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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John Doe, out from under the big black sun

X's John Doe flies solo Feb. 18
"I've already had my fun," says John Doe, packing up for Austin, Texas from his longtime California home. Doe is up for a Grammy Award...

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

Gyorgy Ligeti, Death, The Radio Dept., Tyvek and Fred Thomas, Null
Legeti SplitWed.-Thu. Feb. 15-16 | The Birdfoot Festival presents two chamber concerts featuring British pianist Danny Driver and highlighting the music of Hungarian composer Gyorgy...

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Joyce Manor's Cody hearts club band

The pop-punk band is at Gasa Gasa Feb. 14
Anyone unfamiliar with Joyce Manor's extraordinary output can remedy that over the next couple of hours. Like, all of it: not only the Torrance, California,...

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

Michigan Rattlers with Max and the MartiansWed. Feb. 8 | Equally adept at stripped-down sadness and amped-up madness, No Depression throwbacks Michigan Rattlers conjure...

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The Coathangers return from a Nosebleed Weekend

Dancing and protest marching back to New Orleans Feb. 7
Louis C.K. opened his New Orleans shows last week with 10 minutes of lighthearted abortion comedy. (The punchiest line: "It's OK to shoot someone if...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2017)

The Dean Ween GroupWed. Feb. 1 | One-half of the 30-year one-liner that is Ween, Michael "Mickey" Melchiondo (aka Dean Ween) debuted as a solo...

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Angel Olsen and the My Woman milestone

The artist performs Feb. 4 at Republic with Chris Cohen
Angel Olsen first visited New Orleans as a solo artist back in 2013, with a mesmerizing but necessarily intimate concert at the Circle Bar. That...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (Jan. 24-30, 2017)

AtmosphereTue. Jan. 24 | The Minneapolis MC/DJ duo Slug and Ant have lasted long enough to issue the baptism and eulogy of the "conscious" hip-hop...

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Tunesfest brings Midriff, Sharks’ Teeth, Sexy Dex and others to the block party

The local fest comes out of the backyard and into the street
Several years ago, struggling to book regular gigs, Kenny Watson and his band Midriff (pictured) decided to take matters into their own hands. A string...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (Jan. 17-23, 2017)

Sexy Dex and the Fresh album releaseWed. Jan. 18 | Kicking down the door with the Prince-ly 2016 singles "SP33D R4CR" and "My BAE-B," Plus...

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Deep State’s Inauguration Day

The Georgia punk band performs Jan. 20 at Circle Bar
Chris Watson is at it again. The former Park the Van label head and two-time New Orleanian introduced the world to Dr. Dog in 2005....

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Live music in New Orleans this week (Jan. 10-16, 2017)

Red Hot Chili Peppers with Trombone Shorty & Orleans AvenueTue. Jan. 10 | Reprising both their 2012 arena throw-down and last year's New Orleans Jazz &...

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Long-term goals: Pharoahe Monch, still going strong

The rapper performs at The Howlin’ Wolf Jan. 14
No MC cemented his legacy faster than Pharoahe Monch. On "Simon Says," the chest-obsessed puffer off his 1999 debut Internal Affairs, Monch chiseled a tombstone...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (Jan. 6-12, 2017)

PiaNOLA FestivalTue.-Sun. Jan. 3-8 | Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, a longtime member of the Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center, headlines Festival PiaNOLA Jan. 3-8. The...

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John Paul White, after the wars

From The Civil Wars to Beulah, at Gasa Gasa Jan. 6
Who could have guessed that a band called The Civil Wars would end in acrimony? The duo of John Paul White and Joy Williams enjoyed...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (Dec. 27, 2016-Jan.2, 2017)

Dr. John & the Nite TrippersTue.-Wed. Dec. 27-28 | Dr. John's final gig of 2016 is the same as it always is: filling in the...

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The Revivalists: a very good year

The band closes out its biggest year yet at The Orpheum on New Year’s Eve
Though most New Year's resolutions involve some betterment pledge, The Revivalists might decide not to tempt fate and just leave well enough alone. The New...

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The extended-family band: The Chilluns at Tipitina's

Dave Malone, Cranston Clements, Spencer Bohren and others perform Dec. 22
For The Chilluns, Father's Day comes whenever their various schedules permit. The New Orleans extended-family band — featuring pops Dave Malone (pictured), Cranston Clements and...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (Dec. 20-26, 2016)

Open Marriage and Proud/Father Wed. Dec. 21 | New Orleans experimental noise artist Proud/Father joins Oregon's Open Marriage for a split cassette tape release of...

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