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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Live music in New Orleans this week (Nov. 7 - 13, 2017)

alt-J, Ariel Pink, Boris with Thou and Endon, Japandroids and more
Ariel PinkWed. Nov. 8 | If "Feels Like Heaven," the straight-faced, '80s-swaying single off Ariel Pink's latest funhouse mirror of an album, Dedicated to...

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Grizzly Bear performs at the Civic Theatre Nov. 12

The band returns with Painted Ruins
Painted Ruins (RCA), the major-label debut by the widely cherished weirdo-rock outfit Grizzly Bear, opens with a nod to another one-toe-in-the-mainstream album by another widely...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2017)

Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Gatecreeper, Iron & Wine
Quintron and Miss PussycatTue. Oct. 31 | Quintron and Miss Pussycat being absent for Halloween 2016 felt like Santa Claus taking a Christmas off....

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Flying Lotus is in 3D at the Joy Theater Nov. 1

Taking a trip into Brainfeeder's space-age dimension
As if his maximalist productions weren't enough — lysergically blissful, surgically spiralized engorgements of sound that pull from the outer reaches of jazz, deep space...

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Your guide to the 2017 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience

Artist interviews, highlights, maps and schedules
New Orleans rapper Pell: "I'm trying to be the Rosetta Stone" Pell performs at Voodoo Oct. 28 Chicano Batman moves the soul on Freedom...

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New Orleans rapper Pell: "I'm trying to be the Rosetta Stone"

Pell performs at Voodoo Oct. 28
Jared Pellerin made a seemingly out-of-nowhere splash in 2014 with Floating While Dreaming, a fully realized full-length vision from the New Orleans-born rapper. In 2015,...

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Chicano Batman moves the soul on Freedom Is Free

The genre-bending quartet performs at Vodooo Oct. 27
Genre-bending Los Angeles-based quartet Chicano Batman played Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in 2012. But ask frontman Bardo Martinez, and it sounds like a different...

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Voodoo 2017 picks for Saturday, Oct. 28

Whitney, RL Grime and Foo Fighters
WHITNEY5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. // Saturday, Oct. 28 // SOUTH COURSE Whitney made a big splash in 2016 with its debut Light on the Lake...

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Voodoo 2017 picks for Sunday, Oct. 29

Ron Gallo, Aminé, Miguel and The Killers
RON GALLO1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. // Sunday, Oct. 29 // ALTAR A constant electric buzz throughout Ron Gallo's set at the Civic Theatre shook the...

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Voodoo 2017 picks for Friday, Oct. 27

Benjamin Booker, LCD Soundsystem and Kendrick Lamar
Benjamin Booker6 p.m.-7 p.m.// Friday, Oct. 27 // ALTAR Change often comes quickly for Benjamin Booker. He moved to New Orleans in 2012 to work...

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Baptized by Screaming Females

The New Jersey trio performs at First Unitarian Church Oct. 28
You might suspect this is the first time Screaming Females — the New Brunswick, New Jersey trio fronted by the tempest-summoning, teapot-sized singer/guitarist Marissa Paternoster...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (Oct. 24-30, 2017)

Christian Scott, TAUK, Khruangbin, City of Caterpillar and pg. 99 and more
Christian Scott aTunde AdjuahTue. Oct. 24 | New Orleans trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah has developed his "stretch music" ethos, expanding jazz beyond its self-imposed...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (Oct. 17-23, 2017)

Spoon, Brian Haas, Lil Yachty, Dinner
SpoonTue. Oct. 17 | Hot Thoughts, the ninth stellar album in a row by Spoon, is both homecoming and new beginning for America's most consistent...

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The shape of Perfume Genius

The artist opens for The xx at Champions Square Oct. 19
Perfume Genius' Mike Hadreas authored my favorite album of 2017, an unsettling and unsettled pop smear called No Shape (Matador). It's my favorite by such...

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The 2017 Music Issue

Meet this year's class of New Orleans artists
Each year, GAMBIT's annual Music Issue dives into new New Orleans artists and albums. Inside, find interviews with this year's class: 13 Dreams, Blato...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (Oct. 10-16, 2017)

Nick Hakim and Sam Evian, (Sandy) Alex G, Peaches, Run the Jewels
Nick Hakim and Sam EvianTue. Oct. 10 | The sounds bubbling inside Nick Hakim's debut album Green Twins (ATO Records) mirror the faded neons...

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Wild at heart: Boyish Charm

Ryan Rowley admits he's a David Lynch fanboy. "I like that his movies will sometimes wrap around me in the most uncomfortable way each time...

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Living the 13 Dreams

Justin Batiste and Jesse Zenon met shortly before they argued until 5 a.m. inside The Club/Ms. Mae's, somehow sparking a relationship that turned into electronic...

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The clash: Dominic Minix and Yung Vul

Guitarist, vocalist and bandleader Dominic Minix lists Yung Vul's appellations: Yung Vulnerability, Yung Vulva, Yung Vulcan, or "Yung Vole, like the rodent." His nimble quartet...

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Blato Zlato, from the Balkans to outer space

The "Golden Record" aboard NASA's Voyager spacecraft contained Carl Sagan's curated selection of images — people eating and drinking, DNA diagrams, animals and plants —...

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Coming up roses: Tasche de la Rocha & the Psychedelic Roses

Tasche de la Rocha earned a living and built a reputation on Frenchmen Street, finding rhythms and celebratory sadness in her cloudy, Pacific Northwestern-inspired blues....

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Wadada Leo Smith brings Pulitzer-nominated Ten Freedom Summers to New Orleans

The trumpeter and composer performs at Loyola Oct. 14
There is no overstating the grasp-matching-reach achievement that is Wadada Leo Smith's Ten Freedom Summers. Issued in 2012 by Cuneiform Records after 34 years of...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (Oct. 3-9, 2017)

Widowspeak, The Courtneys, Mura Masa
WidowspeakWed. Oct. 4 | Releasing albums like clockwork every other year, Brooklyn dream-pop outfit Widowspeak makes music designed to forget the time: an adrift...

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