Aug
16
Wed
Progression Music Series
Aug 16 @ 9:00 PM
Aug
17
Thu
Deltaphonic + Jelly Ellington
Aug 17 @ 9:00 PM
Aug
18
Fri
Jazmarae + Soltree
Aug 18 @ 8:00 PM
Flashback to the Future 80’s & 90’s Dance Party
Aug 18 @ 11:00 PM
Aug
20
Sun
NOLA Comedy Hour Open Mic
Aug 20 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

New Orleans’ comedians Andrew Polk and Duncan Pace host the weekly stand-up comedy open mic that has featured special performances from Louis C.K., Craig Robinson, Hannibal Buress, and more. You’ll see everyone from crazy first-timers, to seasoned pros working out new material. Sign-up to perform at 6:30pm, or just show up and experience the fun at 8pm. Always free!

Stripped into Submission
Aug 20 @ 10:00 PM
Aug
21
Mon
Bluegrass Pickin’ Party
Aug 21 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Instant Opus Improvised Series
Aug 21 @ 10:00 PM
Aug
23
Wed
Progression Music Series
Aug 23 @ 9:00 PM
Aug
24
Thu
Myron Thomas + Quinten Hakeem + Kristen Avian
Aug 24 @ 9:00 PM
Aug
25
Fri
Flashback to the Future 80’s & 90’s Dance Party
Aug 25 @ 11:00 PM
Aug
26
Sat
The Rip Off Show
Aug 26 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
DJ Chinua Back To School
Aug 26 @ 11:00 PM
Aug
27
Sun
NOLA Comedy Hour Open Mic
Aug 27 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

New Orleans’ comedians Andrew Polk and Duncan Pace host the weekly stand-up comedy open mic that has featured special performances from Louis C.K., Craig Robinson, Hannibal Buress, and more. You’ll see everyone from crazy first-timers, to seasoned pros working out new material. Sign-up to perform at 6:30pm, or just show up and experience the fun at 8pm. Always free!

Aug
28
Mon
Bluegrass Pickin’ Party
Aug 28 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Instant Opus Improvised Series
Aug 28 @ 10:00 PM
Aug
29
Tue
High Profile Drag
Aug 29 @ 10:00 PM
Aug
30
Wed
Progression Music Series
Aug 30 @ 9:00 PM
Aug
31
Thu
E.T. + Proper Channels + Rodo + Samwyse Ganja
Aug 31 @ 9:00 PM
Sep
1
Fri
Esso
Sep 1 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Flashback to the Future 80’s & 90’s Dance Party
Sep 1 @ 11:00 PM
Sep
2
Sat
Louisiana Leather
Sep 2 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Pink Room Project
Sep 2 @ 11:00 PM
Sep
3
Sun
NOLA Comedy Hour Open Mic
Sep 3 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

New Orleans’ comedians Andrew Polk and Duncan Pace host the weekly stand-up comedy open mic that has featured special performances from Louis C.K., Craig Robinson, Hannibal Buress, and more. You’ll see everyone from crazy first-timers, to seasoned pros working out new material. Sign-up to perform at 6:30pm, or just show up and experience the fun at 8pm. Always free!

Sep
4
Mon
Bluegrass Pickin’ Party
Sep 4 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Instant Opus Improvised Series
Sep 4 @ 10:00 PM
Sep
6
Wed
Progression Music Series
Sep 6 @ 9:00 PM
Sep
7
Thu
90s Mixtape Party ft. Chaper Soul
Sep 7 @ 9:00 PM
Sep
8
Fri
Flashback to the Future 80’s & 90’s Dance Party
Sep 8 @ 11:00 PM
Sep
9
Sat
Brown Improv
Sep 9 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Pink Room Project
Sep 9 @ 11:00 PM
Sep
10
Sun
NOLA Comedy Hour Open Mic
Sep 10 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

New Orleans’ comedians Andrew Polk and Duncan Pace host the weekly stand-up comedy open mic that has featured special performances from Louis C.K., Craig Robinson, Hannibal Buress, and more. You’ll see everyone from crazy first-timers, to seasoned pros working out new material. Sign-up to perform at 6:30pm, or just show up and experience the fun at 8pm. Always free!

Gaslight Girls Presents A’oleon Broomfield
Sep 10 @ 10:00 PM
Sep
11
Mon
Bluegrass Pickin’ Party
Sep 11 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Instant Opus Improvised Series
Sep 11 @ 10:00 PM
Sep
12
Tue
New Orleans Guitar Night
Sep 12 @ 9:00 PM
Sep
13
Wed
WCP presents Japanese Breakfast, Mannequin Pussy & The Spirit of the Beehive
Sep 13 @ 3:00 PM – Sep 13 @ 8:00 PM
WCP presents Japanese Breakfast, Mannequin Pussy & The Spirit of the Beehive @ Hi-Ho Lounge | New Orleans | LA | US
Winter Circle Productions Presents…

Japanese Breakfast

Mannequin Pussy

The Spirit of the Beehive

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
 
Doors 8pm
Show 9pm
18+

Japanese Breakfast:

“The title Soft Sounds From Another Planet alludes to the promise of something that may or may not be there. Like a hope in something more. The songs are about human resilience and the strength it takes to claw out of the darkest of spaces.”

Michelle Zauner wrote the debut Japanese Breakfast album in the weeks after her mother died of cancer, thinking she would quit music entirely once it was done. That wasn’t the case. When Psychopomp was released to acclaim in 2016, she was forced to confront her grief. Zauner would find find herself reliving traumatic memories multiple times a day during interviews, trying to remain composed while discussing the most painful experience of her life. Her sophomore album, Soft Sounds From Another Planet, is a transmutation of mourning, a reflection that turns back on the cosmos in search of healing.

“I want to be a woman of regimen,” Zauner sings over a burbling synth on the album’s opening track “Diving Woman.” This serves as Zauner’s mission statement: stick to the routine lest you get derailed, don’t cling to the past, don’t descend. In fact, ascend to the stars; Zauner found artistic solace removed from Earth, in outer space and science fiction. “I used the theme as a means to disassociate from trauma,” she explains. “Space used as a place of fantasy.”

And yet, Soft Sounds From Another Planet isn’t a concept album. Over the course of 12 tracks, Zauner explores an expansive thematic universe, a cohesive outpouring of unlike parts structured to create a galaxy of her own design. In the instrumental “Planetary Ambience,” synths communicate the way extraterrestrials might, and on the shapeshifting single “Machinist,” which Zauner has been performing live for over a year now, she details the sci-fi narrative of a woman falling in love with a machine. “It’s pure fiction,” she explains, “But it can map onto real relationships in a relevant way.” The track, which begins with spoken-word ambience, moves into autotune ‘80s pop bliss and ends with a sultry saxophone solo, perfectly marries the experience: there’s a perceptible humanity in mechanical, bodily events.

Within its astral production, much of Soft Sounds From Another Planet stays grounded. “Road Head” is the last chest compression in attempt to resuscitate a doomed relationship, while the penultimate track “This House” is an acoustic dirge that honors Zauner’s chosen family. The baroque pop “Boyish” has a haunting, crystalline clarity that recalls the pathos of a Roy Orbison ballad, while “Body is a Blade” embraces the dark intimacy of Zauner’s Pacific Northwest heroes Elliott Smith and Mount Eerie.
With help from co-producer Craig Hendrix (who also co-produced Little Big League’s debut) and Jorge Elbrecht, (Ariel Pink, Tamaryn) who mixed the album, Zauner recontextualizes her bedroom pop beginnings, expanding and maturing her sound. The sheer massiveness of the big room production on Soft Sounds From Another Planet introduces listeners to a new Japanese Breakfast. Zauner’s familiar, capacious voice will serve as their guide.

“Your body is a blade that moves while your brain is writhing,” she sings. “Knuckled under pain you mourn but your blood is flowing.” There’s discernible pain in the phrasing, Zauner recognizing limitation, a lack of control, but then subverting the feeling, creating her own musical language for confronting trauma. Where Psychopomp introduced the world to Japanese Breakfast, Soft Sounds dives deeper. It builds space where there is none, and suggests that in the face of tragedy, we find ways to keep on living.

Progression Music Series
Sep 13 @ 9:00 PM
Sep
14
Thu
Montu
Sep 14 @ 9:00 PM
Sep
15
Fri
Dead Leaf Echo
Sep 15 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Flashback to the Future 80’s & 90’s Dance Party
Sep 15 @ 11:00 PM
Sep
16
Sat
Big Easy Live!
Sep 16 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Pink Room Project
Sep 16 @ 11:00 PM
Sep
17
Sun
NOLA Comedy Hour Open Mic
Sep 17 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

New Orleans’ comedians Andrew Polk and Duncan Pace host the weekly stand-up comedy open mic that has featured special performances from Louis C.K., Craig Robinson, Hannibal Buress, and more. You’ll see everyone from crazy first-timers, to seasoned pros working out new material. Sign-up to perform at 6:30pm, or just show up and experience the fun at 8pm. Always free!

Stripped into Submission
Sep 17 @ 10:00 PM
Sep
18
Mon
Bluegrass Pickin’ Party
Sep 18 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Instant Opus Improvised Series
Sep 18 @ 10:00 PM
Sep
19
Tue
Plastic Picnic + Killer Dale
Sep 19 @ 9:00 PM
Sep
20
Wed
Progression Music Series
Sep 20 @ 9:00 PM