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

Cults, The Shins, Tori Amos, Kelela

  • Photo by Shawn Brackbrill

Tue. Nov. 14 | Since guitarist Brian Oblivion and vocalist Madeline Follin released the New York indie pop band's sophomore effort, 2013's Static, songwriting has become more collaborative. Follin adds keyboards and percussion throughout October release Offering. She-Devils and Hideout open at 9 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.

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The Shins
Tue. Nov. 14 | Poster children for the popularization of new-millennium indie rock, The Shins strangely became a much stranger band when melody-Jedi James Mercer unhitched his bandwagon on 2012's Port of Morrow and jumped to Columbia Records. His new Heartworms sounds more aimless than restless, but the inverted world traveler is still in there. BAIO opens at 8 p.m. at Civic Theatre.

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Tori Amos
Tue. Nov. 14 | Tori Amos has maintained a prolific songwriting pace, releasing her 15th studio album, Native Invader, in September. The album's songs work through various personal, political and environmental topics with Amos' signature grace and delicate vocals. At 7:30 p.m. at Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts.

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  • Photo by Dicko Chan

Mon. Nov. 20 | The five-year rise of Kelela Mizanekristos is as dizzying as her next-level seductions: a bit part on Teengirl Fantasy's 2012 album Tracer; two flooring collaborations with U.K. dance labels Night Slugs and Fade to Mind (Cut 4 Me) and FKA twigs producer Arca (2015 EP Hallucinogen); and now, her debut LP Take Me Apart (Warp), among the heavyweight R&B releases of 2017. Lafawndah opens at 8 p.m. at Gasa Gasa.


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