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Live Music Events (Dec. 2 - 8, 2013) 

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Kanye West with Kendrick Lamar
Thu. Dec. 5 | "Shooters go after Judas," Kendrick Lamar — the modest half of Kanye West's Yeezus tour — spits on his 2012 dominator good kid, m.A.A.d City (Top Dawg). But is the Compton-repping MC issuing warnings or orders? It's just one fascinating aspect of this clash of hip-hop titans. At 7 p.m. at the New Orleans Arena.

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Red Fang
Fri. Dec. 6 | Author of hellacious riffs and hilarious videos (watch Prehistoric Dog now), Portland, Ore., pop monster Red Fang threw together third LP Whales and Leeches (Relapse) — and ended up wearing a thorny crown, with help from dream weavers Mike Scheidt (Yob) and Pall Jenkins (Black Heart Procession, Three Mile Pilot). The Shrine and Indian Handcrafts open at 10 p.m. at Siberia.

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Bonnie Raitt
Sat. Dec. 7 | The grande dame of roots music, Bonnie Raitt released Slipstream in 2012, and it earned her the 2013 Best Americana Album Grammy Award. Paul Brady opens at 8 p.m. at Saenger Theatre.

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