Every year, by the second week of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, you may find the best shows are often far from the festival grounds.
For instance, last Friday, April 24, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Loren Murrell and Silent Cinema hosted a dreamy late-night folksplotion tucked into the Saturn Bar, to be followed by MyNameIsJohnMichael that Saturday, April 25, who ripped into Ernie K-Doe's "Here Come the Girls" with seriously heavy blue-eyed soul.
Missed that? Well, the Fest is back for one last weekend, so look out for these post-Fest gigs of note:
As for Sunday, May 3: