Live music in New Orleans this week (June 19-25, 2018)

Katie Von Schleicher, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Salt Wives and Video Age
Katie Von SchleicherTue. June 19 | Following 2017's pop album for shut-ins Shitty Hits, the singer-songwriter re-emerged with a one-two punch of T. Rex chamber...

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Guided By Voices, forever until it breaks

The band performs at One Eyed Jacks June 22
In 2011, I drove 13 hours from New Orleans to Raleigh, North Carolina for what Guided By Voices announced would be its final concert. I...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (June 12-18, 2018)

Maggie Belle Band, The Reptilian, World of Dance, Anthrax and Testament
Maggie Belle Band and Kristin DiableWed. June 13 | The seven-piece R&B ensemble kicks off a monthly residency alongside a rotating cast of New Orleans artists,...

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Only you and Anemone

Montreal's Anemone performs at Santos June 12
Here's a neat trick — on the heels of Belle & Sebastian's New Orleans appearance, the band's opener Men I Trust is running a parallel...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (June 5-11, 2018)

Peach Kelli Pop, POND, Sarah Quintana & Michael Doucet, Hamid Drake, Shania Twain
Peach Kelli PopTue. June 5 | Clocking in under 30 minutes, Gentle Leader (Mint Records) from L.A. surf punks Peach Kelli Pop sprints through addictive...

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Problem solvers: Belle & Sebastian heads to the Civic Theatre

The band performs June 11
Belle & Sebastian naming a three-volume run of EPs How to Solve Our Human Problems shouldn't imply there's a set of instructions buried within them....

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Live music in New Orleans this week (May 29-June 4, 2018)

Birdfoot Festival, Shilpa Ray, Lost Bayou Ramblers, PEARS
Birdfoot FestivalTue.-Fri. May 29-June 1 | The chamber music festival features British cellist David Waterman, local clarinetist Jonathan Cohen, returning violinists Kristopher Tong (pictured) and...

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Eyehategod's 30 years of sludge

The band celebrates its anniversary at Tipitina's June 2
It took nearly 30 years for the founding fiends of Louisiana's indigenous sludge metal sound to re-enter the hallowed halls of Uptown New Orleans' music...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (May 22-29, 2018)

Little Steven, Iceage, Bayou Country Superfest, Continental Drifters
Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul Wed. May 23 | 2018's Soulfire Live! captures the first tour in nearly two decades from bandanna-wearing...

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Special Interest: here to dance

The New Orleans punk band kicks off a tour at Santos Bar May 25
The blessing of the fleet sending a punk band or two into the breach of a hell tour is, in the case of Special Interest,...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (May 15-21, 2018)

Dirty Projectors, Dr. Dog, Boukman Eksperyans, James McMurtry, Tech N9ne
Dirty ProjectorsWed. May 16 | David Longstreth spent much of the past two years assembling the pieces of his broken relationship — with ex-bandmate...

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Big Boi headlines the Joy Theater May 19

Outkast's earthbound ATLien returns to New Orleans
You can tell a lot about a hip-hop act by how they shake it. Kane & Abel? Like a dog. Ying Yang Twins? Like a...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (May 8-14, 2018)

Jenny Don't and the Spurs, Neighbor Lady, Southern Sonic, King Tuff, Terror Optics and mc chris
Jenny Don't and the Spurs Wed. May 9 | Teaming up with fellow Portland, Oregon ranch hands Roselit Bone, Jenny Don't and the Spurs...

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The house of Bilal

The artist performs at House of Blues May 13
Bilal Oliver has, over a 20-year career, been inked to Interscope Records, issued four innovative and acclaimed R&B LPs and worked with a wide swath...

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Jazz Fest 2018: picks for Sunday, May 6

Jack White, Steve Miller, Smokey Robinson and Calexico close out the Fest
Javier Olondo and AsheSon 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Cultural Pavilion 3 p.m.-4:05 p.m. Jazz & Heritage Stage Javier Olondo has been applying his classical guitar...

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Jazz Fest 2018: picks for Saturday, May 5

Aerosmith, Cage The Elephant, Juanes and Dianne Reeves perform
Leyla McCalla 12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Cultural Exchange Pavilion 3:05 p.m.-4:05 p.m. Lagniappe Stage Leyla McCalla gives audiences a little bit of everything: singing in...

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Jazz Fest 2018: picks for Friday, May 4

Beck, Jason Isbell, LL Cool J and Jupiter & Okwess perform
Kumasi Afrobeat Orchestra 11:20 a.m.-12:10 p.m. Jazz and Heritage Stage Rooted in the 9th Ward percussive prowess of Afro-Brazilian outfit BateBunda, a fixture of Mardi Gras...

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Jazz Fest 2018: week two

Our daily picks, maps and the best cubes in town
The new Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival concludes with four days of music, food, crafts, folk culture and more at the New Orleans Fair...

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Gold standard: Hiss Golden Messenger heads to Jazz Fest

M.C. Taylor on his country and Americana band’s road to success
It's funny how that works," M.C. Taylor says with an aw-shucks air when asked about the quantum leap in popularity his band Hiss Golden Messenger...

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'I've never been afraid to try a dance move': Savion Glover taps into Jazz Fest

The dancer performs May 6
At Savion Glover's Hooferzclub School for tap dancing, students are warned that they won't be taught "the fancy steps." In fact, the website for the...

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Burn, Falco, burn: Tav Falco's road to New Orleans

Tav Falco's Panther Burns performs two sets at d.b.a.
Named after a Mississippi legend in which a panther was set ablaze inside a burning plantation, Tav Falco's Panther Burns emerged as a self-described "art...

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More live music in New Orleans this week (May 1-7, 2018)

Beach House, Steve Earle, Waxahatchee, United Bakery's Revue, BreakFest
Beach HouseTue. May 1 | Shuttered since dropping an unannounced expansion (Thank Your Lucky Stars) just six weeks after its 2015 slow-bloomer Depression Cherry,...

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Jazz Fest 2018: picks for Thursday, May 3

Lionel Richie, Lyle Lovett, Tatiana Eva-Marie and others perform
Bonsoir, Catin 1:35 p.m.-2:35 p.m. Fais Do-Do Stage It's often noted that this forward-thinking, Grammy-nominated Cajun ensemble has mostly female membership. While there's a feminine...

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Afghan Whigs meets Built to Spill at the Civic Theatre

The bands collide May 2
For two iconic rock bands with as twisty histories as these, it's a bit surprising Doug Martsch and Greg Dulli never crossed paths before this...

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Jazz Fest 2018: picks for Sunday, April 29

David Byrne, Charlie Wilson, George Benson and Quiana Lynell
Trout Fishing in AmericaKids' Tent1:50 p.m.-2:35 p.m. Lagniappe Stage 4:20 p.m.-5:15 p.m. Though bassist Keith Grimwood and guitarist Ezra Idlet met in a Texas folk...

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      • Tue., June 19, 9 p.m.
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      • Thu., June 21, 8 p.m.
    • Salt Wives (album release) @ Siberia Lounge

      • Thu., June 21, 9 p.m.
    • Video Age (album release), Room Thirteen, Benni @ Santos Bar

      • Sat., June 23, 9 p.m.
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    • Salt Wives (album release) @ Siberia Lounge

      • Thu., June 21, 9 p.m.
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      • Thu., June 21, 8 p.m.
    • David Doucet @ Columns Hotel

      • Mon., June 25, 8 p.m.
    • Mario Abney @ The Jazz Playhouse

      • Wed., June 27, 8 p.m.
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