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Live Music Events (May 26 - June 1, 2014) 

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  • Photo by Holly Andres

May 31 | Tune-Yards' Merrill Garbus (pictured) shines on recent release Nikki Nack, raising the bar after critics' favorite Whokill (2011) and odd debut Bird-Brains (2009). Sylvan Esso opens at 9 p.m. at Republic.

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Birdfoot Festival
Tue.-Mon. May 27-June 1
| The chamber music festival features several performances, including a gala concert with works by Franz Schubert, Leos Janacek and Anton Arensky at Tulane University's Dixon Hall at 8 p.m. Saturday. Visit for details.

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Old 97's
Wed. May 28 | Dallas, Texas' alt-country pioneers the Old 97's just marked its 20th anniversary and released the energetic Most Messed Up (ATO) in April. Lydia Loveless and Holly Golightly open at 9 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.

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Judith Owen album release
Thu. May 29 | On her new album Ebb & Flow, pianist and chanteuse Judith Owen channels the 1970s sounds of James Taylor, Carole King and Joni Mitchell. The album release is at 7 p.m. at Cafe Istanbul.

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Hurray for the Riff Raff
Sun. June 1 | Since releasing Small Town Heroes in February, Alynda Lee Segarra and Hurray for the Riff Raff have been making the rounds of late-night TV shows, including an April appearance on Conan and a scheduled date on Late Night with David Letterman June 26. Kiyoko McCrae opens at 9 p.m. at Siberia.

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King Khan and the Shrines
Sun. June 1 | Describing himself alternately as Roky Erickson backed by the Sun Ra Arkestra or the love child of jackal-headed Egyptian god Anubis and Hindu goddess Kali, King Khan perpetually rejuvenates himself with side projects to his psychedelic garage-rocking outfit. Red Mass opens at 9 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.

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