9 p.m. Friday
Blue Nile, 532 Frenchmen St., 948-2583; www.bluenilelive.com
Throughout her two-decade, DIY, punky, alt-folk career, Ani DiFranco has put out roughly an album a year (most recently Red Letter Year in 2008). She's managed to maintain a low profile while living in New Orleans, though she performed recently at Gulf Aid, and this is the first in a series of four solo acoustic shows upstairs at the Blue Nile. Tickets $15.