Lune Déluge's first show!
Banned Books | Woozy | Isidro Sunday, May 26. Moises Haus. 7PM. $5 suggested donation. Booking Banned Books is a sweet noise pop band from Philadelphia. Isidro and Woozy are local chuds.
Negation | Mea Culpa | Black Negro Noir | Tropical Depression Sunday, May 26. United Bakery. 8PM. $3. No More Fiction This is a tape release show for Negation and Mea Culpa as well as a tour kick off show for Negation. Tropical Depression and Black Negro Noir to open.
The Salt Wives Sunday, May 26. Yuki. 8PM. FREE. Booking Crepuscular cabaret from the old, crumbling world. Accordion, fiddle, euphonium, bass, Verfremdungseffekt.
Monday, May 27
Feast Yer Eyes Monday, May 27. Hey Cafe. Local Illustration and Comix Anthology release party.
Banned Books | Interior Decorating | S.S. Boombox | U.S. Nero Monday, May 27. The Second Location (Claiborne Overpass). Sun-Down. FREE. Philadelphia New Weird Americans Banned Books with local bands and a generator.
Under the Claiborne overpass, by Julia St.
Music starts when the sun sets.
Call 504-bed-flip day of the show for details.
Tuesday, May 28
Dementians | Ratty Scurvics | Sundog | High in One Eye Tuesday, May 28. The Big Top. 7PM. $5. 3 Ring Circus DEMENTIANS (Athens + Memphis) --
Ash -- "what we are doing, is a play about possession induced by hypnotic rhythms of life in it's most mundane aspects, and the horror which lies in all of our potentials at their most extreme. It is a musical, so bring your sing along shoes, if you have them." RATTY SCURVICS will be doing a solo piano set.
Badlands Tuesday, May 28. Burgundy Picture House. 8:30PM. Donations. BADLANDS by Terrence Malick, 1973. Burgundy Picture House is an outdoor movie theater that screens cutting-edge, foreign and art house films. Located at 4117 Burgundy in the Bywater, we have a bi-weekly screening on Tuesdays at 8:30pm.
Wyatt Blair | Star Trek Tuesday, May 28. Euclid Records. 5PM. FREE. Wyatt Blair is fuzzy pop from California with a new LP out on Burger Records soon. Star Trek is member(s) of Buck Biloxi and the Fucks. There will be free hot dogs and beer provided, but please feel free to bring your own as well!
Black Pus | Baby Aspirin DVD | Caddywhompus Tuesday, May 28. Mudlark Theatre. 7PM. $5. An Idea Like No Other Black Pus is Brian Chippendale from LIGHTNING BOLT's solo drum noise deal. Baby Aspirin is on tour with him, so you know that's going to be freaky deaky. Caddywhompus are Austin transplants and Loyola scene masters.
Wednesday, May 29
Books 2 Prisoners workday Wednesday, May 29. 1011 Third Street. 6PM-9PM. FREE. Booking Special uptown packing day for the new book prisons like Angola at Andrew's.
Abigail!! | Rotten Sound | Speedwolf | Cruciamentum | Anhedonist | Kromosom | Nomad Wednesday, May 29. Siberia. 8PM. $12. 86'd Productions ABIGAIL! Satanic Street Metal Warriors from Fucking JAPAN!!! with Rotten Sound. crushing Finnish grind-core, Speedwolf: Denver, CO Motorhead thrash. Cruciamentum: English Death Metal. Anhedonist: PDX DOOOOM!, Australian raw punkers KROMOSOM and Nomad - HxC/punk from New York! This will be THE show of 2013 hand down!! Seven bands, four continents!! Prepare to DIE!!! Advance tickets available HERE.
Hoax | NASA Space Universe | Thee Nodes | The Coltranes Wednesday, May 29. United Bakery. 9PM. $5. Hardcore PUNK.
Thursday, May 30
The Woolen Men | Scarecrow Sonic Boombox | Lame Drivers | Hawn Thursday, May 30. Allways Lounge and Theatre. 9PM. The Woolen Men = kaleidoscopic, high-energy tuneage from Portland (Woodsist Recs). SS Boombox = local jam punx bringing the noise. Lame Drivers = garage rippers from NY/NJ. Hawn = deep, contemplative psych from NOLA. Come get your face melted.
Southern Plant Allies Thursday, May 30. Maypop Community Herb Shop. 9:30AM. Sliding scale $25-35. A morning class exploring the uses of some native and naturalized southern herbs. Mississippi based herbalist, Lindsay Wilson will be teaching this class.
Integrity | Gehenna | Kromosom | Full of Hell Thursday, May 30. Siberia. 9PM. $12. 86'd Productions Integrity making their New Orleans' debut.
Friday, May 31
Dummy Dumpster | The Bills | Nick Name & The Valmonts Friday, May 31. Banks Street Bar. 10PM. FREE. Sheer Terror Don't miss this free show with NOLA sex rockers Dummy Dumpster along with the surf-punk of The Bills. The evening kicks off with Nick Name & The Valmonts around 10pm. DJ Smut. Lazarro's Pizza. Banks Street Bar in Mid City New Orleans.
Chris Rehm | Babes | Sun Hotel | Dent May Saturday, June 1. Saturn Bar. 9PM. $7. Booking Graduation celebration!
Sunday, June 2
Books 2 Prisoners workday Sunday, June 2. 2525 George "Nick" Connor (use 2525 Havana for GPS). 4PM-7PM. FREE. Booking Come help pack books and write letters to prisoners. Every Sunday!
Inter Arma | Adults | Vibe Ruiner Sunday, June 2. Alligator Point. 8PM. Donations for touring band. The show's in Swamp Thing's golfing grounds around about City Park. If you don't know get to knowing. Inter Arma are a slightly big deal from Richmond, VA, they turn faces into metal like in Superman 3. Adults do pattern baldness anarchy. Vibe Ruiner has no friends and neither should you )=.
Bitter End | Bent Life | Black Hand | Confined Sunday, June 2. Here Today Gone Tomorrow. 7:30PM. $10. On the Rise Productions Bitter End (Deathwish Inc) finally returns after almost three years. They'll be here with Bent Life (6131 Records), Black Hand and Confined will be the local openers.
Vaginor | Bloodkrow Butcher | Charged Water Monday, June 3. The Big Top. 7PM. $5. Vaginor is from AUSTRALIA. Bloodkrow Butcher is contemporary throwback hardcore from Boston. Charged Water is formerly known as MYSTIC INANE.
Japandroids | A Place To Bury Strangers Monday, June 3. The Spanish Moon. $15. Bullhorn Bandits APTBS, (still) the "loudest band in Brooklyn," shall ignite patrons with blistering punk-shoegaze music as their strobe lights cause mass confusion, particularly during a rendition of their notoriously brutal tour-de-force "I Lived My Life To Stand In The Shadow Of Your Heart." Japandroids will then audition for an opening spot on the next Bruce Springsteen or Social Distortion tour as the crowd eagerly nods and sends texts. Lighters will be raised for both bands, for different reasons.
Vox and the Hound | Salesman | All People Friday, June 7. Carrollton Station. 9PM. $5. Community Records All People Tour Kickoff. Salesman are a rad band from Austin, TX and sound like they never leave the desert. Vox and the Hound hardly ever play local shows anymore and have new music for your ears.
Ashley Renay featuring The Hi-Lyfe Band | D Selina, Rahim Glaspy | T 3 Musiq & F1 Da Fat Bastard | DJ RO Friday, June 7. Therapy Wine Lounge. 8:30PM. $10. Watts Musiq Group presents: The Show Case. Hosted by: Uptown Angela & Smut Da Poet.
Punk Photos & Flyers Art Show Saturday, June 8. Community Printshop (1201 Mazant). 6PM-9PM. FREE. Booking The New Orleans Community Printshop is currently putting on a second Saturday show for June that is displaying photos from Eric Martinez and music show flyers. if anyone would like to show old flyers as well as current, please bring them by the shop on Tuesday or Thursday 6 to 10 pm. the posters can be photo copied or silkscreened. please put your name and number on the back of your prints so that i am able to contact you, once the show is done. Also, we are going to have a free print night on May 22 from 7 pm to 10 pm for people or bands that have participated in past cover shows.
The Chickenhawks | The Twigs | The Tintypes Wednesday, June 12. Hi-Ho Lounge. 8PM. FREE. Hi Ho Lounge Booking Brooklyn-based The Twigs (http://twigs.bandcamp.com/) and The Chickenhawks (http://thechickenhawks.bandcamp.com/) join The Tintypes for June's installment of our monthly showcase.
Mumford & Sons | Michael Kiwanuka | Mystery Jets Thursday, June 13. Mardi Gras World. 5PM. Booking
Fucking Dyke Bitches | Dick Binge | Canadian Rifle | Bitchface Thursday, June 13. United Bakery. 7PM SHARP (over by 11PM). Donations for touring band. No More Fiction Fucking Dyke Bitches are from Portland, Dick Binge are from Olympia, and Canadian Rifle is from Chicago. Bitchface is from here.
Dads | This World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die | Pity Sex Saturday, June 22. The Big Top. Dads is a emo pop punky mathy two-piece from Jersey. Pity Sex from Michigan lo-fi '90-ish shoegazey emo. TWISBP from Connecticut is indie emo with some atmospheric moments. Flannel is optional. Come reminisce on your old Cap'n Jazz and Mineral records.
Pissbath | Blood Fuck Saturday, June 22. Moises Haus. 7PM. $5. An Idea Like No Other Don't let the crass and grotesque names fool you. This isn't gore grind or high school punk rock. This is noisey, noisey hardcore. This is teenage goth girls writing on your bedroom wall. This is androgynous vampires copulating and being sexually experimental. Pissbath is from Nashville and "good people." Blood Fuck is the pinch hitter version of Subservient Fuck mixed with a dash of Bloody Mummers; this is probably their only local show ever, so think long and hard before you skip out, poseur.
Sunday, June 23
Books 2 Prisoners workday Sunday, June 23. 2525 George "Nick" Connor (use 2525 Havana for GPS). 4PM-7PM. FREE. Booking Come help pack books and write letters to prisoners. Every Sunday!
Books 2 Prisoners workday Sunday, June 30. 2525 George "Nick" Connor (use 2525 Havana for GPS). 4PM-7PM. FREE. Booking Come help pack books and write letters to prisoners. Every Sunday!
Maximum Tolerated Dose Sunday, June 30. The Zeitgeist. 5PM. $5 suggested donation. Booking MTD is a feature-length documentary about the modern animal experimentation industry. Using investigative footage, interviews, and old archival materials, the film chronicles the testimonials and experiences of former scientists, lab technicians, and animals once used for experimentation. Possible Q&A via Skype with director Karol Orzechowski afterwards. A benefit the upcoming Open the Cages East Coast tour (http://openthecagestour.com/), a film/punk rock/protest tour to support and foment the animal liberation struggle.
Saturday, July 6
New Lows | The Blackbelt Band | Lovey Dovies Saturday, July 6. The Circle Bar. 10PM. Booking New Lows is ex-SHYSTER.
Sunday, July 7
Books 2 Prisoners workday Sunday, July 7. 2525 George "Nick" Connor (use 2525 Havana for GPS). 4PM-7PM. FREE. Booking Come help pack books and write letters to prisoners. Every Sunday!
Sauna | Trampoline Team | Natural Blonde Saturday, July 13. Fair Grinds Coffee House. 7PM. Donations. Booking Sauna is on tour from Denver, CO playing garage/surf punk. Trampoline Team is local garage punk (current members of The Tix, ex-AcropoLions). Natural Blonde is new Jesse Kees dream fuzz. Doors at 7PM. Show's over by 10. $5 suggested donation, but give however much or little you can.
Sunday, July 14
Books 2 Prisoners workday Sunday, July 14. 2525 George "Nick" Connor (use 2525 Havana for GPS). 4PM-7PM. FREE. Booking Come help pack books and write letters to prisoners. Every Sunday!
Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabets Saturday, November 2. Audubon Park. 8:30AM. FREE. Donations accepted and appreciated. Join the American Diabetes Association in the beautiful Audubon Park. After your stroll through the park, you'll get to experience great music and delicious food as we celebrate our efforts. You'll also have the chance to learn more about diabetes, and the ADA's work. Step Out is a pet friendly event, so feel free to bring your pets!