The first NoizeFest in 2005 started out as a figment of the bizarre multimedia artist Keith Moore's warped imagination. Struck with the inspiration to produce a group show for New Orleans' experimental musicians, Moore wanted to throw a follow-up to two noise-rock/electronica events he'd produced at the Dragon's Den, Ambient Wars 1 and 2. Many of the bands found out they were on the bill when they saw themselves listed on the flier. Moore, who died last year, was a famously odd local character who liked to wear jewelry made from discarded computer parts and graffiti the name of his company (Deathouse Industrial Enterprises) around the city. His signature musical creation was called the Jambox Pyramid (pictured with Moore), which was exactly what it sounds like. After Moore's death, local electronic rocker White Bitch threw another NoizeFest to honor his memory. This year, he continues the tradition in a way that seems, ironically, as if it will be more fully realized than any of Moore's own fantastical concepts. The bill includes underground electronic acts from the danceable to the utterly obtuse, including Mr. Quintron, Star of Kaos, Rob Cambre, members of Chef Menteur, Big Baby, DJ Proppa Bear, Cheller, the Brown Stripes, I, Octopus and DJ Rusty Lazer. Free admission; donations accepted. Alison Fensterstock
11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat., May 3
609 Lesseps St.