Feb 27 | The once and future Queen of Bounce celebrates a birthday bash with fellow knights of the bounce table DJ Jubilee and Katey Red. The second season of Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce — Big Freedia's reality TV show on the Fuse network — airs in June. Hassizle, Danger Boys and DJ Lil Man open at 10 p.m. at Republic New Orleans.
Fri. Feb 28 | Maniacal Dallas-based metal band Absu obliterated Celtic mythology (replete with bagpipes) on 2002's Tara, then took the next eight years off. Its 2011 release Abzu (Candlelight) — not to be confused with Absu (2009) or the forthcoming Apsu — teeters on ridiculously dextrous lead guitar by Norwegian fret warlock Ru ne "Blasphemer" Eriksen. The Black Mariah, Abysmal Lord and Barghest open at 10 p.m. at Siberia.
Sat. March 1 | New Orleans MC 3D Na'Tee's big breaks came after shutting down Kendrick Lamar in a freestyle battle at South by Southwest in March 2013 and working with Def Jam Digital's hip-hop kingmakers Steve Rifkind and Russell Simmons. She is preparing a release date for The Regime, her follow-up to 2012's breakout mixtape The Coronation. At 10:30 p.m. at House of Blues.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Sun. March 2 | Trombone Shorty's seventh annual post-Bacchus party features bounce artist 5th Ward Weebie — whose 2013 radio earworm "Let Me Find Out" is the ultimate ex diss track — and 2014 Grammy Award nominees Hot 8 Brass Band, which received its first-ever nod (but ultimately lost) for the The Life and Times of... The Hot 8 Brass Band. At 11 p.m. at Tipitina's.
Mon. March 3 | As a make-good for their Kickstarter contributors — who pitched in $1,600 to press the New Orleans band's full-length debut, Triumph — twin frontmen Sam and Collin McCabe rerecorded the album as an acoustic blues piece. Prom Date and Baby Bee open at Circle Bar.