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Nola Live Music Letter: August

Poolside's latest LP, Heat. Listen here.

Greetings folks,

Hope your month of July has been great thus far. These letters will return with greater frequency as we get a little closer to fall, but for the time being, they'll arrive every 2-3 weeks. I've updated the concert and new releases calendars below and added some new music recs.

Also, the big announcement just came in that Modest Mouse returns to NOLA on Monday, September 11th for a show at the Civic! Here are some details regarding the on-sale:

7PM DOORS // 8PM SHOW // ALL AGES

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.

AUGUST
Nite Jewel with Geneva Jacuzzi and Harriet Brown at Gasa Gasa (8/1)
Incubus, Jimmy Eat World and Judah and the Lion at Champions Square (8/2)
2 Chainz at The Joy Theater (8/3)
Crystal Garden with Boyd Tinsley at One Eyed Jacks (8/3)
Adam Torres with Julie Odell at Gasa Gasa (8/3)
James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt at Smoothie King Center (8/3)
311 with New Politics and Passafire at Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square (8/4)
Tipitina's Foundation Free Fridays Concert Series feat. IKO Allstars + Daria & the hip Drops at Tipitina's (8/4)
Wanda Jackson + Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue + Shawn Williams at Tipitina's (8/5)
Ashlin Parker's Trumpet Mafia with Max Moran's Neospectric at Three Keys - Ace Hotel (FREE - 8/5)
Sweet Crude at Gasa Gasa (TWO NIGHTS - 8/4 & 8/5)
Waxahatchee with Palehound and Outer Spaces (8/7)
John Mayer with The Night Game at Smoothie King Center (8/9)
Tipitina's Foundation Free Fridays Concert Series feat. Gravity A + N'awlins Johnnys at Tipitina's (8/11)
Lil Yachty at The Joy Theater (8/13)
Brick + Mortar at Gasa Gasa (8/16)
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony with Amanda Ducorbier at Tipitina's (8/17)
Lost Bayou Ramblers with Motel Radio at Tipitina's (8/19)
Musiq Soulchild at Saenger Theatre (8/19)
Tower of Power at House of Blues (8/20)
Royal Teeth at Tipitina's (8/24)
Tipitina's Foundation Free Fridays Concert Series feat. John "Papa" Gros Band + Sexual Thunder at Tipitina's (8/25)
The New Orleans Suspects at The Maple Leaf Bar (8/26)
Social Distortion with Jade Jackson at House of Blues (8/30)
NOTABLE UPCOMING NEW RELEASES

August 4
Randy Newman - Dark Matter
Mystery Skulls - One of Us

August 11
David Rawlings - Poor David's Almanack
Frankie Rose - Cage Tropical

August 18
Grizzly Bear - Painted Ruins 
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Tell The Devil I'm Gettin' There As Fast As I Can

August 25
Gogol Bordello - Seekers and Finders
Oh Sees - Orc
The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
Queens of the Stone Age - Villains
Liars - TFCF
The Fresh & Onlys - Wolf Lie Down
Iron & Wine - Beast Epic