Dr. John &
the Nite Trippers
Tue.-Wed. Dec. 27-28 | Dr. John's final gig of 2016 is the same as it always is: filling in the dead air between "Deck the Halls" and "Auld Lang Syne" at Tipitina's. Leyla McCalla opens at 9 p.m. on Tuesday; Stooges Brass Band opens at 9 p.m. on Wednesday.
and Margaret Fowler
Thu. Dec. 29 | Clint Maedgen led his roving psychedelic rock 'n' roll project Liquidrone and cofounded the New Orleans Bingo! Show before playing a more traditional role with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. He and Margaret Fowler sing duets by musicians from Leonard Cohen to the Velvet Underground. At 9 p.m. at Chickie Wah Wah.
Galactic with Boyfriend
Sat. Dec. 31 | Galactic's 2015 LP Into the Deep (Provogue) offered a veritable smorgasbord of unexpected guests, from Mavis Staples to Macy Gray. For this 2016 sendoff, they're paired with the "Marie Antoinette"-vetted MC Boyfriend, whose strip-hop opening is an ideal last thing to see this year. At 10 p.m. at Tipitina's.