Eyehategod with King Louie One Man Band
Fri., Dec. 27
Join King Louie Bankston in being among the first to wish a very unhappy 25th birthday to Eyehategod, the seminal New Orleans hard rockers as they enter a second quarter-century of sludge-trudging blasphemy. Pitts vs. Preps and A Hanging open at 9 p.m. at Hangar 13.
Little Freddie King
with Guitar Lightnin' Lee
Fri., Dec. 27
Ten gallons of crude trouble, Guitar Lightnin' Lee's Thunder Band primes the pump for Delta leveler Little Freddie King in this double feature of downtown-and-out R&B archetypes. At 9 p.m. at Siberia.
George Clinton &
Sat.-Sun., Dec. 28-29
The 72-year-old P-Funk founder reigns over his second annual two-night masquerade ball (costumes encouraged). Clinton — Dr. Funkenstein, prime minister of Planet Funk, etc. — received a proclamation from the City of New Orleans earlier this year naming May 5 "George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic Day." DJ Soul Sister opens at 10 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday at Tipitina's.
Quintron and Miss Pussycat
Sat., Dec. 28
Quintron and Miss Pussycat are becoming holiday fixtures, with big annual shows at Halloween and Lundi Gras. This pre-pre-New Year's fete includes Katey Red, Heavy Lids, Jean-Eric and DJ Rotten Milk. At 10 p.m. at Siberia.
Sun., Dec 29
Like his uncle Donald Harrison Jr. did early in his career, Christian Scott is living in New York, and like Harrison's Indian Blues, Scott released an album featuring a cover photo of himself in Mardi Gras Indian feathers. But Scott's 2012 release aTunde Adjuah doesn't otherwise incorporate Indian beats and chants, and it has furthered his reputation as one of jazz's young innovators. Scott performs with his quintet at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sunday at Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro.