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Friday, January 25, 2013

Your Super Bowl XLVII concert calendar

Posted By on Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Snoop Dogg/Lion
  • Snoop Dogg/Lion performs at midnight Feb. 2 at House of Blues.

It's about to get real busy, you guys. The flurry of activity downtown and the constant blog entries, tweets and carrier pigeons are there to remind you there's a Super Bowl storm a'comin'. Music venues and bands are working in OT, and while you're downtown throwing yourself into the heart of the sun (or actively avoiding it), there's plenty to check out — you can peruse our comprehensive music calendar.

I've rounded up a chunk of upcoming gigs (excluding invite-only red herrings hosted by corporate sponsors). Here you go:

Saturday, Jan. 26:

Katey Red, Cheeky Blakk, Magnolia Rhome and others, 10 p.m.
Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave., 265-8855
Bounce artists and DJs hit Siberia for a South by Southwest fundraiser and subsequently all-nighter bounce party. Admission $10.

Art Neville's 75th birthday celebration, 10 p.m.
Tipitina's, 501 Napoleon Ave., 895-8477
Charles and Cyril join Ivan and Ian for a massive Neville family reunion of sorts. Tickets $45.

Sunday, Jan. 27:

Drive-By Truckers and Houndmouth, 9 p.m.
Tipitina's, 501 Napoleon Ave., 895-8477
Alt-country's reigning 18-wheelers headline. Read the Gambit interview here. Tickets $25.

Monday, Jan. 28:

Preservation Hall Jazz Band feat. Maynard Chatters, 8 p.m.
Preservation Hall, 726 S. Peters St., 522-2841
The living legend kicks off the week at the Hall. Consider it a prelude to Super Bowl mayhem.

Aurora Nealand & the Royal Roses, 7 p.m
Maison, 508 Frenchmen St., 371-5543
The street performer turned bandleader holds down several weekly offbeat traditional jazz gigs. Here's one.

Tuesday, Jan. 29:

The Wasted Lives, 9 p.m.
AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 218-5778
The St. Claude Ave. bar turns full honky-tonk — the classic country and Western swing outfit The Wasted Lives hosts a weekly potluck “jamboree,” with guests Snake Leg Rounders and Lonesome Dangers. Admission $5.

Nasimiyu and Benjamin Booker, 10 p.m.
Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave., 265-8855
One of Gambit's artists to watch in 2012, singer-songwriter Nasimiyu adds jazz, pop and folk in her eclectic palette.

Wednesday, Jan. 30:

Curren$y’s Jet Lounge, 11 p.m.
House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., 310-4999
The perpetually high New Orleans rapper hosts a weekly showcase featuring familiar faces from his Jet Life crew, with special guests. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 day of show.

Honey Island Swap Band, 10 p.m.
Maple Leaf Bar, 8316 Oak St., 866-9359
The self-described “bayou Americana” quintet melds soulful Gulf Coast blues and vintage vibes. Singer-songwriter and guitarist Colin Lake joins the bill. Admission $10.

Thursday, Jan. 31:

Verizon Super Bowl Boulevard
Woldenberg Park between Jackson Square and Canal Street along the Mississippi River
The free four-day festival kicks off 5 p.m. Thursday. Get the schedule here.

The Ghost Wolves, Toast Beards, Rev. Spooky LeStrange & Her Billion Dollar Baby Dolls, 10 p.m.
Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave., 265-8855
Texas guitar and drum girl and guy duo The Ghost Wolves (a reverse White Stripes with raw slide guitar and thunderclap drums) meets Louisiana bayou psychedelic burn-out blues brothers Toast Beards, capped off with a New Orleans burlesque troupe. Admission $6.

Alexis Marceaux & The Samurai, 9 p.m.
Hi-Ho Lounge, 2239 St. Claude Ave., 945-4446
The singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and contestant on NBC's The Voice performs with fellow hyphenate performer Sam Craft as The Samuari.

Lost Bayou Ramblers
  • Lost Bayou Ramblers

The New Orleans Bingo! Show, 10 p.m.
d.b.a., 618 Frenchmen St, 942-3731
The Frenchmen bar packs a solid lineup all week — here, the sideshow cabaret and jazz-backed game show casts slapstick, burlesque, clowns and bingo inside the club.

Friday, Feb. 1:

Tipitina's, 501 Napoleon Ave., 895-8477
The Atlanta MC headlines. Tickets $75.

Drew Brees Hurricane Sandy Relief concert feat. Nelly and Swizz Beats
House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., 310-4999
Nelly and Swizz Beatz headline this high rollers benefit — and if you can’t swing the cool $1,000 pricetag…

Lost Bayou Ramblers and T-kette, 10 p.m.
One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St., 569-836
Grammy-nominated Cajun rock band The Lost Bayou Ramblers dropped the appropriately titled Mammoth Waltz in 2012, featuring Dr. John, Gordon Gano and Scarlett Johansson. Lafayette’s T-kette is an all-girl fuzzy post-punk trio. Tickets $10.

Saturday, Feb. 2:

Snoop Dogg (or Snoop Lion?), midnight
House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., 310-4999
Speaking of perpetually stoned MCs... Tickets $55.

George Porter Jr. and the Runnin’ Pardners with Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgz, 9 p.m.
Tipitina's, 501 Napoleon Ave., 895-8477
The legendary Meters bassist performs with New Orleans trumpeter Shamarr Allen and his rock- and hip-hop inspired funk outfit.

Blowfly and Guitar Lightnin’ Lee, 10 p.m.
Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave., 265-8855
Clarence “Blowfly” Reid is the original foul-mouthed MC and a glitter-caped funk wizard. He headlines with New Orleans bluesman Guitar Lightnin’ Lee. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 day of show.

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