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Lundi

June 26th

Pizza For Pitbulls

Reginelli’s, 11AM

Eat pizza to help dogs, really. Benefitting the Love A Pitbull Foundation

 

Justin Molaison

Chickie Wah Wah, 5:30PM

Happy hour tunes

 

Let’s Get Quizzical

Port Orleans Brewing Co., 6:30PM

Food, drinks, trivia

 

Salves + Infused Oils Workshop

Rosalie Apothecary, 7PM

Last class of the Heart of Herbal Medicine Series 

 

Choral Festival

St. Louis Cathedral, 7:30PM

Presented by the N.O. Children’s Choir

 

Breathe LOVE Yoga

Revolution Fitness, 7:30PM

Hatha Yoga Basics

 

Little Tybee + Cliff Hines + Friends

Hi Ho, 8PM

Elements of folk, jazz, psych, and bossa

 

Mondays with Tasche

Mags, 8PM

Vintage soul and modern blues

 

Charlie Gabriel & Friends

Preservation Hall, 8PM

Joined by Taslimah P. Bey, Djallo Djakate, Marion Hayden

 

A Motown Monday

Circle Bar, 9:30PM

With DJ Shane Love

 

Monday Music Therapy

Lucky’s, 10PM

With CSE & Natasha Sanchez

 

MARDI

June 27th

Movie Screening

Broad Theater, 5:30PM

An intimate screening of America Divided

 

Book Signing

Garden District Book Shop, 6PM

Appearences by Courtney + J.P. Sloan

 

Movie Screening

Café Istanbul, 6:30PM

Trapped: A story of women + healthcare

 

Song Writer Sessions

Foundation Room, 7PM

Supporting NOLA’s songwriting community

 

MORBID ANGEL + Suffocation

House of Blues, 7PM

With support by Withered

 

Astrology | Transits

School for Esoteric Arts, 7PM

A lecture on reading transits in natal charts

 

Boston

Saenger Theatre, 8PM

Get ready for a giant sing along

 

Blato Zlato + Toonces

Siberia, 8PM

Balkan tunes + art-rock

 

Progression

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Static Masks, Shame, Annette Peacock Tribute

 

MERCREDI

June 28th

Noontime Talk

NOMA, 12PM

Jim Steg: New Work, with Curator Russell Lord

 

Books Beer & Bookworm Babble

Urban South Brewery, 5PM

A fundraiser for Friends of New Orleans

 

Local Intro to Oils

Monkey Monkey, 6PM

Get the 411 on essential oils

 

Rye Tasting

Grande Krewe, 6PM

A flight of rye

 

Stick To Your Guns

Republic, 6PM

With support by Hawthorne Heights

 

Free Yogalates

The Mint, 6:30PM

Part of Wine Down Wednesdays

 

WNOE Summer Jam

House of Blues, 7PM

Jerrod Neimann with Michael Ray and more

 

Comedy Gold

House of Blues, 7PM

Stand up comedy from the Big Easy

 

Corks & Colors

NOLA Yoga Loft, 7:30PM

Let the paints and wine flow

 

Weird Wednesday’s

Bar Redux, 9PM

The Extra Terrestrial Edition

 

Mighty Brother

Saturn Bar, 10PM

With Grace Pettis

JEUDI

June 29th

Essence Festival

Superdome, 10AM

All your favorites in one place

 

Talkin’ Jazz

Jazz Museum, 2PM

With Tom Saunders

 

Ogden After Hours

The Ogden, 6PM

Featuring Andrew Duhon

 

Movie Screening

Carver Theater, 6PM

FunkJazz Kafé: Diary Of A Decade 

 

Bleed On

Glitter Box, 6PM

Fundraising for We Are #HappyPeriod, powered by Refinery29

 

Book Signing

TREO, 7PM

SHOT by Kathy Shorr

 

BYO #Scored

Music Box Village, 730

Presenting “Where I’m From”

 

JD Hill & The Jammers

Bar Redux, 8PM

Get ready to jam

 

Henry & The Invisibles

Hi Ho, 9PM

With support by Noisewater

 

Soundbytes Fest Edition

Three Keys, 9PM

With PJ Morton + Friends

 

Trance Farmers

Dragon’s Den, 10PM

Support by Yung vul

 

Push Push

Banks St Bar, 10PM

With Rathbone + Raspy

 

VENDREDI

June 30th

Electric Girls Demo Day

Monroe Hall at Loyola, 1:30PM

Check out the newest inventions

 

Field to Table Time

NOPL Youth Services, 2PM

Learn how growing + cooking = saving the world

 

Dinner & A ZOOvie

Audubon Park, 6PM

A showing of Trolls

 

Movie Night in The Garden

Hollygrove Market, 7PM

A showing of Sister Act

 

Songwriter Night

Mags, 9PM

Ft. Shannon Jae, Una Walkenhorst, Rory Sullivan

 

Alligator ChompChomp

The Circle Bar, 9:30PM

Ft. DJ Pasta and Matty N Mitch

 

Free Music Friday

Fulton Ally, 10PM

Featuring DJ Chris Jones

 

Spektrum

Techno Club, 10PM

Ft. CHKLTE + residents

 

The Longitude Event

Café Istanbul, 10PM

Presented by Urban Push Movement

 

Foundation Free Fridays

Tips, 10PM

Ft. Maggie Koerner & Travers Geoffray + Cha Wa

 

Gimme A Reason

Poor Boys Bar, 11PM

Ft. Tristan Dufrene + Bouffant Bouffant

 

SAMEDI

July 1st

SLOSHBALL

The Fly, 12PM

Hosted by Prytania Bar

 

Organic Bug Management

Hollygrove Market, 1PM

Learn about pests + organic management

 

Mystic Market

Rare Form NOLA, 2PM

Author talk, live music, art and more

 

Girls Rock New Orleans

Primary-Colton, 2:30PM

The official camper showcase

 

Serious Thing A Go Happen

Ace Hotel, 4PM

Exhibit viewing, artist talk, and after-sounds

 

Art NO(w)

Claire Elizabeth Gallery, 5PM

An eye popping opening reception

 

Antoine Diel Trio

Three Muses, 6PM

With Josh Paxton + Scott Johnson

 

CAIN Ressurection

Southport Music Hall, 9PM

Support by Overtone plus Akadia

 

Grits & Biscuits

House of Blues, 10PM

A Dirty South set

 

Jason Neville Band

BMC, 11PM

With Friends for Essence Fest

DIMANCHE

July 2nd

The Greatest Show On Earth

Prytania Theater, 10AM

Dramatic lives within a circus

 

THINK DEEP

The Drifter Hotel, 2PM

Ft. RYE, Lleauna, Tristen Dufrane

 

Night Market

Secondline Arts, 6PM

With Erica Lee

 

The Story of Stories

Académie Gnostique, 7PM

Learn about the practical magic of fairy tales

 

Silencio

One Eyed Jacks, 8PM

A tribute to David Lynch

 

Alex Bosworth

Bar Redux, 9PM

With Diako Diakoff

 

Church*

The Dragons’s Den, 10PM

SHANOOK, RUS, KIDD LOVE, ZANDER

 

International Flag Party

Howlin Wolf, 11:30PM

The hottest dance party of the year

 

New Creations Brass Band

Maple Leaf, 12AM

A special closing performance

 

Helen Gillet

Music Playlist Series



Hola Nola, and hola local cello whiz, Helen Gillet.

 

Ms. Gillet was raised in Belgium, Singapore and the heartland of America before coming to New Orleans. Fresh off a new CD release (Running of the Bells), Gillet has taken her cello, loop pedal, and vocals to Europe for a two month summer tour. If you missed her final gig on New Orleans soil at the Blue Nile last week, don’t fret. She’ll be back soon. And you won't be the only one to miss her. Like many of the artists we've featured, Gillet counts herself a mere element of many local musical compounds, namely Wazozo, Schatzy, Happy Talk Band, One Man Machine, the Naked Orchestra, the New Generation Orchestra, VocaCello, the Impenus Trio and the Krusche-Gillet-Lott trio. While she’s away, keep up with Gillet through her personal playlist below.

 

From Helen:

Music saves me, and for those of you who know me more personally, PRINCE saves me...everytime! Never fails! I have been influenced by so many amazing performers, recording artists, sound sculptors, poets, characters, composers. Here I am now to share some of the really inspiring people and performances that have kicked my butt as a person and performer.  

 

1. “When 2 Are In Love” -- Prince  

What can I say...when I first heard Prince, my world changed and has never been the same. He was influenced by Joni Mitchell, whom I also love. He continues to rock my world.

 

2. “Down by the Water” -- PJ Harvey

I love how honest and brave PJ Harvey is. I also admire how she lets herself evolve musically to whatever she hears and cares to share with the world.  Another one of hers that remains very inspiring to me is "Man Size."  

 

3. “Time After Time -- Miles Davis

This one covers both Miles David and Cindy Lauper. I love Miles Davis' amazing melodic sculpting and the freedom he had to follow his creative muse throughout his life to whatever music captured his attention. Cindy Lauper's hit song from her album "She's So Unusual" was probably one of the first ten albums I ever owned.

 

4. “Skin No. 1” -- Julius Hemphill

Cellist Abdul Wadud remains one of the most influential cellists on my development as an improviser. You can hear how rhythmic his playing is here - an important driving percussive force in this group. The track I really would have wanted but couldn't find on YouTube is “The Hard Blues” by the Julius Hemphill Sextet. A great tune, with Abdul Wadud shaking the boat in his amazing way.

 

5. “Proud Mary” -- Tina Turner (Live performance)

Love me some Tina Turner...pretty much anything she does or says is golden with me.

 

6. “Oh Bondage - Up Yours!” -- X-Ray Spex

"Some people think little girls should be seen and not heard...but I say..."

 

7. “Hidegen Fuinak A Szelek” -- The Ex + Tom Cora 

Tom Cora is a gritty, beautiful improviser and rhythmic rock monster on the cello. In yet another strange coincidence, I learned this song in a "trade" with a friend in Hungary. His name was Robby and he asked me to teach him how to sing “Milord” by Edith Piaf in exchange for a Hungarian song named “Hidegen Fuinok a Szelek”. Six months after coming back to New Orleans from that trip a friend was playing a tape in the kitchen that had this song on it and I flipped out. Tom Cora's solo work is also worth checking out!

 

8. “Chanson pour l'Auvergnat” -- Georges Brassens

I listened to Brassens in the back of my parents’ car during my childhood. He is a master of lyrics and poetry, not to mention a brilliant melody weaver. I believe him to be most influential out of a long list of French songwriters: Boris Vian, Felix Leclerc, Patachou, Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Serge Gainsbourg, Julos Beaucarne, Camille, Charles Aznavour...

 

9. “Unnacompanied Cello Sonata (mvt.1)” -- Zoltan Kodaly 

This piece requires the cello to be tuned differently than usual, a process called scordatura (mis-tuned), which enables the cello to capture the harmonies of the folk music that influenced this piece; I love it so much. Alongside the Bach unaccompanied cello suites, it continues to be a major resource.

 

10. “Who Is It” -- Bjork (live first run through of song in Rome)

Bjork makes me feel lucky to be alive at this time in human history.

Helen, you are a real

Helen, you are a real treasure. Keep up the good work :)

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