Above, watch the Stooges Brass Band perform "We Make 'Em Say Ooo" live in the studio (courtesy of Red Bull). From the same session, here's "Why," featuring Mannie Fresh.
The Chinquapin Records family has many branches, twisting and contorting from one band to the next, and at the end or beginning of one (or several) is Habitat, which released an EP available for free download, here. The trio's sunny, sometimes frantic guitars do battle over washes of pummeling drums in offbeat pop songs.
Also under the Chinquapin umbrella is Choi Wolf, who resurrect, and obliterate, irreverent hardcore punk in brief spurts (live, the band clocks in its sets at around 10 minutes, going through the arc of silly, urgent speed freaks to sweaty, defeated casualties of their own doing). The band's Fluffy is available here. (The band also performs 7 p.m. tonight at The Maze rehearsal space at Thalia and South Rendon streets.)
Louisiana's reigning warlords Eyehategod perform 10 p.m. tonight at One Eyed Jacks. Here's what that will probably look like.
Watch the latest video (for "Fast Cars," a slow song with no cars) from New Orleans MC Curren$y. His The Stoned Immaculate is out June 5. Stream that track and "What It Look Like" (featuring Wale) here.
More music under the jump.
O'Brother performs with Thrice at 9 p.m. tomorrow at Tipitina's. The Atlanta quintet's first full-length LP Garden Window meshes the loud-quiet-loud dynamic with heavy guitars and spacey, wandering riffs. Stream its previous EPs here. Stream Garden opening track "Malum" here.
White Suns brings its filthy, pummeling noise to Mudlark Theatre at 8 p.m. tomorrow. Grab its latest track here.
Brooklyn folk-rock outfit These United States performs with Heartless Bastards at 10 p.m. tomorrow at One Eyed Jacks. Download These United States' "Dead & Gone" and "Born Young" from the band's self-titled fifth album.
Country-folk singer-songwriter Kristin Diable performs a free early set at Siberia tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. Stream Kristin Diable & the City's 2012 album here.
New Orleans punks Small Bones perform at Sunday's weekly Punk Rock Takeover at 2 p.m. at The Big Top. Download its latest 2012 EP here.
Siberia's Sunday night singer-songwriter lineup features Sarah Quintana, Meschiya Lake, Julie Odell, Anthony Cuccia, Luke Allen and Sneaky Pete. Quintana has released a new album, The World Has Changed, featuring her self-described "folk-jazz" compositions. Watch her sing "Mama Mississippi" here. Stream tracks by Odell, formerly of Giant Cloud (and now in the Empress Hotel fold), here.