Sports & Leisure releases its debut EP Fitness 10 p.m. tonight at The Parish at House of Blues. The album, backed by a successful Kickstarter campaign and a six-piece band, features raw, confessional anthems and grand, multi-instrumental compositions — check the highlight "The Thief," featuring Alexis Marceaux. You can stream the five-song EP, recorded at Marigny Recording Studio, here.
Here's "Dusty Roads" (not to be confused with the wrestler of the same name) from local rapper Nesby Phips featuring Curren$y. The track's solid sweeping orchestra sample propels Phips' signature smooth flow, while Curren$y preaches his JETS philosophy. The track appears on Phips' excellent 2012 release 0017th, which is available for download here.
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New Orleans long-running metal band Down performs at 8:30 p.m. tonight at House of Blues. Loudwire premiered bandleader Philip Anselmo's solo debut, "Walk Through Exits Only," which glimpses his proclamation to "make a record that was as extreme as anything else out there."
Big Easy-nominated soul-inspired pop set Big History returns to One Eyed Jacks tonight at 9 p.m. Download the EP All At Once for free here.
Anarchic surf-punk aliens Babes are at Gasa Gasa at 9 p.m. Saturday with Sun Hotel and Chris Rehm (of Caddywhompus). Download tracks from Babes here.
Queens MCs Mobb Deep bring their 20th anniversary tour to Maison at 10 p.m. Sunday. Coincidentally, each half of the duo has a new New York hip-hop flavored release: Stream tracks from Prodigy's collaboration with producer Alchemist here, and stream tracks from Havoc's 13 here.