THE BEST LIVE MUSIC TO HEAR AT GASA GASA, UPTOWN’S UNDERGROUND AND LOCAL LIVE MUSIC AND VISUAL ARTS VENUE
Amidst Uptown New Orleans’ colorful historic buildings, Freret Street, the neighborhood’s newest music venue, lives. Gasa Gasa is a convergence of local art and underground live music that the locals can’t stop raving about. With its eccentric courtyard and revolving art installations, the venue has quickly become an epicenter for up-and-coming entertainment.
May Events at Gasa Gasa
Each month, Gasa Gasa hosts many live music acts, local and global, that leave attendees stunned. The venue’s small size delivers an intimate yet exhilarating environment for live music of any genre.
The King of Blues: an Evening with Little Freddie King
The illustrious Little Freddie King, a bluesman with charming yet hard-hitting chords, is scheduled to perform on Wednesday, May 3. King rose to fame alongside other music legends of the Crescent City, like Dr. John, Irma Thomas, Jon Cleary, and many others. The King of Blues has appeared on the soundtrack of the acclaimed film “Queen and Slim.” He also appears on Beyonce’s Grammy Award-winning visual album, Lemonade.
Daisy the Great with Olive Klug and LeTrainiump
Indie pop duo Daisy The Great returns to its New Orleans roots on Friday, May 5. Singer Daisy Walker grew up in the Crescent City and fetches inspiration from the music history of her hometown. The duo’s sound dances between melancholia and rebellion alongside catchy beats. Support from singer-songwriter Olive Klug and local pop icon LeTrainiump will have attendees beaming.
Sarah Shook and the Disarmers with Buffalo Nichols and Rose Vaughn
Sarah Shook and the Disarmers bring underground country to life on Saturday, May 13. The quintet cultivates an eclectic sound by weaving Americana, country, and rock genres into a seamless discography. Blues rock by Buffalo Nichols and haunting country from Rose Vaughn will ease the crowd into a night of extraordinary talent.
En Attendant Ana
The opportunity to see an international underground band is rare, even in New Orleans. En Attendant Ana’s appearance at Gasa Gasa on May 19 is one of only nine United States tour stops. The dreamy Parisian punk rock ensemble pushes boundaries with their style and live performances.
Another international artist to see this month is Winona Forever. The Vancouver-based indie pop band emphasizes feel-good lyrics with catchy rhythms in new ways. Their curious approach to music-making draws listeners in — their fun performance makes them stay. On Monday, May 22, the band will perform at Gasa Gasa.
Have a Staycation at the Jung Hotel & Residences
The best way to enjoy a staycation in New Orleans is by staying at a hotel in the middle of it all. The Jung Hotel & Residences is ideally situated near the Canal Streetcar line, allowing easy accessibility. Make a reservation at the Jung Hotel today and experience adventure, fun, and leisure.