Evan Christopher. Photo by Hinrich Wulff, courtesy of the artist

New Orleans Club & Concert Picks of the Week: December 6, 2018 – December 12, 2018

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of December 6, 2018 – December 12, 2018 featuring Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs at Bullet’s; Elton John at the Smoothie King Center; Mahmoud Chouki at Snug Harbor; Roland Guerin Band at Three Keys; the Subdudes at Tipitina’s; the Asylum Chorus at Buffa’s; Little Freddie King at d.b.a.; Corey Henry and the Treme Funktet at Vaughan’s Lounge; Jon Batiste with the Trombone Shorty Academy and Evan Christopher at the Improvisations Gala at the New Orleans Jazz Museum; WHIV Benefit with Tasche and the Angels and the Salt Wives at Siberia; Stanton Moore with George Porter and Ivan Neville at Snug Harbor; John “Papa” Gros Band at the Jazz Playhouse; Evan Christopher and Clarinet Road premiere of his Faubourg Variations at the New Orleans Jazz Museum plus lots more!

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Buffa’s: Tom McDermott and Aurora Nealand (JV) 8p

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

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

Smoothie King Center: Elton John (SS) 8p

Snug Harbor: Mahmoud Chouki (JV) 8 & 10p

Three Keys (Ace Hotel): Roland Guerin Band (JV) 9p

Vaughan’s Lounge: Corey Henry and the Treme Funktet (FK) 10p



Buffa’s: Jamie Bernstein and Dave Easley (VR) 9p

d.b.a.: Brass-A-Holics (BB) 10p

Gasa Gasa: Daria and the Hip Drops (VR) 8p

House of Blues: Eagles Fest (RK) 8p

Jazz Playhouse: Cyril Neville and Swamp Funk (FK) 7:30p

Palm Court Jazz Cafe: Kevin Louis and Palm Court Jazz Band (TJ) 7p

Snug Harbor: Ellis Marsalis Quintet (JV) 8 & 10p

Three Muses: Royal Roses (JV) 5:30p

Tipitina’s: the Subdudes (VR) 9p



Bacchanal: Jasen Weaver Band (JV) 7:30p

Buffa’s: Asylum Chorus (VR) 9p

d.b.a.: Little Freddie King (BL) 11p

House of Blues: Southern Accents: Tom Petty Tribute (RK) 8p

Howlin’ Wolf (the Den): Danielle Nicole (BL) 9p

New Orleans Jazz Museum (Old U.S. Mint): Improvisations Gala feat. Jon Batiste, Trombone Shorty Academy, Evan Christopher (JV) 7p

Siberia: WHIV Benefit: People Museum, Tasche and the Angels, Salt Wives (VR) 9p

Snug Harbor: Weedie Braimah and Hands of Time (JV) 8 & 10p

Three Muses: Shotgun Jazz Band (JV) 9p

Tipitina’s: Dragon Smoke (VR) 10p



d.b.a.: The Fessters (VR) 10p

Maple Leaf: Margie Perez (LT) 10p

New Orleans Jazz Museum (Old U.S. Mint): Evan Christopher and Clarinet Road premieres the Faubourg Variations (JV) 2p

Snug Harbor: Stanton Moore Trio with George Porter Jr. and Ivan Neville (JV) 8 & 10p

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



Buffa’s: Antoine Diel (VR) 8p

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

Hi-Ho Lounge: Bluegrass Pickin’ Party feat. Victoria Coy, Matt Slusher and Mark Andrews (BU) 8p

Jazz Playhouse: Gerald French and the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band (JV) 8p

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

Three Muses: Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue (CW) 8p



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

Hi-Ho Lounge: Trapper Keaper with Tim Berne and Aurora Nealand (MJ) 10p

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

Starlight: Asher Danziger with Eli Elksus (RK) 9p

Three Keys (Ace Hotel): Think Less, Hear More: Nightmare Before Christmas (VR) 8p

Three Muses: Josh Gouzy (JV) 8p



Carousel Bar (Hotel Monteleone): James Martin Band (JV) 8:30p

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

Howlin’ Wolf: Tank and the Bangas (FK) 8p

Jazz Playhouse: John “Papa” Gros Band (JV) 8p

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

Three Keys (Ace Hotel): Maggie Belle Band (FK) 9p