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Live music in New Orleans (May 9-15, 2016) 

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Freddie Gibbs
Tue. May 10 | Freddie Gibbs can grill — check his self-released raw deal Shadow of a Doubt — and he can roast: He blamed a recent concert snafu on his DJ not getting laid, and he posted his Kanye West remix "Cocaine Parties in L.A." on his site after Def Jam allegedly blocked it, tweeting, "Def Jam and Universal can eat a d—." Enough said. Jay IDK and Grosser open at 9 p.m. at Republic.

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Young Greatness
Thu. May 12 | New Orleans rapper Theodore Jones returns to the city following the 2015 smash single "Moolah," the addictive, Jazze Pha-produced ode to the hustle that finally climbed into the Billboard Hot 100 last month after its music video blew up earlier this year. At 10 p.m. at The Howlin' Wolf.

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  • Photo by Nick Simonite

Explosions in the Sky
Fri. May 13 | Texas instrumental band Explosions in the Sky has run its career in oddly parallel lines, crafting deeply subversive epics (The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place) alongside clear-eyed, full-hearted soundtracks (Friday Night Lights). Current release The Wilderness (Temporary Residence) is more of a sparkler in the street, but it's brilliant nonetheless. Disappears opens at 9 p.m. at The Joy Theater.

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Fri. May 13 | On its fourth album, 2015's Restarter (Relapse), Florida sludge masters Torche refine their heavy, down-tuned trips into bayou doom with arena-sized melodic metal. Mountain of Wizard and Something's Burning open at 10 p.m. at Siberia.

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