Mardi Gras Music Calendar

Galactic @ Tipitina's - 2010

The recent onslaught of steady Spring weather coupled with a late Carnival have undoubtedly helped stoke the general electricity in the air this time of year. Now, with Mardi Gras Day just two weeks away, that powerful and intangible energetic force in the air should translate to more emphatic, electric and extended performances in the clubs around town. If you made it out to last Saturday’s parades and the 101 Runners Krewe de Vieux after party or Donald Harrison’s “New Sound of Mardi Gras” show at Tip’s, chances are you’ve already hit your Carnival stride. Even out-of-towner Grace Potter made mention at her Sunday HoB show of how special it is for her to be able to swing through the Big Easy on her tour schedule this time of year.

As per usual, the bar, clubs, theatres and parades will be filled with a diverse array of local artists and internationally touring visitors for the next two weeks. And if that’s not enough, the 2nd Annual Foburg festival down on Frenchmen Street is slated for the weekend after the madness has cleared (although as we know, it never really goes away altogether). Here is a schedule of notable concerts including some of the can’t-miss shows going down this Mardi Gras season. With the world’s #1 DJ on Lundi Gras at the CAC (from 10-4 a.m.), the always spectacular this weekend at Tip’s, metal supergroup Down at the Hangar next Friday and many more in addition to those mentioned below, it’s time to buckle up for an overload of excellence the next couple weeks on the live music scene. Get out there.

For a full calendar, artist videos and info on the shows —

Wednesday, February 23 – Khris Royal and Dark Matter @ Blue Nile – 11 p.m.

Thursday, February 24 – Keller Williams @ House of Blues – 9 p.m. ($21.50)

Keller Williams – Best Feeling (Live)

Friday, February 25th – The Get Together Featuring Guitarist Leo Nocentelli (The Meters) With Very Special Guest Art Neville plus Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band – 10 p.m. ($15)

Saturday, February 26th – Anders Osborne w/ Special Guest George Porter Jr. plus Lubriphonic @ Tipitinas – 10 p.m. ($15)

Anders Osborne (Live)

Sunday, February 27thDr. John and his Mystical Magical Mystery Band @ The Howlin’ Wolf – 9 p.m. ($25)

Dr. John – Let The Good Times Roll

Also on Sunday – Eli “Paperboy” Reed @ Neutral Ground in Metairie (Doors @ 7:30 p.m.)

Tuesday, March 1st – Hot Tuna Blues featuring Hot Tuna, Charlie Musselwhite and Jim Lauderdale @ House of Blues – 8 p.m. ($25)

Hot Tuna – Bowlegged Woman (Live)

Wednesday, March 2nd – Aquarium Drunkard Presents The Walkmen and The Head and the Heart @ One-Eyed Jack’s – 9 p.m. ($15)

The Walkmen – Louisiana

Thursday, March 3rd – The Radiators and Alvin Youngblood Hart @ Tipitina’s Uptown – 10 p.m. ($20)

Radiators – River Run (Live)

Friday, March 4th – Down, Cavalcade & Ponykiller @ The Hangar

Also on Friday: Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers and Anders Osborne @ Howlin’ Wolf – 10 p.m. (FREE)

Saturday, March 5th – Galactic and T-Bird & The Breaks @ Tipitina’s – 10 p.m. ($30)

Galactic – Heart of Steel (Live @ Tipitina’s w/ Cyril Neville)

Sunday, March 6th – Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk @ The Howlin’ Wolf – 10 p.m. (FREE)
Also on Sunday: Soul Rebels Brass Band @ Le Bon Temps Roule
Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue @ Tipitina’s – 10 p.m. ($30)

Monday, March 7th – Tiesto @ Contemporary Arts Center ($35)

Tiesto @ London O2 Arena (Live 8.8.08)

Also on Lundi: George Porter Jr. & the Runnin’ Pardners plus The Revivalists @ Howlin’ Wolf – 10 p.m. (FREE)
Juvenile and Rebirth Brass Band @ Republic New Orleans
Black Lips, Quintron, and Miss Pussycat @ One Eyed Jacks – 9 p.m. ($15)
Galactic and Orgone @ Tipitina’s Uptown – 10 p.m. ($30)
Gravity A @ Dragon’s Den

Tuesday, March 8 – Main Line and The Fessters

February 24, 2011 |  by  |  Concert Calendar
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Wesley grew up in coastal Georgia and is a former resident of The Music City and The Big Easy where he helped get LMB NOLA off-the-ground after launching in January 2011. Over the past few years, he has also contributed steadily to JamBase and Relix Magazine. Recently, Hodges moved on to L.A. where Abita Beer is hard to find, costs about $6 if located and impromptu parading in the streets will most likely get you arrested on the spot.

 
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