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Live music in New Orleans this week (May 30-June 5, 2017)

JMSN, Lil Uzi Vert, Gland

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PHOTO BY CHAD CREWS
  • Photo by Chad Crews

JMSN
Fri. June 2 | As JMSN, Christian Berishaj stages nostalgic '90s-era R&B slow jams in front of a meticulous, minimalist backdrop of jazzy cymbal taps and pliant acoustic bass. His fifth album, Whatever Makes U Happy (White Room), arrived in April. Quin and Alcordo open at 10 p.m. at Gasa Gasa.

PHOTO BY SPIKE JORDAN
  • Photo by Spike Jordan

Edit: This show has been postponed to July 19. Lil Uzi Vert
Fri. June 2 | On his series of love-themed mixtapes (capped by last year's The Perfect Luv Tape), Symere Woods (aka Lil Uzi Vert) emerges as a free radical attacking the conventions of mainstream hip-hop: subverting hook-driven song structures and dropping non sequiturs like he's inventing them on the spot. Bibi Bourelly and Kodie Shane open at 10:30 p.m. at Republic.

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Revolution: A Prince Celebration
Fri. June 2 | DJ Soul Sister spins all Prince and "Prince-related" records (from the Purple One to The Time, Sheila E and beyond), with performances from The DMSR Dancers and the Conga Queen of New Orleans. There's also Prince projections and a photo booth. A portion of proceeds benefit literacy and writing program Big Class. At 10 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.

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Gland EP release
Sat. June 3 | The New Orleans punk band celebrates the release of Is a Conspiracy (Community Records), the band's followup to its acclaimed 2016 debut full-length Neurotica. Casual Burn, Delish and Wit's End Brass Band open at 7 p.m. The Palace.

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