Wed. Jan. 15 | Fresh off releasing Twin Language (Get Hip), psych-rockers Bipolaroid headline this "Manny for Mayor" benefit, the leap-year-like, never-ending campaign to elect Manny "Chevrolet" Bruno, New Orleans' "Troubled Man for Troubled Times." Natty Sanchez and Gardenia Moon open at 10 p.m. at Circle Bar.
B.B. KingThu. Jan. 16 |
The One Kind Favor
King asks on his 2008 LP? "See That My Grave is Kept Clean." At the double-infinity age of 88, the B.B. King is anything but dead, guesting on the debut by Mississippi MC Big K.R.I.T. and getting feted by President Barack Obama (at the White House's Red, White and Blues performance) and Morgan Freeman (in the 2012 documentary B.B. King: The Life of Riley
). Mia Borders opens at 8:30 p.m. at the Civic Theatre.
Cam'ronThu. Jan. 16 |
Since emerging from New York in the mid-1990s, Cam'ron has released a series of albums and talked up beefs with several big-name rappers. He released the mixtape Ghetto Heaven
in October 2013. At 10 p.m. at The Howlin' Wolf.
FeufolletFri. Jan. 17 |
Lafayette's Feufollet started as a precocious traditional Cajun band and evolved into a French-speaking, indie-rocking outfit. It recently finished recording an album due out this year. At 10 p.m. at d.b.a.
Kenny GarrettFri. Jan. 17 |
Alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett was recently nominated for a Grammy for Pushing the World Away
. He leads his quintet in this New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Jazz Journey free concert. Singer/guitarist Raul Midon also performs. At 7 p.m. at Dillard University's Lawless Memorial Chapel.
and Evan Christopher
Sun. Jan. 19 | Longtime collaborators pianist Tom McDermott and clarinetist Evan Christopher have explored everything from the works of Louis Gottschalk and Sidney Bechet. They perform at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro.