Thursday, April 29, 2010

Post-Fest: Week Two

Posted By on Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 3:46 PM

It's the second and final week. The four-day stretch. The long weekend. The polarizing sigh of relief from pessimistic locals or the last gas before a slow summer. Don't get too bored:

Tonight (Thursday):

Michael Patrick Welch throws a release party for his YA! Young Audiences Raps! (read about it in Gambit) at Mimi's in the Marigny (6 p.m.); Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue with Dr. Gonzeaux are at Blue Nile (10 p.m.), a smoke-free session from Let's Be Totally Clear; Galactic does One Eyed Jacks (10 p.m.); Silent Cinema and Steve Eck are at Saturn Bar (10 p.m.); White Hinterland and A Living Soundtrack are at Circle Bar (10 p.m.); Cyril Neville is at Tipitina's French Quarter (10 p.m.); Caddywhompus does a "super surprise secret sexy" Jurassic Party at The Maison; and Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers do the regular Vaughn's duty (8:30 p.m.).

Friday:
Just steps from the grounds at Domino Sound Record Shack, there's a free show from Why Are We Building Such a Big Ship? (7 p.m.); at Blue Nile, there's Big Sam's Funky Nation (10 p.m.) and Soulive (2 a.m.); the ridiculous lineup for the eighth annual Bayou Rendezvous hits the stage at Howlin' Wolf (10 p.m.); Tab Benoit is at Tip's in the Quarter (10 p.m.); and inside the Punk Tent at Saturn Bar, there are M.O.T.O, Bloodbomber, Die Rotzz and the Dives (10 p.m.)

Saturday:

Ballzack and Odoms (with guest Lil' Doogie) host an evening at Circle Bar (10 p.m.); Galactic, funky Meters and Rebirth Brass Band are at Howlin' Wolf (10 p.m.); Elvis Perkins in Dearland with MyNameIsJohnMichael are at One Eyed Jacks (10 p.m.) followed be a late show with Dr. Claw (2 a.m.); alt-folk songstress Ani DiFranco is at Tipitina's (9 p.m.), followed by a late show with Trombone Shorty (2 a.m.), who is releasing his new album; and Toots & the Maytals (8:30 p.m.) followed by Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears with Big Sam (10 p.m.) do the House of Blues.

Sunday:

The annual NOizeFest runs from noon to 10 p.m. at 609 Lesseps St.; Maddie Ruthless and Fatter Than Albert host a punky reggae party at Nowe Miasto (7 p.m.); Pinettes Brass Band plays a free show at Domino Sound (7 p.m.); Soulive is with George Porter Jr. & His Runnin' Pardners and Zigaboo's Funk Revue at Howlin' Wolf (10 p.m.); Eric Lindell debuts his new album at One Eyed Jacks (10 p.m.); Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk with Art Neville headlines Tip's (10 p.m.); and the Blow It Out Your Brass showcase features Rebirth, Soul Rebels and Hot 8 brass bands with DJ Captain Charles on the wheels at House of Blues (9 p.m.).

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