On the Rise: Lynn Drury returns with new album

The songwriter releases Rise of the Fall at Chickie Wah Way Sept. 22.
Lynn Drury didn't pick up a guitar or start writing music until her mid-20s, but when she did, the songs poured out. With Rise of...

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

2 Chainz, !!!, Faith Prince, Music for Mental Health, Alex Cameron
2 Chainz Tue. Sept. 19 | As a guest on other recordings, 2 Chainz has a contributed a stream of lethal one-liners from his...

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Forever young: Madeline Kenney performs at Gasa Gasa Sept. 25

The singer-songwriter’s Night Night at the First Landing is out now
"I feel young," Madeline Kenney sings on the opening title track of her first offering, 2016's Signals EP. Then, for emphasis, once more, this time...

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

Drab Majesty, Sun Seeker, U2, Frankie Rose and Swervedriver
Drab MajestyThu. Sept. 14 | Deb Demure's androgynous alien builds space-age synth worlds washed away by intergalactic gothic waves on 2017's The Demonstration (Dais...

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Soft sounds: Japanese Breakfast's intimate dream pop

Michelle Zauner performs at Hi-Ho Lounge Sept. 13
Michelle Zauner's four albums in the past five years — two as the raw, excitable frontwoman for Philadelphia's Little Big League and two expansive-yet-introspective solo...

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

Downtown Boys, DJ Soul Sister, Gleason Gras, Modest Mouse
Downtown BoysThu. Sept. 7 | Fugazi's Guy Picciotto produced the Providence, Rhode Island band's acclaimed 2017 album, Cost of Living (Sub Pop), a fast-and-furious blast...

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Oh Sees: dropping Thee and remaking an entrance

The band performs at One Eyed Jacks Sept. 5
In the waning days of 2013, after a breathless 10-year run that included 14 studio albums, 23 EP/seven-inch/compilation/live releases, five incremental name changes and an...

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What now: Sylvan Esso in New Orleans

The duo performs with Flock of Dimes at the Civic Theatre Sept. 1
Say this about Sylvan Esso: The band knows how to make an entrance. Following 2014's eponymous debut-introducing "Hey Mami," the North Carolina duo returns on...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (Aug. 22-28, 2017)

Chamber Music Festival, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Sextile, WHIV-FM, Vox and the Hound
Crescent City Chamber Music FestivalThu.-Sun. Aug. 24-27 | The Manhattan Chamber Players perform free concerts at 6 p.m. Thursday at Urban South Brewery, 7:30 p.m....

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Cashing in: Lil Weezyana Fest and U.N.L.V.

A night of dueling New Orleans rap history Aug. 25
The small Venn diagram overlap of multiverse theorists and hip-hop heads will have a ball with Friday's convergence of Cash Money players-turned-haters. Three hours and...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (Aug. 15-21, 2017)

Roots on the Rails, Delish Da Goddess, Kap G, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Ameripolitan Fest
Roots on the RailsWed. Aug. 16 | The railroad tour pivots at New Orleans, from Los Angeles to Chicago-bound, unloading a country, folk and...

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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and the classic hip-hop takeover on New Orleans airwaves

The rap outfit is at Tipitina's Aug. 17
It seems impossible, in this fiercely loyal broadcasting locality, that arguably the greatest gift bestowed by the radio gods in 2017 has been an automated...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (Aug. 8-14, 2017)

Voice of Addiction, Rolling Elvi, Bantam Foxes, Dylanc LeBlanc and Lil Yachty
Voice of AddictionTue. Aug. 8 | The latest album from politically charged Chicago punks Voice of Addiction is July's The Lost Art of Empathy, a...

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The passion of Shane Cooley

The Austin, Texas singer-songwriter is at Gasa Gasa Aug. 14
Kings Highway, the 2015 album by Texas-via-Virginia singer/songwriter Shane Cooley, shares its name with a Tom Petty song from 1991's Into the Great Wide Open....

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Live music in New Orleans this week (Aug. 1-7, 2017)

Nite Jewel, Wanda Jackson, Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey
Nite JewelTue. Aug. 1 | Ramona Gonzalez's self-released Real High leans back and drifts into a foggy memory of '90s electronic mood swings and...

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Waxahatchee soars Out of the Storm

Katie Crutchfield returns to New Orleans Aug. 7
Update: This show has been canceled. Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield is no stranger to New Orleans audiences, having played a handful of concerts here over the...

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King James' version: The Special Men rule Monday nights in New Orleans

Jimmy Horn and his rock 'n' roll disciples release Act Like You Know
Seated below the pink-and-blue "Jack Dempsey's" neon sign above a small bar, Jimmy Horn leans both elbows on a tall table near the door...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (July 25-31, 2017)

Scatterjazz, Idina Menzel, Kid Trails, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Big Freedia
Albey Balgochian with Simon Lott and Rob CambreTue. July 25 | Scatterjazz's under-the-radar series at Sidebar NOLA hooks another big fish: Albey Balgochian, onetime bassist...

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Old wave: Men Without Hats performs in New Orleans

The band safety dances into Siberia July 27
"The Safety Dance" is one of the enduring documents of the early 1980s, a double-duty Pavlovian bounce anthem for New Wave club-goers and a defiant...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (July 18-24, 2017)

Lil Uzi Vert, Morning 40 Federation, Thou
Lil Uzi VertWed. July 19 | SoundCloud's streaming champ of 2016 finally makes his way to New Orleans (a planned June stop was postponed). The...

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Palm performs at Gasa Gasa July 21

Philadelphia art rockers perform in New Orleans
Some hype precedes Palm's first headlining show in New Orleans, but the validation is there to hear on last year's Audiotree Live session, in which...

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