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This week In NOLA: Southern Decadence, Bass Church & More [September 1 – 15]

this week in NOLA : southern decadence

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. 

September 2 | House of Blues | 8 pm

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.

September 4 | The Fillmore New Orleans | 7 pm

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.

September 4 | Caesars Superdome | 12 pm

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.

September 5 | Couvant Bar & Brasserie | 1 pm

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.

September 6 | House of Blues | 7 pm

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.

September 16 | Santos Bar | 8 pm 

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.

September 3 | Riverboat Louis Armstrong | 7 pm

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.

September 4 | The Rabbit Hole | 9 pm

$uicideboy$ 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.

September 3 | UNO Lakefront Arena | 7:30 pm

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.

September 6 | Joy Theater | 7 pm

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.

September 3 | Creole Queen | 10 am

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.

September 2 | Monkey Board | 7 pm

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.

September 3 | Republic NOLA | 10 pm

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