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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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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