New Years Eve 2011 Live Music Picks

Corey Henry and Rob Mercurio @ Jazz Fest 2011 - Photo by Wesley Hodges

The end is near and 2012 is upon us, but first we hope you enjoy some live music in the city before bidding adieu to 2011 on Saturday night. Here’s what’s going on in the city over the New Years Eve weekend.

Thursday, December 29th

Big Easy Bounce Band featuring Big Freedia, , Katey Red, Ricky B, & @
Doors: 10pm || Show: 11pm
Tickets: $10 advance, $15 door
Ages: 18+

other options: Opening night at The Joy Theater featuring Irma Thomas and Lance Ellis, Soul Rebels Brass Band @ Le Bon Temps Roule

Friday, December 30th

Galactic featuring Corey Glover & Corey Henry + Mannie Fresh
Doors: 9pm || Show: 10pm
Tickets: $31 advance, $15 door
Ages: 18+

other options: @ , + New Orleans Suspects @ The Howlin’ Wolf

Saturday, December 31st

Aquarium Drunkard and WTUL present Black Lips with Jean-Eric plus KG Accidental
Doors: 9pm
Tickets: $25
Ages: 18+

other options: funky METERS @ Tipitina’s French Quarter, with Anders Osborne + Eric Lindell Trio @ Tipitina’s Uptown (SOLD OUT), Dr. John and the Lower 911 @ House of Blues, + Earphunk @ Maple Leaf Bar, Big Sam’s Funky Nation + Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers @ The Joy Theater, + Rebirth Brass Band @ The Howlin’ Wolf

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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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