Well the school zone cameras are back on and summer is slowly winding down. Typically the music scene is quiet this time of year, which makes it a great time to catch some of the great standing gigs around town.

Tonight and most Friday nights you can catch The Original Pinettes Brass Band at Bullet’s Sports Bar. The Pinettes are our original all female Brass Band. Check out their performance of “Ain’t No City” below.

On Sunday bounce down to The Howlin Wolf for The Hot 8 Brass Band’s standing gig in the Den. Personally, I think the Hot 8 put on one of the absolute best shows in the city. Check out their cover of “Sexual Healing” below:

Tuesday night the Rebirth Brass Band continues their epic run at The Maple Leaf. This is one of the longest standing gigs around and with good reason. It is the perfect blend of a quintessential New Orleans venue with an unmistakably local sound. Below you can watch them play “Big Chief” on that stage.

Thursday nights The Soul Rebels are down Magazine at Le Bon Temps Roulé. I love everything about this space and the Soul Rebels have been playing absolutely amazing shows here week after week for seemingly ever. Remember you can also catch Joe Krown on most Friday afternoons and grab some free happy hour oysters. Check out “Let Your Mind Be Free” below.

There is so much good local music you really can’t go wrong. Take the chance to get out and revisit some of your old favorites.


Also Going on this Week

Tonight, Big Sam’s Funky Nation is the Free Friday show at Tipitina’s and DJ Soul Sister is at One Eyed Jacks while the Pinettes Brass Band are at Bullet’s Sports Bar. Tomorrow, The Essentials are at Gasa Gasa and Nas is at the Joy while The Kudzu Kings are at Tipitina’s. Saturday you can also catch the double bill of The New Orleans Jazz Vipers and Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes at d.b.a. Sunday, The B-52s play the Saenger and Aaron Lewis plays The Fillmore while Slaughter Beach plays Gasa Gasa. You can also catch the Dinosaurchestra at the AllWays Lounge Sunday. Monday, shades plays Republic while Arsene DeLay and Charlie Wooton are at the Backroom at Buffa’s and Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses are at The Maison. Tuesday, Washboard Chaz and John Rankin are at the Columns Hotel while the Stanton Moore Trio does two sets at Snug Harbor. Wednesday, Daisy the Great plays Gasa Gasa while the Treme Brass Band is at Cafe Istanbul and The Russell Welch Quartet plays Santos Bar. Thursday, Phil DeGruy takes the early set at Chickie Wah Wah while Kelsey Mae and Alex Bosworth are the late set.


To Listen This Week