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12 touring acts to see in New Orleans this fall

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Aug 20
ICONA Pop
House of Blues, 225 Decatur St. (504) 310–4999 www.houesofblues.com; @hobnola

The Swedish duo stole the show at the 2013 Buku Music + Art Project on the heels of its massive singles "Manners" and "I Love It."

Aug 22
PHILIP ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS

Tipitina's 501 Napoleon Ave. (504) 895-8477 www.tipitinas.com; @tipitinas

The longtime Louisiana metal maestro — fronting powerhouses Pantera and Down — unleashed his punishing solo effort Walk Through Exits Only earlier this year. His Housecore Records comrades Warbeast open with metallurgy wizard Author & Punisher.

SEPT 1
NO AGE

3 Ring Circus' The Big Top Gallery 1638 Clio St., (504) 569-2700; www.3rcp.com

Los Angeles punk duo No Age releases its fourth full-length effort An Object this month on Sub Pop. Their decidedly DIY tour schedule lands them at all-ages art space The Big Top.

Sept 7
SOFT METALS

Circle Bar 1032 St. Charles Ave. (504) 588-2616; www.circlebarneworleans.com @circlebarnola

Captured Tracks released the Portland duo's Lenses in July. It's full of brooding vintage synthesizers and relentless 808 dance beats.

Sept 8
CHELSEA WOLFE AND TRUE WIDOW

One Eyed Jacks 615 Toulouse St. (504) 569-8361 www.oneeyedjacks.net; @oejnola

California singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe — known for her drone-based, folk-inspired compositions — releases her fourth album Pain Is Beauty in September. Stoned, down-tuned Dallas trio True Widow released its acclaimed LP Circumambulation earlier this year on metal stalwart Relapse Records.

Sept 11
BLACK FLAG

The Howlin' Wolf 907 S. Peters St. (504) 529-5844 www.thehowlinwolf.com @howlinwolfnola

After endless lineup changes and trademark infringement lawsuits, punk rock legends Black Flag now tour with founder Greg Ginn, one-time vocalist Ron Reyes, Screeching Weasel bassist Dave Klein and Gone drummer Gregory Moore.

Sept 12
GOLD PANDA

Hi-Ho Lounge 2239 St. Claude Ave. (504) 945-4446 www.hiholounge.net @hihonola

The London-based electronic music beat-maker packs his signature elegant techno on his second album, June's This Is Where You Live.

Sept 13
COLD CAVE

Hi-Ho Lounge

The former hardcore punk rockers turned chilly synth-pop provocateurs anticipate a 2014 release for their third studio album.

Sept 15
AUSTRA

One Eyed Jacks

Toronto electronic outfit (and frequent Grimes collaborator) Austra released its Chicago house-inspired Olympia in June.

Sept 19
EMPIRE OF THE SUN

Civic Theatre 510 O'Keefe Ave. (504) 272-0865 www.civicnola.com; @civicnola

The city's oldest currently operating theater opens with a full slate of music and comedy this fall. First on the bill is the ambitious synth-pop duo whose acclaimed 2013 album Ice on the Dune screams to be included in every movie trailer.

Sept 21
MAN MAN

The Howlin' Wolf

This Philadelphia freak-out ensemble packs the stage with its alias-named members and their endless instruments. The band will release the dialed-down, pop-centric On Oni Pond later this year.

Sept 25
ALT-J

House of Blues

Another 2013 Buku standout (performing alongside the seemingly mismatched Preservation Hall Jazz Band), this English quartet released An Awesome Wave last year, earning the group buzz band status for its offbeat alt-pop.

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