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Last Updated September 18, 11:52 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.
Wednesday, September 20
Super Stupid: Political Organizing Wednesday, September 20. Bar Redux. 8PM-11PM. FREE. Booking Super Stupid is a live discussion show co-hosted by Benjamin Hoffman and Luke Oleen-Junk. We'll be exploring ideas we should know more about, but don't, with experts who do, and comedians who also probably don't. We'll try to make sense of things like local politics, world history, and scientific theories without having to pay tuition. We might even let the audience ask a question or two.
September's Theme is Political Organizing
Our guests are Alli DeJong of the New Orleans DSA and Comic Cyrus Cooper
The Dean Martin Show follows Super Stupid at midnightish
James Singleton Rough Babies Wednesday, September 20. SidebarNOLA (611 S. White Street). Scatterjazz a variant on one of James' working groups, on this night you have: James Singleton on bass, loops, pocket trumpet, toys, words, etc.
Karl "Pickles" Kummerle on violin and fiddle perhaps electrified and perhaps not.
James Evans on saxes and clarinets.
VHS Skate Night Wednesday, September 20. Sidney's Saloon. 9PM. Old school skate videos.
Thursday, September 21
Matt Babineaux | Dusky Waters Thursday, September 21. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Booking Matt Babineaux - is a singer–songwriter based in New Orleans,.Matt describes his style as, "alt-rock with strong country and folk influences". Dusky Waters- is the one-woman project by singer-songwriter Jennifer Jeffers. Dusky represents the most magical time of day and Waters describes the Mississippi from which she draws strength and inspiration. Join us for an evening of original music on our patio under the stars.
NOLA Horror Film Festival Thursday, September 21. Castillo Blanco. Daily times. $8-$150. A four day genre film festival that celebrates local and international talent. The schedule is: Thurs., Sept. 21 6:15 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 22, 5:30 p.m. - 11:55 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 23rd, 1:00 p.m. - 11:55 p.m.; and Sunday Sept. 24, 2:00 p.m. - 11:45 p.m. We have an after-hours screening at Rare Form on Sunday, Sept. 24, 1:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m. We will offer student discounts at the door with valid ID.
Dirty & Harry Thursday, September 21. SidebarNOLA (611 S. White Street). 8:45PM. Scatterjazz its like old-school johnny-sketch-and-he-dirty-notes meets chamber duo redux unwrap...
dirty johnny himself: Andre Bohren, on keys and stuff.
and beautiful violinist and original-and-still dirty-notist Harry Hardin on the violin.
they could very well play anything on this evening... and if YOU come they may just play a little bit of EVERYTHING....
Night Church Comedy Show Thursday, September 21. Sidney's Saloon. 8PM.
Friday, September 22
Joshua Benitez Band Friday, September 22. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Booking Joshua Benitez Band- is a Rock & Roller with an affinity for Funk, Blues, and Psychedelic trips to outer space. He is the guitar slinging musician baptised by the fire of New Orleans showmanship and musical prowess.
The Echo Oh’s | Black Abba Friday, September 22. The Circle Bar. 10PM. $5.
The Shaking Souls Friday, September 22. SidebarNOLA (611 S. White Street). 9:15PM. Scatterjazz this spectacular duo of sound-artists has performed a couple of times in New Orleans, and has done some micro-touring in Europe. Suffice to say they will be making some startlingly-good music. Helen Gillet on cello, voice, loops, etc, and Simon Berz on his electric-spatula and drumkit and his ironing-board full of toys... be there!
DJ Q Friday, September 22. Sidney's Saloon. 10PM. Honey Dipped dance party: hip hop/dance/
Saturday, September 23
Black Laurel Saturday, September 23. Banks Street Bar. 10PM. FREE. Local hard rockers, Black Laurel bring the money to Banks Street. 2 car garage rock.
Aziza & The Cure | Diako Diakoff Saturday, September 23. Bar Redux. 8PM-11PM. FREE. Booking Aziza & The Cure are a Symphonic Soul Pop Group that mixes influences from Classical, Folk, Jazz, and Latin music traditions to create a transcendent blend of Orchestral Pop.
Diako Diakoff (pr. dee-aah-co) - is a Belgian born musician of Bulgarian descent who has been living in the US for almost 20 years. He plays guitar, piano, synthesizer, writes, and sings. Diako has been experimenting with different genres of music ranging from early blues, rock’n’roll and country to rock, disco and electro pop.
Please join us on the lovely covered patio, and let a spell be cast over you in the moonlight by these unique talented musicians.
Alex Cameron | Mythological Hybrids Saturday, September 23. The Circle Bar. 10PM.
Dummy Dumpster | Trampoline Team Saturday, September 23. Portside Lounge (3000 Dryades). 9PM. FREE. Sheer Terror Chalmette neo-nard weirdos DUMMY DUMPSTER will be headlining a lesson in anatomy at Portside Lounge uptown. TRAMPOLINE TEAM will kick things off around 10pm. Food will be available from Miso Hungry and the bar will be slinging tiki beverages and cold brews.
Sunday, September 24
West King String Band | Frankie Boots Sunday, September 24. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Booking West King String Band draws from countless genres of music to create a unique homegrown sound they call 'blues-grass'. The outfit took their manic, upbeat riffs on the road and have embarked on several east coast tours and recorded multiple EP's.
Nola Local Singer-songwriter,Frankie Boots will be opening
TajMo Sunday, September 24. The Orpheum. 7PM. The Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' band.
Simon Berz | Rick Trolsen | Albey Balgochian Sunday, September 24. SidebarNOLA (611 S. White Street). 9:30PM. Scatterjazz Swiss electorpercussion sorcerer Simon Berz meets up with stellar trombonist Rick Trolsen and Albey Balgochian, Cecil Taylors bassist for many years, on his fretless electric.
Monday, September 25
Madeline Kenney | Julie Odell | New Holland Monday, September 25. Gasa Gasa. 9PM. $10. Oakland's Madeline Kenney (of Company Records) is coming to Gasa Gasa with support from some our favorite locals -- Julie Odell and New Holland.
Tuesday, September 26
The Spontaneous Show Tuesday, September 26. Bar Redux. 8PM-11PM. FREE. Booking Bar Redux & We Are Young Funny Present The Spontaneous Show.
Sign up 7:30pm/8pm show.
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, Paul Joseph, B Dub Get Paid, and Billy Healy.
Funny Punch $6
Johnny Vidacovich & Simon Berz Drum Jungle Tuesday, September 26. SidebarNOLA (611 S. White Street). 9PM. Scatterjazz we are fortunate and deeply thrilled to have recruited one of the greatest of the New Orleans greats on this night to creat explosive duo drumkit sound sculptures with Simon Berz from Zurich.. this is Berz' last gig in town (except for his farewell bash on Sat Sept. 30. )
Wednesday, September 27
Zola Jesus Wednesday, September 27. Gasa Gasa. 9PM. $12-15. https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1540587
Phil Degruy & Jamee Singelton duo Wednesday, September 27. SidebarNOLA (611 S. White Street). 9PM. Scatterjazz will maestro Phil Degruy bring his GuiTarP? or his Telebanned? (fretless telecaster)...or his crazy new Novax axe? one never knows... but this guitar guru and comic extraordinaire and James on Bass have been friends and collaborators for over 40 years, so we can trust theyll have plenty of interesting things to discuss...
The Skatalites Wednesday, September 27. Tipitina's. 7:30PM. $23.
Thursday, September 28
JD Hill & The Jammers Thursday, September 28. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Booking 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. He has played with just about everyone and is a nola legend. Join us for a night of rockin' blues on our patio.
Daniel Johnston & Friends | The Preservation All-Stars Thursday, September 28. Joy Theater. 6PM. $32.50-52.50. Hi, How Are You Tour.
REZZ | Mass Manipulation World Tour Thursday, September 28. Republic. 9PM. Winter Circle Productions & BASSIK Present
REZZ | Mass Manipulation World Tour
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Anthony Cuccia & David Bandrowski duo Thursday, September 28. SidebarNOLA (611 S. White Street). 9PM. Scatterjazz Anthony Cuccia (aka "The Night Janitor" and leader of "The Other Planets"..)on percussions and electronics and computerized toys and keys... David Bandrowksi on acoustic amd electric Banjos and Guitars... this pairing was vigorously requested by both players, and I cant wait to hear the results!
Friday, September 29
Gal Holiday | South Jones | Greazy Alice Friday, September 29. One Eyed Jack's. 10PM.
Cumbia Calling Saturday, September 30. Bar Redux. 9PM-2AM. FREE. Booking Come to the 3nd edition of CUMBIA CALLING DANCE PARTY and let the AYAHUASCA WAVES bring you the power of the JAGUAR with the best PSYCHEDELIC CUMBIA GROOVES from Chile, Perú, Colombia, Mexico and anywhere else the psyco-tropic latin groove takes the night.
Farewell to Simon Berz Saturday, September 30. SidebarNOLA (611 S. White Street). 9PM. Scatterjazz a rowdy all night farewell bash for Simon Berz... Simon Lott and Simon Berz are "Simon and Simon" ...and after they play and Mr. Lott has to go to a late gig, Doug Garrison will be setting up his kit...there will also be an Italian Bass superstar whom we cannot discuss (hint" hes the TBA on HIP fest...) until he gets thru Customs..and very likely other guests and friends joining in... come on and boogie..
Sunday, October 1
Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher Sunday, October 1. The Joy Theater. 7PM. $32.50. Booking Back 2 Back. Cameron Esposito has been in movies (Mother’s Day, First Girl I Loved, Operator, Sleight), TV (Maron, AdventureTime, We Bare Bears, Late Night with James Corden) and likely, your dreams. Rhea Butcher (Conan, Comedy Central’s @Midnight and The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, TruTV’s Adam Ruins Everything) has a future in the MLB if ever her career in comedy starts to slow, which it won’t. Both Cameron and Rhea’s comedy albums debuted at #1 and you can experience their long-running show and podcast, Put Your Hands Together weekly. Together, Cameron & Rhea are the ultimate ticket: actual wives married to each other – doing standup Back 2 Back. Enjoy an evening of stand-up with co-creators and co-stars of the GLAAD Award Nominated, New York Times/Vanity Fair/Esquire/Vulture Critics’ Pick show Take My Wife.
Monday, October 2
Corpse Light | Solid Giant Monday, October 2. Mudlark Theatre. 7PM. $5. A night of epic, semi-post-rock metal.
Hexis | Black Table Wednesday, October 4. Siberia.
Ethan Bortnick Wednesday, October 4. The Joy Theater. 6PM. $25-50. An Evening With Ethan Bortnick: Benefitting Upbeat Academy
Thursday, October 5
Ponderosa Stomp Record Show 2017 Thursday, October 5. Ace Hotel. 12PM. $5. Booking The Ponderosa Stomp Record Show is October 5-7 and coincides with the Ponderosa Stomp Music Conference and Concert. There will be tens of thousands of records from a variety of dealers, across musical genres, including 45s, LPs, and 78s! This includes a focus on, but is not limited to: Garage, Soul, R&B, Rocksteady, Boogaloo, Funk, Jazz, Rockabilly, 70s punk, etc. on 45, LP, and 78. There is also a focus on the music of the Gulf Coast states, New Orleans in particular, and the artists represented at the Ponderosa Stomp Concert and Music History Conference. Admission is included
Ponderosa Stomp Music Conference 2017 Thursday, October 5. Ace Hotel. 10AM. $25. Booking The Ponderosa Stomp Conference 2017 takes October 5th & 6th at Ace Hotel New Orleans. It features musicians, historians, musicologists and more diving deep into the nitty gritty, unexplored narratives of contemporary music through panels and discussion.
Tickets and more info are available at http://www.ponderosastomp.com
Bucktown All-Stars | 610 Stompers Friday, October 6. Atop Esplanade Garage at East Jefferson General Hospital. 7PM. $50. Join us at the 11th Annual Up on the Roof: Taste from the Top event on Friday, October 6th, 2017! Attendees will enjoy beer, wine, craft cocktails, and food from the area’s best restaurants. Live music provided by the Bucktown All-Stars with a special performance by the 610 Stompers!
Astro | Théophile Bourgeois | Jade Hurter | Clare Welsh Friday, October 6. Hey Cafe. 8PM. $5. Community Records Confide In Jest was released in February of this year by Strange Daisy, a local media company. This is the second event related to celebrating Astro's release. After a three year hiatus, Astro delivers a new chapter of an almost decade long endeavor. Confide In Jest explores complexity within simplicity. The circular repetitive nature of the songs instigates a feeling of comfort and movement within a mostly concise pop structure. Some songs are complete ideas, while others are moments magnified with no real beginning or ending. This album will be accompanied by a complete full length visual with the help of local movie makers. The event will be supported by local songwriter Theophile Bourgeois and oratory by Jade Hurter and Clare Welsh.
The 13th Ponderosa Stomp Concert Friday, October 6. The Orpheum. 7PM. $70-$128. Booking The Ponderosa Stomp Concert is a celebration of the unsung heroes of American music.
Friday Oct. 6:
Roky Erickson performing 13th Floor Elevators - Doug Kershaw - The Gories - Barbara Lynn - Archie Bell - Willie West - Roy Head - Winfield Parker - Billy Boy Arnold - The 2017 Swamp Pop Revue feat. GG Shinn, Warren Storm, and TK Hulin - Lil Buck Sinegal & the Top Cats - Deke Dickerson and the Eccofonics - Eve and the Exiles
Saturday Oct. 7:
The Mummies - Gary U.S. Bonds - Don Bryant and the Bo-Keys - Charles Connor - Johnny Knight - Evie Sands - Roy Gaines - Linda Gail Lewis - The Texas Honky Tonk Revue feat. Frankie Miller, Darrell McCall, and James Head - Los Straitjackets - Deke Dickerson and the Eccofonics - Eve and the Exiles - The Stompin' Riff Raffs
For tickets and more info, visit http://www.ponderosastomp.com
Space Jesus | Morphed Tour Friday, October 6. Republic. 10PM. $15-35. Winter Circle Productions & BASSIK Present…
Patsy | Woof | Psychic Hotline Friday, October 6. Saturn Bar. 9PM. $5. Patsy's "LA Women" tour kick off show!
Whethan | Bearson | Opia Tuesday, October 10. Republic. 9PM.
Wednesday, October 11
New Orleans Film Festival Wednesday, October 11. Ace Hotel New Orleans. $10. Booking The Academy-accredited New Orleans Film Festival, one of MovieMaker mag's "Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World,” is your chance to discover 240 films, meet 400+ filmmakers, and experience world-class cinema in a city as vital and diverse as the stories on screen. Passes on sale now for NOFF October 11-19, 2017.
The Babe Rainbow | Maybird | Levitation Room Wednesday, October 11. Castillo Blanco Art Studios. 8PM. $15 ($12 in advance). Melt House Productions Ticket Link- http://melthouseproductions.com.
Thursday, October 12
Glass Animals | RÜFÜS DU SOL Thursday, October 12. Ballroom at Mardi Gras World. 8PM. Booking Glass Animals are an English indie rock band from Oxford consisting of members Dave Bayley, Drew MacFarlane, Edmund Irwin-Singer, and Joe Seaward.
Run the Jewels Friday, October 13. Joy Theater. 9PM. Booking Run the Jewels, also known by the initialism RTJ, is an American hip hop supergroup formed in 2013 by rapper/producer El-P and rapper Killer Mike. They released their acclaimed debut studio album, Run the Jewels, as a free digital download in 2013. The album was followed by Run the Jewels 2 in 2014, which was also praised by critics. Their third album, Run the Jewels 3, was released digitally on December 24, 2016, while a physical release appeared on January 13, 2017.
Flosstradamus Saturday, October 14. Republic. 10PM. Booking Republic NOLA & BASSIK present… Flosstradamus – IN HI-DEF TOUR.
Tuesday, October 17
Roadcase Royale Tuesday, October 17. Joy Theater. 8PM. $27.50 - $54.50. In 2017, Nancy Wilson has teamed up with former Prince band member and R&B singer Liv Warfield to form a new super group called ROADCASE ROYALE. The sound of ROADCASE ROYALE is muscular rock with some R&B/Blues and in depth ballads thrown in, reflecting the iconic sounds of both their respective bands. Their single debut, “Get Loud,” is a ROADCASE ROYALE original and released on January 20, 2017. Joining Wilson (guitar) and Warfield (vocals) are lead guitarist Ryan Waters (the musical director for Liv’s solo work and Prince protégé) along with Heart members Chris Joyner (keys), Dan Rothchild (bass), and Ben Smith (drums).
Kid Cudi Tuesday, October 17. Mardi Gras World. 8PM. Booking AEG & Power 102.9 Present Kid Cudi, Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’ Tour. KID CUDI took the Internet by storm with his 2008 breakout single, “Day ‘n’Nite,” which scored two Grammy nominations in 2010 and was also featured on the 2008 mixtape called A Kid Named Cudi. In 2012, the Cleveland native and Brooklyn resident returned to the Grammys, this time taking home an award for “All of the Lights,” a collaboration with Kanye West, Rihanna and Fergie from Cudi’s 2009 release, Man on the Moon: The End of Day, which also delivered the Ratatat-produced hit, “Pursuit of Happiness,” featuring MGMT. Cudi followed The End of Day in 2010 with the full-length sequel, Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager. He also produced a self-titled collaboration with Dot da Genius as the duo, WZRD. In 2013, he released Indicud, an 18-track record featuring contributions from Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, RZA, King Chip, and former Fleet Foxes drummer, Father John Misty.
Thursday, October 19
Fister | Un | Cikada | Crossed Thursday, October 19. Mudlark Theatre. 7PM. $5. Sludge Night. Black clothing is mandatory. Please dress appropriately, or you will be turned away.
Friday, October 20
The Murder Mystery Company Friday, October 20. Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center. 7PM. $90. Booking https://murdermysterydinnerneworleans.com
Saturday, October 21
Gorgo Bordello Saturday, October 21. Joy Theater. 8PM. $28.50 - $42. Booking
Excision | Kayzo | Trippy Turtle Saturday, October 21. Mardi Gras World. 9PM. Booking Winter Circle Productions & Encore Entertainment Present… Hell’s Gala 2017.
The Fruit Machines | HiGH | Skelatin Saturday, October 21. Saturn Bar. 9PM. $5. The Fruit Machines album release show.
Forceps | Ominous Hymn | Cultum Nocte | Dead/Gone | Shitstormtrooper Monday, October 23. 524 (524 N. Foster Drive in Baton Rouge). 8PM. $5- $7. Forceps is a Brazilian tech death metal band. Ominous Hymn is a black metal band from Houston, TX. Cultum Nocte is southern Louisiana blackened death metal band. Dead/Gone is a Nola powerviolence/grindcore band and this is their 1st show. Shitstormtrooper is female fronted BR powerviolence.
Wednesday, October 25
Tauk Wednesday, October 25. Republic. 9PM. $13-15.
Screaming Females | Street Eaters | Gland Saturday, October 28. First Unitarian Church (Claiborne at Jefferson Avenue). 6PM. $15. An Idea Like No Other $10 advance tickets are available at Sisters in Christ (5206 Magazine Street, open every day noon till six pm). WE ARE NOT SELLING TICKETS ONLINE. TO PURCHASE A TICKET, YOU MUST COME INTO THE SHOP.
Joyce Manor | Wavves | Culture Abuse Monday, October 30. Joy Theater. 7PM. Booking A Winter Circle Production.
Page Ninety Nine | Majority Rule | City of Caterpillar | Thou Monday, October 30. The Zeitgeist. 7PM. $20. An Idea Like No Other $15 advance tickets are available at Sisters in Christ (5206 Magazine Street, open every day noon till six pm). WE ARE NOT SELLING TICKETS ONLINE. TO PURCHASE A TICKET, YOU MUST COME INTO THE SHOP.
Flying Lotus in 3D Wednesday, November 1. Joy Theater. 7:30PM. Booking Winter Circle Productions & BASSIK Present.
Thursday, November 2
Gatecreeper | Barghest Thursday, November 2. Mudlark Theatre. 7PM. $10. An Idea Like No Other $5 advance tickets will be available soon at Sisters in Christ. WE ARE NOT SELLING TICKETS ONLINE. TO PURCHASE A TICKET, YOU MUST COME INTO THE SHOP.
Friday, November 3
Alan Jackson | Lee Ann Womack Friday, November 3. Cajundome. 7:30PM. $26-100.
Iron & Wine Saturday, November 4. Joy Theater. 9PM. $29.50 - $39.50. Booking Sam Beam is a singer-songwriter who has been creating music as Iron & Wine for over a decade. Through the course of five albums, numerous EPs and singles, and the initial volumes of an Archive Series – Iron & Wine has captured the emotion and imagination of listeners with distinctly cinematic songs. Iron & Wine is currently celebrating the first two installments of the ‘Archive Series’ on Sam’s own label, Black Cricket Recording Co. Both releases tap into work created before Sam was Iron & Wine, when he was making music only to be heard by his family. Songs from these same home recording sessions were used for Iron & Wine’s debut, ‘The Creek Drank The Cradle.’
Deorro Sunday, November 12. Republic. Booking Winter Circle Productions & BASSIK Present…
Deorro, The Existence Bus Tour.
Monday, November 13
Alt-J Monday, November 13. Orpheum Theater. 7PM. $46-75. alt-J follow up their debut album ‘An Awesome Wave’ with ‘This Is All Yours.’ The debut sold over a million copies worldwide and was the 2012 Mercury Prize winner, and the band found themselves at the outset of making a follow up in a new position of recording an album that was actually anticipated, and having gone from a four piece to a trio.
Ratos De Porao | BLK OPS | Vaginal Bear Trap | The Pallbearers | Fat Stupid Ugly People | A Hanging | Shitstormtrooper Saturday, December 16. Santos (1135 Decatur Street). 6PM. $15. Saturday show of New Orleans Metal Fest II ! Ratos De Porao are 80's hardcore punk legends from Sao Paulo, Brazil, BLK OPS are audio/visual assault from members of Kill The Client & The Dead See, Vaginal Bear Trap are San Antonio, Tx grinders, local punks The Pallbearers, FSUP & A Hanging start things off along with Baton Rouge power-violence wizards Shitstormtrooper.
Friday, January 5
Katy Perry Friday, January 5. Smoothie King Center. Witness The Tour.