Anders Osborne's Annual Holiday Spectacular at Tipitina's. Photo by Brandt Vicknair

New Orleans Club & Concert Picks of the Week: December 13, 2018 – December 19, 2018

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of December 13, 2018 – December 19, 2018 featuring Billy Iuso and the Restless Natives at d.b.a.; Jason marsalis and 21st Century Trad Band at Snug Harbor; North Mississippi All Stars with Alvin Youngblood Hart and Papa Mali at Tipitina’s; Soul Rebels at d.b.a.; Anders Osborne’s Annual Holiday Spectacular featuring Joan Osborne, Therese Andersson and Gina Forsyth at Tipitina’s; Benny Grunch and the Bunch Xmas at Gattuso’s; Muevelo and Mambo Orleans at Three Keyes; Panorama Brass Band at d.b.a.; Zoukeys with Beth Patterson and Josh Paxton at Buffa’s; Trans-Siberian Orchestra at the Smoothie King Center; A John Waters Christmas at the Civic Theater; Oh Crap, It’s Christmas featuring Debbie Davis, Matt Perrine, Johnny Sketch and the Bandicoot 4, Spencer Bohren, Alex McMurray and more at Café Istanbul; Professor Longhair’s 100th Birthday Tribute at Tipitina’s plus lots more!

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THURSDAY DECEMBER 13

Bullet’s: Shamar Allen and the Underdawgs (JV) 7p

d.b.a.: Billy Iuso and the Restless Natives (RR) 10p

Le Bon Temps Roule: Soul Rebels (BB) 11p

Palm Court Jazz Cafe: Leroy Jones and Katja Toivola with Crescent City Joymakers (TJ) 7p

Saturn Bar: Alex McMurray and his Band (RK) 8p

Snug Harbor: Jason Marsalis and 21st Century Trad Band (BL) 8 & 10p

Three Muses: Tom McDermott (JV) 5p

Tipitina’s: North Mississippi Allstars, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Papa Mali (BL) 9p

 

FRIDAY DECEMBER 14

Central City BBQ: Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes (FK) 8p

Champions Square: Cole Swindell and Dustin Lynch with Lauren Alaina (CW) 7p

d.b.a.: Soul Rebels (BB) 10p

Dew Drop Social and Benevolent Hall: Shake ‘Em Up Jazz Band  (TJ) 6:30p

Howlin’ Wolf: Royal Teeth with LVVRS (RR) 9p

One Eyed Jacks: DJ Soul Sister presents Soulful Takeover (FK) 10p

SideBar NOLA: Sasha Masakowski Presents (VR) 9p

Three Keys (Ace Hotel): DJ Nice Rack and Unicorn Fukr (VR) 11p

Three Muses: Doro Wat Jazz Band (JV) 9p

Tipitina’s: Anders Osborne’s Annual Holiday Spectacular feat Joan Osborne, Theresa Andersson and Gina Forsyth (RR) 10p

 

SATURDAY DECEMBER 15

Civic Theatre: A John Waters Christmas (VR) 8p

d.b.a.: Cedric Burnside Project (BL) 11p

Gattuso’s: Benny Grunch and the Bunch Xmas (VR) 7p

House of Blues: Nirvanna: Nirvana Tribute (ID) 8p

Saenger Theatre: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis (CL) 8p

Snug Harbor: Herlin Riley Quartet (JV) 8 & 10p

Three Keys (Ace Hotel): Muevelo and Mambo Orleans (LT) 9p

Tipitina’s: Anders Osborne’s Annual Holiday Spectacular feat. Vince Herman and others (RR) 10p

 

SUNDAY DECEMBER 16

Cafe Istanbul: Oh Crap, It’s Christmas feat. Debbie Davis, Matt Perrine, Johnny Sketch and the Bandicoot 4, Spencer Bohren, Alex McMurray, Ben Perrine, Beth Patterson, Josh Paxton (VR) 7p

d.b.a.: Panorama Brass Band (BB) 10p

Howlin’ Wolf (the Den): Hot 8 Brass Band (BB) 10p

Snug Harbor: Nolatet feat. Haas, Vidacovich, Dillon and Singleton (JV) 8 & 10p

Three Keys (Ace Hotel): Marc Stone Band (BL) 8p

 

MONDAY DECEMBER 17

d.b.a.: Bon Bon Vivant (JV) 10p

Maison: Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses (VR) 4p

Starlight: Shindig feat. Charles Lumar, Amanda Walker and Keith Burnstein (SS) 8p

Three Muses: Bill Malchow Duo (JV) 8p

 

TUESDAY DECEMBER 18

Buffa’s: Zoukeys with Beth Patterson and Josh Paxton (VR) 8p

d.b.a.: Treme Brass Band (BB) 10p

Siberia: Piano Night: Greg Schatz (PI) 9p

SideBar NOLA: Johnny Vidacovich Mystery Duo (VR) 9p

Snug Harbor: Stanton Moore (JV) 8 & 10p

 

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 19

d.b.a.: Walter “Wolfman” Washington and the Roadmasters (BL) 10p

Kerry Irish Pub: Beth Patterson (FO) 8:30p

Marigny Brasserie: Grayson Brockamp and the New Orleans Wildlife Band (JV) 7p

Smoothie King Center: Trans-Siberian Orchestra (CL) 7:30p

Snug Harbor: Uptown Jazz Orchestra with Delfeayo Marsalis (JV) 8 & 10p

Three Keys (Ace Hotel): Sound Observatory New Orleans (JV) 9p

Tipitina’s: Professor Longhair’s 100th Birthday Tribute (RB) 8p