Live music in New Orleans this week (Jan. 16-22, 2018)

Black Label Society, The Deep Dark Woods, Particle Devotion, Kinky Friedman
Black Label SocietyWed. Jan. 17 | Ozzy's guitar god Zakk Wylde revives his classically denim-wrapped heavy metal band for 2018 release Grimmest Hits, kicked off...

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Lizz Wright marks a National Day of Racial Healing

The jazz and gospel vocalist performs at the Mahalia Jackson Theater Jan. 16
Lizz Wright's got something that needs saying. The last and lone original song on her 2017 album Grace (Concord), "All the Way Here," closes a...

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Music in New Orleans this week (Jan. 9-15, 2018)

PiaNOLA, a tribute to Allen Toussaint, Bottomfeeders, Negative Gemini and Pine Leaf Boys
Festival PiaNOLATue.-Sun. Jan. 9-14 | A salon concert featuring Xiaohui Yang, winner of the 2016 New Orleans International Piano Competition, highlights the Musical Arts...

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Mashed Potato Records launches New Orleans street scene recording project

The label from Sam Doores and Duff Thompson hosts a kickoff at The Tigermen Den Jan. 12
After rambling into town as a busking son of Woody Guthrie, rolling into the tumbling Tumbleweeds, and setting up the New Orleans tent in the...

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Jamison Ross salutes Nina Simone, releases a new album and prepares for 2018

The jazz artist performs a Nina Simone tribute Jan. 2-6
Although part of winning the 2012 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition — which focused on drummers that year — was a recording contract with Concord...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (Jan. 2-8, 2018)

Todd Snider and Luther Dickinson, Nesby Phips, Where Y'acht, Dead to a Dying World
Todd Snider with Luther DickinsonSat. Jan. 6 | For his feral 2016 LP Eastside Bulldog (Aimless), Nashville-based singer/songwriter Todd Snider lets his long-barking alter ego Elmo...

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Carly Rae Jepsen cuts to the feeling

The Emotion-al artist joins Katy Perry at the Smoothie King Center Jan. 5
Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" is the gift that never stops giving. The pop song of summer 2012 — which became the clear pop...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (Dec. 26, 2017-Jan. 1, 2018)

Resurrection Ball and Cardi B
Resurrection BallThu. Dec. 28 | The jazz extravaganza features Dr. Michael White and the Liberty Jazz Band and the "Perdido Legacy Band," including Donald...

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George Clinton lands his Mothership at Tipitina’s

DJ Soul Sister joins the master of funk Dec. 29-30
To those wondering when a spacecraft might descend and whisk you away from the madness that is Donald Trump's America circa 2017: Your intergalactic Uber...

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Michael Cerveris and Loose Cattle release an offbeat Christmas album

The band celebrates Dec. 19 at Chickie Wah Wah'
A glance at the track list on Loose Cattle's December release Seasonal Affective Disorder offers a tipoff to the project's concept. There are covers of...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (Dec. 19-25, 2017)

Gleemer, Home for the Holidays, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Mannie Fresh, Harry Shearer, Dirty Dozen Brass Band
GleemerThu. Dec. 21 | On the Fort Collins, Colorado band's November LP Anymore, Gleemer wraps itself in thick blankets of glittering guitars and layered sheets...

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Reach for the sky: Quintron’s Weather Warlock captured on Headless Falcon

The weather-sensitive device stars at the Ogden Dec. 21
Eight years after making his light-tripping Drum Buddy the center of the wildest New Orleans Museum of Art exhibit anyone has ever seen (or heard),...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (Dec. 12-18, 2017)

Randy Newman, Anders Osborne, Caddywhompus, Gulf Coast Slaughter Fest, The Artisanals
Randy NewmanTue. Dec. 12 | On Dark Matter, America's pre-eminent critic-composer distills a MAGA-era political and social minefield into nine bitter, bone-dry heartbreakers and...

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The prophecy of Gary Numan and 'the end of things'

The artist performs at House of Blues Dec. 13
"I should have told you / Be careful what you wish for," Gary Numan sings on "Mercy," off his self-released September LP Savage (Songs From...

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Valerie Sassyfras follows a space oddity on Blast-Off

The one-woman powerhouse holds a launch party at One Eyed Jacks Dec. 11
Roswell, New Mexico's 1947 "UFO incident" is real, and Valerie Sassyfras has seen the evidence. Inspired to write an album about space, Sassyfras — a...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (Dec. 5-11, 2017)

The Drums with Hoops, United Bakery Records, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Bully
The Drums with HoopsTue. Dec. 5 | Likeminded bands that made substantial leaps in 2017 — Bloomington, Indiana's Hoops with May's Routines (Fat Possum),...

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Soul Rebels team up with Talib Kweli, Curren$y and Robert Glasper

The brass band makes more connections with hip-hop
Breathless proof of the wide-ranging appeal of New Orleans brass bands, The Soul Rebels have in recent years funked up performances around the world by...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2017)

Esme Patterson, Avett Brothers, Blato Zlato, Rock Eupora
Esme Patterson with Susto and Sam DooresThu. Nov. 30 | Whether solo (2016 standout We Were Wild), in a duo (Shakey Graves' folktale "Dearly...

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Telefon Tel Aviv, a return to New Orleans

Joshua Eustis performs at Republic Nov. 29
Telefon Tel Aviv's 2001 debut Fahrenheit Fair Enough is the rare release that's proved to be both ahead of and behind its time. Too late...

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Quiana Lynell sings Ella

The jazz singer celebrates Ella Fitzgerald's birthday at Preservation Hall Nov. 25
While New Orleans has started celebrating its tricentennial, singer Quiana Lynell is making sure the city marks a centennial before year's end: Ella Fitzgerald's 100th...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (Nov. 21-27, 2017)

Frankie and the Witch Fingers, Unsane, Juvenile, Partners-N-Crime and DJ Jubilee, and Mega Ran
UnsaneTue. Nov. 21 | After a five-year reprieve, Unsane reached elbow-deep into a meat grinder for September's Sterilize (Southern Lord), the New York City noise-rockers'...

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Baauer shakes it off with A-Trak and Mannie Fresh

The EDM producer performs at Metropolitan Nov. 24
Harry Rodrigues, the once-wunderkind, now-entrenched DJ/producer better known as Baauer, summed up many people's thoughts on electronic dance music (EDM) in his response to 2012's...

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

Cults, The Shins, Tori Amos, Kelela
CultsTue. Nov. 14 | Since guitarist Brian Oblivion and vocalist Madeline Follin released the New York indie pop band's sophomore effort, 2013's Static, songwriting...

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Hallelujah: Hiss Golden Messenger headlines Tipitina's

M.C. Taylor's outfit returns to New Orleans Nov. 17
There's something incredibly gratifying about M.C. Taylor's late-blooming success as Hiss Golden Messenger. The first time I heard his recent output, I randomly flashed back...

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