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New Orleans Area DIY Events and Shows
Last Updated June 21, 8:40 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.
Thursday, June 21
BYOV Night! Thursday, June 21. Bar Redux. 8PM. FREE. Join New Orleans Public Library at Bar Redux for bring your own vinyl night
Father Montegot | Crossed Thursday, June 21. The Circle Bar. 9PM. $5. Father Montegot are hardcore punk/power-violence from New Jersey. Local heroes Crossed kick things off.
Indigo Dye Stitch & Bitch with St Lydia Thursday, June 21. Glitter Box N.O.. 6PM. $15 suggested donation. We hope you can join us for a special Stitch & Bitch with some of our favorite collaborators Saint Lydia!!!
Join indigo girls Erin & Caroline of the local textiles brand Saint Lydia for a night of dyeing! You'll make grandma proud learning how to dye a pair of granny panties using traditional shibori resist-dyeing techniques with wood blocks and other shapes. The workshop includes your very own pair of granny panties -- because everyone needs some indigo undies in their lives! Feel free to bring your own wood blocks, jar lids, chopsticks, and any other objects lying around the house to form cool shapes.
6 - 8pm * $15 Suggested Donation * Link Below *
Email us your size at firstname.lastname@example.org and feel free to BYOdyeables to throw in the pot!!!
Black Marble | Choir Boy | Boyish Charm | Missing Thursday, June 21. Poor Boys. 9PM. $10. 86'd Productions Orphanage presents a night of some of the best gloom bands running, on their tour with Cold Cave.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Thursday, June 21. Republic. 8PM. $25. http://bit.ly/KGLWNOLATix
The Salt Wives Thursday, June 21. Siberia. 9PM. $5. With An Iron Hand We Shall Drive Humanity To Happiness album release concert. New Orleans premiere Brechtian, balkanized, klezmerlicious, Euro-chamber-folk cabaret ensemble release their sophomore album.
The Two's Thursday, June 21. SideBarNOLA. 9PM. A swirl of original music surrounded by the likes of Foo Fighters, King Crimson and Loretta Lynn. Mmmmmmuuusssssic! Formerly Ruby & the Rogues.
Friday, June 22
Synthwave Apocalypse Friday, June 22. Bar Redux. 10PM-2AM. FREE. Strange Creatures & Bar Redux present: The Fouth installment of Synthwave Apocalypse, with DJ's Beautato & Mange! join us for the newest of new wave & hits from the last 20 years.
Discover the Beauty of Bande Dessinee Friday, June 22. Crescent City Comics (3135 Calhoun). 6PM-10PM. FREE. Come meet a delegation of european creators from the French Comics Association. Find unique graphic novels. Barroux, Cati Baur, Aurelie Neyret, Benjamin Reiss, Julie Rocheleau, Eve Tharlet.
Wild Out Comedy Battle Friday, June 22. Poor Boys. 8PM. $5. 86'd Productions The wild out style battle is back but done only like New Orleans can do it.. Two teams of comedians will go head to head in some of the funniest competitions, and at the end of course the Playground insults. AND Back like she never left DJ. JESS on the 1&2s helping to officiate, let the games begin and after it all watch these same comedians stand flat footed and make you laugh with their standup. Drink specials in full effect,
Justin Dye | Toby O'Brien Sunday, June 24. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Bar Redux Presents a Singer Songwriter Showcase featuring Justin Dye and Toby O'Brien.
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 easterngrey.bandcamp.com
Join us for an evening of Indie Singer-Songwriters with Justin Dye & Toby O'Brien at The Scrapyard @ Bar Redux
no cover/21 +
Monday, June 25
Dusky Waters | Tiny Dinosaur & The Gravity Wells | Toby O'Brien Monday, June 25. Bar Redux. 8PM-11PM. FREE. Dusky Waters Album Release & Tour Kick Off
Featuring Toby O'Brien & Tiny Dinosaur & the Gravity Wells
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’s songwriting is honest and vulnerable to its core. She writes of love and love lost, of the draw of the South, and of the unending quest to find one’s truest self. She draws inspiration from musical powerhouses Elizabeth Cotten, Rhiannon Giddens, and the Avett Brothers. 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 on her Boss RC-300 loop station. Every Dusky show is an intimate experience where she enchants listeners with intricate layers of melodies and stories told through soulful lyricism.
Tuesday, June 26
Monster Strut | Pool Kids | Static Masks Tuesday, June 26. Banks Street Bar. 9PM. FREE.
The Spontaneous Show Tuesday, June 26. 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.
Funny Punch $6
Join us on the patio for some of nola's funniest comedians.
Wednesday, June 27
DJ Trippingcorpse | Windows Media Playa | Steez Bros. Wednesday, June 27. The Circle Bar. 10:30PM. FREE. Clickem Youth G'd Up XIV. G-Funk to Devil Rap to Heroin Rap & in tribute to DJ Screw (RIP).
Caveman Cult | Abysmal Lord | Morbid Torment Wednesday, June 27. Poor Boys. 9PM. $7. 86'd Productions Cavmen Cult is sick Miami Black Metal ft. Rick from Torche on drums with local support from Abysmal Lord and Mawbid Tawment.
Thursday, June 28
JD Hill & The Jammers Thursday, June 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
Please join us for a NOLA Legend, JD Hill, on our lovely patio AKA The Scrapyard @ Bar Redux.
No Cover/ 21+
Dish & Dish with Operation Restoration Thursday, June 28. Gattuso's. 6PM. FREE. Operation Restoration (OR) was created to provide support to women and girls so that they have access to basic fundamentals needed to successfully re-enter society after incarceration. OR focuses on achieving successful reentry through the advancement of education and increasing access to higher education.
Organizers will lead a discussion about the work OR does and how society views women who have been incarcerated in prison based on the following article:
The Breast and the State: An Analysis of Good and
Bad Nipples by Gender, Race, and Class
Michelle Fine Ph.D.
Why Dish & Dish?
Having engaged, informed conversations about issues that affect womxn is an essential aspect of effective social justice work and we would love to create a space for our community to come together and further our dialogue!
Organizers from our monthly nonprofit collaborations will select readings that relate to the work they do (articles, essays, poems!) and lead an open discussion the topics covered! The reading is not required, just suggested!
We will provide some snacks and libations and would love folks to bring tasty treats to share, potluck style!
Dowsing | Dikembe | Pope | The Melters Thursday, June 28. Hey Cafe. 7PM. $5. Community Records Dowsing is from Chicago. Dikembe is from Gainesville, FL. Pop-punk-emo show.
Sleeping Pills | Media Jeweler | Cervix Couch | Mystery Girl | Privacy Report Thursday, June 28. Poor Boys. 8PM. $7. 86'd Productions Stacked lineup on a Thursday with Sleeping Pills, Dark/Surf post-punks from Tampa,FL, and Media Jeweler indie from Los Angeles.
Mortuary Drape | Volahn | Witch Burial Thursday, June 28. Santos Bar. 9PM. $15 ($12 in Advance). 86'd Productions Italian black/death metal pioneers MORTUARY DRAPE live at Santos with California black metallers VOLAHN. WITCH BURIAL opens up.
Klezervation Hall Thursday, June 28. Siberia. 9PM. Good ol' klezmer music. Makes life seem alright.
Friday, June 29
Hook N' Sling Friday, June 29. Bar Redux. 10PM-2AM. FREE. Hook & Sling: NOLA Funk & Soul Dance Party
DJ Shane Love will be spinning all vinyl NOLA FUNK & Soul 45's.
The Hook n' Sling Series pays tribute each month to one of NOLA's finest musical geniuses, and/or most underappreciated artists of all time.
This month's spotlight artist is Huey "Piano" Smith.
We'll curate this night with a bunch of his greatest 45 cuts, from his early period on Ace and Vin Records to his funkier later releases on Instant Records. Throwing in some related artists as well like Bobby Marchan, Little Richard, and Curly Moore. Plus loads of classic and rare soul movers, second line stompers, and funk groovers from New Olreans to keep the dance floor hot!
Pink Mass | Pussyrot | Cranial Exsanguination | Confined Space Friday, June 29. The Circle Bar. 9PM. $7. Pink Mass are BDSM themed grinding death from New Jersey. Local support from grind dads Pussyrot, slams from Cranial Exsanguination plus NOLA's newest power-violence band Confined Space kicking things off.
Saturday, June 30
8th Annual Stripping Away The Years! Saturday, June 30. Bar Redux. 10PM. $10. Honey Tangerine and Bar Redux present the 8th Annual Stripping Away The Years!
SATY is the annual birthday celebration of Honey Tangerine and Hurricane Velour! Known for our clever historical/political themes, dope ass raffle prizes and alternative/punk variety acts, Stripping Away The Years is a one of a kind experience. Over the years, we've brought you such gems as Hurricane's World (Mo' Honey, Mo' problems): A 90s burlesque, Justices of The Supreme C*nt and The Real Housewives of Athens: Myth Universe Pageant!
This year we're taking things back to the very first time. We may be powerhouse performers now, but we all started somewhere. Let us revamp, recreate and reimagine our first acts on stage for you at the 8th Annual SATY. Someone may even try something brand new!
Reverend Spooky Le Strange
and more TBA!
Meet us at The Scrapyard at Bar Redux!
Mod Dance Party Saturday, June 30. The Circle Bar. 10:30PM. FREE. Clickem Youth "Uptown Rools or Drools?" edition with DJ Matty & Kristen.
Sunbuzzed | Midriff | Jack & The Jack Rabbits Saturday, June 30. Portside Lounge (3000 Dryades Street). 8PM. $5. https://www.facebook.com/events/234545170645688/
Mycology Workshop Saturday, June 30. The Green Project (2831 Marais Street). $35. Join Jordan Bantuelle of All You Need (formerly of Southbound Gardens) and Permaculturalist Brock Barker of The Brockoli Patch, and amateur mycologist Beth Honey for a hands on workshop where we will inoculate logs with shiitake, reishi, and oyster mushrooms. The cost covers admission, and then you can make and bring home logs with mushroom spawn and our homegrown beeswax to seal it - for $10 per log. We will also cover some background and basics of mushrooms, so come ready with questions!
Please note that we will be using power drills. Bring safety glasses if you have them. We will have some extras.
The workshop is $35 per attendee, and $10 per log you take home. You will not save money by bringing your own log because we are still providing the spawn, tools, and wax. If you still wish to bring a log make sure you get the correct species, age, and health, which will be covered in the workshop.
Sunday, July 1
The Love-Birds | Planchettes | Black Abba Sunday, July 1. The Circle Bar. 9:30PM. $5. Space Taker Sounds The Love-Birds are jangle pop, twee delights, perfect for a summer night for lovers. From SF and on tour supporting their new LP on Trouble in Mind records.
Planchettes are New Orleans best garage rock band. RIYL Back from the Grave, Pebbles comps. Kevan and Tra La La are the closest to Lux and Ivy we might get as humans in this century.
Black Abba, back after a long hiatus, to start things off.
Monday, July 9
Don't Break Down Monday, July 9. The Zeitgeist. 5:30PM. $8. Booking July 9 - 12 nightly at 8:45PM. In 2007, 11 years after one of the most influential American punk bands, Jawbreaker, called it quits the three members, Blake Schwarzenbach, Chris Bauermeister, and Adam Pfahler reconnected in a San Francisco recording studio to listen back to their albums, reminisce and even perform together. Follow the band as they retell their “rags to riches to rags” story writhe with inner band turmoil, health issues, and the aftermath of signing to a major label. Featuring interviews with Billie Joe Armstrong, Steve Albini, Jessica Hopper, Graham Elliot, Chris Shifflet, Josh Caterer and more.
Crimson Ghosts | The Bills | The Unnaturals | Demon Seeds Thursday, July 12. Portside Lounge (3000 Dryades Street). 8PM. $5. Sheer Terror Creepy Fest Kickoff Party - Catch Boston's Crimson Ghosts (Misfits surf tribute) with The Bills (surf punk), The Unnaturals (local surf rock) and Demon Seeds (Boston horror punk/surf). The bar will be serving tiki drinks and the kitchen will be open.
T.S.O.L. | The Pallbearers | The Split () Lips | Some Kind Of Nightmare Friday, July 13. Santos Bar. 9PM. $15 advanced/ $20 door. Sheer Terror Creepy Fest 2018 Night 2 - Don't miss California's legendary T.S.O.L. performing their first two albums and more! They will be joined by locals The Pallbearers, The Split () Lips and San Diego's Some Kind Of Nightmare.
Saturday, July 14
Dead Boys | Killer Hearts | Birch Boys | Real Cool Trash Burlesque Saturday, July 14. Santos Bar. 9PM. $15. Sheer Terror Creepy Fest 2018 Night 3 - The Dead Boys (featuring Cheetah Chrome and Johnny Blitz) return to Santos for another explosive night. Houston's Killer Hearts and locals Birch Boys will be warming up the stage. Things kick off with Real Cool Trash Burlesque
Umphrey’s McGee | The Nth Power Thursday, August 30. The Joy Theater. The Nth Power featuring The Spirit Horns (Natalie Cressman & James Casey)
Friday, September 7
Chris Robinson Brotherhood Friday, September 7. The Joy Theater. 8PM. $25-$30. http://bit.ly/ChrisRobinsonNOLATix
Friday, September 14
Portugal The Man | Chicano Batman Friday, September 14. The Sugar Mill. 8PM. $45.
Saturday, September 15
Lewis Black: The Joke's On Us Tour Saturday, September 15. The Joy Theater. 8PM. $35-$65.
Monday, September 24
SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque Monday, September 24. Republic. 9PM. $25. SuicideGirls is bringing back a revamped version of the sexiest show on the planet for 2018! The Blackheart Burlesque is unlike any other burlesque act you’ve seen, filled with pop-culture references, a high-energy indie soundtrack, and the sexiest choreographed strip tease to make your inner nerd explode with glee. Choreographed by one of their very own, the show includes acts paying tribute to Star Wars, Stranger Things, Rick and Morty, Sailor Moon and lots more, in an insanely sexy, reimagined way!