A year-long look at live music in New Orleans continues with Surfer Blood at Gasa Gasa.

low photo by steven hatley for my spilt milk
Mimi Parker of Low at One Eyed Jacks, by Steven Hatley

[Updated] My Spilt Milk's contributors and particularly photographers Patrick Ainsworth and Steven Hatley see a lot of music in a year--more than we write about. In 2016, we want to document that and put all those photos in one place. This post will be updated regularly, and each time it is freshened, we'll draw attention to it again. When it gets too big, we'll create a Part II, Part III, and more if necessary. Whatever the case, we'll have a photographic record of the year in music as it happens.

We start at the end of 2015 when Usher played the Allstate Fan Fest December 30 in the French Quarter in the Jax Brewery Parking Lot as part of the festivities leading up to the Allstate Sugar Bowl January 1. The night was cool enough that he had to dress for the weather, but he's Usher. He made it work. 

January 2, 2016: Surfer Blood at Gasa Gasa, by Steven Hatley.

January 9, 2016: Morning 40 Federation at Chickie Wah Wah, by Patrick Ainsworth.

January 17, 2016: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at the Civic Theatre, by Patrick Ainsworth.

January 18, 2016: The Soft Moon at Gasa Gasa, by Steven Hatley.

January 18, 2016: City and Colour at the House of Blues, by Patrick Ainsworth

January 21, 2016: Royal Teeth at Gasa Gasa, by Steven Hatley

January 21, 2016: Alexandra Scott at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, by Steven Hatley

January 21, 2016: Bantam Foxes, by Steven Hatley

February 6, 2016: Low, by Steven Hatley

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low photo by steven hatley Steve Garrington of Low, by Steven Hatley

low photo by steven hatley Alan Sparhawk of Low at One Eyed Jacks, by Steven Hatley

 

bantam foxes by steven hatley Collin McCabe of Bantam Foxes at Gasa Gasa, by Steven Hatley

alexandra scott photo by steven hatley Sam Craft and Alexandra Scott at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, by Steven Hatley

alexandra scott photo by steven hatley Kelcy Mae, Sam Craft and Alexandra Scott at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, by Steven Hatley

 

royal teeth photo by steven hatley Gary Larsen and Nora Patterson of Royal Teeth, by Steven Hatley

royal teeth photo by steven hatley Gary Larsen of Royal Teeth, by Steven Hatley

 

city and colour photo by patrick ainsworth Dallas Green of City and Colour at the House of Blues, by Patrick Ainsworth

the soft moon photo by steven hatley Luis Vasquez of The Soft Moon at Gasa Gasa, by Steven Hatley

the soft moon photo by steven hatley Luis Vasquez of The Soft Moon at Gasa Gasa, by Steven Hatley

macklemore photo by patrick ainsworth Macklemore at the Civic, by Patrick Ainsworth

macklemore photo by patrick ainsworth Macklemore at the Civic, by Patrick Ainsworth

macklemore photo by patrick ainsworth Macklemore at the Civic, by Patrick Ainsworth

macklemore photo by patrick ainsworth Macklemore mid-leap, by Patrick Ainsworth

macklemore photo by patrick ainsworth Macklemore, by Patrick Ainsworth

macklemore photo by patrick ainsworth Macklemore, by Patrick Ainsworth

morning 40 photo by patrick ainsworth Josh Cohen of Morning 40 Federation, by Patrick Ainsworth

morning 40 photo by patrick ainsworth Josh Cohen and Bailey Smith of Morning 40 Federation, by Patrick Ainsworth

morning 40 photo by patrick ainsworth Ryan Scully and Josh Cohen of Morning 40 Federation at Chickie Wah Wah, by Patrick Ainsworth

surfer blood photo by steven hatley John Paul Pitts of Surfer Blood, by Steven Hatley

surfer blood photo by steven hatley Surfer Blood outside Gasa Gasa, by Steven Hatley

usher photo by patrick ainsworth Usher at the Allstate Fan Fest by Patrick Ainsworth

 

usher photo by patrick ainsworth Usher at the Allstate Fan Fest by Patrick Ainsworth

usher photo by patrick ainsworth Usher at the Allstate Fan Fest by Patrick Ainsworth

fans photo by patrick ainsworth Fans at the Allstate Fan Fest by Patrick Ainsworth