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Live music in New Orleans this week (Dec. 19-25, 2017) 

Gleemer, Home for the Holidays, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Mannie Fresh, Harry Shearer, Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Gleemer
Thu. Dec. 21 | On the Fort Collins, Colorado band's November LP Anymore, Gleemer wraps itself in thick blankets of glittering guitars and layered sheets of fuzz, sounding like Swervedriver's mountains of sound trudging through pristine snow. All People, The Fruit Machines and Kay Weathers open at 8 p.m. at Gasa Gasa.

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  • Photo by Mathieu Bitton

Home for the Holidays
Fri. Dec. 22 | Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers, Ivan Neville, Sweet Crude, John Boutte, Eric Lindell, Stanton Moore, Robert Mercurio and others perform at the annual benefit for the Daniel Price Memorial Fund, which supports scholarships at NOCCA. Irma Thomas performs at the patron party at 6:30 p.m. At 8 p.m. at House of Blues.

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Lost Bayou Ramblers with Spider Stacy and Teddy Lamson
Fri. Dec. 22 | The Lost Bayou Ramblers and Spider Stacy join forces for the second time this month, following up their Kalenda performance at The Music Box Village with this "Poguetry in Motion" tribute show featuring the songs of The Pogues. GIVERS' Teddy Lamson opens at 10 p.m. at Tipitina's.

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Mannie Fresh's Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
Fri. Dec. 22 | Four 15s, three-wheel Benz, skirt on 22s, and a No. 1 stunna in a pear tree — the Cash Money Records producer rings in the holidays with his annual no-cover dance party. 10 p.m. at Hi-Ho Lounge.

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  • Photo by Jon Buckland

Harry Shearer and Judith Owen present Christmas Without Tears
Fri.-Sat. Dec. 22-23 | Actor, comedian and voice of many of The Simpsons, Harry Shearer and spouse and singer Judith Owen lead a holiday sing-along with guests including John Goodman, Bryan Batt, Evan Christopher, James Singleton and others each night. At 7:30 p.m. at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre.

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Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Sat. Dec. 23 | The Original Sixth Ward Dirty Dozen celebrates its 40th anniversary with "a dozen dirty guests," including founder Benny Jones and Treme Brass Band, Preservation All-Stars, Ivan Neville, George Porter Jr. and Walter "Wolfman" Washington. At 10 p.m. at The Joy Theater.

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