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Live music in New Orleans this week (June 20-26, 2017) 

Wimps, Jacuzzi Boys, Black Marble, Sea Battle, Naughty Professor, Cajun-Zydeco Festival

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  • Photo by Matthew B Thompson

Wimps
Tue. June 20 | Seattle's Wimps' 2015 LP Suitcase (Kill Rock Stars) anti-romanticizes every old guy at the party and the dumps they call home. Black Abba and Ghost Coast open at 10 p.m. at Siberia.

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  • Photo by Christiaan Lopez-Miro

Jacuzzi Boys
Wed. June 21 | Last year's Ping Pong is a lethally leather-clad dose of basement glam from the Miami rock 'n' roll band. This month, the group released a decidedly Miami-remixed version turning the band's greasy anthems into retro-funk and dance pop. Lawn opens at 9 p.m. at Gasa Gasa.

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  • Photo by Ashley Leahy

Black Marble
Thu. June 22 | Reborn as a solo project after a split with co-founder Ty Kube, Black Marble sharpened the vision of singer/songwriter Chris Stewart on last year's It's Immaterial (Ghostly International): a steady stream of basement vocals and New Wave bass melodies. Body of Light and Boyish Charm open at 9 p.m. at Gasa Gasa.

Sea Battle EP release
Fri. June 23 | Celebrating the release of its debut EP Clones, Sea Battle's noisy, hip-hop-influenced beats and freestyle sounds are seemingly shredded and put back together again. AF THE NAYSAYER opens at 10 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.

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Naughty Professor album release
Fri. June 23 | The New Orleans funk powerhouse celebrates the release of Identity, which finds the sextet working alongside members of Lettuce and the Soul Rebels, David Shaw of The Revivalists, Ivan Neville, Mike Dillon, Dexter Gilmore and others. The Crooked Vines open at 10 p.m. at Tipitina's.

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  • Photo by Kenny Champagne

Louisiana Cajun- Zydeco Festival
Sat.-Sun. June 24-25 | The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's free festival features D.L. Menard and the Jambalaya Cajun Band, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Les Freres Michot and other Acadiana bands. There also are craft and food vendors. From 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Louis Armstrong Park.

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