Dax Riggs with Brother Dege
Sat. Dec. 27 | For those acutely aware of the Satan anagram lurking in Santa, this belated lump of coal arrives just in time: Devil-horned Acid Bather Dax Riggs and Delta spirit-chaser Brother Dege are a match made in Hades. At 10 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.
Lost Bayou Ramblers
Sat. Dec. 27 | Louisiana's premier Cajun rock 'n' roll outfit released its live album, Gasa Gasa Live, earlier this year, capturing the band's turned-to-11 performances in an intimate, down-home setting. Last month, the band appeared on NPR's World Cafe and performed a revved-up, Cajun French cover of The Who's "My Generation." Colin Lake and Cedryl Ballou & the Zydeco Trendsetters open at 10 p.m. at Tipitina's.
Sun. Dec. 28 | Brooklyn's shadowy industrial dance wizard Fade Kainer helms this electronic project, which recently toured with Corrections House (a punishing new outfit from Eyehategod's Mike IX Williams). New Orleans dance-noise maestro Skull Katalog (formerly Sewn Leather) also performs at 10 p.m. at The Saint.
Take a Chance Benefit feat. Die Rotzz
Sun. Dec. 28 | The new no-kill animal shelter Take a Chance gets a treat from some killer hard rock and punk bands: Die Rotzz anchors a lineup that includes I'm Fine, Teeth, 11 Blade and Fat Stupid Ugly People. At 9 p.m. at Siberia.