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Live music in New Orleans this week (March 6-12, 2018)

Soft Kill, Willie Nelson, Community Records

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Soft Kill. - PHOTO BY SAM GERHKE
  • Photo by Sam Gerhke
  • Soft Kill.

Soft Kill
Wed. March 7 | Distilling dark, moody post-punk from the tepid waters of Portland, Oregon, Soft Kill follows 2016's Choke with May release Savior (Profound Lore), sending its mourning transmissions through smoke machine-covered guitars. Choir Boy, Silver Godling and Trashlight open at 9 p.m. at Gasa Gasa.

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Willie Nelson & Family
Thu. March 8 | A one-man lobby for the benignity of marijuana, Willie Nelson laments his own longevity on forthcoming LP Last Man Standing (Legacy): "Waylon and Ray and Merle and old Norro lived just as fast as me / I still got a lotta good friends left, and I wonder who the next will be." Somehow he sings it with a smile. At 8 p.m. at House of Blues.

Donovan Wolfington. - PHOTO BY BENJAMIN DAVIS
  • Photo by Benjamin Davis
  • Donovan Wolfington.

Community Records 10-year anniversary
Fri.-Sun. March 9-11 | New Orleans punk hub Community Records celebrates a decade with a three-night showcase at two venues: Friday (8 p.m.) and Sunday (6 p.m.) at Hey! Cafe sandwiching a Saturday-marathon blowout at Gasa Gasa (3 p.m.), a 14-deep lineup and combo resurrection/wake for disbanded Donovan Wolfington's last will and testament, Waves.

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