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Preview: Heat Dust with Lovey Dovies, Caddywhompus and Glish 

Noah Bonaparte Pais on a $7 showcase that gets you four fresh New Orleans bands

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For anyone interested in the best new rock bands New Orleans has to offer, here's your chance to catch them all in one place. The ever-molting Prytania Bar, whose updated sound and rear stage now rank it among the most enjoyable (however inconsistent) spots in the city for live music, reveals yet another layer this week: debutante ballroom, a kind of brick-and-mortar Bandcamp wherein 4-year-old Gambit favorite Caddywhompus (pictured) reigns as grande dame. Sean Hart and Chris Rehm's fidgety duo issued The Weight in the halcyon spring of 2011, and it's the grayest record on display here; Glish ventures out of the Big Top to perform its September release Come Down, a repercussive, jetpacked Tortoise-shelled EP, and Lovey Dovies further refines its Dinosaur Jr. Jr. act on sandblasted second LP Shive, for which this show serves as an album coming-out party. Billed as the headliner, Heat Dust might be the least familiar band to attendees, but likely not for long. The trio's eponymous debut (Texas is Funny) also drops this week, almost a year to the day after lead single "Priority Mail For an Asshole" began making the Internet rounds, a blast of peeling feedback and bulldozer distortion that unearths a vault of harmonic guitar and flanneled vocal hooks. At a paltry $7 admission, it's roughly a load of laundry per band — leaving enough behind to buy all four vinyls and escape without losing your shirt. — Noah Bonaparte Pais


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