Saturday, December 19, 2009

Akron/Family - One Eyed Jacks - February 21, 2010

Akron/Family will bring their transcendent, engaging live show to the Southern United States this February. Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free, the band's 2009 LP triumph, continues to be Akron/Family's bold new chapter in their always-evolving and ethralling sound.

Akron/Family's live spirit is best described by Time Out New York:

This "everyone’s invited" attitude is the crux of Akron/Family's performance philosophy, and it seems to work; word-of-mouth enthusiasm about its live show builds like a grassroots movement. Auxiliary brass, audience-participation percussion, the occasional impromptu parade into the street, all while managing to play the songs that fans want to hear – small wonder these shows are some of the only occasions when you can literally witness 200 New Yorkers smiling in unison.

All dates are with Warpaint:

2/17/2010 Greensboro, NC – Artiska Cafe
2/18/2010 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
2/19/2010 Orlando, FL – Back Booth
2/20/2010 Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder
2/21/2010 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks (TicketWeb)
2/23/2010 Houston, TX – Walter's on Washington
2/24/2010 Austin, TX – The Parish
2/25/2010 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
2/26/2010 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone
2/27/2010 Nashville, TN – Exit / In
2/28/2010 Knoxville, TN – Pilot Light

[Akron/Family] delivers a style-hopping live show rich with improvisation and an exhuberant, communal spirit. – LA Times

The songs have grooves and set pieces like inlaid jewels…the band's musicianship has caught up with its ideas. – The New York Times

Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free truly lives up to its title by being both gloriously unhinged and joyously unrestrainted…music made with imagination really let off the leash. Long may they roam untamed. – BBC

Midlake - Spanish Moon - Baton Rouge, LA - January 5, 2010

Midlake, the acclaimed pastoral Indie-rockers whose song "Roscoe" was recently named "one of the top 100 songs of the decade" by Rolling Stone, will launch their eagerly awaited 2010 headlining tour January 5th. The band's first tour since 2007 is in support of its forthcoming album, 'The Courage of Others' (out Feb. 2 on Bella Union), which Spin and Stereogum have both picked as one of the most anticipated albums of 2010.

Since coming off the road in 2007, Midlake devoted over two years to writing and recording the new album, their first since their 2006 indie hit 'The Trials of Van Occupanther.' The band includes singer and primary songwriter Tim Smith, bassist Paul Alexander, drummer McKenzie Smith, and guitarists Eric Pulido and Eric Nichelson.

The tour culminates with an appearance at SXSW, Midlake's first in three years, marking a return to the festival that launched their 2006 breakout.

Midlake U.S./Canada Tour:

JAN 05 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon - TicketWeb
JAN 06 - Tallahassee, FL @ The Engine Room
JAN 07 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
JAN 08 - St. Augustine, FL @ Café Eleven
JAN 09 - Mt. Pleasant, SC @ Village Tavern
JAN 10 - Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle
JAN 11 - Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Café
JAN 12 - Little Rock, AR @ The Rev Room
MAR 01 - Tucson, AZ @ Plush
MAR 02 - Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
MAR 03 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
MAR 04 - San Francisco, CA @ The Great American Music Hall
MAR 05 - Arcata, CA @ The Van Duzer Theatre
MAR 06 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
MAR 07 - Bellingham, WA @ The Nightlight
MAR 08 - Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret
MAR 10 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
MAR 11 - Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater
MAR 12 - Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Saloon

Friday, December 18, 2009

Video Games Live - UNO Lakefront Arena - February 5, 2010

Video Games Live is an immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will perform along with exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, solo performers, electronic percussionists, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive entertainment experience!

PBS will be filming this concert for an event to be aired in the summer of 2010!

Advance tickets: Ticketmaster

This is a concert event put on by the video game industry to help encourage and support the culture and art that video games have become. Video Games Live bridges a gap for entertainment by exposing new generations of music lovers and fans to the symphonic orchestral experience while also providing a completely new and unique experience for families and/or non-gamers. The show is heralded and enjoyed by the entire family. It's the power & emotion of a symphony orchestra mixed with the excitement and energy of a rock concert and the technology and interactivity of a video game all completely synchronized to amazing cutting edge video screen visuals, state-of-the-art lighting and special on-stage interactive segments with the audience.

If you or someone you know is into video games you won't want to miss this highly acclaimed one-of-a-kind concert experience. Or maybe you are looking for something cultural and exciting that the whole family will enjoy? Video Games Live is not just a concert, but a celebration of the entire video game industry that people of all ages will adore.

Asylum Street Spankers - One Eyed Jacks - January 17, 2010

Asylum Street Spankers -- Salvation and Sin Tour

This all new show brings both sides of the Spankers to the stage: the badass picking and singing side of the band is central to the first half of the show featuring stomping gospel music from the new album; the second half explores the Spankers, um, shall we say, wilder side, with new songs about some of our favorite pastimes. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge. Say no more - this is a must see tour!

Advance tickets: TicketWeb

One Eyed Jacks
615 Toulouse Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Weekly On Sale Alerts

Tickets On Sale This Week:

- DJ Kid Capri (House of Blues)
- Gravity A / Flowtribe (The Parish)
- The Chilluns (Tipitina's)
- John Scofield's Piety Street Band (Tipitina's)
- Asylum Street Spankers (One Eyed Jacks)
- Jerry Joseph (Blue Nile)
- The Sword / Woodgrain (One Eyed Jacks)
- Jamey Johnson (The Sugar Mill)
- Video Games Live (UNO Lakefront Arena)
- Keb' Mo' (House of Blues)
- Indigo Girls (Tipitina's)
- Attack Attack! / Breathe Carolina / Bury Tomorrow / I See Stars / Asking Alexandria (House of Blues)
- New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
- Carrie Underwood (UNO Lakefront Arena)

Out of Town Concerts & Events On Sale This Week

- Montgomery Gentry (Biloxi)
- Grand Funk Railroad (Biloxi)
- Casting Crowns (Baton Rouge)
- Howie Mandel (Biloxi)

Other Events

- "Wicked" at Mahalia Jackson Theater (presale password available)

Hot Tickets

- Lady Gaga (UNO Lakefront Arena)
- Lil Wayne (New Orleans Arena & Lafayette Cajundome)
- New Years Eve with Galactic (Tipitina's)
- Willie Nelson (House of Blues)
- Yes (House of Blues)
- Jay-Z (New Orleans Arena)
- George Strait / Reba McEntire / Lee Ann Womack (New Orleans Arena)
- Eric Clapton / Roger Daltrey (New Orleans Arena)
- John Mayer (New Orleans Arena)


Get details and more listings @ NOLA Concert Line


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Line-up

April 23 - 25 and April 29 - May 2, 2010

Artist line-up announced!

2010 Jazz Fest will feature Aretha Franklin, Pearl Jam, Allman Brothers Band, Levon Helm, My Morning Jacket, Widespread Panic, The Black Crowes, Van Morrison, B.B. King, Jeff Beck, The Dead Weather, Elvis Costello, Gov't Mule, The Neville Brothers, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Dr. John, Funky Meters, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Juvenile, and many more.

See full artist list here.

Jazz Fest tickets now on sale at


Monday, December 14, 2009

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival / April 23 - 25 and April 29 - May 2, 2010

See Ticketmaster for details and more info. Prelim artist line-up to follow!

Carrie Underwood - UNO Lakefront Arena - May 7, 2010

"Play On" Tour includes stops in New Orleans (May 7) and Lafayette (May 8)

Carrie Underwood is happy to announce performances across North America as her new headline 2010 tour launches next spring. The "Play On Tour," hydrated by vitaminwater®, will kick off March 11, 2010 with special guests Craig Morgan and Sons of Sylvia. The first leg of 45 shows runs through May 30 with tickets for all shows going on sale starting Friday, December 18.

"I am getting so excited about next year as we are currently working through all the big plans for the tour," says Underwood. "I cannot wait to perform new music and see familiar faces across the U.S. and Canada."

Underwood spent this past year writing and recording for her new album PLAY ON and performed a few select concerts. Her previous tour, 2008's highly successful "Carnival Ride Tour" wrapped after 137 shows with 1.2 million fans in attendance.

See Ticketmaster for tour dates and tickets.


Big Sam's Holiday Jam - Blue Nile - December 25, 2009

Big Sam's Holiday Jam featuring Big Sam Williams with Jonathan Batiste, Donald Harrison, Terence Higgins, Calvin Turner & other special guests

Be sure not to miss the concert of the season as Big Sam hosts the biggest funkdown in town at the Blue Nile!

Friday, December 25th "Big Sam" Williams, trombonist extraordinaire and frontman of Big Sam's Funky Nation, will be joined by some of his musical friends for a very special Holiday Jam. Among Sam's guests the young piano virtuoso Jonathan Batiste, "The King of Nouveau Swing" saxophonist Donald Harrison, internationally renowned drummer of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band Terence Higgins, and Calvin Turner bassist for the Marc Broussard Band. There's no telling who else might stop by!

Don't miss this rare and incredible combination of musical talents at Blue Nile Friday, December 25th!

What: Big Sam's Holiday Jam
Who: Big Sam Williams with Donald Harrison, Jonathan Batiste, Terence Higgins, Calvin Turner & other special guests
When: December 25th
Where: Blue Nile - 532 Frenchmen Street

- Smoke Free Show -

Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk & Papa Grows Funk - Howlin' Wolf - December 31, 2009

Once a year we say goodbye to the past year and welcome the next, and on Thursday, December 31st Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk and Papa Grows Funk will bring in the New Year! Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, which started as a side project in 2003 has become regarded as the future of New Orleans funk. With a direct lineage to The Meters and The Neville Brothers, combined with members who have shared the stage with Dave Matthews, Trey Anastasio, Etta James and Harry Connick Jr. (just to name a few), Dumpstaphunk is a recipe for creating a new standard for an entire genre. Dumpstaphunk is a unique music moster which has grown from the grooves of Ivan Neville (vocals, organ), Tony Hall (bass, guitar, vocals), Nick Daniels (bass, vocals), Ian Neville (guitar), and Raymond Weber (drums, vocals). Also performing New Year's Eve, another of New Orleans funk favorite, Papa Grows Funk! The all-star lineup features New Orleans' finest musicians and funkiest characters, all of whom have deep roots in New Orleans music. Anchored around the slinky Hammond B3 grooves of band leader John Gros (George Porter, Jr. and Runnin' Pardners) is internationally renowned June Yamagishi (Wild Magnolias) on guitar, Marc Pero (Smilin’ Myron) on bass, Jason Mingledorff (Galactic) on saxophone and Jeffery "Jellybean" Alexander (Jon Cleary). Whether you're an optimist that wants to stay up until midnight to see the New Year in or a pessimist that wants to make sure the old year leaves, come down to The Howlin' Wolf to phunk it out!

When: December 31, 2009
Where: The Howlin' Wolf
907 South Peters
New Orleans, LA 70130
Tickets: $70 (admission includes open premium bar & food)
Time: 10pm

Five Finger Death Punch - New Orleans House of Blues - January 30, 2010

Five Finger Death Punch have announced their Winter 2010 US headlining tour with a unique twist: the first 100 women to line up at each show will get in absolutely free. 5FDP's Five Finger Discount Tour will run January 21 through February 20, 2010 with special guests Shadows Fall, Throwdown, and 2Cents.

5FDP's new album War Is the Answer debuted at #7 on the Billboard charts this fall, marking the band's highest chart position to date. Along with the fact that the album is already over 120,000 units sold and growing, this fall's Shock And Raw Tour was one of the most successful hard rock tours of the season. 5FDP plan to replicate that success, keeping the critically acclaimed Shadows Fall and exciting newcomers 2Cents on the bill, while adding one of metal's most exciting melodic bands, Throwdown, into the mix.


1/21 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
1/22 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
1/23 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
1/24 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
1/26 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
1/27 McAllen, TX @ McAllen Convention Center
1/29 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
1/30 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues (Ticketmaster)
1/31 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
2/2 Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
2/3 Greenville, SC @ Handle Bar **First 50 Ladies get in free ONLY
2/5 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
2/6 Worcester, MA @ Palladium
2/8 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
2/9 TBA
2/11 Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
2/12 Flint, MI @ Machine Shop*
2/13 Dayton, OH @ McGuffy's House of Rock*
2/14 St. Louis, MO @ Pop's
2/16 Rapid City, SD @ Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
2/17 Billings, MT @ Shrine Auditorium
2/19 Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
2/20 Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
2/21 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

* "First 100 Ladies in Free" promotion NOT valid in these select markets

STS9 - New Orleans House of Blues - March 7, 2010

Live performance is the domain for which STS9 is well known for mastering. Consistently ranking in Pollstar’s Top 50 Pulse Chart for American touring acts, touring continues through 2009 and into the New Year. The current list of STS9 tour dates is as follows:

December 29 June Swaner Gates Concert Hall Denver CO
December 30 Wells Fargo Theatre Denver CO
December 31 Wells Fargo Theatre Denver CO

January 2 Revolution Live Ft. Lauderdale FL
January 3-8 Jam Cruise

February 11 House of Blues San Diego CA
February 12 Wiltern Theatre Los Angeles CA
February 13 Fox Theatre Oakland CA
February 14 Grand Sierra Ballroom Reno NV
February 18-19 Crystal Ballroom Portland OR
February 20-21 Showbox (Market) Seattle WA
February 22 Wilma Theatre Missoula MT
February 25 The Depot Salt Lake City UT
February 26 House of Blues Las Vegas NV
February 27 Marquee Theater Tempe AZ
February 28 Rialto Theatre Tucson AZ

March 3 George's Majestic Fayetteville AR
March 4 The Lyric Theatre Oxford MS
March 5 Cains Ballroom Tulsa OK
March 6 House of Blues Dallas TX
March 7 House of Blues New Orleans LA (Ticketmaster)
March 10 The Music Farm Charleston SC
March 11 Amos' Southend Charlotte NC
March 12 The Norva Norfolk VA
March 13-14 9:30 Club Washington DC
March 17 Mr. Small's Theatre Pittsburgh PA
March 18 Madison Theatre Covington KY
March 19-20 The Pageant St. Louis MO

Giving back to the communities they visit has always been a priority for STS9. For over a decade the band has rallied their community of fans around important causes, and to date has donated nearly $250,000.00 to a variety of causes including Rock Against Cancer, Make It Right Foundation, Yellow Ribbon Fund, Conscious Alliance, Global Education Fund, New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity, Mariposa's Art, Headcount, Samaritan House, and others. For 2009, 100% of STS9's charity work benefits the Make It Right Foundation, including the release of Peaceblaster: The New Orleans Make It Right Remixes in June of this year. The album - of which 100% of the profits go to benefit Make It Right - features 30 artists including Pretty Lights, The Glitch Mob, Count Bass D, Richard Devine, Eskmo, Alex B., Ronald Jenkees and many others remixing original material from STS9's 2008 release Peaceblaster. Along with the sale of this release, and per ticket fees to shows that happened since the beginning of 2009 the band is happy to report they are nearing the $100,000 mark by the end of 2009 after less than a year of intention on this project.

Eric Clapton and Roger Daltrey - New Orleans Arena - March 6, 2010

On the heels of two major U.S. Grammy nominations for his CD release with Steve Winwood last year, Eric Clapton has announced a series of North American solo shows. The tour will begin on February 25 in Pittsburgh, PA and will travel to 11 U.S. cities and feature a very special guest, Roger Daltrey to kick off the show.

In recent years, Clapton has done some of his most innovative and collaborative work, pairing with iconic artists such as Steve Winwood, Jeff Beck and JJ Cale for concert and CD projects. Recent concert set lists have seen a variety of Clapton music featuring some of his biggest solo hits alongside classic Derek and The Dominos and Blind Faith songs. The band will consist of Steve Gadd on drums, Willie Weeks on bass, Chris Stainton and Walt Richmond on keyboards, and Michelle John and Sharon White as backing vocalists,


Thu, February 25 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mellon Arena
Sat, February 27 - Nashville, TN - Sommett Center
Sun, February 28 - Birmingham, AL - Birmingham Jefferson
Tue, March 2 - Tulsa, OK - BOK
Wed, March 3 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
Fri, March 5 - Memphis, TN - FedEx Forum
Sat, March 6 - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena (Ticketmaster)
Mon, March 8 - Raleigh, NC - RBC Center
Tue, March 9 - Atlanta, GA - Gwinnett Center
Thu, March 11 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Bank Atlantic Center
Sat, March 13 - Orlando, FL - Amway Arena