New Orleans doesn’t necessarily need a reason to celebrate. The Big Easy is a constant party, basking in live music throughout all hours of the night, but there’s still something about Halloween that brings out the best in performers and concertgoers alike. Between the costumes and the late nights, there’s a certain amount of energy that’s associated with Halloween. Bring that to NOLA, and, well, you have something special.

Thursday, October 29th: TAUK/Khris Royal and Dark Matter

The Howlin’ Wolf will play host to two incredible bands, as Dark Matter provides support for the progressive space rock phenomenon TAUK. Dark Matter is opening the night, led by saxophonist Khris Royal (best known for his work as the touring saxophonist for Rebelution). Royal was born to be a musician, and it shows through his years and years of exceptional work.

TAUK leads the charge of this exciting night of music, bringing their uniquely progressive energy out to New Orleans for what is sure to be a fun throwdown. A little funk, a little prog rock, a little soul, the NY-based instrumental quartet will be doing their thing for eager jam-hungry fans down in New Orleans.

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Saturday, October 31st: Monsters of Funk ft. Fyre Department, Break Science, both w/ Talib Kweli

If you’re looking for live music on Halloween, then look no further than the Joy Theater. The storied venue will be hosting back-to-back exciting performances, starting with Fyre Department, a rare supergroup featuring Eric Krasno (Lettuce/Soulive), Adam Deitch (Lettuce/Break Science), and Jesus Coomes (Lettuce). They’ll be joined by Borahm Lee (Break Science) and the one and only Talib Kweli for this one-of-a-kind performance.

Following Fyre comes the improvised offerings from Break Science, championed by Borahm Lee and Adam Deitch. For this performance, they’ll be joined by Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff, Jesus Coomes, and the Shady Horns (Eric Benny Bloom and Ryan Zoidis), as well as Talib Kweli for what is sure to be a fiery performance. So get down with the Lettuce homies on Halloween!

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