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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

George Porter Jr. plays at The Maple Leaf this week (photo courtesy of: Wiki Commons)

I've got a couple of tix to give away for Sunday's Tour de Fat party with Corey Harper and Colin Lake down at the Joy and you can enter for a chance to win here.

It's another fairly slow week, but JEFF The Brotherhood tomorrow night at Gasa should be a rockin' midweek show and there were a number of big announcements for fall shows last week: Arcade Fire, The Shins, Thundercat, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and Vagabon all got added to the fall docket recently.


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 and a 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. Here is what you have for the music line-up this week and next:

The Bacon Brothers at The Joy Theater (6/5)
Jared & The Mill with The Rocketboys at Gasa Gasa (6/5)
George Porter Jr. Trio at The Maple Leaf Bar (6/5)
JEFF The Brotherhood at Gasa Gasa (6/6)
Tony Hall at Maple Leaf Bar (6/7 - Every Wednesday in June)
Flux Pavilion with Kayzo at Republic New Orleans (6/7)
Muse with 30 Seconds to Mars and Pvris at Champions Square (6/8)
Journey with Asia at Smoothie King Center (6/9)
Arbitrary at Gasa Gasa (6/9)
Johnny No at Le Bon Temps Roule (6/10)
Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes at The Maple Leaf Bar (6/10)
Miike Snow with Klangstof at Republic New Orleans (6/13)
Third Eye Blind with Silversun Pickups and Ocean Park Standoff at Bold Sphere at Champions Square (6/13)
Tony Hall at The Maple Leaf Bar (6/14)
Girlpool at Republic NOLA (6/15)
Juvenile at Southport Music Hall (6/16)
Deacon John and the Ivories at Tipitina's Uptown (6/17)
Aldous Harding at Gasa Gasa (6/17)
Steve Gunn with Lee Ranaldo and Meg Baird at Gasa Gasa (6/18)
TWRP at House of Blues (6/18)
Jake Shimabukuro at House of Blues (6/21)
Tony Hall at The Maple Leaf Bar (6/21)
Gaynielle Neville with Noisewater at Three Keys at Ace Hotel (6/22)
Body of Light with Black Marble at Gasa Gasa (6/22)
Boston at Saenger Theatre (6/27)
Mystikal at House of Blues (6/30)