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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Live music in New Orleans this week (June 6-12, 2017)

Jeff the Brotherhood, Elizabeth Cook, Corey Henry, Leather Girls, Jake Shears
JEFF the BrotherhoodTue. June 6 | Nashville duo JEFF the Brotherhood has followed one of the stranger paths to rock semi-stardom: getting a surprise...

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The noodle and the damage done: Yngwie Malmsteen shreds into New Orleans

The guitarist performs June 11 at House of Blues
In 2003, the music monthly Blender released its list of The 50 Worst Artists in Music History. Sitting at number 14, between Yanni (naturally) and...

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Hot 8 Brass Band performs album release party for On the Spot

Keedy Black and DJ Soul Sister open at House of Blues June 10
The Hot 8 Brass Band's fifth album, On the Spot, is inspired by its playing in second-line parades and on the streets. Sousaphonist and bandleader...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (May 30-June 5, 2017)

JMSN, Lil Uzi Vert, Gland
JMSNFri. June 2 | As JMSN, Christian Berishaj stages nostalgic '90s-era R&B slow jams in front of a meticulous, minimalist backdrop of jazzy cymbal taps...

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Yells at Eels performs three shows in New Orleans

The free jazz group performs at the Old U.S. Mint, AllWays Lounge and Zeitgeist
The unique attraction of free jazz — aside from the head-on collision of unsettling improvisation and unreal musicianship — lies in its conversational give-and-take. Where...

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On new record, The Mountain Goats channel their inner Goths

The band performs at Republic May 26
The Mountain Goats' May release, Goths, name-checks Siouxsie and the Banshees, Andrew Eldritch (The Sisters of Mercy) and Robert Smith, among others. But for an...

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Live music in New Orleans this week (May 23-29, 2017)

Ty Segall, Jacqui Naylor, Trey Songz
Ty SegallFri. May 26 | Bookending dozens of solo and band recording projects (and everything in between), Ty Segall's earliest and latest releases are...

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Waiting for Erykah Badu

The singer returns to New Orleans at the Lakefront Arena May 28
Whatever Is the opposite of selling out (buying in?), no artist in the new millennium personifies it more than Erykah Badu. Earning an immediate, unlimited...

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Bayou Country Superfest debuts at the Superdome May 26-28

Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Brooks & Dunn headline the country music festival
Miranda Lambert (pictured), Blake Shelton, Brooks & Dunn and Hank Williams Jr. headline Bayou Country Superfest, which in its eighth year moves to New Orleans...

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