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Live music in New Orleans (April 25-May 1, 2016)


Delicate Steve
Thu. April 28 | Steve Marion's last show in New Orleans was a 2013 Circle Bar love-fest that couldn't have been sunnier if a rainbow had touched down in its converted living room. Such is the smiley-faced guitar heroics of Positive Force, whose mind-boggling technical proficiency is outshined only by how it makes you feel. Val Hollie opens at 10 p.m. at Gasa Gasa.

  • David McClister

Lucinda Williams
Fri. April 29 | When Lucinda Williams rains, she pours. Louisiana's alt-country laureate had slow (but acclaimed) decades in the '80s and '90s followed by the busy 2000s (four studio LPs plus a live record). Her current decade's C.V. includes 2011's Blessed, the 2014 double-album Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone and February's self-released The Ghosts of Highway 20. Buick 6 opens at 9 p.m. at House of Blues.

  • Jerry Moran

Michael Cerveris & his Accomplices
Fri. April 29 | The Tony Award-winning performer hosts a New Orleans debut for his latest album, Piety, his return to his role as a folk-influenced roots singer-songwriter. With string arrangements from Jimbo Walsh, the album also features Shamarr Allen, Mia Borders, Anders Osborne and others. At 8 p.m. at The Theatre at St. Claude.

  • Allison Bohl DeHart

Catahoula Music Exchange
Sat. April 30 | Lafayette meets New Orleans at this annual fete showcasing artists from the Cajun capital and New Orleans. Cajun folk, country and psychedelic rock 'n' roll outfit Feufollet headlines, with New Orleans R&B revivers King James & the Special Men and rising swamp pop stars The Revelers. At 10 p.m. at Siberia.

  • Andrew Imanaka

La Luz
Sun. May 1 | On the Seattle-based surf rock quartet's acclaimed second album, the Ty Segall-helmed 2015 LP Weirdo Shrine (Hardly Art), the band's punky garage takes on spooky, girl-group doo-wop harmonies and trippy twang. Nots, Massenger and Black Abba open at 10 p.m. at Siberia.

  • Lee Vincent Grubb

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard
Mon. May 2 | The Australian septet's Nonagon Infinity (ATO Records), out April 29, drops out and into pummeling psychedelic rock, a nonstop barrage of four-on-the-floor drums and hazy waves of distorted riffs. The Murlocs opens at 9 p.m. at Gasa Gasa.

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