Music Mondays coming at you again!
Monday, November 10
Negative Approach w/Forward, Long Knife, Fat Stupid Ugly People
@ Siberia // 10pm
Negative Approach are American hardcore legends—pioneers of Midwestern punk. Lead singer John Brannon is amazing and hilarious with a personality that oozes Detroit. Negative Approach reformed in 2006 after Brannon’s stints with the Laughing Hyenas and Easy Action, and tours occasionally. It’s likely only a matter of time before they take another 15-year break; catch this storied show while you still can. For fans of Black Flag, Necros, Meatmen, and anything from Touch and Go Records.
Tuesday, November 11
Laura Dyer // Circle Bar // 6pm
Add Laura Dyer to the growing circle of talented female jazz vocalists in the city right now. Dyer embraces the classic New Orleans tradition while infusing blues, humor, improvisation, and emotion into her stage presence and singing style. A nice laid-back time for the early evening at Lee Circle.
Wednesday, November 12
Hell Yes Fest // 8pm-11pm // $10-12
Non-musical entertainment?! Yes, our quality options in this field are growing with each passing year! Today is the first day of Hell Yes Fest, a comedy festival that comes around to New Orleans each November and includes improve, sketch, and stand-up comedy, plus storytelling, film, and video games. The festival is spread throughout the 7th, 8th, and 9th Wards with the majority of events happening at Indywood, Siberia, the Allways, Hi-Ho, Shadowbox Theatre, and The New Movement. 7 venues, 5 days. More info at www.hellyesfest.com. Check out Tom Segura, performing at the House of Blues on the 14th, describing his first Thanksgiving back home from college.
Thee Oh Sees w/Jack Name, Heavy Lids
9pm // One Eyed Jack’s
If dirty California psychedelic rock is more your speed, check out Thee Oh Sees at OEJ tonight. They’re touring in support of new album “Drop” and are well-known for their unique experimental, entertaining, and highly energetic approach to garage rock. This band is about rocking out, having fun, and being fun. Ain’t nothin’ wrong with that.
Thursday, November 13
Justin Townes Earle w/Cory Branan
One Eyed Jack’s // 8pm // $20
Justin Townes Earle is only 32 but has already released five full-length albums, toured nearly constantly, and successfully battled addiction. This Nashville Americana prodigy is now on tour in support of his first release on Vagrant Records, “Single Mothers.” Justin is the son of Steve Earle and godson of the late legendary Townes Van Zandt. An American country pedigree can’t get much stronger than that.
Friday, November 14
dba // 6pm
Yes! Tuba Skinny is back in New Orleans. This is one of my favorite New Orleans bands. They specialize in the early jazz and blues music of the 1920s and 1930s. Watching Tuba Skinny is like taking a step back in time. Their songs and stage presence scream New Orleans, but this band isn’t satisfied to stick to Royal Street. They’ve toured extensively, recently completing tours of both Australia and Europe. Happy they’re back home; catch them tonight at dba’s early show.
We Were Promised Jetpacks
One-Eyed Jacks // 9 PM // $15
Hailing from Scotland, We Were Promised Jetpacks debuted in 2009 and are still a raging success. Their music combines a heavy rock, a rhythmic ascension into blaring climax, post-punk and indie rock at its finest. Think Twilight Sad’s early material. No one is screaming at you, no one wants to throw a roundhouse your way, it’s just good Euro-rock music that you shouldn’t miss.
Saturday, November 15
Carlo Ditta & John Sinclair
Louisiana Music Factory // 3pm // FREE
Louisiana Music Factory is hosting a free concert Saturday series each weekend in November. This Saturday, the highlight will undoubtedly be Carlo Ditta and John Sinclair. Sinclair is a New Orleans transplant by way of Detroit and Amsterdam who is marking his return to his home away from home with a busy set of performances, this being the first in the area. His storied and rich life includes being manager of Detroit’s MC5 in the 1960s, founder and leader of the subversive White Panther Party, show host on WWOZ, and leading marijuana rights activist. John Lennon himself lobbied to get Sinclair out of jail when Sinclair was arrested for marijuana possession in 1969. It’s not those wild times anymore but this intimate performance is sure to be worth your time. I expect poetry, music, and New Orleans love.
Sunday, November 16
Lagniappe Brass Band
Little Gem Saloon // 3pm
Lagniappe ain’t kidding with their name! Get a little extra somethin’ with this group’s up-tempo, high energy funk. Six horns and an Afro-Cuban bass drum beat winds beneath all of their songs and encourages the folks to get up and dance. The art-deco 1920s throwback Little Gem Saloon is a beautiful venue for them.