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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
Hey folks, been a minute since the last email but I've added a ton of new shows, album releases, music recs, etc to the space below. Enjoy and have a long and happy Fourth / Essence Fest weekend.

I'm working on a more nationally-focused concept similar to this, delivered quarterly. If you'd like to sign up for that, you can do so here: http://eepurl.com/cO0qpv

Check out my summer "Humid Ciddity" playlist (music for floating in pools) here, a Best of 2017 collection, some music recs and the refreshed concert calendar below.For a more comprehensive local listing of concerts, check out WWOZ's Livewire. Have a great week.

Let the words be yours, I'm done with mine.


MUSIC RECS

Five albums I can't get enough of recently:

This week in music: 

Boston at Saenger Theatre (6/27)
Tony Hall at Maple Leaf Bar (6/28)
Noisewater at Hi Ho Lounge (6/29)
The Hitchhiker at Gasa Gasa (6/29)
The Trio featuring Johnny Vidacovich, June Yamagashi and Special Guest (6/29)
Mystikal at House of Blues (6/30)
The Fuzz featuring Steve Junot, Todd Adams, Corey Duplechin and Tab Benoit: A Tribute to the Police at Maple Leaf Bar (6/30)
Maggie Koerner & Travers Geoffray + Cha Wa at Tipitina's  (6/30)
Big Freedia and Tank & the Bangas at Tipitina's (7/1)
The Soul Rebels at Blue Nile (7/1)

ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL AT MERCEDEZ BENZ SUPERDOME - 6/29, 6/30, 7/1 & 7/2

Next week in music:

George Porter Jr. Trio at Maple Leaf Bar (7/3)
Rebirth Brass Band at Maple Leaf Bar (7/4)
Organized Crime at Maple Leaf Bar (7/5)
Erica Falls at Maple Leaf Bar (7/7)
Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires at Gasa Gasa (7/8)
Cyril Neville's Swamp Funk at Tipitina's Uptown (7/8)

FEATURED PICK: Roger Waters at Smoothie King Center (7/8)
JUST ANNOUNCED: Steelism at Chickie Wah Wah (7/7 & 7/8)
Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires at Gasa Gasa (7/8)
Rooney with Run River North at Gasa Gasa (7/15)
Busdriver at Gasa Gasa (7/16)
Palm with Palberta at Gasa Gasa (7/21)
Displace with Eminence Ensemble at Howlin Wolf Den (7/31)