Nola Live Music Letter

Editor’s Note: There is so much live music in New Orleans, and sometimes it can be rather overwhelming to know what to hear, where to go, or what to do. Writer and music lover Wesley Hodges is giving weekly previews of the live music happening in New Orleans as well as some sneak previews into what is coming up. For a full view of Wesley’s suggestions, check out his facebook page

The fall is upon us, which means music is all around us for the turn of the season. Here is a look at Wesley Hodge’s top picks for September, October, and Voodoo Fest (we are giving it its own season for this one).


Two Door Cinema Club at The Joy Theater (9/18)
deM atlaS at House of Blues (9/18)
FEATURED SHOW: !!! with Algiers at Hi-Ho Lounge (9/22)
Taj Mahal with Keb’ Mo’ at Orpheum Theater (9/24)
FEATURED SHOW: Arcade Fire with Wolf Parade at UNO Lakefront Arena (9/26)
Mac Demarco with The Garden at Orpheum Theater (9/27)
Zola Jesus at Siberia (9/27)
The Skatalites at Tipitina’s Uptown (9/27)
Zola Jesus at Siberia (9/27)
Daniel Johnston at Joy Theater (9/28)
FEATURED SHOW: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard at One Eyed Jacks (9/28)
SZA at House of Blues (9/28)
Buddy Guy at House of Blues (9/29)
Honey Island Swamp Band at d.b.a. (9/30)

The Stone Foxes at Gasa Gasa (10/1)
Thee Comons at Parish at House of Blues (10/3)
Widowspeak with Clearance at Gasa Gasa (10/4)
Joseph + Liza Anne at Tipitina’s (10/4)
The Courtneys at Gasa Gasa (10/5)
Rainbow Kitten Surprise at Tipitina’s (10/5)
The Mummies with Gary US Bonds, Roky Erickson, Doug Kershaw and The Gories at Orpheum Theater (10/6)
FEATURED SHOW: Thundercat at Tipitina’s Uptown (10/6)
Vagabon with Nnamdi Ogbonnaya (10/7)
Nick Hakim at Gasa Gasa (10/10)
Roky Erickson at Orpheum Theater (10/11)
Glass Animals at Mardi Gras World (10/12)
Wand with Darto at Gasa Gasa (10/12)
Run The Jewels with Denzel Curry and Cuz Lightyear (10/13)
Songhoy Blues at Tipitina’s (10/13)
FEATURED: The Growlers at The Joy Theater (10/14)
Alvvays with Nap Eyes at One Eyed Jacks (10/14)
Sheer Mag with Tony Molina at Siberia (10/14)
COYOTES with Roadkill Ghost Choir at Gasa Gasa (10/14)
Interstellar Boys with Todd Nance, Jerry Joseph, Sam Holt and Daniel Hutchens at Tipitina’s (10/14)
FEATUREDHerbie Hancock at Orpheum Theater (10/15)

VOICE OF THE WETLANDS FESTIVAL in Houma (10/13, 10/14 & 10/15)

FEATUREDSpoon at House of Blues (10/17)

The xx with Perfume Genius at Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square (10/19)
Trevor Sensor at Gasa Gasa (10/19)
The xx + Perfume Genius at Champion’s Square (10/19)
Trevor Sensor at Gasa Gasa (10/19)
Atlas Genius + Magic Genius (10/20)
Gogol Bordello with Lucky Chops at Joy Theater (10/21)
Dinner at Circle Bar (10/21)
The Magpie Salute at House of Blues (10/23)
L.A. Witch at Ace Hotel (10/23)
Tauk at Republic NOLA (10/25)
Grateful Grass (Keller Williams and Co.) at The Joy Theater (10/26)

VOODOO MUSIC EXPERIENCE at City Park (10/27, 10/28 & 10/29)

Screaming Females with Street Eaters at First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans (10/28)
Galactic at Tipitina’s (10/28)
Screaming Females at First Unitarian
Here Come The Mummies at Tipitina’s (10/30)
TOADIES with Local H at Tipitina’s (10/31)
Spafford + Southern Avenue at The Parish at House of Blues (10/31)


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