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New Orleans Area DIY Events and Shows

Last Updated May 29, 10:12 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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Friday, May 31
Talking Pictures
Friday, May 31. Gnarley Barley Brewery (1709 Corbin Road, Hammond). 6PM.
‘90s-style alt / post-grunge rockers w/ hints of shoegaze. 6-8 PM.
Friday, May 31. Merchant Hall (1152 Magazine Street). 8PM. $16. Booking
COUCHES featuring Lauren Fuller & Friends w/ Amber René, BLÜ, Charm Taylor, Jaime Woods, Jonquel, Wino Willy, Leaux Fye Tribe, and Cubs the Poet.
Noble Apes | Fith | The Bomb Pulse | The Excellent Man From Minneapolis
Friday, May 31. Wolf Den (at the Howlin Wolf). 10PM-1AM. $5.
Bluesy rock, garage punk, and perhaps other heavy musics.
Saturday, June 1
Gold Dust Empire | Ismonic
Saturday, June 1. Blue Moon Saloon (215 E. Convent Street, Lafayette).
No descriptions given of the bands, but their names are kinda cool, as is the far-out flyer:
Woorms | Umezi
Saturday, June 1. Intracoastal Club (8448 Main Street, Houma).
NOLA / BR sludgy, misanthropic noise rock. Tour poster:
Dana Ives | Midriff | The Macks
Saturday, June 1. Saturn Bar. 9PM. $10.
Slow Rosary | Butte | The Nocturnal Broadcast | Scenic World
Saturday, June 1. Siberia. 8:30PM. $10. Booking
Last Slow Rosary show. Rene is moving to Seattle. Theresa from Butte is originally from Lake Chuck, so the show is I-10 themed.
Thou | Slowhole
Saturday, June 1. Zeitgeist (6621 St Claude Avenue). 7PM. $5.
ALL AGES record release show for Thou's new Umbilical LP. "Life begins May 31."
Tuesday, June 4
Dana Ives | Glimmers | Thomas Nicholas Band | The Dude Ranch
Tuesday, June 4. Siberia. 8:30PM. $10.
NIVA showcase.
Thursday, June 6
Daikaiju | Whisper Party! | The Quadroholics
Thursday, June 6. Blue Moon Saloon (215 E. Convent Street, Lafayette). 9PM. $12 (advance), $15 (door).
Profanatica | Stormruler | Morbid Torment
Thursday, June 6. Poor Boys. 8PM. $15 ADV / $20 DOS. 86'd Productions
Long-running NY Black Metal outfit PROFANATICA live at Poor Boys with STORMRULER 2-piece black metal from St. Louis. Alcoholic thrashers MORBID TORMENT open. ADV tix:
Nights in the Underground
Thursday, June 6. Siberia. 7PM. FREE. Booking
One night only screening of independent films and videos documenting Southern punk culture produced by Southern Punk Archive and Graymatter Productions. Filmmakers John Rash and Graydar will be in attendance for a discussion following the films.
Friday, June 7
Guitar Wolf | Hans Condor | Headwoundz
Friday, June 7. Poor Boys. 6PM. $15 (advance), $20.
NOLA Punque Flashback: Opening for the Cramps at H[]B in Nov. ‘97 (a week before the great sold-out show there by Ani DiFranco at her folk-punk peak), Tokyo “jet rock n’ roll”-ers Guitar Wolf had some hapless youth from the crowd come up on stage and play a guitar solo. (It is said they still do this gimmick. They also still only wear black leather & black shades; this comes in handy to hide the fact that 67% of the band members are replacements.) One Wolf sustained a bleeding wound elsewhere in their set. Then the headliners took more than an hour to come out, so we left after a few songs in protest. Though the sight of Lux in a thong will always haunt my brain. Should’ve stayed for their whole set in hindsight, but it’s hard for any band to follow the Wolf. Oh, and the other opener, Demolition Doll Rods, basically writhed around playing abstract guitar noise while semi-nude. (Flyer: Sounds like a good predictor of any night out at Poor Boys. Flyer:
Saturday, June 8
Beaver Fever | Shitload | Offal Lettuce
Saturday, June 8. Poor Boys. 8PM. $10. Booking
One woman Canadian Deathgrind project, being backed by two of NOLA's premiere one man projects, Noisecore sensation,Shitload, nee school one man Goregrind, Offal Lettuce. You DON'T want to miss this!!
Friday, June 14
Wonder Kid | Baby in the 90s | The Nocturnal Broadcast | Doggish
Friday, June 14. Chelsea’s Live (1010 Nicholson Drive, Baton Rouge). 8:30PM. $10 (advance), $15 (door).
Hammond’s chill mopevvavers rocked softly for ten years.
Saturday, June 15
Eclipse Fest w/ The Posts | Phantum Sun | Left On Red | We All Perish | Mayrunner | Sick at Heart | Chasing the Hourglass | Blood Show | We Are the Virus
Saturday, June 15. The Feed & Seed. 3PM. $15.
Presumably all-ages. Doors 1:30; local indie rock 3 - midnight. Flyer:
Sunday, June 16
Void | Pyrate | Plague
Sunday, June 16. The Goat (1301 St. Bernard Avenue). 9PM. $10.
Tuesday, June 18
Magnitude | Combust | Balmora | 610 Split
Tuesday, June 18. Midcity Ballroom. 8PM. $20.
Your headliners are no-frills, shouty, old-ish school NYC / L.A.-style hardcore w/ bleak lyrics like: “I scream in silence, another faceless form. No identity remains, set up for failure from the start.” Hmm. Folks, let’s give them a Cajun welcome and turn their frowns upside down with our Presented by Louisiana Hardcore. Flyer:
Thursday, June 20
Emo Philips
Thursday, June 20. Acadiana Center for the Arts (101 West Vermilion Street, Lafayette). 7:30PM. $20-30.
“With his quirky comedic timing and offbeat on-stage antics, Emo Philips was omnipresent in the ’80s. His syncopated banter often left folks laughing and scratching their heads at the same time.” Yep, that Emo Philips, from the offbeat ‘89 “Weird Al” Yankovic cringey but kinda-cult-classic flick UHF. The movie with Spatula City, a cavernous department store that sells only spatulas. “The word spatula has been used in English since 1525.” - Wikipedia. How will you celebrate its big 5-0-0 next year? “His stand-up comedy persona makes use of paraprosdokians spoken in a wandering falsetto tone of voice. The confused, childlike delivery of his material produces the intended comic timing in a manner invoking the ‘wisdom of children’ or the idiot savant.” - Wikipedia. On a cooler note, he appeared – with Phil Collins! – in one strange episode of the best TV show ever, Miami Vice: 7:30 - 9:30.
Saturday, June 22
DJ Scythe | Velvet Spade
Saturday, June 22. Bar Redux. 10 PM. $10 (door), $15 (Eventbrite).
Dark Entries: A Bauhaus Burlesque Tribute. Yes, the door price is less than the online price. Hosted by Joan Bauhaus. “Followed by a goth dance party.”
Saturday, June 29
Quintron and Miss Pussycat | Crush Diamond | Spllit
Saturday, June 29. Intracoastal Club (8448 Main Street, Houma). 9:30PM. $12.
So freakin psyched for thizzzz swamp boogie banger. Can’t wait to let our spirit animals dance erratically into the night. SPLLiT followed by Crush Diamond followed by Quintron and Miss Pussycat.” SPLiTT’s new LP got a 7.7 from Pitchfork, subtitled / summarized “With tangled riffs and lyrics that read like fridge-magnet poetry, the Baton Rouge duo makes mischievous art punk with a gleefully absurdist spirit.” It seems they’ve been giving everything a lukewarm rating of between 7-8 this last half decade or so, after gaining their fame in the late ‘90s - mid ‘00s by giving outrageously high or low ratings that led to spirited discussions in the blogosphere. Flyer:
Thursday, July 11
Holy Animals by Paige Barnett Kulbeth | Sick Ride | Sasha Massey | Omar Zubair | Gina Aswell
Thursday, July 11. Acadiana Center for the Arts (101 West Vermilion Street, Lafayette). 7:30PM. $20.
“Homegrown from Lafayette and living in NYC, Paige Barnett Kulbeth is an artist acclaimed for her innovative integration of dance, music and video technology. Her new one-woman-show, Holy Animals, consists of larger-than-life projections, live music, and a combination of modern and classical choreography. Loosely based on Dante's The Divine Comedy, the musical score mirrors the circles of Hell, the terraces of Purgatory, and the celestial spheres of Heaven. Featured artists include rock duo Sick Ride (Trent Turnley, Matt Breaux), opera songstress Sasha Massey, electronic musician Omar Zubair, and dancer Gina Aswell.” This also takes place here at the same time the following day.
Friday, July 12
Yes Daddy | NagaHiro | Ghostling | Wasted Potency | Brax
Friday, July 12. The Howlin Wolf. 7:30PM. $5.
Local oddball underground emo rap / backpack hip hop showcase. At “The Porch,” whatever that is; not the main room, nor the cute li’l Wolf Den.
Naughty Professor | Whisper Party!
Friday, July 12. Tipitina's. 9PM. FREE.
NOLA jazz-funk (Naughty Professor) & NOLA dream pop / synth rock (Whisper Party!). Part of the Free Fridays series, resented by NOLA & Company and Crystal Hot Sauce.
Saturday, July 27
The Body & Dis Fig | Cel Genesis
Saturday, July 27. Chelsea’s Live (1010 Nicholson Drive, Baton Rouge). 8PM. $15 (advance).
Flyer & description:
Sunday, July 28
The Body & Dis Fig | Cel Genesis | Thou | Nail Club
Sunday, July 28. The Broadside (600 N. Broad Street). 7PM. $20.
A night of experimental electronic music plus some ding dongs from Baton Rouge/Metairie/Nashville. Small room, so this will probably be packed! Get your cheaper, advance tickets here.
Wednesday, July 31
Iron And Wine | Rosali
Wednesday, July 31. The Orpheum. 8PM. $39 - $105.75.
Friday, August 2
Zao | Capra | Frail Body | Decoy
Friday, August 2. Midcity Ballroom. 7:30PM. $15.
Metal? In MY hardcore? Founded in ’93, Z has no original members, but its core duo has been intact since ‘99. Z toured with C as an opening act last September, incl. a scheduled show in NOLA on 9/29/23, but that leg fell through for unknown reasons, so C ended up headlining the NOLA date. I guess this show is sort of a make-up for that. Tour poster:
Friday, August 23
Black Flag
Friday, August 23. Southport Hall. 7:30PM. $35.
“Black Flag performs the First Four Years of their Catalog, Live at Southport Hall. The First Four Years is a compilation album by the American hardcore punk band.”
Thursday, August 29
Whitney Willis Hebert & Reid Willis: Sediment
Thursday, August 29. Acadiana Center for the Arts (101 West Vermilion Street, Lafayette). 7:30PM. $25-35.
“‘Sediment’ is a multimedia spectacle by Whitney Willis Hebert, featuring abstract videography and live music from Reid Willis. This new performance expands on their previous collaboration ‘Mother Of - Piano Reworks.’” 7:30 - 9:30. This show also takes place here at the same time the following day.
Wednesday, September 18
Buzz “King Buzzo” Osborne | Trevor Dunn | Jeff “JD” Pinkus
Wednesday, September 18. The Varsity. 8PM. $29.50.
KB: Melvins, Fecal Matter, Fantômas, etc. TD: Mr. Bungle, John Zorn groups, Fantômas, Secret Chiefs 3, Trio-Convulsant, Melvins Lite, Tomahawk, etc. JDP: Butthole Surfers, Daddy Longhead, Honky, Areola 51, Melvins, etc. Experience bits and pieces of all the bands you once warned yourself about! Reminiscent of the mind-boggling Fantômas (Buzzo, Mike Patton, Dave Lombardo, Dunn) + Trio-Convulsant (Dunn, Mary Halvorson, Ches Smith) concert at HøB on 4/5/05. But this one will likely be less conceptually brutal and more sludgy / grungy / metallic. There will almost surely be Melvins chestnuts bandied about, just like our ancestors did with John Denver & Joni songs around the campfire. No opening act mentioned as of early Feb., unless it’s Pinkus doing his banjocore thing solo. Flyer:
Sunday, September 22
Cat Power
Sunday, September 22. Civic Theatre. 8PM. $55 - $225.
"Cat Power sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert." All Bob covers; 7 acoustic songs followed by 8 electric ones. Make sure to shout “Judas!” at her at just the right moment. See A rare chance to see the mercurial, honey-voiced Chan “Cat Power” Marshall in the Pelican State. Her previous known gigs have been: Ca. June ‘97 @ the Mermaid Lounge (now The Rusty Nail). Apparently the opening act, Two Dollar Guitar (feat. Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley) doubled as her backing band on this tour. She reportedly had one of her then-frequent nervous breakdowns, at one point reading the newspaper aloud to the paltry crowd in this non-air-conditioned dive club with her back turned to them. She covered Dylan’s “Moonshiner” back in these days. Sep. ‘98 @ The Bayou in Baton Rouge (which burned down in ‘03 & is now City Slice Pizza). Apparently the Georgia band Smoke opened; she’s from that state. March ‘03 @ The Howlin’ Wolf (now Republic). Her highest-profile era, around the time she played on Letterman (introduced by Paul Shaffer as “Cat Powers!”) & was on the cover of three or four major music mags simultaneously. Reports were that this was just as disastrous as her ‘97 show blocks away at the Mermaid. Local indie pop singer Blair opened. Sep. ‘04 @ HOB Parish. Read about her alarmingly bizarre antics at Entrance (Guy Blakeslee of psych rockers The Convocation Of…) opened, solo, & played some guitar for her. But she mostly played solo on guitar & piano, stopping & restarting various songs, apologizing, saying she wanted someone to kill her, etc. Dec. ‘13 @ HOB. She seemed more comfortable playing live (in her R&B era), & wore a black Wu-Tang Clan tee. But her strange issues persisted: Nico Turner opened. The moral is: You never know what to expect at a Cat Power concert, even at one like this with a pre-planned setlist. Flyer:
Friday, October 4
Johnny Marr | James
Friday, October 4. Fillmore (6 Canal Street). 8PM. $79.50 - $234.80.
Some concert prices are bigger than others… This will evidently only be the jangle guitar maestro’s third time setting black boot in Louisiana since, along with two appearances as a member of Modest Mouse at HØB in ‘07. Actually, he might’ve played here as a member of The The from ‘88-‘94, but it’s impossible to look up that band’s name on that setlist site. James, also hard to look up online, are best known for their cheeky ‘93 hit “Laid.”