What’s Going On This Week?


The week after Thanksgiving is a great time to check in with many of our great local artists. The Maple Leaf and d.b.a. both have outstanding lineups this week. Head out, have a bite to eat and catch some great local music.

Tonight, Jeezy is at The Fillmore and Helen Gillet is at the Circle Bar while Aurora Nealand and The Royal Roses play at d.b.a. and PJ Morton is at the House of Blues. Also tonight, you can catch ChaWa over at the Maple Leaf and The Tin Men at Miracle on Fulton Street. Saturday, The Soul Rebels play Blue Nile and Papa Mali play Chickie Wah Wah. Also on Saturday, The New Orleans Suspects and The Tanglers play the Maple Leaf while Alexis and the Samurai play One Eyed Jacks with Luthi. Saturday continues with Tank and The Bangas with The Suffers and Casme at Tipitina’s. Sunday, the Hot 8 Brass Band does their usual show at The Howlin’ Wolf while the Palmetto Bug Stompers play d.b.a. and the Jason Marsalis Ensemble does two sets at Snug Harbor. Also Sunday, there is a great day of music at The Spotted Cat with Aurora Nealand and The Reed Minder early followed by Robin Barnes and finally Pat Casey and The New Sound late. Monday, George Porter Jr. is at the Maple Leaf with Terrence Houston and Mike Lemmler while Jonathan Freilich, Clara Sinou and Anuraag Pendyal play the SideBar. Tuesday, James Rose plays the Circle Bar and Rebirth Brass Band takes their weekly turn at the Maple Leaf. Wednesday, Omni play Gasa Gasa and The Tin Men and Walter Wolfman Washington and the Roadmasters do their usual one-two at d.b.a. while Aurora Nealand and James Singleton play the SideBar. Also Wednesday, Delfeayo Marsalis and Uptown Jazz do two sets at Snug Harbor. Thursday, Heather McMahan is at The Joy and The Soul Rebels do their standing gig at Le Bon Temps. Also Thursday, you can catch the Johnny Vidacovich Trio with Brian Stoltz at the Maple Leaf.


One More For The Road

I started writing this blog just over five years ago as an extension of the “In Tune” column in New Orleans Magazine. The idea was to give a bit more space to major events and festivals highlighted in the magazine by supplementing them with interviews, reviews and recommendations. It’s been a great run and I have very much enjoyed talking with you all about the music we are passionate about—hopefully introducing you to a few new things along the way. If you hadn’t already guessed, this will be my last “In Tune” blog. It has been a true pleasure. If you’re interested in staying in touch I’m working on an exciting new project over at ViaNolaVie that will launch in December with my 2019 top ten list. I’ll see you there and in the pages of New Orleans Magazine.


To Listen This Week

Sorry have shared the new track “Rock ’n’ Roll Star” via Youtube

Evanescence have done a very smart cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” via Youtube

Avey Tare has announced a new EP and shared three new tracks via CoS



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