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10 concerts to cure football fatigue

Alex Woodward on this week's entertainment in the clubs

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Rebirth Brass Band plays its Grammy Award-winning music at the Maple Leaf Bar in the Riverbend Tuesday.
  • Rebirth Brass Band plays its Grammy Award-winning music at the Maple Leaf Bar in the Riverbend Tuesday.

10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29
Rebirth Brass Band
Maple Leaf Bar (8316 Oak St., 504-866-9359; www.mapleleafbar.com)
The concert week begins with a staple: the Grammy Award-winning brass band that packs an Oak Street bar on a weekday. Tickets $15.

9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29
The Wasted Lives
AllWays Lounge (2240 St. Claude Ave., 504-218-5778; www.theallwayslounge.net)
The St. Claude Avenue bar turns full honky-tonk. The classic country and Western swing outfit The Wasted Lives hosts a weekly potluck "jamboree," with guests Snake Leg Rounders and Lonesome Dangers. Tickets $5.

11 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30
Curren$y's Jet Lounge
House of Blues (225 Decatur St., 504-310-4999; www.houseofblues.com)
The perpetually high New Orleans rapper hosts a weekly showcase featuring familiar faces from his Jet Life crew, with special guests. Tickets $15.

10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30
Honey Island Swamp Band
Maple Leaf Bar
The self-described "bayou Americana" quintet melds soulful Gulf Coast blues and vintage vibes. Singer-songwriter and guitarist Colin Lake joins the bill. Tickets $10.

10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31
The Ghost Wolves, Toast Beards, Rev. Spooky LeStrange & Her Billion Dollar Baby Dolls
Siberia (2227 St. Claude Ave., 504-265-8855; www.siberianola.com)
Texas guitar and drum girl and guy duo The Ghost Wolves (a reverse White Stripes with raw slide guitar and thunderclap drums) meets Louisiana bayou psychedelic burn-out blues brothers Toast Beards, capped off with a New Orleans burlesque troupe. Tickets $6.

10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31
The New Orleans Bingo! Show
d.b.a. (618 Frenchmen St., 504-942-3731; www.dbabars.com/dbano)
The sideshow cabaret and jazz-backed game show casts slapstick, burlesque, clowns and bingo inside the Frenchmen Street club. Tickets $10.

8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1
Drew Brees Hurricane Sandy Relief concert feat. Nelly and Swizz Beatz
House of Blues
Nelly and Swizz Beatz headline this high-rollers benefit — and if you can't swing the cool $1,000 pricetag ...

The Lost Bayou Ramblers bring their Cajun Rock to One Eyed Jacks in the French Quarter Friday.
  • The Lost Bayou Ramblers bring their Cajun Rock to One Eyed Jacks in the French Quarter Friday.

10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1
Lost Bayou Ramblers and T-kette
One Eyed Jacks (615 Toulouse St., 504-569-8361; www.oneeyedjacks.net)
Grammy-nominated Cajun rock band The Lost Bayou Ramblers dropped the appropriately titled Mammoth Waltz in 2012, featuring Dr. John, Gordon Gano and Scarlett Johansson. Lafayette's T-kette is an all-girl fuzzy post-punk trio. Tickets $10.

9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2
George Porter Jr. and the Runnin' Pardners with Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgz
Tipitina's (501 Napoleon Ave., 504-895-8477; www.tipitinas.com)
The legendary Meters bassist performs with New Orleans trumpeter Shamarr Allen and his rock- and hip-hop-inspired funk outfit. Tickets $15.

10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2
Blowfly and Guitar Lightnin' Lee
Siberia
Clarence "Blowfly" Reid is the original foul-mouthed MC and a glitter-caped funk wizard. He headlines with New Orleans bluesman Guitar Lightnin' Lee. Tickets $15.

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