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Live music in New Orleans this week (Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2017) 

Arcade Fire, Mac DeMarco, SZA, Treme Festival

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  • Photo by Guy Aroch

Arcade Fire with Wolf Parade
Tue. Sept. 26 | In contrast to Arcade Fire's bombastic career track, fraternal Montreal outfit Wolf Parade — the rousing double helix of Springsteenish Dan Boeckner and the eccentric Spencer Krug — developed more of a John Lennon/Paul McCartney divide with each album after 2005's Funeral-matching Apologies to the Queen Mary. Wolf Parade ends a seven-year LP hiatus with October's Cry Cry Cry (Sub Pop). At 7:30 p.m. at UNO Lakefront Arena.

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  • Photo by Coley Brown

Mac DeMarco
Wed. Sept. 27 | Venerable U.K. music magazine NME dubbed Mac DeMarco "cult leader for a new generation of slackers," but even that may be overselling the puppyish guitar-pop star's ambitions. On the other hand, he's managed five straight offhand revelations (May's Captured Tracks release This Old Dog is the latest) without breaking a pant. At 8 p.m. at Orpheum Theater.

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SZA
Thu. Sept. 28 | Back with a spare arrangement and moody synth riff, 2017 super hit "Love Galore" from SZA's acclaimed Ctrl fills a he said, she said love song with surprising melodic twists and blunt storytelling. The single adds to an emotionally complex, sonically diverse debut album from the rising R&B star. Ravyn Lenae opens at 8 p.m. at House of Blues.

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Treme Festival
Sat.-Sun. Sept. 30-Oct. 1 | There's a street festival at 1100 Henriette Delille St. beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday with music by Hot 8 Brass Band, Corey Henry & the Treme Funktet, Shannon Powell and the Treme Allstars, Water Seed and others. St. Augustine Catholic Church holds a gospel Mass and concert Sunday.

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