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

2 Chainz, !!!, Faith Prince, Music for Mental Health, Alex Cameron

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2 Chainz

Tue. Sept. 19 | As a guest on other recordings, 2 Chainz has a contributed a stream of lethal one-liners from his deep bench of indispensable rap wisdom. He cashes out chips on his best album yet, 2017's Pretty Girls Like Trap Music. He hits New Orleans for a postponed August date at 9 p.m. at The Joy Theater.

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!!! with Algiers

Fri. Sept. 22 | If LCD Soundsystem's advice to "Dance Yrself Clean" is to be heeded, until James Murphy returns to headline October's Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, this twin bill is the soundtrack: Atlanta punk-gospel provocateurs Algiers (The Underside of Power) opening for interro-banging international party-starters !!! (Shake the Shudder, pictured). At 9 p.m. at the Hi-Ho Lounge.

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Faith Prince

Fri. Sept. 22 | Faith Prince made her mark on Broadway when she collected multiple awards as Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls. More recently she starred in Broadway's Disaster! The Musical and her TV credits include Modern Family and Scream Queens. She sings and is interviewed by accompanying pianist Seth Rudetsky at 8 p.m. at NOCCA.

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Music for Mental Health: An Evening of Song and Discussion

Fri. Sept. 22 | The inaugural concert features songs and discussion around mental health in a stripped-down intimate setting addressing the role of music as an expressive outlet and coping tool for mental health issues. Proceeds benefit the New Orleans affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. With Alfred Banks (pictured), Mia Borders, Mike Doussan, Kei Slaughter and Kathryn Rose Wood. At 8 p.m. at the Old U.S. Mint.

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Alex Cameron

Sat. Sept. 23 | Aussie Alex Cameron (pictured) has a winking shtick that shouldn't work: a lounge-singing has-been doing dramatic readings from his loser's almanac over drum and synth patterns ripped from 1980s clippings. Except the skeletal songs — on 2016's Jumping the Shark and this month's Forced Witness (Secretly Canadian) — accidentally rattle. Jack Ladder and Max and the Martians open at 10 p.m. at Circle Bar.


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