Chris Corsano and guests
Thu. Dec. 11 | Experimental New England drummer Chris Corsano has twisted time and space for Bjork, Thurston Moore and Jim O'Rourke. Here he matches wits with three of New Orleans' top improvisers: guitarists Donald Miller and Rob Cambre and cellist Helen Gillet. At 10 p.m. at Saturn Bar.
Quintron and Miss Pussycat with Vockah Redu and Bitchin' Bajas
Fri. Dec. 12 | Drag City instrumental wanderers Bitchin' Bajas and bounce future-shocker Vockah Redu welcome Quintron and Miss Pussycat home from tour. DJ Rotten Milk and Circuit Des Yeux also open at 9 p.m. at Siberia.
Fri. Dec. 12 | Louisiana roots-inspired pop band Sweet Crude headlines a showcase of local music and culture. Performers include Boyfriend and TYSSON and there are food trucks Diva Dawg and Burgers Ya Heard. At 8 p.m. at Joy Theater.
Sun. Dec. 14 | RL Grime's inside-out remix of Kanye West's "Mercy" in 2012 nabbed 3 million listens online. Grime's dubstep- and trap-influenced hip-hop production has caught the attention of superproducers Shlohmo and Baauer and rappers Chief Keef and Big Sean, who appears on Grime's December debut album Void. Lunice and Branchez open at 10 p.m. at Republic New Orleans.