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Last Updated April 27, 11:38 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.
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
DJ Total Chaos | DJ Nice Rack Friday, April 28. Sidney's Saloon. 10PM. Jizz Fest.
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!
DJ Bouffant Saturday, April 29. Sidney's Saloon. 10PM. Cooler.
Zosimus | HZ Duo | DJ Dirtbag McMIDI Saturday, April 29. The Building (1427 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard). 10PM. $10. Booking
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
The Spontaneous Show Tuesday, May 2. Bar Redux. 8PM-11PM. FREE. Booking 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.
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!)
Dreaming Dingo Thursday, May 4. Bar Redux. 8PM-11PM. FREE. Booking Dreaming Dingo is a folk revival band out of New Orleans.
Max Rea (drums/vocals), Xandra Wong (banjo/keys/vocals), & David Ginger (trombone/vocals).
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
DJ Hollagraham | Bayou Mac Friday, May 5. Sidney's Saloon. 7PM.
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
The Bazaar Flea & Vintage Market
Saturday, May 6. Press Street Gardens (Press & Royal). 11AM-5PM. FREE. TONS of vintage, flea, records, local art, and handmade goods! Live music! Food! Drinks!
DJ Otto | NOLA Stolen Bike Fundraiser Saturday, May 6. Sidney's Saloon. 7PM.
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.
Brass Lightning Tuesday, May 9. Sidney's Saloon. 10PM.
Wednesday, May 10
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.)
Sunset Strip Saturday, May 13. Banks Street Bar. 11PM-1AM. $10. Booking Bar Redux and LeVillain Cabaret are bringing back New Orleans' Hair Metal/Rock n' Roll monthly burlesque revue, Sunset Strip. Join us in celebrating the golden era of glam, hair & sleaze metal with some of the city's premiere burlesque and cabaret performers. DJ
Mange Vorhees starts spinning at 11pm, show starts at 12am.
This month features Lune Noirr, Xena Zeit-Geist, Charlotte Treuse, May Hemmer,Nikki LeVillain and more!
Drinks specials, kitchen open late, raffle. 21+, $10 at the door.
The Victor Wooten Trio ft. Dennis Chambers & Bob Francheschini Saturday, May 13. Joy Theater. 7PM.
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.
The Spontaneous Show Tuesday, May 23. Bar Redux. 8PM-11PM. FREE. Booking 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.
The Spontaneous Show Tuesday, May 30. Bar Redux. 8PM-11PM. FREE. Booking 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.
Gouge Away | Woof | The World is a Vampire Wednesday, June 7. Mudlark Theatre. 7PM. $5. An Idea Like No Other Gouge Away is political, female-fronted hardcore from Florida with folks from Axis. GREAT STUFF! Woof is all-female, d-beat punk/hardcore. The World is a Vampire is faux-goth, jaded hardcore.