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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

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The first of three big Carnival weekends awaits on the other side of this week and the local live music calendar provides ample reasons to celebrate this weekend. To enter the contest for a chance to win a pair of tix to attend Naughty Professor and Friends 4th Annual Krewe Du Vieux after party, enter here.

Be sure to check the NOLA Live Music Letter FB page, and, as always, for a more comprehensive concert listing, visit WWOZ's Livewire.


NEW MUSIC:
NPR First Listen: Sinkane Life and Livin' It
Best of 2017
Run The Jewels Tiny Desk Concert


THIS WEEK

The Funky Knuckles at Gasa Gasa (2/6)
The Coathangers at Siberia (2/7)
MainLine at Hi Ho Lounge (2/8)
Yakamein at Maple Leaf Bar (2/9)
Aurora Nealand and Royal Roses at Carver Theater (2/8)
Free Agents Brass Band at Carver Theater (2/9)
The Soul Rebels at Le Bon Temps Roule (2/9)
Johnny Vidacovich, George Porter Jr. and Eric "Benny" Bloom (2/9)
Billy Joel at Smoothie King Center (2/10)
Lost Bayou Ramblers & Maggie Koerner at Tipitina's (2/10)
Vox and the Hound at Gasa Gasa (2/10)
DJ Jubilee at Southport Music Hall (2/10)
Naughty Professor and Friends at Blue Nile (2/11)
Glen David Andrews at The Little Gem Saloon (2/11)
Nigel Hall Band at The Maple Leaf Bar (2/11)
Ceschi at House of Blues (2/12)

MARDI GRAS 2017 

Foundation of Funk with Zigaboo Modeliste & George Porter Jr. plus special guests Anders Osborne and Jon Cleary at Tipitina's (2/24)

Galactic at Tipitina's Uptown (2/25)

Rebirth Brass Band with Big Sam's Funky Nation at Howlin' Wolf (2/25)

SKisM with Trampa and TrollPhace at Republic New Orleans (2/26)

LEON with Jacob Banks at Gasa Gasa (2/26)

Dumpstaphunk at Howlin' Wolf (2/26)

The Soul Rebels at Le Bon Temps Roule (2/26)

Galactic at Tipitina's Uptown (2/27)

Mystikal, Juvenile and Kidd Love at Republic New Orleans (2/27)

Big Sam's Funky Nation at Howlin' Wolf (2/27)

The New Orleans Suspects at The Maple Leaf Bar (2/27)