Seeing into the Futurebirds

Live shows get to the heart of the Georgia band, at Gasa Gasa on Aug. 26
Despite a dedicated tour following and an unflagging discography, Futurebirds have yet to make the same impact on record as they do in person. If...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (Aug. 16-21, 2016)

Crescent City Chamber Music FestivalAug. 16-21 | The inaugural festival features artists in residence the Manhattan Chamber Players and three free concerts — 6...

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Paging Dr. Lee “Scratch” Perry

The ageless reggae star rolls out his Subatomic Sound System Aug. 17
Lee Perry has operated on the lunatic fringe for so long, his distorted reality has itself turned out a distortion. Bob Marley became the big...

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Lizzie: So You Made a Musical About an Ax Murderer

A rock musical about notorious ax murder Lizzie Borden
"Why are all these heads off?" wail four women in an ominous tune infused with punk fury in Lizzie, a musical about reputed ax...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (Aug. 9-15, 2016)

Helter Swelter 2016Fri.-Sat. Aug. 12-13 | Local infant-imprint Pelican Pow Wow Records hosts this soiree, a get-in-the-kitchen throwdown and bizarro bazaar with some of...

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Deerhoof’s Magic tricks

The wonderfully confounding rock band performs Aug. 13
If one of the surest signs of great art is great disagreement among its observers, then Deerhoof has to be an act for all...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (Aug. 2-8, 2016)

The Kid CarsonsThu. Aug. 4 | Sibling singer/songwriters and Bear America label-makers Chad and Morgan Carson cobbled together 11 tracks from a lifetime of Louisiana...

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Roselit Bone rambles down to New Orleans

The throwback country and western band hops off the Oregon Trail
Stumbling onto a surprise pleasure is one of the accidental benefits of New Orleans' typically comatose summer calendar. A self-styled "psychotic cowboy" band out of...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (July 26-Aug. 1, 2016)

Davell Crawford CD releaseFri. July 29 | Davell Crawford celebrates the release of the CD version of his latest album, Piano in the Vaults, Vol....

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Neko Case and the making of super trio case/lang/veirs

The singer-songwriter performs with k.d. lang and Laura Veirs at The Joy Theater
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Cream, Blind Faith, Broken Social Scene, Monsters of Folk and The Traveling Wilburys are all supergroups by virtue of their...

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Marissa Nadler’s Strangers in the night

The Sacred Bones artist performs July 27 at Gasa Gasa
Marissa Nadler's voice is an open invitation to hyperbole. It's been called both angelic and something you would follow straight into Hades. Her local paper,...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (July 19-25, 2016)

Fitz and the TantrumsTue. July 19 | Michael Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs lost some fans in their flaming DeLorean commute from Motown wax-museum curators to...

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Dylan LeBlanc’s cautionary tales

The country singer-songwriter performs July 20
Dylan LeBlanc's current tour, a Southern swing for third LP Cautionary Tale (Single Lock), brings the 25-year-old singer/songwriter from Alabama to Louisiana and, after a...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (July 12-18, 2016)

AF THE NAYSAYERWed. July 13 | As the mastermind behind gorgeous glitches and elusive, late-night funk instrumentals, producer AF THE NAYSAYER is the eye...

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Esme Patterson gets Wild at Gasa Gasa

The singer-songwriter performs July 16
If you're familiar with Esme Patterson — through her years fronting Colorado folkies Paper Bird, her two previous solo albums or, most likely, her...

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Great expectations: Young Greatness and a life of grinding

Young Greatness follows his “Moolah” success with I Tried To Tell Em 2
Young Greatness has enough time to sleep, wake up and do it all over again. From New Orleans, he leaves for Atlanta, then Sacramento, California....

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Live music in New Orleans this week (July 5-11, 2016)

PinegroveThu. July 7 | The ultra-tuneful New Jersey band — like a young Decemberists, minus the library card, plus a folk/punk sore throat — compiled...

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The return of Flight of the Conchords

Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie’s musical comedy duo performs at the Saenger Theatre
Now that they're international film stars, musical-comedy icons and one of New Zealand's biggest bands ("In terms of members, all the other bands in New...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (June 28-July 4)

Cary Hudson & the Piney Woods PlayersTue. June 28 | Just back from the North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic, a festival of Delta blues, singer-songwriter...

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The beautiful ones: 10 rising stars at the 2016 Essence Festival

The festival is July 1-3 at the Superdome
This year's Essence Festival arrives under the shadow of Prince, whose magical, explosively purple headlining appearance at Essence's 20th anniversary is remembered among the festival's...

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Jessy Lanza’s weird science at Gasa Gasa

The Canadian electronic pop artist performs July 2
Jessy Lanza sounds like she was built in a lab, Weird Science-style — with the twilit electro of Junior Boys, the pop-savant savvy of Grimes,...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (June 21-27, 2016)

Cory BrananWed. June 22 | Cory Branan is the kind of troubadour that pop-country forgot: A resonant singer and detail-obsessed lyricist whose The No-Hit Wonder...

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What’s new with New Madrid

Magnetkingmagnetqueen is the latest from the Georgia band coming to Gasa Gasa
Athens, Georgia, is a musical pockmark, a strange malformation, an island of misfit toys in the sea of exceeding normalcy that is north Georgia. This...

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  • Lost Bayou Ramblers release live album for flood relief

    Lost Bayou Ramblers release live album for flood relief

    Proceeds from a recording of the band's first-ever 1999 live show benefit flood relief. The band also plans a "roving fundraiser" Aug. 26.
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    New Orleans musicians host benefit concerts for flood relief

    Concerts benefit the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana, United Way and Second Harvest, among others.
    • Aug 23, 2016
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