‘Jesus Christ Superstar’
Tulane’s Summer Lyric Theater concludes its season with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s popular rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar”. This is the first full-scale indoor theatrical production in New Orleans since the pandemic shutdowns began, and it features a 35-member cast singing tunes including “Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How. love him ”and“ Gethsemene ”. The show will run at 7:30 p.m. Thursday July 15 through Saturday July 17 and 2 p.m. Sunday July 18 and July 22-25 at Tulane’s Dixon Hall. Find tickets on liberalarts.tulane.edu/summer-lyric-theatre.
“The wheel of heaven”
Joe Bodon is the local king of low budget sci-fi and horror mashups, such as “Sister Tempest”. He presents his short film “The Blood of the Dinosaurs” at a fundraiser for his next book, “The Wheel of Heaven”, which is inspired by “The Twilight Zone”, “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls” and 1960s science fiction. movies. The 1960s-themed event features live music, characters from the film, a question-and-answer session with Badon, a cash bar, a food truck and more. Dance dress from the 1960s is encouraged. At 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 14 at the Pearl Lounge in Bywater. $ 10 tickets on Eventbrite.
Little Freddie King turns 18!
The King of the Gut Bucket Blues and owner of the coolest sock collection you’ve ever seen is celebrating the bit ONE HIGHT this month! Or maybe it’s EIGHT AND ONE. It’s hard to say with Freddie. Either way, he’ll be celebrating another successful spin around the sun at BJ’s in the Bywater, his longtime hangout and the home of the unofficial Little Freddie King fan club. At BJ’s at 7 p.m. on Friday July 16. $ 10 coverage.
Weather Warlock Sunset Trio
Climate change and extreme weather events can be disruptive, but they can be exciting stimulants for Quintron Weather Warlock. The device converts the weather readings into background music. This performance by the Weather Warlock Sunset Trio features Quintron on electronics and percussion, guitarist Kunal Prakash and drummer Aaron Hill. At 7 p.m. on Sunday July 18, at The Broadside.
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Sheer terror records presents the annual festival of punk and horror. Events open Thursday in Santos with Moose Jackson, The Bills and Killer Hearts as well as a Dark Art Market, an upstairs DJ and more. Friday presents Fat Stupid Ugly People, The Chodes, Forsaken Profits and more at Parisite Skate Park. On Saturday nights there are plenty of bands in three venues on St. Bernard Avenue, including The Split Lips and Before I Hang at Poor Boys, Die Rotzz and Headwoundz at Sidney’s Saloon and Space Cadaver and Hanged Man at The Goat. Dummy Dumpster, The Unnaturals and more perform at the Portside Lounge on Sunday. Visit facebook.com/creepyfest for the full schedule and details.
‘Cannot be faded’
The Stooges Brass Band has been playing second groups and stages since 1996 and has been a part of the careers of many New Orleans musicians – Trombone Shorty and Big Sam Williams were the first members. Now the band members are published authors: Stooges Brass Band has collaborated with musician and ethnomusicologist Kyle DeCoste for “Can’t Be Faded: Twenty Years in the New Orleans Brass Band Game. “ The book, which came out last August, uses five years of interviewing and writing to tell the story of the Stooges and provide insight into the New Orleans music community. Garden District Book Shop is hosting a “Can’t Be Faded” celebration event at 6 pm on Thursday, July 15 at The Rink on Prytania Street. DeCoste and conductor Walter Ramsey will speak about the book and the Stooges Brass Band will perform. Tickets cost $ 33 on eventbrite.com and include a copy of the book.
Earlier this year, Prime Example, the North Broad Street jazz club and black-owned neighborhood establishment, closed. Longtime owner Julius Kimbrough Sr. told Gambit at the time that the uncertainty of the pandemic and when the business could reopen led to his decision to shut down. Today, jazz composer and pianist Jesse McBride pays homage to the club and its commitment to showcasing promising contemporary musicians with a series of monthly concerts at the New Orleans Jazz Museum. The next edition of “Prime Example of Excellence in Music” will take place on Thursday, July 15 and feature McBride on piano with trumpeter Emily Mikesell, bassist Amina Scott and drummer Thomas Glass. The performance is free and can be viewed from the museum courtyard or online on facebook.com/nolajazzmusuem/live.
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Anne Elise Hastings
The singer-songwriter from Virginia sings slow, folk songs with a slight twang, supported by the group Her Revolving Cast of Characters in Gasa Gasa, which reopened under new ownership in February. The band plans to release a new album later this year, and they’ll take the stage at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 16. Tickets cost $ 10. on ticketweb.com, and a link can be found on the place’s Facebook page.
The night of the 80s
WWL radio host Scott “Scoot” Paisant celebrates 50 years in broadcasting when Generations Hall reopens. The event is themed on the night of the 80s, with decade-long hits performed by DJs WIXX and Shane Love. Doors open at 8 p.m. on Saturday July 17. Find tickets on eventbrite.com.
The Louisiana Colombian Association is hosting the festival celebrating Colombian culture and traditions at the Broadside on Saturday, July 17. Colombian champeta band Tribu Baharu and local artists Fermin Ceballos and Darwin Da Vinci will perform. The festival, which features food and art, begins at 3 p.m. Tickets are $ 20 in advance and $ 25 at the door. For more information, visit broadsidenola.com.