Now that the holiday season is upon us, New Orleans can expect a lot of shows, bigger names and bigger price tags but be sure to stay tuned in to Red Beans and Life for our music updates and calendars!
Monday, October 6th
Bits and Jiggles Comedy & Burlesque Show
Siberia // 9PM // Free
Funnies, ravishing ladies, and crazy clowns—what more could you want from a Monday night? Watch some of the funniest comedians in New Orleans team up with fantastic burlesque performers. This is a FREE show with FREE jokes. Featured performers include Stitch the Geek, Katie East, Oops the Clown, and Angela Eve. Comedians who want to perform: sign up is at 9pm.
Tuesday, October 7th
Jenny Lewis w/ Nikki Lane
Civic Theater // 8PM // $23
Damn fine Tuesday night for music in New Orleans tonight! If Interpol’s not your bag, head to the Civic to check out a slightly more laid back performance from former Rilo Kiley frontwoman Jenny Lewis. Lewis is touring in support of her fourth solo album, “The Voyager.” Her soothing folky voice is reminiscent of middle America but these songs may be a bit darker than we’re used to from Lewis as she partnered with Ryan Adams to produce the new album.
House of Blues // 7PM // $34
NYC’s Interpol is touring in support of their new album “El Pintor,” their first album since 2010. The tour is their first in more than 3 years. The slightly rejiggered lineup still highlights the brilliance of frontman Paul Banks, and reviews of the new album and live show remain glowing. Fans of the band’s breakthrough album, “Turn on the Bright Lights” and acclaimed follow-ups, fear not—that Interpol sound you love remains. Check out the video for the first “El Pintor” single below.
Wednesday, October 8th
Smoothie King Center // 7 PM // N.A.
The Princess of Pop herself is going to be in New Orleans this Wednesday and I’m sure that all the girls who secretly listen to Katy are excited to go. Expect the same traffic catastrophe of the One Direction concert the week before last. Say what you want about Ms. Perry, but she knows how to put on a good show and her fans are loyal as they come. They’ll be dancing and glitter and a lot of pissy LSU fans.
Pocket Aces Brass Band
Howlin Wolf // 9 PM // $5
What’s a New Orleans music week without a little brass in your life? Pocket Aces Brass Band hits the stage at the Howlin’ Wolf tonight. The group plays to honor New Orleans brass bands, and create their own sound by playing everything from jazz to hiphop to rock and R&B—anything to get you dancing.
Thursday, October 9th
Republic // 10 Pm // $25 ADV $30 DOOR
Minimalist EDM and masked techno is what you can expect at a SBTRKT show. Aaron Jerome is all about letting the music speak for itself and we’re of the same philosophy. Get out to Republic this Thursday and get your face melted.
House of Blues // 8 PM // N. A.
St. Vincent is Anne Erin Clarke transformed. Lady Gaga isn’t the only white girl with the market cornered on eccentricity. Her music is unique in that it contains so many instruments and an unexpected sound that you’re forced to pay attention, and then be swept away wherever her rockin heart decides to take you.
Friday, October 10th
Louisiana Seafood Festival
City Park // 11-9 // Free
No better way to celebrate the bounty that is the Gulf coast than at the free admission Louisiana Seafood Fest in City Park! They’ve got music running the entire time the festival is open, including the opportunity to get your ‘90s jealousy on with Friday night headliners the Gin Blossoms. Plucking a few favorites from the menu preview they’ve got online, we’re plotting to stuff ourselves silly with the crawfish ravioli, Louisiana BBQ Shrimp Wrap, shrimp & alligator sausage cheesecake, BBQ oyster po-boy, and coconut shrimp Thai sticks. Full list of vendors, performers, and more can be found at http://louisianaseafoodfestival.com/.
Miss Marionette Variety Show
Hi-Ho Lounge // 9-2 AM // Sliding Scale
Miss Marionette’s Variety Show acts as part entertainment part fundraiser for a longtime supporter of local music help pay off his lawyer’s fees. We’ve all been there haven’t we? If you have a Friday night off you can go and enjoy all kinds of theatrics like music, aerialists, contortionists, fire spinning and burlesque! Go get weird!
Saturday, October 11th
Smoothie King Center // 9PM // $$$$
The only reason I am not attending is because I don’t have upwards of $300 to spend on a nosebleed section seat but believe me when I say that if I did I would be there in a friggin second. The chance to see one of The Beatles live is something I’ve only dreamed about and it looks like it is staying that way. But hey, maybe you are better off than me and really want to impress a date or parent, this is the show!
Fitz and the Tamtrums
House of Blues // 9 PM // $30
Described as “neo-soul and indie pop” Fitz and the Tantrum is groovy without creating a mosh pit and soulful without keeping you standing still. Some say hipster pop other say damn good music. I appreciate any guy that can actually sing, so they’re good in my book. Don’t listen to what others say, listen to what I say, go see this show!
Siberia // 10 PM // $12
American punk legends the Meatmen reunited in 2008 after a hard and fast 1980s led by front/madman Tesco Vee. Vee & co. are finally back to New Orleans tonight, bringing insane stage antics and lyrics to the stage at Siberia. I saw them perform at one of their first shows back together at SXSW in 2008. It was loud, crazy, and a little violent. The night culminated with a giant dick blasting white streamers and confetti all over the audience. Yeah, it’s that kind of punk. The Meatmen have a new album out now called “Savage Sagas.” Stay away from the front of the stage unless you’re ready to shove.
Sunday, October 12th
Howlin Wolf // 9 PM // $20
If you are a fan of electronic clubtastic dance music then Adventure Club is the show for you. Get your candy bracelets ready, get your billed cap and shades on and dance your ass off.
Some Like It Hot Jazz Brunch
Backroom at Buffa’s Restaurant // 10:30 – 2Pm //
Whenever I have guests come to town, the weekend hits and they say, without fail, “Where’s the best brunch with jazz?” I mentally stumble, ashamed, and mumble, “Uh… uh… uh… I’m not sure. I just know where the good food is.” If you’re like me, stumble no more and direct them to this historic venue on the edge of the French Quarter where Some Like It Hot play that hoppin’ Dixieland jazz for the legions every Sunday. The bloody marys ain’t bad either.
Whew! That’s a whole lotta music this week. Try to keep up and make it to your job in the morning! Tell us where you’re headed this week to listen to music!