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Live Music Events (Feb. 16 - 22, 2015)


Diarrhea Planet
Feb 20
| Incontinent punk rockers Diarrhea Planet — the band Weezer wishes it still was — go twice on Friday: first at 5 p.m. on Tulane University's Lavin-Bernick Center quad, then again at 10 p.m. at Siberia. Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires, Yuppie Teeth and NEAT open at Siberia.


Tue. Feb. 17 | New Orleans psychedelic stoner doom metal outfit Mars reigns over its free annual ritual of the burning down of the Mardi Gras. The band's stinging, sludge-filled 2012 debut Reign of Suns still smells of bong water. New Orleans hardcore band Ossacrux and doom outfit Solid Giant open at 9 p.m. at Siberia.

  • Photo by Shannon

Clint Maedgen Radio
Thu. Feb. 19 | Saxophonist Clint Maedgen is best known for work with ensembles including the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the trippy Liquidrone and bohemian New Orleans Bingo! Show long ago, but he performs a solo show here. Anthony Cuccia, aka The Night Janitor, opens at 9 p.m. at Chickie Wah Wah.


Leyla McCalla
Thu. Feb. 19 | Cellist, singer and former Carolina Chocolate Drop Leyla McCalla moved to New Orleans in part because of its musical and French-language ties to Haiti and the Caribbean. Just back from a European tour, she performs at 6 p.m. at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art's Ogden After Hours.


Community Records seventh anniversary
Fri.-Sat. Feb. 20-21 | DIY label Community Records celebrates its seventh year releasing music from local and national punk and indie rock artists. Noise-pop duo Caddywhompus performs with All People, Woozy and Failien on Friday, and garage rock trio Native America performs with Sirens, New Lands and Madonnathan on Saturday. At 9 p.m. at Hey! Cafe.

  • Photo by Brian Bowen Smith

Sun.-Mon. Feb. 22-23 | For those who can't wait until March 11 or April 20 to relive their '90s dorm-room days, the quintessential college stoner band performs two sets of mashed-up rap-rock drawn from 20 years of defying limitations. At 7:30 p.m. at House of Blues.

Bill Frisell and Kenny Wollesen
Sun. Feb. 22 | Guitarist Bill Frisell has been a leader in jazz since the 1980s and has dipped into everything from rock to classical music. For the past 15 years, he and percussionist Kenny Wollesen have worked together in various groups. The duo performs at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Snug Harbor.

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