New Orleans Concert Preview: June 23rd – 29th

Monday, June 23

Pillar Point

If you’ve ever wondered what Passion Pit would sound like had someone explained the concept of subtlety to them, look no further than this act.

The Beatnik. 1638 Clio St. 8 p.m.Tickets are $8.

Tuesday, June 24

A Wilhelm Scream (w/ Red City Radio, Wishful Thinking, PEARS)

Got the beginning of the week blues? Scream it out with a night of angst-ridden punk.
Siberia. 2227 St. Claude Ave. 10 p.m. Tickets are $10.

Big Ticket Alternative

Circa Survive (w/ UME)

Former Saosin frontman Anthony Green’s ethereal indie rock band continues their tour at House of Blues. 225 Decatur St. 8 p.m. Tickets are $27.

Wednesday, June 25

The Bath Salts

or Hundred Waters

or Scarface

Wednesday is a toss up. Check out The Bath Salts at HOB (8 pm) if you want some freeness, Hundred Waters at One Eyed Jacks (10 pm)if you have $12 and read Pitchfork regularly and Scarface at Howlin Wolf (9 pm, $20)if you have listened to “My Block” in the last month.

Thursday, June 26

Big Freedia

You know her. You love her. I don’t need to convince you.
The Republic. 828 S. Peters St. 11 pm. Tickets are $5.

Friday, June 27

Painted Hands (w/ Gallyknappers, Stoop Kids)

Keep the local love going with this Slidell band.

One Eyed Jacks. Doors at 9 pm. Tickets are $8.

Saturday, June 28

Guantanamo Baywatch (w/ Buck Biloxi and the Fucks, Fez, Babes)

This band’s crunchtastic surf rock is about 55% as cool as the band’s name. But it’s a really cool name.

Siberia. 2227 St. Claude. 10 pm. Tickets are $8.

Sunday, June 29

Diarrhea Planet (w/ Lee Bains III and The Glory Fires)

While we’re on the topic of band names, this Nashville group intentionally picked one of the worst names on the planet. Their songwriting choices are considerably more sound, with garage rock tunes that will split your head and fill it with good times.

One Eyed Jacks. 615 Toulouse St. 9 pm. Tickets are $10.

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