- Photo by Jeff Fasano
Roots on the Rails
Wed. Aug. 16 | The railroad tour pivots at New Orleans, from Los Angeles to Chicago-bound, unloading a country, folk and punk music lineup for a show at Chickie Wah Wah. Dave Alvin (The Blasters, X), Peter Case (The Nerves, The Plimsouls), Jimmie Dale Gilmore (The Flatlanders), Dead Rock West and Blind Boy Paxton perform at 8 p.m.
- Photo by Seano Grady
Girl Friday! with Delish
Da Goddess with MC Sweet Tea & Da Tastee Hotz and Sea Battle
Fri. Aug. 18 | Violet native Delish Da Goddess anchored Gambit's 2016 music issue with a string of deliciously titled releases (Gold Blooded, Terminally Trill, Queendom). The trap artist's dominating stage presence is the draw for this "Girl Friday!" female showcase featuring MC Sweet Tea and Sea Battle. At 10 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.
- Photo by Jimmy Fontaine
Fri. Aug. 18 | College Park, Georgia's George Ramirez landed on XXL magazine's coveted freshmen issue earlier this year on the strengths of his mixtapes and 2016 hit "Girlfriend." The Mexican-American rapper's 2017 tape, SupaJefe, fits alongside his Altanta contemporaries with big hooks and his melodic flow. J.R. Donato, Paper Paulk and DOON open at 10 p.m. at Gasa Gasa.
Lost Bayou Ramblers
Sat. Aug. 19 | On its current tour, the long-running Lafayette-New Orleans Cajun rock 'n' roll band will tease out its September release Kalenda (Rice Pump Records), produced by Korey Richey (Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem) and exploring links between Louisiana and Caribbean rhythms. Motel Radio opens at 10 p.m. at Tipitina's.
NOLA Ameripolitan Festival
Sat. Aug. 19 | New Orleans' premier punk venue goes west with the inaugural Ameripolitan Fest: Seattle's Darci Carlson, Denver's Adam Lopez and Kansas City's Dusty Rust join locals Gal Holiday, Johnny Dilks and Ron Hotstream in an impressively deep country lineup from across the country. At 4 p.m. at Siberia.