Spencer Bohren's Christmas Extravaganza
Thu. Dec. 17 | Spencer Bohren's 19th annual holiday show features an array of special guests including Aurora Nealand, Alex McMurray, Paul Sanchez, Cindy Scott, his children Andre and Corinna Rose Bohren and others. At 8 p.m and 10 p.m. at Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro.
Fri. Dec. 18 | Formerly known as Blackstone Rngrs, Texan trio Pale Dian arrived this year fully formed, a triangulation of electro, shoegaze and dream pop that could slide unnoticed onto a 1986 U.K. mixtape. Fever Dreams and Silver Godling open at 7 p.m. at Sisters in Christ (in Gasa Gasa).
Sharks' Teeth and Whom Do You Work For?
Fri. Dec. 18 | New Orleans band Sharks' Teeth goes full-on Floyd with a quadrophonic arrangement for its miniature electronic orchestra featuring four monophonic synthesizers through four amplifiers. New Orleans' far-out experimental electronic duo Whom Do You Work For? and Nommo also perform at 9 p.m. at Saturn Bar.
Quintron and Miss Pussycat
Sat. Dec. 19 | The New Orleans Museum of Art entry on Quintron and Miss Pussycat's CV is paying dividends: last year, a residency at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in New York City; last week, a gig at Art Basel Miami Beach. Sexy Dex & the Fresh and Black Abba open at 10 p.m. at Gasa Gasa.