Monday, July 7th
RB&L understands that after your weekend full of stiff drinks and whizzbangs, you might not be ready for some overbearing guitar shreddage. Get up to speed for the rest of the week with some mighty fine a-pickin’ and a-singin’ courtesy of New Orleans own Kenny Claiborne.
Checkpoint Charlies. 501 Esplanade Ave. Show starts at 11 p.m.
Tuesday, July 8th
Dischordia (w/ Necrotic Prioprism, Art Of The Process)
As of Tuesday, you should be able to handle loud noises and bright lights again. Why not squander that good fortune and listen to some brutal death metal until you’re temporarily deaf? OKC’s Dischordia headlines a night otherwise filled with NOLA’s heaviest, including one band that describes their sound as “creolecore.” Get intrigued.
Siberia. 2227 St. Claude Ave. Doors at 9. Show at 10. Tickets are $7.
Wednesday, July 9th
Concord America (w/ Faux Ferocious, Mea Culpa)
Atlanta’s Concord America create music that sounds like it was recorded during a slack MF’ers rare burst of energy. Circle Bar pairs them with kindred spirits Faux Ferocious and Mea Culpa and continues its most excellent reign as “king of the bars where you can catch your new summer soundtrack for 5 bucks.” Before you ask, that doesn’t fit on their business cards.
Circle Bar. 1032 St. Charles Ave. 10 p.m. Tickets are $5.
Thursday, July 10th
The Polyphonic Spree
Technically, this one’s in Jefferson. But it’s on the border, we swear! And this massive troupe of choral rockers is worth the trek.
Southport Music Hall. 200 Monticello Ave, Jefferson. Doors at 7:30. Tickets are $22.
Friday, July 11th
Quintron & Miss Pussycat (w/ F.R., Planchettes and Bill Mountain)
When’s the last time you got weird? Allow the freaked-out electro puppet show of Q&MP to be your spirit guide into this post July 4th weekend.
Siberia. 2227 St. Claude Ave. Doors at 9. Show at 10. Tickets are $8.
Strapped for cash?
Tipitina’s Foundation Free Fridays continues with Earphunk and Cardinal Sons.
501 Napoleon Ave. Show starts at 10. FREE!
Saturday, July 12th
Ballzack & Odoms
The West Bank’s favorite bounce-surrealists have dropped their Ace N Ernie metal-rap personas for this annual showcase. Stop by on the off chance Lil Doogie will show up.
One Eyed Jacks. 615 Toulouse Street. 9 p.m. Tickets are $10.
Sunday, July 13th
Pretend you’re the type of person who would never drink wine out of a plastic cup and class up your Sunday with a concert by this NOLA cellist.
d.b.a. 618 Frenchman Street. Show at 10 p.m. Tickets are $5.