Out of the music events that were spotlighted in the issue of Gambit Weekly that hit the street while most of us were sweating in contraflow, most will go on as planned. Friday, September 5, the Zydepunks and Theresa Andersson will celebrate the release of their new CDs at, respectively, One Eyed Jacks (615 Toulouse St., 569-8361) and the Republic (828 S. Peters, 528-8282). We weren't able to confirm Vince Vance and the Valiants' planned toga party and bikini contest for Saturday, September 5 at Southport Hall (200 Monticello Ave., 835-2903), but you can try calling them just like we did. Maybe you'll have better luck.
The planned listening party for David Kunian's radio documentary "Jonathan Freilich's Freedom Double-O Naked Klezmer Latin Boogaloo" will not go off on Saturday at the Saturn Bar, as the bar suffered fire damage during the storm. Check with wwoz.org for revised airing times for the documentary, which also didn't broadcast as planned when the station evacuated to Lafayette in preparation for Gustav.
And please do rock on in the face of adversity.