Nightlife

An Interview With Empath, And 16 Shows This Week

Empath Thursday at Gasa Gasa Thursday night Gasa Gasa has an excellent show lined up with Empath and T-Rextasy opening for main band Mannequin P---y.  T-Rextasy is the “official” Marc Bolan and T-Rex cover band, while Mannequin P---y is a…

Woodstock 50th Anniversary Celebration FRIDAY

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Vintage Rock Club is excited to host “1 Night of Peace & Music,” celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock, this Friday, Aug. 16 (9 p.m. – 2 a.m.) with drinks, dancing, flower power and…

August

Backstreet Boys One of the world’s most popular boy bands comes to the Smoothie King Center on August 30 as a part of their DNA World Tour. It will be the biggest arena tour the group has done in 18…

Rest in Peace, Poppa Funk

  Recently we have had too many sad occasions to reflect on the lives and careers of legendary artists. Unique talents like Tom Petty, Dr. John, Prince, Scott Walker, Dick Dale, David Bowie, Aretha Franklin, Dave Bartholomew and now Art…

The Essence of the Weekend

  This year the Essence Festival turns 25 and the organizers have pulled out all the stops to celebrate.  The music kicks off Friday evening with a remembrance of Aretha Franklin and a tribute to Patti Labelle featuring Brandy, Doug…

May

Bryan Adams If you’re a fan of 80s and 90s pop music, you will want to stop by Champions Square on May 9 to see Bryan Adams in concert. Adams became internationally famous for his #1 hit songs “Heaven” and…

Vintage Rock Club Unveils Quarterly Event Series

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Vintage Rock Club, New Orleans’ first throwback bar and video music experience venue, announced the launch of its new quarterly special event series — featuring four evenings of drinks and dancing with popular themes from…

The Return of Jazz Fest

    The biggest festival of the year has officially returned – despite a soggy start yesterday – and there is a ton to see this weekend.  I’m especially excited about indie folk ensemble Darlingside this afternoon.  Also make sure…

Where Are You Drinking Tonight?

  It is one of our favorite times of the year when we all have fun feeling the festival spirit. If you are taking part in one of the various outdoor activities, we applaud you. Not only does New Orleans…

Ty Segall, Nine Inch Nails and the Holiday Rush

  The holidays are approaching quickly and there is a lot of great stuff to see hitting us all at once.  I’ll cover the events of the next two weeks here since next Thursday is a holiday.    Low Cut…

PJ Morton, Larkin Poe and Things To Do

  PJ Morton Releases a Christmas Album and Spends Thanksgiving at the House of Blues Earlier in the year I talked with PJ Morton about his excellent release – Gumbo.  Tomorrow he’ll return with the new record Christmas with PJ Morton…

Cool Happy Hours on Hot Summer Days

We love summertime in New Orleans. There are so many fun things to do. And we are getting a lot of emails from you, asking us to check out certain places and share it with everyone. So, here are a few…

All Things New Year Related

  Where to go for New Years Eve Once again this year there are so many great choices for New Years celebrations.  Tipitinas really has a lock on the week this year if you are looking to start the party…

Waxahatchee and Satchmo

Satchmo Summerfest Returns This weekend Satchmo Summerfest makes its return to the Mint to partner with the Jazz Museum for a three day celebration of New Orleans’ most famous son. Tonight you can head down to the Omni Royal Orleans for…

Local Music Weekend

Locals Rule This week is a great one for checking out some long-standing and excellent local gigs. The heat is cranking up and the tourists are starting to thin out, which gives us a chance to reclaim a bit of…

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Our Guide to Local Live Music

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Allons a Lafayette! More than 300,000 visitors and some of the world’s most influential musicians from 20 countries are descending on downtown Lafayette during the 31st Festival International de Louisiane April 26-30. New to the festival this year is the…