Southern Decadence returns, football season kicks off, and the typical slew of amazing music scatters the city. As fall softly approaches, the temperatures drop and events start to pickup. Check out what’s happening this week in NOLA below.
Here’s What’s Happening This Week in NOLA
Motion City Soundtrack at House of Blues
Indulge your pop-punk fantasies at the House of Blue this month. Originally hailing from the Midwest, they went on to support blink-182 and OK Go in the early 2000s. This year, they’re celebrating 17 years of their seminal album, Commit This to Memory.
Black Label Society at The Fillmore
Black Label Society is a heavy metal from Los Angeles. In their 25 years together, they’ve released eleven studio albums, two live albums, two compilation albums, one EP, and three video albums. Fans can get a taste of their expansive discography at their headlining performance at The Fillmore this month.
LSU Tigers vs Florida State
The Superdome and Sugar Bowl will serve as the host for national powers LSU and Florida State when the teams meet to kick off the 2022 college football season over Labor Day weekend in the Caesars Superdome. Vintage Rock Club will show the game on their big screen TVs with vintage rock music during commercials and after the game.
Tea Dance Revelry at Couvant
Celebrate the last of Decadence with a TEA DANCE! Revel with New Orleans’ favorite Drag Queens, Princess Stephaney & Queen Debbie with a D. DJ Eureeka Starfish will be keeping the Tea Dance alive while Couvant bartenders are pouring the Vodka & Bubbly. You won’t want to miss the Savory Sliders , Hardy Hot Dog Station and Chef Ryan’s Succulent Sausage Bar.
Matisyahu at House of Blues
Known most prominently for blending spiritual themes with reggae, rock, hip hop and beatboxing, Matisyahu’s 2005 single “King Without a Crown” rose to the Top 40 charts in the United States. His newest, self-titled album was released earlier this year. In support of the album Matisyahu, the American Jewish singer is performing at the House of Blues on September 6.
Wine 101: Beyond the Basics ( 3 Course Dinner Workshop )
Enjoy a 3 Course Meal with a selection of featured old-world wines paired to perfection. Local sommelier from New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute, Michelle Gueydan will lead our Wine 101 workshop.
River Beats Presents The Deep ft. Massane at The Pool Club
We are excited to welcome back The Deep: River Beats’ new music series. Live from The Pool Club at Virgin Hotels New Orleans with Massane on Saturday, September 10. Doors open at 3:00 pm, and a ticket is required for non-hotel guests. Please note this is a 21+ show.
Creeping Death w/200 Stab Wounds, Age of Apocalypse, and Tribal Gaze
Lone Star State metallers Creeping Death combine the crushing, doom-laden brutality of Swedish death metal with the kinetic, neck-snapping drive of classic Bay Area thrash. Originating in the metal-rich town of Denton, the group was founded in 2015 by vocalist Reese Alavi, guitarist Trey Pemberton, bassist Eric Mejia, and drummer Lincoln Mullins. They’re joined by a menagerie of other heavy metal bands at Santos this month.
Purple & Gold Tiger Rally Featuring Cowboy Mouth
It’s open season for LSU and the New Orleans Saints, and the Riverboat Louis Armstrong is throwing a couple parties to celebrate. On September 3, Cowboy Mouth and Lvvrs will be rockin’ the boat. The Rally will feature fully stocked bars and an a la carte menu for purchase.
Bass Church at The Rabbit Hole
The legendary New Orleans underground dubstep and bass music event Bass Church* is back for Labor Day weekend with special guests American Grime (Miami) and will be celebrating the birthday of dirty south dubstep pioneer and Queen of Louisiana Dubstep, Black Swan.
$uicideboy$ present Grey Day Tour 2022
New Orleans’ favorite Soundcloud-rap pioneers are back with their 2022 Grey Day Tour. This time around, they’re playing massive venues around the country, including the UNO Lakefront. The tour features Florida star Ski Mask The Slump God, A$AP Rocky collaborator $not, Texan firebrand Maxo Kream, and the multidimensional DJ Scheme.
Courtney Barnett at The Joy Theater
Fresh off the circuit of her own festival, here and there, this deadpan Aussie singer is a superstar of modern indie rock. She’s performing at the Joy Theater this month with the afro rock quartet We Don’t Ride Llamas.
Drag Brunch River Cruise
Celebrate Southern Decadence with a special drag brunch event on the Creole Queen. Cruise the Mississippi River and indulge in a delicious brunch buffet while being entertained by New Orleans own drag queens. Hosted by Eureeka Starfish and acompanied by Kayla Starr and Katrina Waters.
GrrlSpot x Monkey Board | SoDec Rooftop Kick Off
With soaring 360 Views of New Orleans and award winning specialty cocktails, Monkey Board has been one of the must see spots in New Orleans since its debut. They’ll kick off the 50th Year of Southern Decadence with beats by percussionist, DJ, and producer, Avra and a veteran of the hottest clubs on Bourbon and transbabe, DJ Travis Thompson.
Ternion Sound and Zen Selekta at Republic
Ternion Sound embodies sound system culture. Since the group’s first live appearance in 2016, they’ve been able to captivate the international dubstep community. They’ll be joined by the spiritually-minded selects of Zen Selekta this month at Republic.