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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Live music in New Orleans this week (Dec. 13-19, 2016)

Kool KeithTue. Dec. 13 | The untamed Bronx MC has raged on the fringe of hip-hop for more than three decades, forever rap's weird uncle,...

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Jim James, reaching the summit on Eternally Even

My Morning Jacket’s soulful frontman performs at the Civic Theatre Dec. 17.
When My Morning Jacket's popularity was cresting in 2007 — opening for Bob Dylan at Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre, headlining Chicago's Lollapalooza and drawing reams...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (Dec. 6-12, 2016)

Seu JorgeTue. Dec. 6 | As Pele dos Santos, the embedded troubadour and David Bowie devotee in 2004's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Seu...

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The Afghan Whigs perform Black Love for Dave Rosser

Ani DiFranco, Mark Lanegan and others perform a benefit for the artist
Twenty-five years in New Orleans' music scene makes for a mess of crossed paths, entwined bands and gutter allies. Dave Rosser had all that cinched...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2016)

Lauryn HillThu. Dec. 1 | Riffing off her ageless opening-and-closing statement The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998) and the inaugural Diaspora Calling! music festival (held...

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All dolled up: Dolly Parton brings Pure & Simple to New Orleans

The plainspoken queen of country music is at the Smoothie King Center Nov. 30
At the 50th annual Country Music Association Awards in early November — during which fellow Country Music Hall of Famer Reba McEntire was so taken...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (Nov. 22-28, 2016)

Holy WaveTue. Nov. 22 | Valedictorians of Austin, Texas' Reverb Appreciation Society, Holy Wave dry off ever so slightly on third LP Freaks of Nurture,...

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Embracing the Dusk with Ultimate Painting

The band plays Saturn Bar with EZTV and Video Age Nov. 27
A thick English mist clings to everything Ultimate Painting does, from the overcast, politely understated arrangements (rarely more than a guitar, maybe a keyboard, an...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (Nov. 15-21, 2016)

The Asylum Chorus EP releaseThu. Nov. 17 | The eight-piece vocal ensemble takes cues from gospel choirs and fiery soul ensembles. The group celebrates the release of...

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Kyle Craft, beyond the valley of the Dolls

The Louisiana-raised Sub Pop werewolf performs Nov. 20 at Gasa Gasa
Kyle Craft's pithy description of his debut album, April's Dolls of Highland (Sub Pop), doubles as a stuporous status update for at least 48 percent...

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