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Live music in New Orleans this week (Aug. 22-28, 2017) 

Chamber Music Festival, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Sextile, WHIV-FM, Vox and the Hound

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Crescent City Chamber Music Festival
Thu.-Sun. Aug. 24-27 | The Manhattan Chamber Players perform free concerts at 6 p.m. Thursday at Urban South Brewery, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Tulane University's Rogers Memorial Chapel and 3 p.m. Sunday at Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church.

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Alvin Youngblood Hart
Fri. Aug. 25 | After several years providing horsepower for the all-star South Memphis String Band, blues-rocker Alvin Youngblood Hart re-emerged as a solo recording artist with the snarling 2014 single "Helluva Way (For a Man to Make a Livin')," his debut on Fat Possum subsidiary Big Legal Mess records. Nicholas Crown opens at 9 p.m. at Three Keys at The Ace Hotel.


Fri. Aug. 25 | On its two releases — 2015 debut A Thousand Hands and last month's Albeit Living (felte) — Los Angeles trio Sextile brews up a smog-choked storm cloud of hammering industrial synths and harrowing post-punk guitar clatter, led by singer Brady Keehn chanting his lyrics like warlock incantations. Mea Culpa and Trashlight open at 10 p.m. at Gasa Gasa.

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WHIV-FM fundraiser
Fri. Aug. 25 | The Aug. 5 floodwaters pushed into nonprofit radio station 102.3 WHIV-FM on Orleans Avenue. United Bakery Records hosts a fundraiser with music from The Tumbling Wheels, art sales to benefit the station's recovery efforts and beer from Urban South Brewery. At 6 p.m. at WHIV.

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Vox and the Hound and Midriff
Sat. Aug. 26 | The yacht rock-inspired pop and blue-eyed funk on Aloha Shores is Vox and the Hound's perfect soundtrack for this end-of-summer tropical storm with New Orleans' beachy psychedelic pop outfit Midriff. Naughty Palace opens at 10 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.


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