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New Orleans Area DIY Events and Shows
Last Updated March 18, 5:19 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.
Tuesday, March 19
The Spontaneous Show Tuesday, March 19. Bar Redux. 8PM-11PM. FREE. 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.
Doug Stone | Brad Webb | Quinn Sternberg | Jeff Albert Tuesday, March 19. SideBarNOLA. 9PM.
Wednesday, March 20
Haunted Like Human | Justin Dye | Toby O'Brien Wednesday, March 20. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Haunted Like Human is bringing a new roots voice to Nashville: two parts folk, one part Americana, and a dash of indie vibes. Classically trained guitarist Cody Clark has played everything from post-hardcore to jazz. Vocalist Dale Chapman grew up writing prose and poetry, and she brings her strong imagery and storytelling into her music. A combination of Northwestern grit and Southern charm, the two strive to create a unique and intimate listening experience.
Justin Dye is a NOLA based singer-songwriter originally from Northern California. Justin’s music ranges from melodic indie to folk with an emphasis on lyricism.
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. He’s in the process of creating a new album, but you can find some his music online at
John Sinclair | The Carlo Ditta Trio Wednesday, March 20. SideBarNOLA. 7PM. early show, 7pm to 8:40pm... what an Honor to have the legendary activist, poet, musician, cannabis cultural crusader, JOHN SINCLAIR in the cozy confines of the SideBar for this early set on one of his all-too-rare and all-too-brief returns to the crescebt city...
Susanne Ortner | James Singleton | Nahum Zdybel Wednesday, March 20. SideBarNOLA. 9PM.
Thursday, March 21
The Tombstone Troubadours Thursday, March 21. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Jazz Western Swing.
Big Hog | Chardonnay | Camry 97 | Pscience Thursday, March 21. Santos Bar. 10PM. Big Hog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1W_ldZKhSs
Pitch Dark Thursday, March 21. The Music Box Village. 7PM-9:30PM. $48 Early Bird/ $58 General Admission. New Orleans Airlift and songwriter/storyteller Kelly Love Jones team up to create a series of performances at the Music Box Village, centered on the sharing of stories, music, food, and the unique ways in which we perceive the world. The performances, which happen in total darkness, tell the tales of a far-off utopia that might just exist all around us. Through the adaptation to sightlessness, imagination reveals hidden worlds, and new means to interpret reality.
Friday, March 22
Vuzz Friday, March 22. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Tiny synths. Big dreams. One carry-on suitcase. Throw in some sultry vocals, rap, samples, spoken word poetry, and electronic beats, and you’ve got the traveling electronic trip-pop couple, VUZZ.
VUZZ utilizes “small footprint” technology such as tiny synthesizers, hand-held percussion instruments, and musical synth apps to create an original set of high-spirited dance tracks, smoky down-tempo jams, and art-house grooves.
Born in 2018 in New Orleans, Vuzz found their sound busking through the summer streets of Europe. Their journey through Germany, Poland, Slovenia, Hungary, England, and Spain culminated at the 61st Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, where they performed on the Royal Mile.
Check them out on their cross country tour in June 2019 in support of their first album.
Standards | Static Masks | Shambles | Guns of the Seneca Friday, March 22. Gasa Gasa. 8:30PM. $10/$15. Booking Standards is touring prog rock from L.A. Static Masks are local mathy/sad rockers. Shambles and Guns will be kicking the night off with crazy riffs and licks that will make u go "wow!"
Tickets available @ realrockclub.com
Saturday, March 23
Tiny Dinosaur | The Gravity Wells Saturday, March 23. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Sci-fi folk, fables, harmonies, and myriad instruments wash over you in waves of melancholy and leave you with a melody stuck way inside your head.
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. Dusky keeps her sound fresh with a mix of instruments, non-traditional melodies and experimental percussion at her live shows. She performs with multiple instruments while singing; playing a minimal drum-kit with her feet; and looping silky harmonies.
Del-Vipers | Unnaturals | Shark Attack!! | DJ Hunter KIng Saturday, March 23. Portside Lounge. 8PM. Storm Surge of Reverb Surf Nite: Benefit show for WTUL. Shark Attack!! are party surf with a fun array of covers, Unnaturals are a shapeshifting instro band with the occaisional metal cover, Del-Vipers play savage hard-hitting surf from Austin, TX. Hunter King DJs surf 45s starting at 8pm
Calyx | Ekumen | Bad Misters Saturday, March 23. Saturn Bar. 9PM. $5. Booking Calyx (featuring ex- members of ed hochuli) is back from Pittsburg and ready to shake shit from the rafters again like they did at the Mudlark.
Ekumen and Bad Misters form the sandwich and have got to tell you about some fucking feelings they are feeling.
Sunday, March 24
Toby O'Brien | Adrienne Edson Sunday, March 24. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. 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.
Adrienne Edson- moved here five years ago from Detroit, MI. At once finding purpose and passion in singing on Royal Street, she honed her skill, until organically focusing on her own songs and ambient project. Adrienne's originals, steeped in dreams, folk tales, and unique metaphors, spin and swirl with soul.
Tuesday, March 26
The Spontaneous Show Tuesday, March 26. Bar Redux. 8PM-11PM. FREE. Sign up 8:00 pm/8:30 pm 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.
Russiann Tsarlag | Lorene Bouboushian | Three Brained Robot | Alternaria Tuesday, March 26. Mudlark Theatre. 9PM. $5-10 suggested donation. A bizarre night of confusing performance art and strange music and a meeting of some minds featuring zombie songwriter/trash sculptor RUSSIAN TSARLAG, self described "gay robot made of garbage" LORENE BOUBOUSHIAN. Local goofball THREE BRAINED ROBOT will do something funny and weird and engaging. ALTERNARIA makes the sound of plants. A special guest TBA will tie it all together (or tear it all apart?).
Thursday, March 28
JD Hill & The Jammers Thursday, March 28. 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
Pitch Dark Thursday, March 28. The Music Box Village. 7PM-9:30PM. $48 Early Bird/ $58 General Admission. Each ticket includes a full three course meal from Vegan Chef NOLA (gratuity included), ceremonial welcoming, and entry into the performance. Drinks will be available at our bar.
Friday, March 29
Spearman Brewers Friday, March 29. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Spearman Brewers- is an Acoustic Panhandle, Pre-War Blues, Trad Jazz, Delta Blues, Country Blues band, out of Pensacola, Florida
Scott Riggs - Vocals, Guitars, Mandolin, Ukulele, Upright Bass, Banjo
Jeremy Holcombe - Upright Bass, Ukulele, String Goodness
Soulful Takeover Friday, March 29. One Eyed Jack's. 10PM. DJ Soul Sister presents.
Saturday, March 30
Cumbia Calling Saturday, March 30. Bar Redux. 10PM-2AM. FREE. Cumbia Calling Dance Party with
DJ Malaria Sound Machine
Malaria Sound Machine will be spinning the best psychedelic Cumbia tunes from around the world...gettin' you dancin'.
The Scrapyard @ Bar Redux
Food & Beverage Available
NO COVER/ 21+
Fleur De Tease Burlesque Saturday, March 30. One Eyed Jack's. 8PM & 10:30PM.
Sunday, March 31
Fire! Sunday, March 31. Allways Lounge and Theatre. 8PM. Anxious Sound The next Anxious Sound concert offering is coming up on March 31st, the first New Orleans appearance by Swedish saxophone tornado Mats Gustafsson's Scandinavian groove-grind-noise-free trio FIRE! featuring Johan Berthling (bass guitar) and drummer Andreas Werlin (also of popular alt-rock band Wildbirds And Peacedrums). It's our third presentation in the lovely environs of The Twilight Room at the AllWays Lounge, following the recent packed-house for DKV Trio + Joe McPhee, so please do mark yr calendars and join us for what promises to be a barnstormer of a performance.
Rosalynn De Roos & The Jazzmen Sunday, March 31. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Rosalynn De Roos and The Royal Jazzmen are an acoustic vintage Brazilian Jazz and Gypsy Swing group known in the greater nola community as Buku do Choro. Our sound dates back to the early 1920's. There instrumentation ranges anywhere from clarinet/7 string guitar/hand persuasion & trombone sometimes mandolin & flute
Pitch Dark Thursday, April 11. The Music Box Village. 7PM-9:30PM. $48 Early Bird/ $58 General Admission. Each ticket includes a full three course meal from Vegan Chef NOLA (gratuity included), ceremonial welcoming, and entry into the performance. Drinks will be available at our bar.
Thursday, April 18
Pitch Dark Thursday, April 18. The Music Box Village. 7PM-9:30PM. $48 Early Bird/ $58 General Admission. Each ticket includes a full three course meal from Vegan Chef NOLA (gratuity included), ceremonial welcoming, and entry into the performance. Drinks will be available at our bar.