Monday, September 8:
Panorama Jazz Band at Gasa Gasa 10PM
Local favorites Panorama Jazz Band take to the stage at Gasa Gasa tonight for their weekly Monday gig. Though jazz is in their name, they encompass so much more than that, bringing in Eastern European, klezmer, and Creole influences, as well. This group brings the party with charismatic front man Ben Schenck. One of my favorite Mardi Gras memories of all time is running into them on Frenchmen Street in 2012, where they played and danced with the crowd for hours.
Tuesday, September 9:
Bass Drum of Death w/Yuppie Teeth, Bottomfeeders at Siberia at 9PM
This three piece from Oxford, Mississippi started off as John Barrett’s one-man band, but the growth to two guitars and a drummer suits them. With a record out on their famous hometown label, Fat Possum, Bass Drum of Death now calls Innovative Leisure Records home. Their stripped down, garage-y sound harkens back to the early 2000s.
Wednesday, September 10:
The Black Lips & The King Khan & BBQ Show at Tipitina’s at 9PM
Holy cow this is a good week for rock’n’roll in New Orleans, and tonight is the crown jewel. I’m not even sure who should be the headliner of this show! Self-described “flower punk” group The Black Lips of Atlanta has released on Bomp!, In the Red, and Vice Records. Their brand of bluesy garage rock fits right in for fans of the White Stripes, the Dirtbombs, and Thee Oh Sees.
The King Khan & BBQ Show know how to put on a damn good rock’n’roll show. So weird. So great. This Canadian duo are each super talented in their own right—together, it’s a fantastic force. Their recordings include appearances on famed NYC label Norton Records, Memphis’ Goner Records, and LA’s In the Red.
Thursday, September 11:
Cirque d’Licious w/Dr. Sick & Thugsy DaClown 9PM
The years go by but the freak shows never stop hitting New Orleans. You’ll think you’ve stepped back in time with this one, to a raucous circus sideshow with that’s a combination of vaudevillian circus arts, burlesque, fire, and magic. Dr. Sick, tonight’s host, has made a name for himself around the country as one of the premiere performers on the small-time circus circuit. Go see this show at the Hi-Ho Lounge on St. Claude, you won’t be sorry.
Friday, September 12:
Back-to-School Bounce: Katey Red w/Magnolia Rhome, BJ So Cole & More at Siberia 9PM
The mother of sissy bounce is celebrating the end of summer with a back-to-school celebration show! Come get yerself an education in New Orleans bounce with this groundbreaking bounce performer. Katey Red holds the distinction of being the very first transgender MC to rise to prominence. Katey’s striking appearance, playful rhymes and infectious beats will have you twerking in no time at all.
Saturday, September 13:
Alvin Youngblood Hart at Howlin’ Wolf at 9PM
Grammy-Award winning bluesmaster Alvin Youngblood Hart returns to New Orleans tonight. OKeh Records’ Hart is the real deal. Taj Mahal himself once said, “The boy has got thunder in his hands.” Hart was also featured in Martin Scorcese’s film series The Blues and frequently joins forces with the North Mississippi All-Stars. This one’s not-to-be-missed for blues fans.
Sunday, September 14:
Swingin’ Sunday w/The Loose Marbles at the Allways Lounge 8PM
Dancers spin and impress the tourists at the jazz clubs on Frenchmen while y’all look on with dazed smiles—learn some of the basic steps and improve your game by attending Swingin’ Sunday at the Allways. A free dance lesson for all levels runs from 8-9pm then the Loose Marbles will start rolling at 9. They play all the way till midnight. No better way to spend a Sunday night!
Well it’s going to be a good week guys so don’t miss any of these shows!