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Live music in New Orleans this week (April 10-16, 2018)

Dr. Michael White, Moonwalks, Cha Wa, Derek Smalls, James Hunter 6

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The Life and Music of New Orleans Legend George Lewis
Wed. April 11 | Dr. Michael White and the Original Liberty Jazz Band explore the music and legacy of the jazz great, a prolific clarinetist who sparked a traditional jazz revival amid a career of influential playing. At Williams Research Center (410 Chartres St.) at 6 p.m.

Wed. April 11 | Pulling a stunt John Glenn probably wished he thought of, the Detroit psych-rock trio Moonwalks in January "re-''issued its lost 2015 LP In Light (The Scales in the Frame) (Stolen Body) for the first time. Glove opens at 9 p.m. at Gasa Gasa.


Cha Wa album release
Thu. April 12 | The Mardi Gras Indian funk band follows its acclaimed 2016 debut Funk n' Feathers with 2018's Spyboy, helmed by Galactic's Ben Ellman and spanning the band's unique spin on traditional street sounds and its glimpse of the future of Indian funk. At 10 p.m. at d.b.a.

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Derek Smalls with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Sat. April 14 | Harry Shearer's cucumber-stuffed Spinal Tap bassist celebrates his 75th birthday with the release of soul-searching solo album Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing), with hard rock odes to erectile dysfunction, butt dialing and Smalls' earnest attempts to answer what it all means. The character performs with the LPO at 7:30 p.m. at the Saenger Theatre.


James Hunter Six
Sun. April 15 | Emerging Lower Decatur metal den Santos Bar swaps its devil horns for the sepia-toned '60s in English soulman James Hunter, whose new vintage offering, Whatever It Takes (Daptone), is a welcome time machine with the recent losses of Charles Bradley and Sharon Jones. At 9 p.m.

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