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New Orleans Area DIY Events and Shows

Last Updated December 7, 2:16 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.

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Thursday, December 8
Concrete Confetti | She Might Be A Beast
Thursday, December 8. Carrollton Station. 8PM.
Karma And The Killjoys | Minos The Saint
Thursday, December 8. Chelsea’s Live (Baton Rouge). 8PM. $10.
Karma And The Killjoys = Photogenic B.R. dual-female-fronted indie piano pop; this their Hellscape album release show. MTS = B.R. folk pop.
Anareta | Horsebiter
Thursday, December 8. One Eyed Jack's. 9PM. $10.
A: NOLA orchestral metal. H: NOLA deranged sludge metal.
Friday, December 9
Jambalaya Bloodhound | The Links | Chump
Friday, December 9. Artmosphere. 8PM. $10.
“THE LINKS hot off the release of their new single ‘Calice’ & CHUMP hot off the release of their new album OFF” Presented by Teenage Lobotomy
Joystick | Flying Raccoon Suit | Lo(u)ser | Diplöcrats
Friday, December 9. Siberia. 9PM. $10.
J = NOLA ska-punk. FRS = MS “ska, punk, indie.” L = Long Beach “8-bit ska maker” Chris Graue. D = “High energy NOLA punk rock band playing power-pop, pop-punk, & more!”
Saturday, December 10
Dr. C & The Gris Gris | Dogwar | Jones & Hollers
Saturday, December 10. Artmosphere. 8PM.
90’s Tribute Show: “A duo of bands mix originals and 90’s cover tunes.” The flyer has simply a starkly disheveled flannel shirt, so expect some tear-jerking grunge. Despite stating “A duo of bands,” the website mentions an apparent third one, Jones & Hollers. Key ‘90s Louisiana Grunge Moment: Remember when the Melvins, clad in all black, opened for Primus at the State Palace Theater in ‘93, with Lori “Lorax” Black, daughter of Shirley Temple(!), on bass, and got assailed with boos the whole time?
Record Raid
Saturday, December 10. The Howlin Wolf. 10AM-5PM. FREE.
Turnover | Video Age
Saturday, December 10. The Joy Theater. 8PM. $25.
Two very smoove and mellow indie bands that are alive with pleasure. Yes, Turnover are that band that used to be fairly aggressive but decided to follow a path of melody and whimsy. Turnover are not to be confused with bouncy punx Turnstile. Turnover are presumably named after the thrilling Fugazi song, whereas Turnstile are touring hockey arenas opening for Blink-182 next year. Plus Turnover’s crooner was born in NOLA, though the band is from Virginia, birthplace of more Presidents than any other U.S. state. Openers Video Age are also from NOLA. Doors at 7. The Joy Theater is now a 100% cashless venue, which sucks.
Hearts In The Machine | The Last Words Of John Wiese | The Afterthoughts
Saturday, December 10. Midcity Ballroom. 8PM. $10.
NOLA Bookfair
Saturday, December 10. New Orleans Public Library. 11AM-4PM. FREE.
Covet | Their / They’re / There | The Speed of Sound In Seawater
Saturday, December 10. One Eyed Jack's. 10PM. $20 (advance).
San Fran’s Covet plays some kind of math rock. Their guitarist / singer Yvette Young has become moderately famous on YouTube, in guitar mags, etc. due to her fingerstyle playing, rarely seen outside acoustic music. @covettheband, @youyve. T/T/T = Chicago emo / prog / math rock hybrid. TSOSIS = Sacramento quirky math pop w/ a song about Amy Adams. Only fans of unusual time signatures are welcome at this show.
Glitchell | The Capitalist Kids | MO?ONS
Saturday, December 10. Park Place (1711 S Burnside Ave, Gonzales). $10.
G = Baton Rouge melodic punk. Their song “Can’t Let Go” is sadly not a cover of Mariah Carey’s best song. TCK = Austin pop punk. M = Houma “Suburban Punk Rock.” This is a benefit to help the daughter of a local musician(?) named Todd who recently passed away.
Tiny Dinosaur | Pastel Panties | Marina Orchestra | Pope | Whip Appeal
Saturday, December 10. Santos Bar. $10.
Sunday, December 11
Secret Shame | Absolü Non
Sunday, December 11. Gasa Gasa. 9PM. $12.
SS = North Carolina dark ?-fronted shoegazey post-punk or gothy dream pop. ÄN = NOLA ? sludgy indie rock trio, perhaps influenced by Babes In Toyland, Flipper.
Eugene Chadbourne | Rob Cambre | Nicholas Spalding
Sunday, December 11. Music Box Village. 4PM. Sliding scale, $0 to $12. Locals can pay any amount..
Apparently all-improved set(s). Check out this throwback 32-song setlist by former Shockabilly axeman / singer E.C. in B.R. to get an idea of his aesthetic: (The covers include Butthole Surfers, Hendrix, Doors, Black Flag, Byrds, et al.) Shockabilly was said to be an influence on Sonic Youth & Primus. RC = NOLA avant-guitar abuser & member of The Death Posture. Show is apparently from 4-6 PM, but “village” itself is open 1-7 PM.
D.R.I. | Metalriser | The Pallbearers | Herakleion
Sunday, December 11. Santos Bar. 8 PM. $15.
Krampus Nacht: Shark Attack!! [band] + Krampus [2015 film]
Sunday, December 11. The Broadside. 5:30 PM. $10 (until Dec. 5) - $20 (day of show); kidz 11 & under free.
The surf band--not the Baton Rouge from years ago--will perform at 5:30, followed by the film at 7. Costumes & chair/blanket-bringing encouraged. Presented by Save Our Cemeteries & Krewe of Krampus.
Thursday, December 15
Lisbon Girls | The Links | Disjunct
Thursday, December 15. The Howlin Wolf. 8PM. $7.
Lisbon Girls = NOLA sax-fortified Spanish-language chillwave / sophisti-pop sextet. The Links & Disjunct are apparently both more rockin’ bands from Lafayette. This is in The Den at The Howlin’ Wolf.
Friday, December 16
A Flock Of Seagulls | Strangelove
Friday, December 16. Chelsea’s Live (Baton Rouge). 9PM. $32.50 (advance).
Strangelove - The Depeche Mode Experience.
Special Interest
Friday, December 16. Saturn Bar. 9PM.
NOLA rock / funk / no-wave etc. band that played at Pitchfork London festival this year & have been remixed by Boy Harsher. Opening act(s) currently unknown.
Saturday, December 17
Massive Pit Fest: RE-BIRTH | Teratoma | Archeons | Perceptions Of Torment | Dawn Of Ascension | Parthian | Age Of Decay | Awoken Infinium | Pious | Planet Gears | From Ashes Within | Countermand | Road To Ruin | Altered Sun | OmenKiller
Saturday, December 17. The Juke Joint (1911 Government St, Ocean Springs, MS). 5PM. $25.
Who knew all this metal craziness was being incubated not too far across the Pearl River in Casinoland? Beaucoup “__ Of __” bands, so you know there’s plenty of angst involved. See flyer at “2 Stages, Inside and Outside Featuring the Best Underground Metal in the South! Doors at 4, Metal at 5. All Ages until 10PM, 21+ After 10PM.” Presented by In The Pit and Massive Media.
Sunday, December 18
Holiday Art Market
Sunday, December 18. Music Box Village. 12PM-5PM. FREE.
“Gifts, seasonal art and crafts, food, drinks and all you could wish for!”
Thursday, December 22
Keiko Komaki
Thursday, December 22. The Maple Leaf. 6PM. $10 (+ $1 for N.O. Musicians’ Clinic).
Part of the Leaf’s “Booker Sessions.” Local keyboardist KK is known to cover the likes of Santana, Marvin Gaye, Dr. John, Herbie Hancock, Prof. Longhair, “Killing Me Softly,” & the aforementioned James Booker, plus originals. Often joined by June Yamagishi on jazz axe, Donald MaGee on drums, & Donald Surtain Jr. on violin.
Wednesday, December 28
Community | Mesopeak
Wednesday, December 28. Siberia.
COMMUNITY REUINION SHOW. One of New Orleans' greatest local bands returns for a one-off show ahead of their discography LP being released on Community Records and Strange Daisy. Not to be missed.
(UN)controlled Voltage
Wednesday, December 28. The Rabbit Hole. 7PM. $10.
“New Orleans Synth Cult presents a showcase of improvisational synthesizer performances featuring a rotating line up of electro acoustic musicians. From Modular ambiance to driving synthwave beats, (UN)controlled Voltage invites you to an immersive sound and visual synthesis experience.” 7-9 PM.
Friday, December 30
Samantha Fish & Jesse Dayton
Friday, December 30. Tipitina's. 9PM. $32.
An evening of Explosive Alternative Blues featuring Blues Music Award winning Samantha Fish & legendary singer, guitarist and Austin Music Hall of Famer Jesse Dayton. Samantha and Jesse will share the stage ripping through their vast catalogs as well as music by The Clash, Townes Van Zant, Magic Sam, and new original songs inspired by this event. Don't miss this chance to get a sneak peek into their new record scheduled for release in late spring. This is a somewhat rare local appearance by current NOLA resident Sam. (It’s kind of like when Trent Reznor lived here in the late ‘90s, allegedly next to Tip’s, but NI? rarely played live here, leading to irate op-eds in local zines & newsweeklies demanding that he support the local scene more.) Dayton has contributed guitar to the likes of Johnny Cash, Glenn Danzig, Waylon Jennings, X, Willie Nelson, Rob Zombie, & the Supersuckers.
Saturday, December 31
Emo Night NYE - New Year, New Tears: Burris | ToughassGarrett | Dan Lion
Saturday, December 31. Chelsea’s Live ( 1010 Nicholson Dr, Baton Rouge). 9PM. $10.
Burris (band), ToughassGarrett (DJ), Dan Lion (DJ). IG: emonightbatonrouge. Read about the monthly Emo Night series at
Quintron & Miss Pussycat | MO?ONS | Crush Diamond
Saturday, December 31. Intracoastal Club (8448 E Main St, Houma). 10PM. $10.
Q&MP: Oddly enduring NOLA organ crooning & puppetry. M = Houma “Suburban Punk Rock.” CD = Houma playful Devo / synthcore.
Friday, January 6
Carol C. & members of Pimps Of Joytime | Gitkin
Friday, January 6. Cafe Istanbul. 8PM.
A Tribute to Sade. Inside the N.O. Healing Center* on St. Claude; not to be confused with Istanbul Café on that horrifically sketchy westernmost block of Royal in the Quarter. The actual Sade has played in this state only 3x: 9/30/88 (Lakefront Arena), 9/1/01 (N.O. Arena**), 7/22/11 (N.O. Arena**). Sade’s landmark 1986 song “Never As Good As The First Time” was a clinic in sleek, darkwave R&B (Noir&B?), and had a cinematic b&w music video to match, featuring Ms. Adu urgently riding a horse across a desert and through a ghost town. The viewer never finds out what she was searching for. *Formerly Universal Furniture **Now called the Smoothie King Center
Saturday, January 7
Transient | Endure The Affliction | Archos | Pixelcreep
Saturday, January 7. Santos Bar. 9PM. $10.
Friday, January 13
Friday, January 13. Southport Hall. $15-50.
Motoriot performs Black Sabbath: The Dio Years. “New Orleans original rock band. Members hail from Exhorder, Tunnel, Motherfunkers...”
Saturday, January 14
Space Cakes: A Tori Amos Tribute
Saturday, January 14. Allways Lounge and Theatre. 11PM. $20.
“Live music, drag, performance art & ritual revelry! Email to avoid fees.” Performers: Tarah Cards, Aunt Zelda, Tsarina Hellfire, Stanley Roy, Bimbo Yaga, Moonbear. In the Twilight Room; doors at 10:30 PM. VIP tickets $30
Neil Hamburger | Major Entertainer
Saturday, January 14. The Howlin Wolf. 8PM. $25-150.
America’s Funnyman is presented by Laugh Life Comedy. One of several testimonials from the back cover of his iconic 1996 album, coincidentally titled America’s Funnyman: “He had myself and a bunch of friends in constant fits of pure Laughter.” - Audience member, Melbourne, Australia
Wednesday, January 18
Wednesday, January 18. Lobby Lounge (100 Harbor Center Blvd, Slidell). 7PM. $20.
Wildeyes are a Nashville trio featuring a brother and a sister. Their dreamy Americana sound brings to mind Marissa Nadler, Fleetwood Mac, Waxahatchee, et al. Watch their cryptic “Shut Up And Dance” video, filmed near & in a river, presumably in Nashville, where Nadler’s “If I Could Breathe Underwater” vid was also shot. The Lobby Lounge is inside the Harbor Center, just off I-10.
Tuesday, January 24
City of Caterpillar | Thou | Brat
Tuesday, January 24. Siberia.
Wednesday, January 25
Inna Faliks
Wednesday, January 25. Dixon Hall (Tulane University). 7:30PM.
“Ukrainian-born pianist Inna Faliks has established herself as one of the most communicative, and poetic artists of her generation. She has made a name for herself through commanding performances of standard piano repertoire, as well genre-bending, interdisciplinary projects, and inquisitive work with contemporary composers.” 7:30-10 PM
Monday, January 30
The Long Farewells
Monday, January 30. Hi-Ho Lounge. 10PM.
“The Long Farewells make their NOLA debut! Come for Hi-Ho's weekly bluegrass jam, stay for the murder ballads, drinking songs, and sea chanties [sic]. The Long Farewells are a Chicago-based Americana band, whose music will be enjoyed by fans of artists like Cowboy Junkies, the Civil Wars, Patty Griffin, and The Decemberists.” Opening act(s) currently unknown. Note: The Cowboy Junkies rule.
Monday, February 6
STRFKR | Das Kope
Monday, February 6. Republic. 8PM. $22 (general) - $35 (VIP).
Presented by Winter Circle Productions.
Wednesday, March 1
PUP | Joyce Manor
Wednesday, March 1. Chelsea’s Live (Baton Rouge). 8PM. $30 (advance).
Ontario & California post-hardcore / pop-punk / emo. Presented by Master Of Tickets. Flyer: