Concert Preview: August 4-August 10

Monday, August 4

Glish + Vetter Kids


Glish have been pretty accurately described as “shoegazy indie pop,” and I’d say that’s pretty accurate. Mixing airy, almost celestial sounding guitar work with on-point and tight drumming and melodic vocals, you really don’t want to miss these guys as they start their summer tour in their hometown.

Dragon’s Den Upstairs. 425 Esplanade. 10pm.

Tuesday, August 5

Otonana


What would happen if early RHCP were Japanese? This is what would happen. I really can’t describe it better than they do on their website: “Who is the Otonana Trio? They are from Japan. The Guitar is absolutely dynamite. The Bass has the groove going hard. The Drum has the solid backbeat you can’t deny. The Singing has the heaviest accent. What more do you need?” Yes please. 

Circle Bar. 1032 St. Charles Ave. 10pm.

Wednesday, August 6

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons


Before The Beatles, America had their own domestic heartthrobs. The group has evolved into a sort of brand these days, and while Valli is the only original member you’ll see live, the songs are all the same. So, if you haven’t seen your grandma in a few weeks and you’re a big fan of 60s pre-British Invasion rock, bring her along, tie one on and cut loose. You young whipper snappers, you.

Saenger Theater. 1111 Canal St. 8pm. Tickets seem to be sold out, but maybe you can find some outside. Who knows.

Thursday, August 7

Jeremy Joyce & The River Kings


This songwriting veteran has been around the block, spending time in Philadelphia with fellow musician Adam Arcuragi, Brooklyn, St. Louis, and finally, New Orleans. Throughout his career, he’s played post-punk, country, folk, and now has settled into to playing (beautifully, I’ll add) roots rock. It’s Americana at its finest. 

Banks Street Bar & Grill. 4401 Banks Street. 10pm.

Friday, August 8

Miniature Tigers + The Griswolds + King Rey


You may remember these guys from the buzz they drew from back in the Myspace days and with their coverage from Spin. Despite that horrible introduction, I’d highly suggest seeing them. These synth pop/indie rockers put on an energetic show and know the perfect formula for getting a song stuck in your head. Also, if you listen to SiriusXM Alt Nation or have seen any commercials lately, you’ll definitely recognize Australian synth rockers The Griswolds.

One Eyed Jacks. 615 Toulouse St. 9pm. Tickets are $12.

Saturday, August 9

Walter “Wolfman” Washington & The Roadmasters + Soul Project


If you only had the opportunity to see a few New Orleans music legends in your lifetime, I’d highly suggest one of those be Walter “Wolfman” Washington. He and The Roadmasters skillfully blend soul, jazz, and R&B to form what can only be described as ear pleasures. Treat yourself to this one.

Tipitina’s. 501 Napoleon Ave. 10pm. Tickets are $12

Sunday, August 10

OFF! + Gay Kiss + Bad Antics


What’s a RB&L concert preview without mentioning a show at Siberia? OFF! is a hardcore punk supergroup consisting of members from Black Flag/Circle Jerks, Rocket From The Crypt, among others. They’re notably close with RHCP frontman Anthony Kiedis, who’s been really good friends with OFF!’s Keith Morris since they both started making music.

Siberia. 2227 St. Claude. 9pm. Tickets are $12

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About Eric

Eric is a New Orleans native and graduate of Loyola. He grew up in Kenner and is embarrassed to tell you that. He lives Uptown and frequents local watering holes to socialize with peers. His hobbies include writing, making bad jokes, and casually observing the day to day life of New Orleans.

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