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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Live music in New Orleans this week (July 11-17, 2017)

Creepy Fest, a tribute to Hank, Caddywhompus, Andrew Duhon and more
Creepy FestThu.-Sun. July 13-16 | The annual punk rock festival spans several venues (Banks Street Bar, Poor Boys, Check Point Charlie, Rare Form, Siberia) and...

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Busdriver's road less traveled

The independent Los Angeles rapper performs at Gasa Gasa July 16
Update: This show has been canceled due to a family emergency. Hip-hop often gets bifurcated into hard (gangsta) and soft (conscious) boxes, but iconoclasts like...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (July 4-10, 2017)

Lee Bains III, Lightnin' Malcolm and Roger Waters
Lee Bains III & the Glory FiresSat. July 8 | On the new Youth Detention (Don Giovanni), Birmingham, Alabama, fire-breather Lee Bains III (ex-Dexateens) brings the...

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Roselit Bone, thugs in harmony

The band performs at Circle Bar and One Eyed Jacks July 8
Roselit Bone snuck into New Orleans last year on an early-August Monday at the Circle Bar, which means the gig came and went without many...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (June 27-July 3)

Morbid Angel, Alejandro Escovedo, Big Freedia, Patriotic Music Festival, Rick Ross
Morbid AngelTue. June 27 | Death metal architects Morbid Angel — hailing from the country's blackest, most brutal pit of doom (Tampa) — wake...

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Silencio performs a tribute to David Lynch

The band steps into the black lodge at One Eyed Jacks July 2
Now that everyone is Twin Peaking again — thanks to Showtime's blessed resurrection of the most bizarrely entrancing and hilariously subversive series ever to haunt...

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Close to home: New Orleans band The Deslondes releases Hurry Home

The band's second full-length album is out June 23
For a band hailing from all points, home can mean a lot of things. There's the South, from Arkansas to North Carolina, and families and...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (June 20-26, 2017)

Wimps, Jacuzzi Boys, Black Marble, Sea Battle, Naughty Professor, Cajun-Zydeco Festival
WimpsTue. June 20 | Seattle's Wimps' 2015 LP Suitcase (Kill Rock Stars) anti-romanticizes every old guy at the party and the dumps they call home....

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Tombs and Thou perform at Neutral Ground

The bands perform June 22
Of all the modifiers used to subdivide and categorize metal, "coffeehouse" somehow got missed. Yet here comes Tombs — Brooklyn's self-disemboweling, re-reincarnating metal-metamorphosis masters, spreading...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (June 13-19, 2017)

Miike Snow, Girlpool, Aldous Harding, Deacon John
Miike SnowTue. June 13 | Swedes Christian Karlsson and Pontus WInnberg produced and wrote songs for an array of stars, including Madonna, Britney Spears and...

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Guitar heroes: Steve Gunn, Lee Ranaldo and Meg Baird come to New Orleans

The artists perform June 18 at Gasa Gasa
Nearly a year to the day after his last visit to Gasa Gasa, guitar hero Steve Gunn returns with two of his own guitar heroes...

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      • Fri., Aug. 18, 9 p.m.
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