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New Orleans Area DIY Events and Shows

Last Updated February 25, 9:27 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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Monday, February 27
Big Chief Alfred Doucette | JD Hill & The Jammers | Big Pearl & The Fugitives of Funk
Monday, February 27. Bar Redux. 8PM-2AM. $15.
Bar Redux Presents Lundi Gras Party with Three NOLA Legends. "Indians a Comin". join us for a Bywayer Lundi Gras party. Two big bands and a Big Chief. Three local legends on one stage with special guests. Come early and stay late. There will also be an art exhibit featuring Mardi Gras Indian art/posters and photos. Local photographers Henry York and Vincent Simmons will be showing their work as documentarians of the Mardi Gras Indian culture of New Orleans $15 Kitchen Open Late
Coprolingus | MC Trachiotomy | Chaotic Noise Marching Corps.
Monday, February 27. Siberia. 9PM. $2-$5. 86'd Productions
Official Krewe du Pux After-Party - EAT SHIT AND FLY BABY!
Igor and The Red Elvises
Monday, February 27. Siberia. 6PM-9PM. $10 ($8 Advance). 86'd Productions
Early Lundi Gras Show!! Red Elvises started as a Russian group, playing what they dubbed "Siberian Surf Rock". Since then the band has included musicians from all over the world including United States, Israel, Kazakhstan, Puerto Rico and Bulgaria - to name just a few. Everyone who performs with them for any length of time brings something different both energetically and musically. At various times shows have included keyboards, accordions, sax, clarinet, trumpet, flute, banjo, mandolin, tuba, ukulele and more. Old and new fans alike can expect to be surprised at shows again and again, however the roots of Red Elvises remain the same: Igor's unique brand of humor combined with guitar based rock'n'roll that makes audiences want to sing, dance, scream and shout.
Gools | Jack and the Jack Rabbits | Kudzu Unnecessary Apostrophe | Plan Z
Monday, February 27. Warehouse Rooftop Show. 9PM.
Punk show on rooftop. What more do you want?
Tuesday, February 28
Fat Tuesday Fish Fry
Tuesday, February 28. Bar Redux. 6PM. Food for purchase off menu. Booking
Stop on by for our Annual Fat Tuesday Fish Fry!!!! Local Catfish, Handcut Fries, and homemade coleslaw!!!
Mars | Delish da Goddess | Que Hefner | Torture Garden
Tuesday, February 28. Siberia. 9PM.
Mars annual end of Mardi Gras meltdown.
Wednesday, March 1
Niagara | The Asphalt Jungle
Wednesday, March 1. Bar Redux. 9PM-12AM. FREE. Booking
The New Orleans Film Noir Society screens First Wednesdays on our lovely patio This month will be a Marilyn Monroe Double Feature Niagara & The Asphalt Jungle
Hand Grenade Job | Kalvin
Wednesday, March 1. Sisters in Christ. 7PM. $5 donation (but not required). An Idea Like No Other
Quiet in-store at the shop. HGJ is our BFFs Beck and Erin from DC doing sad sad sad dirgey drone music for sad sad sad people. Kalvin is Kallie/Ex Specter back to their solo roots.
Thursday, March 2
The Blind Spots
Thursday, March 2. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Booking
The Blind Spots- are an original, five-piece moxy rock band The Blind Spots has been actively touring the country in support of its third studio album, RHIZOMATIC.
Priests | Hand Grenade Job | Gland
Thursday, March 2. Mudlark Theatre. 7PM. $5-$10 sliding scale.
DC powerhouse PRIESTS are back with a new album on this headlining tour. They are traveling with Hand Grenade Job, who are also on their label, Sister Polygon. Locals Gland open up this all-ages show at The Mudlark. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Valerie June | Oh Pep!
Thursday, March 2. Republic. 7PM.
Jucifer | Girra | Cikada | Christworm
Thursday, March 2. Siberia. 9PM.
Friday, March 3
Interstellar Overdrive: DJ Shane Love & The Painted Hands
Friday, March 3. Bar Redux. 8PM-2AM. FREE. Booking
March brings us Live Music Guests, The Painted Hands (8:30 to 9:30) and Garage and Psychedelic Vinyl Sounds and visuals by DJ Shane Love. DJ Shane Love will curate with his signature all vinyl Psychedelic/Garage Record Rave.
The Staves | Mikaela Davis
Friday, March 3. Gasa Gasa. 8PM.
The Bowery Presents. The Staves received widespread global acclaim following the release of the Justin Vernon produced album 'If I Was'. Mikaela Davis' arrangements deftly combine elements of psychedelic rock, folk and chamber pop, and her vocals display a wisdom and a ruefulness that belie her years.
Circa Survive
Friday, March 3. Joy Theater. 6:30PM.
On Letting Go 10 Year Anniversary Tour
No Face | Kawaiietly Please | Three-Brained Robot | Kyle Clyd | Dolce
Friday, March 3. Mudlark Theatre. 9PM. $5.
Harsh noise/drone/performance art/noise coven/mega babes/best show you will ever see in your life.
Overkill | Nile | Six Pack
Friday, March 3. Southport Hall ( 200 Monticello Ave ). 8PM. $15.
Thrash legends Overkill on tour with Nile. Local support from satantic hispanics Six Pack!
Saturday, March 4
Dreamland Burlesque in Exile
Saturday, March 4. Bar Redux. 9PM. $5. Booking
Dreamland Burlesque in Exile is a Neo-classic burlesque show in the Crescent City! Featuring a revolving cast of burlesque beauties, boylesque cuties, and a fantasy of sorts making every dream come to life, produced and hosted by: Grand Mafun The Polynesian Technicolor Dream Burlesque beauties: Xena Zeit-Geist, Lefty Lucy, and Lucy Furr $5 at door/ 21+
Keeping | Glish | Buncho
Saturday, March 4. Hey Cafe. 8PM-12AM. $5.
Until the release of Ruin Value, Keeping has been a joy for the New Orleans community; a live demonstration of three great musicians/friends’ rumination in a laid back indie haze and our scene being one that rightly celebrates itself. This musical and social similarity to The Scene That Celebrates Itself immediately contrasts with Keeping members’ past and present Community Records releases as All People, Sharks’ Teeth, Astronomical, and Sun Hotel. Rather than a conventional, declarative, and studio-centered band, Keeping is an introspective minimalist rock communion offering each member’s voice and experiences in a melodically distorted atmosphere. This warm, kind alternative rock recalls the aforementioned shoegazers as well as their peers Galaxie 500, Yo La Tengo, and Sonic Youth. Contemporarily, Keeping’s emotivity and late ‘80s/early ‘90s alt rock musical vocabulary situates them near Pity Sex, Pope, and Nothing. Ruin Value presents this sound, the band’s union, and an uncommonly frank appreciation for the simplicity of a healthy life in nine songs that vary enough to charm and envelop you but never overwhelm!
Sunday, March 5
Sista Otis
Sunday, March 5. Bar Redux. 8PM-11PM. $5. Booking
Sista Otis is a Singer/Emcee/Songwriter/Performer Extraordinaire whose sound was born in Detroit and raised in New Orleans. As she tells the story, "In a lil' Jazz club in the French Quarter, lady Blues was feeling the Soul from Motown. So she Hip-Hopped up on Motown's lap to Rock 'N Roll and got the Funk on. Meanwhile, Folk wondered in off the streets with crazy hair and dark shades an wrote the story down." On that night, Sista Otis was conceived but she just calls it, "Rock 'N Roll"
Deafheaven | This Will Destroy You | Emma Ruth Rundle
Sunday, March 5. Republic. 8PM.
Tuesday, March 7
Life is Weird: A Jon Reaux Film Fest
Tuesday, March 7. Banks Street Bar. 8PM-11PM. FREE. Booking
Life is weird. We got so much footage of our sensei on and off stage, and it'd be wrong to keep it all to ourselves. Come watch with us, reminisce, and gain the most up to date info about suporting the Reaux Family. We are Young Funny becuz of Jon Reaux
Time | High in One Eye | Proud/Father | Soul Glimpse
Tuesday, March 7. Mudlark Theatre. 9PM. $5.
Wednesday, March 8
River Glen
Wednesday, March 8. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. $5. Booking
River was born into music along the banks of the Mighty Mississippi in Dubuque, Iowa. His songwriting blends elements of Folk, Rootsy-Rock, Americana, Pop, Hip-Hop, Blues, and more… Fans often compare River’s music to artists like Jackson Browne and John Prine. River’s performances are extremely honest, heartfelt, humble, inclusive, and playful to the point that not even he knows where the music might go.
Jimmy Eat World | AJJ
Wednesday, March 8. Joy Theater. 7PM.
Thursday, March 9
Thursday, March 9. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Booking
Swellshark is an electric ukulele-shredding, beatbox-looping, and occasionally harmonica-wielding band, based in Chicago. The indie duo has 50+ minutes of original material and will be on a national tour in Spring 2017 to promote their first full-length album (expected release: February 2017.)
The Wild Reeds | Blank Range
Thursday, March 9. Gasa Gasa. 9PM.
The Bowery Presents. The Wild Reeds are ethereal folk with some rock & roll rhythm and a hint of country twang from Los Angeles. Blank Range is a rock band from Nashville.
Friday, March 10
Smash it Up!
Friday, March 10. Bar Redux. 9PM-2AM. FREE. Booking
.DJ Mange will spinning all the punk/ post punk/ rockabilly/ psychobilly/rock-n-roll... etc.
Toranavox | Twinki | AR-15 | Corey Cruise
Friday, March 10. The Circle Bar. 9PM. $5.
Saturday, March 11
Irie Punky Reggae Party
Saturday, March 11. Bar Redux. 9PM-1AM. FREE. Booking
Bar Redux Presents Ire Punky Reggae Party featuring Reggae, Roots, DUB, DanceHall, Two-Tone, & SKA with DJ Tuff Gong and DJ Kingston 12 Come Early...Dance Late Jerk Pork po'boy Dinner Special on the patio unless its rainy or cold..then the party moves inside the bar
Irie Punky Reggae Party
Saturday, March 11. Bar Redux. 9PM-1AM. FREE. Booking
Bar Redux Presents Ire Punky Reggae Party featuring Reggae, Roots, DUB, DanceHall, Two-Tone, & SKA with DJ Tuff Gong and DJ Kingston 12 Come Early...Dance Late Jerk Pork po'boy Dinner Special on the patio unless its rainy or cold..then the party moves inside the bar
Kane Strang | Bonus | Scenic World
Saturday, March 11. Gasa Gasa. 9PM.
The Bowery Presents. Kane Strang is a singer-guitarist from New Zealand. Bonus is bedroom-spun melancolic folk pop from Oxford, MS. Scenic World is bedroom pop and existential jamz from Lafayette, LA.
Sunday, March 12
Beth Patterson | Dusky Waters,| T'Lark
Sunday, March 12. Bar Redux. 8PM-11PM. FREE. Booking
Singer-Songwriters Spotlight is a monthly show in the vein of VH1 Storytellers, with host T'Lark. This month features Beth Patterson, Dusky Waters, and T'Lark, who will be sharing their influences, processes, and stories behind their original music.
Monday, March 13
Criminal | Buck Biloxi and the Fucks | Planchettes
Monday, March 13. The Circle Bar. 9PM. $5.
Criminal is melodic oi from L.A. on tour.
Tuesday, March 14
Allison Crutchfield and the Fizz | Vagabon
Tuesday, March 14. . 8PM.
The Bowery Presents.
Rick (Pile) | Tyler (Shark's Teeth) | Alejandro (New Holland) | Kara (Treadles)
Tuesday, March 14. Breezy's (2139 Soniat Street). 6PM. $5. Booking
The Mournful Four saga continues in: The Quest to Vanquish Joy. $5 6pm all ages no jerks etc. Bring your good dice and a vial for your tears.
Wednesday, March 15
Holly Overton | Midnight People
Wednesday, March 15. Bar Redux. 8PM-11PM. FREE. Booking
Holly Overton- is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and painter based in Brooklyn, NY. Holly Overton with midnight People’s sound is driving island-y rock'n'roll with conscious means by a group of fervent creators dictated by emotional release and expression.
Weedeater | Rozamov | Beitthemeans
Wednesday, March 15. Siberia.
Thursday, March 16
Matt Babineaux
Thursday, March 16. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Booking
Matt Babineaux - is a singer–songwriter based in New Orleans, LA. Matt Baineaux shares his thoughts on his debut album, A Place to Fall, "“This is my elevator pitch – we’re alt-rock with strong country and folk influences,” said Babineaux, a former Lafayette resident who now lives in New Orleans. “I’m afraid, now, when you tell people you’re country, they associate you with pop country." Join us for an evening a great music on our lovely patio.
Friday, March 17
Bronze Comet | The Dommes
Friday, March 17. Bar Redux. 8PM-11PM. FREE. Booking
Join us for an evening of cool garage bands, Bronze Comet // The Dommes and horror classics. We will be setting the mood for St. Patty's Massacre with Horror films: Leprechaun, Wishmaster, and Wishmaster 2. Films screened against the bands on our lovely patio.
The Stunt Queen Tour with Mykki Blanco and Cakes Da Killa
Friday, March 17. Gasa Gasa. 9PM.
The Bowery Presents. Mykki Blanco is a writer, activist and international performing artist. Glamorous riot grill rap. Cakes Da Killa is a 25-year-old rapper with five critically-acclaimed mixtapes under his belt.
Saturday, March 18
The Get Up Fundraiser | The Get Down Party
Saturday, March 18. Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center (2525 Burgundy Street). 6PM-8PM. $10-$75.
6 – 8pm // THE GET UP Fundraiser: Dinner, Open Bar, Youth Performances. 8pm-12am // THE GET DOWN Party Music by Spirit & Sparrow and DJ Dreamr Performances by 10+ local dance companies, including B.U.K.U. and Liquid Rhythm Inc.
Sunday, March 19
The Elliotts
Sunday, March 19. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Booking
The Elliotts are a rock/pop band from Melbourne, Australia. The Elliotts have been referred to as a post millennium Hollies by Bud Scooper of US rolling stone. In 2012 following Clint's departure, the band toured Singapore and recorded their first EP. Released in 2013, Warriors features 6 songs and an American Indian warrior on the disk; the title signifies the band's unwavering fight to make their music better and acknowledges the connection to their environment. Warriors has sold over 4,000 copies in Australia and was toured in Europe in 2015.
JoJo | Stanaj
Sunday, March 19. Republic. 7PM.
Monday, March 20
High Waisted | Rudy Stone | Sexy Neighbors
Monday, March 20. Sidney's Saloon. 9PM. $5.
Presented in Moderate Fidelity.
Tuesday, March 21
William Singe | Alex Aiono
Tuesday, March 21. Joy Theater. 7PM.
Thursday, March 23
Katatonia | Caspian | Uncured
Thursday, March 23. Republic. 8PM. $22 (advance gen. adm.) - $35 (VIP).
Presented by Winter Circle Productions.
Friday, March 24
Flogging Molly
Friday, March 24. Joy Theater. 7:30PM.
Adam Torres and Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster (Water Liars)
Friday, March 24. Living Room Show (address with ticket purchase). 7:30PM-10PM. $20.
Come sit on a living room floor and check out the sweet sounds of Pete from Water Liars and Adam Torres playing an acoustic set. https://undertowtickets.com/collections/all-upcoming-shows/products/new-orleans-la-march-24
Curse | Divtech | Soul Glimpse | allthecolorsofthedark
Friday, March 24. Poor Boys. 10PM. $5.
Static Masks | Shame | The Self Help Tapes | Raspy
Friday, March 24. Saturn Bar. 9PM. $5.
Static Masks album release. Shame is members of Sharks' Teeth & Tare.
Sunday, March 26
Alexandra Scott | Natalie Mae | Alex Bosworth
Sunday, March 26. Bar Redux. 8PM-11PM. FREE.
Songwriter Sunday with host Alex Bosworth and guests, explore original songs & storytelling in an intimate setting. This month’s showcase of original singer-songwriters features special guest Alexandra Scott, Natalie Mae, and Alex Bosworth.
Music Box Village Performances
Sunday, March 26. Music Box Village (4557 N. Rampart Street). 12PM. FREE.
Festival with performances/activities running from 12-5pm on Saturday March 25 and Sunday March 26. Day of Action & Talent Show. Free dance workshops, arts + advocacy activities, youth talent show and performance preview! Youth-created performances about women’s rights and gender equity, followed by audience conversations and community action planning. Dance for Social Change is an annual youth arts and leadership summit that brings New Orleans’ youth together to catalyze action through the arts. Participants design a day of action and create site-specific dance pieces rooted in their research and conversation around the 2017 theme: Women’s Rights and Gender Justice.
Kyle | Cousin Stizz
Sunday, March 26. Republic. 8PM.
Friday, March 31
Mindscar | Witch Burial | A Hanging | Fat Stupid Ugly People | Recluse
Friday, March 31. The Circle Bar. 9PM. $5.
Mindscar are from Florida. $5, or whatever you can round up!
Sharks’ Teeth | Greater Pyrenees | Patrick Shuttlesworth Wants to Make You Deaf
Friday, March 31. Gasa Gasa. 8PM. $8.
Hippie Sabotage
Friday, March 31. Republic. 10PM.
Thursday, April 6
Real Estate | Mary Lattimore
Thursday, April 6. Republic. 8PM.
Monday, April 10
Monday, April 10. Republic. 8PM.
Tuesday, April 11
Umphrey's McGee | Big Something
Tuesday, April 11. The Orpheum. 8PM.
Thursday, April 13
Portugal. The Man | Hdbeendope
Thursday, April 13. Joy Theater. 7PM.
Saturday, April 15
Clean Bandit
Saturday, April 15. Republic. 7PM.
Tuesday, April 18
Bob Weir
Tuesday, April 18. Saenger Theatre. 7PM.
Friday, April 21
Friday, April 21. Republic. 7PM.
Saturday, April 22
Saturday, April 22. Republic. 7PM.
WCP Presents SoMo: The Answers Tour.
Saturday, April 29
Saturday, April 29. Joy Theater. 9PM.
Sunday, April 30
STS9 (Axes the Cables)
Sunday, April 30. Joy Theater. 8PM.
Wednesday, May 3
Wednesday, May 3. Tipitina's.
Thursday, May 4
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.
Sunday, May 7
Joe's Russo Almost Dead (Night 3)
Sunday, May 7. Joy Theater. 9PM.
Tuesday, May 9
Highly Suspect
Tuesday, May 9. Republic. 8PM.
Saturday, May 20
Kehlani | Ella Mai | Jahky | Noodles
Saturday, May 20. Republic. 8PM.
Sunday, May 21
Sigur Rós
Sunday, May 21. Saenger Theatre. 7PM.
Friday, May 26
The Mountain Goats
Friday, May 26. Republic. 7PM.
Sunday, May 28
Conan | North
Sunday, May 28. Siberia.
Wednesday, June 7
Flux Pavilion
Wednesday, June 7. Republic. 9PM.