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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Guy Fieri and Cowboy Mouth host free show at Tipitina's

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 5:00 PM

The mayor of Flavortown. - COURTESY GUY FIERI
  • The mayor of Flavortown.

Cowboy Mouth and Guy Fieri. Guy Fieri and Cowboy Mouth. Cowboy Mouth. Guy Fieri. Cowboy Mouth. Guy Fieri.

Hearing their names, together, felt like a warm breeze. Familiar. Comforting. It all made sense. The golden-haired godhead of smashing food into one's mouth meets the mouth itself. Guy Fieri. Cowboy Mouth. Planets aligned.

Guy Fieri — large food eater last seen in New Orleans reuniting with the Hot Boys during All-Star Weekend — will once again grace our gravy-soaked Flavortown on his Rockin' Roadshow this Sunday, June 25 at Tipitina's with a performance from Cowboy Mouth.

Guy Fieri, the Cowboy Mouth of food, and Fred LeBlanc, the Guy Fieri of Cowboy Mouth, apparently have an undeniable magnetism, a 20-year friendship that began with a courtship dance at a Cowboy Mouth concert in California. The rest, they say, is history. Tell 'em, Doug:
The story goes that LeBlanc — and this will surprise no one who's ever seen Cowboy Mouth — left the stage, waded into the audience, and climbed atop the table where Fieri sat.

LeBlanc says he doesn't remember calling the crowd's attention to Fieri's blonde brush-cut hair, but the celebrity chef says he did — again, could anyone doubt this? LeBlanc said he probably recognized Fieri as the most likely hell-raiser in the audience.
Ah, yes. Classic Guy. Classic Fred. Raising hell to the tune of "Jenny Says" at a seated concert. Their friendship joins the annals of New Orleans food-and-music camaraderie, alongside Emeril Lagasse and Sammy Hagar. May they be blessed with 20 more years of companionship.

Cowboy Mouth performs at Guy Fieri's Rockin' Roadshow at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 25 at Tipitina's (501 Napoleon Ave.). Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Record release show highlights dreamy pop from new New Orleans songwriters

Posted By on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 12:00 PM

With one delightfully warped chord on album opener "Early Morning Riser," Rudy Stone opens a door to his colorfully introspective mind-mirage on The Blinking Light/Peace on Earth (Moderate Fidelity), the latest album from the New Orleans-based songwriter.

Stone celebrates its release with a record release show June 16 alongside two other new New Orleans artists — Shame and dusty_tupelo — also releasing new records this week, each swirling in similarly neo-psychedelic pop circles.

The Blinking Light/Peace on Earth's Side A collects Stone's classically psychedelic-inspired pop, broadcast with a lush assortment of guitars, keyboards and strings, all seamlessly trasitioning from one song to the next. Side B is a 15-minute, meditative instrumental built around a droning organ and decaying echoes. Stream the album below.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Herbie Hancock to perform at the Orpheum Theater Oct. 15

Posted By on Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 3:15 PM

Herbie Hancock performs Oct. 15 at the Orpheum Theater. - PHOTO BY DOUGLAS KIRKLAND
  • Herbie Hancock performs Oct. 15 at the Orpheum Theater.

Returning to New Orleans for the first time after a compelling duet with Wayne Shorter at the 2016 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, jazz artist and composer Herbie Hancock will headline the Orpheum Theater on Oct. 15.

Marking 55 years since his 1962 Blue Note debut, Hancock in 2017 continues to find new and interesting paths along his 60-year career, from his time with the Miles Davis Quintet to his landmark fusion and experimental riffs and mainstream breakthrough with Future Shock to recent work with NASA and producer Flying Lotus He was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016 and currently is working on a new studio album with his new band.

Tickets start at $36.50 and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, June 16.
Location Details The Orpheum Theater
The Orpheum Theater
129 University Place
Central Business District
New Orleans, LA
(504) 274-4871

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Run The Jewels to headline The Joy Theater Oct. 13

Posted By on Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 9:48 AM

Run the Jewels returns to New Orleans in October. - COURTESY BIZ 3
  • Run the Jewels returns to New Orleans in October.

Following the release of late-2016's acclaimed Run the Jewels 3, Killer Mike and El-P wasted no time barreling through North America, including a stop at this year's Buku Music + Art Project in New Orleans.

After making an appearance in the hyper-viral teaser trailer for the anticipated blockbuster Black Panther, the supergroup rap duo announced it has expanded a massive 2017 world tour, making a return voyage to New Orleans this fall. The group will headline The Joy Theater Oct. 13.

Denzel Curry and Cuz Lightyear will open. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 16.

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U2 to perform at the Superdome Sept. 14

Posted By on Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 8:00 AM

U2 returns to the Superdome Sept. 14. - PHOTO BY ANTON CORBIJN
  • U2 returns to the Superdome Sept. 14.

U2 will expand its 2017 world tour to include a show in New Orleans in September, the band's first performance in the city in more than a decade. The band returns to the Superdome Sept. 14 as part of the band's The Joshua Tree tour. Singer-songwriter Beck will open.

The tour celebrates the 30th anniversary of the release of the band's landmark fifth album The Joshua Tree, produced by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois and featuring its enduring hits "With or Without You," "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" and "Where the Streets Have No Name." The band also recently released a massive anniversary edition of the album with live recordings, rarities and B-sides, remixes and photographs.

The band last performed in the Superdome alongside Green Day in September 2006 to mark a dramatic reopening of the Dome following Hurricane Katrina.

Tickets to the band's New Orleans show start at $35-$75 and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, June 16. A presale for U2 subscribers at opens 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 13. There will be a four-ticket limit for subscriber purchases and a six-ticket limit for general sales.

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Bourree to host 'pig picking party' June 11 and 18

Posted By on Fri, Jun 9, 2017 at 4:37 PM


Bourree (1510 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-510-4040) announced a new series of Sunday pig picking and live music events. The first event is 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, June 11 with the jazz band Tuba Skinny and a roasted whole hog.

The events take place in Bourree's front patio space. There are 10 beers on tap, most of them from regional breweries including Abita Brewing Company, Second Line Brewing, Port Orleans Brewing Company and Southern Prohibition Brewing. There are $5 fruit daiquiris during the event. Frozen drinks include a hurricane, gin and tonic, strawberry and jalapeno and the Tuckerberry Finn, made with bourbon, amaretto, blackberries and lemon and orange juices. Partygoers also will be able to order chicken wings, po-boys and boudin.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Iron & Wine to play Joy Theater Nov. 4

Posted By on Thu, Jun 8, 2017 at 4:41 PM


Iron & Wine (aka musician Sam Beam) will come back to New Orleans Nov. 4 for a performance at The Joy Theater. The singer-songwriter played the Civic Theatre in 2016 and House of Blues in 2010 and a low-key set at the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

Tickets are $29.50-$39.50 and go on sale June 15 at 10 a.m.
Location Details Joy Theater
Joy Theater
1200 Canal St.
French Quarter
New Orleans, LA
(504) 528-9569
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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Vans Warped Tour show canceled

Posted By on Wed, Jun 7, 2017 at 6:22 PM

GWAR was scheduled to perform at the Vans Warped Tour show in Metairie.
  • GWAR was scheduled to perform at the Vans Warped Tour show in Metairie.

The Vans Warped Tour was scheduled to bring CKY, Municipal Waste, T.S.O.L., Save Ferris, Hatebreed, Streetlight Manifesto, Street Dogs, GWAR and other punk, metal and hardcore rock bands to the Shrine on Airline in Metairie on June 28. The show has been cancelled. No explanation for the cancellation was offered by promoters.

The Outlaw Music Festival also just cancelled its tour date in Metairie at the Shrine on Airline.

Vans Warped Tour ticket buyers can exchange their tickets for Vans Warped Tour shows in other towns or get a refund.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, The Killers to headline 2017 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience

Posted By on Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 1:21 PM

Kendrick Lamar
  • Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, The Killers, LCD Soundsystem, DJ Snake, The Head and the Heart, Kehlani, Prophets of Rage, Cold War Kids, Marian Hill and The Afghan Whigs are some of the 70 bands headlining the 2017 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, which will take place in New Orleans City Park Oct. 27-29. Among the local acts on the bill are Flow Tribe and Unicorn Fukr.

Voodoo also is promising large-scale art installations, along with food booths from New Orleans restaurants and an "interactive haunted house."
Foo Fighters - CHERYL GERBER
  • Foo Fighters
The 19th annual festival has three levels of ticketing this year, with three-day general admission starting at $140 and three-day "Loa VIP" tickets at $400. New this year is a "platinum level" ticket ($1,050 for three days), which includes such posh amenities as complimentary catered meals, an open bar, shuttle transport between stages and "air-conditioned, flushable rest rooms."

All levels of tickets will go on sale Fri. June 9 at 10 a.m.

Location Details City Park
1 Palm Drive
New Orleans, LA
(504) 482-4888

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Outlaw Music Festival stop in metro New Orleans canceled

Posted By on Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 4:03 PM

The Avett Brothers.
  • The Avett Brothers.

The Outlaw Music Festival
, a summer all-star tour of roots musicians led by Willie Nelson, will not be kicking off at the Shrine on Airline July 1 as previously announced, instead beginning in Dallas July 2. No explanation was given for the cancellation except for a "scheduling conflict."

Refunds are available at the point of purchase, according to the Outlaw Music Festival website.
The New Orleans stop was to include Nelson, The Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crow and Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real. It was to be a second chance for Avett fans to see the brothers after their March appearance in New Orleans was canceled due to Scott Avett's influenza.

More dates have been added to the original six-stop tour, but a reschedule in New Orleans isn't among them.

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