Five new albums and record release parties from New Orleans artists

New releases from Trombone Shorty, Sweet Crude and more
Trombone ShortyParking Lot Symphony (Blue Note)Making his debut for venerable jazz label Blue Note, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews slides comfortably into rich, intimate grooves weaving...

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Whitney performs at Tulane University April 28

The band's latest is 2016's acclaimed Light Upon the Lake
Even Bob Marley — if he were alive — would concede "No Woman, No Cry" is a played-out collegiate anthem at this point. But the...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (April 25-May 1, 2017)

Swing in the OaksTue. April 25 | Guest conductor Aram Demirjian leads the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) in the annual free concert at City Park's...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (April 17-24, 2017)

Bob Weir, Sediment & Smog, The Call
Bob Weir & the Campfire BandTue. April 18 | Grateful Dead co-founder Bob Weir teamed with singer/songwriter Josh Ritter and the rhythm section of The National...

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Pile performs at Gasa Gasa April 20

The Boston rock band's latest is A Hairshirt of Purpose
Boston's Pile is a zero-compromise band, which helps to explain why it has such a rabid core following and why it hasn't attracted a larger...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (April 11-17, 2017)

Diamanda Galas, Cashmere Cat, Generationals, Foxygen
Diamanda GalasTue. April 11 | Over multiple decades and octaves, Diamanda Galas' hair-raising soprano has defrocked Thelonious Monk and screamed down Jay Hawkins, expanding "classically...

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Drive-By Truckers headlines two nights at Tipitina's

A two-night stand from an American Band
It all started with a border: the blurred line between Southern rock and rock opera, political songs and songs about the body politic — real...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (April 4-9, 2017)

Simon Berz and Brad Walker, Of Montreal, New Water Music, David Dondero
Simon Berz and Brad WalkerTue. April 4 | Andy Durta's predictably unpredictable Scatterjazz series resumed last week at Sidebar NOLA with Helen Gillet on cello...

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Real Estate, keeping it In Mind

The band performs at Republic April 6
On Real Estate's acclaimed first three LPs (2009's eponymous debut, 2011 follow-up Days and 2014's establishing Atlas), the New Jersey band's only criticism was that...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (March 28-April 3, 2017)

Brian Wilson, Avett Brothers, Audra McDonald, Allah-Las, Vox and the Hound
Brian Wilson with Al Jardine and Blondie ChaplinWed. March 29 | God only knows how he's doing it, but Brian Wilson's revival shows no signs...

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True love waits: Radiohead returns to New Orleans

The band performs at the Smoothie King Center April 3
In the press junket for 2000's epochal Kid A, the members of Radiohead participated in a photo shoot with post-processing that intentionally overcorrected all of...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (March 21-27, 2017)

Cherry Glazerr, Static Masks, Cardinal Sons
Cherry GlazerrWed. March 22 | The second album from the L.A. punk band, helmed by explosive teen visionary Clementine Currie, is 2017's Apocalipstick (Secretly Canadian),...

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Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Bitchin Bajas head to the Music Box

Emmett Kelly and Haley Fohr also perform March 24-25
in September, Spin called it "the wildest venue in New Orleans." Given the relative tameness of the rest of the U.S., that provinciality is probably...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (March 14-20, 2017)

Ryan Adams, Stevie Nicks and The Pretenders, Mykki Blanco, Alfred Banks
Ryan AdamsTue. March 14 | "Do You Still Love Me?" wonders Ryan Adams at the beginning of his 16th LP Prisoner (Blue Note). Since...

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Delicate Steve performs March 14 at Siberia

The guitarist and songwriter's latest is This Is Steve
The title of Delicate Steve's third album is This Is Steve (Anti-), but that isn't entirely accurate. This Steve is a brand new Steve: tonally...

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Buku artist and label showcases highlight local scenes

The sixth annual music festival returns March 10-11
Six years ago, the Buku Music + Art Project began as the ambitious, festival-sized holy grail for New Orleans-based concert promoters Winter Circle Productions. It...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (March 7-13, 2017)

Son Volt, Xenia Rubinos, Sacred Music Festival, Merchandise
Son VoltWed. March 8 | Bisected from the remains of Uncle Tupelo, Wilco flew to outer space while Son Volt dug into the dirt. The...

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Neko Case performs at Preservation Hall

The singer-songwriter performs inside the intimate club March 13
Neko Case is responsible for my favorite ew Orleans concerts in two of the past three years: with k.d. lang and Laura Veirs at The Joy Theater...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (Feb. 28-March 6, 2017)

M.O.T.O., The Staves, Norah Jones, Soul Fest, Deafheaven, Southern Soul Assembly
M.O.T.OFri. March 3 | Paul Caporino's prolific punk project (Masters of the Obvious) has spanned nearly four decades and several states, ultimately crashing back to...

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Valerie June, right on Time

The singer-songwriter's latest is The Order of Time. She performs at Republic March 2
Valerie June met The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach in New York, and after a joint songwriting session, he offered to help her record what would...

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Here goes Nothing: Priests takes on the Potomac

The D.C. punk band is at Mudlark March 2
Socialism red flag: Bearing witness to this self-immolation by Washington, D.C.'s Priests will set you back $10. Don't have a sawbuck? Five dollars will do....

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Live music in New Orleans this week (Feb. 20-27, 2017)

Jonathan RichmanWed. Feb. 22 | The original Modern Lover returns to One Eyed Jacks in the same setup as his 2012 and 2015 visits...

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Eiffel Society launches new music series

AF THE NAYSAYER, Alfred Banks and others perform Feb. 21
Eiffel Society, despite its best efforts, never will be an ideal venue for live music (i.e., the next octagonal, 6,000-square-foot glass-walled recording studio will be...

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