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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Live music in New Orleans this week (Nov. 8-14, 2016)

Mr. Universe album releaseFri. Nov. 11 | Adam Campagna's Everything's Good/It's Not Working (Moderate Fidelity), the New Orleans musician's debut as singer-songwriting alter ego...

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Painting with Animal Collective, a supergroup in reverse

The band performs Nov. 14 at the Civic Theatre
Animal Collective has always come across as a gang of incredibly talented grown-up kids, tapping into something wild and primal that most adults either repress...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (Nov. 1-7, 2016)

True WidowThu. Nov. 3 | How much doom can one band wring? True Widow's second New Orleans appearance in 2016 follows its fourth LP...

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A return to the present: Sia at the Smoothie King Center on Nov. 3

Miguel and AlunaGeorge join the bill
Miguel and AlunaGeorge alone are enough to set this show apart from the sprouting graveyard of Halloween-week events vying for your attention. Adding Sia —...

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Your guide to the 2016 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience

Artist interviews, schedules and maps
Friday: Interview: A.J. Haynes of Seratones | Interview: Jimmy Smith of Foals | The Weeknd Saturday: Interview: Khris Royal | Bully | DJ MustardThe Claypool...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (Oct. 25-31, 2016)

The Head and the HeartWed. Oct. 26 | The former Seattle buskers are in the midst of a breakout 2016: parodying a bratty upstart...

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English classes, church choirs and broken tambourines: A.J. Haynes of Seratones

The Shreveport rock ’n’ roll band performs Oct. 28 at Voodoo
The night before a show in Philadelphia, A.J. Haynes counts the number of tambourines she has bro-ken, lost or inadvertently allowed someone to steal.   "I've broken so...

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Jimmy Smith of Foals on brotherly love and What Went Down

The English rock band performs Oct. 28 at Voodoo
Since the August 2015 release of What Went Down, the powerful and accessible fourth album from Foals, the band from Oxford, En-gland has enjoyed 14...

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The Weeknd headlines Friday at Voodoo 2016

In 2015, Jon Caramanica of The New York Times asked, "Can The Weeknd Turn Himself into the Biggest Pop Star in the World?" In 2016,...

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Kevin Gates performs at Voodoo 2016

Update: Kevin Gates' appearance has been canceled. After countless mixtapes dating back to the mid-2000s, the Baton Rouge rapper finally released a studio album, January's...

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Interview: Khris Royal on Rebelution

The band performs Oct. 29 at Voodoo
Summer started off on a high note for California-cultivated reggae rockers Rebelution when it dropped its fifth studio effort, Falling into Place, on June 3,...

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Bully performs Saturday at Voodoo 2016

On its debut Feels Like, Nashville four-piece Bully — fronted by Alicia Bognanno, a former Steve Albini intern who wrote, produced and engineered the album...

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DJ Mustard’s best of the best

The producer performs Oct. 29 at Voodoo 2016
The crown is a gold-crusted bottle of Heinz mustard. Its war cry: "Mustard on the beat, ho."   Dijon Isaiah McFarlane has water-marked dozens of hits...

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Claypool Lennon Delirium performs Saturday at Voodoo 2016

Since his earliest mud-slinging days with punk/funk outliers Primus, forever frenetic bassist Les Claypool has had a knack for finding the next new twang. With...

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Tool headlines Saturday at Voodoo 2016

Though it's headlining Saturday at Voodoo Music + Arts Exper-ience, progressive rock and metal stalwart Tool keeps its fans in a state of denial —...

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Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals return to New Orleans for Voodoo 2016

West Coast hip-hop artist Anderson .Paak visited New Orleans already in 2016: at the Buku Music + Art Project, on the heels of his genre-bending sophomore...

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The homecoming: Arcade Fire closes out Voodoo 2016

Now 15 years old, the Montreal, Canada-spawned indie-rock sensations Arcade Fire long ago rode a wave of popularity to top billing status at major festivals...

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This is the way: step inside Danny Brown’s Atrocity Exhibition

The artist performs at Republic on Oct. 25
Last we heard from Danny Brown, he was ruining The Avalanches' "Frankie Sinatra," ham-boning fellow guest MF Doom and singlehandedly hijacking the Australian pirates' first...

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Jason Isbell, down southeastern in New Orleans

The songwriter headlines two nights at The Joy Theater Oct. 22-23
Jason Isbell's "Traveling Alone," from the Alabama songwriter's acclaimed 2013 album Southeastern, compares a worn-out clunker steering life on the road to the husk of...

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