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New Orleans Area DIY Events and Shows

Last Updated May 23, 7:40 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.

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Wednesday, May 23
Caddyshack | Little Nicky
Wednesday, May 23. Bar Redux. 9PM. FREE. Booking
Bar Redux Presents a comedy double feature with Caddyshack/ Little Nicky. FILMS SCREENED on the patio for free WEATHER PEMITING
Thursday, May 24
“O Man. Dis Gud”!
Thursday, May 24. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE.
A Stand Up Comedy Showcase. Lineup includes: Mary-Devon Dupuy, Geoff Gauchet, Amanda G, Paul Joseph, Anthony Scontrino. Hosted By Lane Lonion. Show starts at 9 and is Free! Y’all come get it!
David Crosby & Friends
Thursday, May 24. The Joy Theater. 7PM. $45+.
Iceage | TBA
Thursday, May 24. Santos Bar. 9PM. $12ADV.
Ice Age | Missing
Thursday, May 24. Santos Bar. 9PM. $10 adv / $13 doors. 86'd Productions
Danish Post-Rockers Ice Age return to NOLA with Missing.
Friday, May 25
Chelsea Lovitt | Tasche De la Roche | The Tumbling Wheels
Friday, May 25. Bar Redux. 8PM-11PM. FREE. Booking
Bar Redux & United Bakery Records Present Chelsea Lovitt// Tasche De la Roche// The Tumbling Wheels Chelsea Lovitt- IMAGINE if Wanda Jackson, Bob Dylan and James Brown had a child, then Lou Reed was the godfather. The new record, "You had your cake, so lie in it," recorded at the BOMBSHELTER in East Nashville, is that. Release date is in the works. Been on the road playing as many shows as our livers can handle, hearding cats and honky tonking COUNTRY-SOUL-ROCKNROLL till the cows come home. Tasche de la Rocha is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and bandleader currently based in New Orleans, LA. Tasche grew up among a family of musicians and performers, and has been on stages since the age of seven. Her band, Tasche & the Psychedelic Roses, for bigger shows at some of New Orleans' most beloved venues. Her music evokes a sound that is both contemporary and vintage, blending psychedelic soul, love song, and dream pop. Whether performing solo or with the Psychedelic Roses, Ms. de la Rocha creates an intimate and magnetic atmosphere that pulls the audience in and makes them part of the experience. The Tumbling Wheels draw heavily from American folk, country, and soul traditions. With influences as disparate as Bessie Smith, Hoyt Axton, and the Smothers Brothers, the group brings a peculiar blend of genres together for a sound that abounds in rich vocal harmony, dynamic instrumentation, and colorful storytelling. United Bakery Records- We are United Bakery Records. Founded out of a desire to facilitate the production of music from the artists we love. Join us for an evening of beautiful original music with three amazing acts on our lovely patio. No Cover/ 21+
Special Interest | Vile Bodies | Gushers | Softie
Friday, May 25. Santos Bar. 9PM. $5. 86'd Productions
Tour Kickoff for Special interest and Vile Bodies.
Saturday, May 26
Cumbia Calling Dance Party
Saturday, May 26. Bar Redux. 10PM-2AM. FREE. Booking
Bar Redux Presents CUMBIA CALLING Another edition of the best psychedelic Cumbia tunes from around the world brought together at Bar Redux with the prophet of Cumbia music DJ Malaria Sound Machine. Food service. NO COVER.
Saturday, May 26. The Joy Theater. 8PM. $25-$35.
Cikada | Forming The Void | Gristnam
Saturday, May 26. Santos Bar. 9PM. $7. 86'd Productions
Forming the Void is stoner rock from Lafayette, LA - Gristnam hasn't played in a while so, like, go.
Sunday, May 27
Alex Bosworth | Leigh Guest
Sunday, May 27. Bar Redux. 9PM-11PM. FREE. Booking
Alex Bosworth/ Leigh Guest: A Night of Songbirds Alex Bosworth- Upon the release of her debut album Alex Bosworth was nominated best emerging Artist in Offbeat Magazine for 2014. Offbeat had this to say about her: “There’s no reason Alex Bosworth couldn’t go as far as she wants in the music industry. Her persona is warm and accessible, and her voice follows suit—it combines the sultry languor of Norah Jones with Sarah MacLachlan’s angelic reassurance, a touch of Paula Cole’s lonesome high end coupled with Alison Krauss’ well-water clarit Leigh Guest-Singer- Songwriter, Leigh Guest, loves to travel, tell stories and sing. When she combines those things together it leaves her with the recipe for the perfect song. For as long as she can remember she's been a wanderer and when she picked up a guitar her life made since for the first time. Leigh Guest-Singer- Songwriter, Leigh Guest, loves to travel, tell stories and sing. When she combines those things together it leaves her with the recipe for the perfect song. For as long as she can remember she's been a wanderer and when she picked up a guitar her life made since for the first time.
Mars Williams' Toy Story
Sunday, May 27. SideBarNOLA. 9PM.
"Mars Williams' Toy Story" feat. Mars Williams, Paul Thibodeaux & Leif Eastfang (Norway)
Tuesday, May 29
Lonesome Leash | Julie Odell | Jana Horn
Tuesday, May 29. Banks Street Bar. 9PM. FREE.
The Spontaneous Show
Tuesday, May 29. 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, Paul Joseph, B Dub Get Paid, and Billy Healy. Funny Punch $6 Join us on the patio for some of nola's funniest comedians.
Cognizant | The Pallbearers | Raum | Sleepwalkers Anonymous
Tuesday, May 29. Poor Boys. 9PM. $5.
Wednesday, May 30
Dish & Dish: Potluck & Discussion Group with ReJAC
Wednesday, May 30. Glitter Box N.O.. 6PM-8PM. FREE.
Please join us for the May Dish & Dish with The Reproductive Justice Action Collective ! ReJAC community members will lead a conversation about centering social justice work around community and coming from a place of humility and not perceived altruism. They'll be using the articles below as a jumping off point/ The White Feminist Savior Complex The 4 Steps To Building A Successful Social Movement The Reproductive Justice Action Collective (ReJAC) is a New Orleans network that aims to share information, resources, ideas, and human power to create and implement projects in our community that operate within the reproductive justice framework. Why Dish & Dish? Having engaged, informed conversations about issues that affect womxn is an essential aspect to 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!
Thursday, May 31
JD Hill & The Jammers
Thursday, May 31. 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. 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.
West King String Band | Owen Cook
Thursday, May 31. Bar Redux. 8PM-11PM. FREE. Booking
Cultivated on the porches and back yards across the train tracks on West King Street in St. Augustine, Florida, 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. Owen Cook- is a Nola based Singer-Songwriter. Join us welcoming back our personal fave bluegrass band
Fuzzy Pustule
Thursday, May 31. Checkpoint Charlie's. 8PM.
bubble gum slunk.
Silo Homes | Ekumen | Dolce | Proud/Father
Thursday, May 31. Mudlark Theatre. 7PM. Booking
Petrification | Abysmal Lord | The Void
Thursday, May 31. Santos Bar. 9PM. $10. 86'd Productions
PETRIFICATION - Old School Death Metal from Portland, OR - teams up with Black/Death crushers ABYSMAL LORD and THE VOID.
Sunday, June 3
Pears | High
Sunday, June 3. Santos Bar. 9PM. $8ADV.
Tuesday, June 5
Peach Keli Pop
Tuesday, June 5. The Circle Bar.
Coathangers | Babes | TBA
Tuesday, June 5. Santos Bar. 9PM. $10ADV/$12DOS.
Wednesday, June 6
Chrome | TBA
Wednesday, June 6. Santos Bar. 9PM.
Friday, June 8
Dash Rip Rock | The JimJims
Friday, June 8. The Circle Bar. 10PM. FREE. Clickem Youth
Saturday, June 9
The Kraken Quartet | Static Masks | Matron
Saturday, June 9. Mudlark Theatre. 8PM.
Blunts & Blondes
Saturday, June 9. Republic. 11PM. $20.
Wednesday, June 13
The Glitch Mob | Elohim
Wednesday, June 13. The Joy Theater. 8PM. $25-$120.
Thursday, June 14
Primitive Man | Wayfarer | Forn
Thursday, June 14. Santos Bar. 9PM. $10 ADV/$12 DOS.
Saturday, June 16
A Hanging | Woorms | Something's Burning
Saturday, June 16. Babylon. 9PM. $7.
Record release show for the A Hanging/Woorms split 7"! A Hanging is New Orleans thrash/hardcore (ex-members of Elimination, S.I.K. and Ginger Quail) Woorms is Baton Rouge, LA sludge/noise (ex-members of Encompass & Stalemate and Peckernut) Something's Burning (formerly I Ain't) is New Orleans sludge/hardcore (ex-members of Hawg Jaw, Eyehategod, Soilent Green and Crowbar)
Fleur De Tease
Saturday, June 16. One Eyed Jack's. 8:30PM & 10:30PM.
Season finale.
Lee Tiger & the Broken Blues Band
Saturday, June 16. SideBarNOLA. 9PM.
the band is: Alexi Papadopoulos -- bassist from Philadelphia's outrageous "doom jazz" band "Stinking Lizaveta." Bernard Pearce (One Man Machine) on guitars, trumpets, etc. Jim Trainer (from Philly/Austin) on words.
Monday, June 18
The Classic Free Jazz Aestheticians
Monday, June 18. SideBarNOLA. 9PM.
Alexi Papadopoulos -- bass - (from "Stinking Lizaveta" !!!) & Bernard Pearce (One-Man Machine)
Thursday, June 21
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Thursday, June 21. Republic. 8PM. $25.
Friday, June 22
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.
Friday, June 22. Republic. 10PM. $20-$30.
Tuesday, June 26
Monster Strut | Pool Kids | Static Masks
Tuesday, June 26. Banks Street Bar. 9PM. FREE.
Wednesday, July 11
Unknown Mortal Orchestra | Shamir
Wednesday, July 11. Republic. 8PM. $25.
Thursday, July 12
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.
Friday, July 13
Friday, July 13. Republic. 10:30PM. $20.
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
Friday, July 20
The Body | Lingua Ignota | Thou | Jasper den Hartigh
Friday, July 20. Gasa Gasa. 9PM.
Saturday, July 21
Wanted Dead or Alive
Saturday, July 21. Hilton Garden Inn (1001 S Peters Street). 7PM. $90.
Wednesday, August 1
Taking Back Sunday
Wednesday, August 1. The Joy Theater. 7:30PM. $30-$40.
Umphrey's McGee | The Nth Power
Wednesday, August 1. The Joy Theater. 6:30PM. $30-$45.
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.
Tuesday, September 18
Portugal The Man
Tuesday, September 18. The Sugar Mill. 8PM.
Tuesday, September 25
Lord Huron
Tuesday, September 25. Civic Theatre. 7PM. $35.
Friday, October 5
Anderson East
Friday, October 5. The Joy Theater. 8PM. $25-$35.
Thursday, October 11
Thursday, October 11. The Joy Theater. 8PM. $30-$40.
Friday, October 12
RuPaul's Drag Race
Friday, October 12. The Joy Theater. 8PM. $49-$150.