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Live Music Picks (Aug. 12 - Aug. 18)

Great live music to check out this week


Rev. Horton Heat
Tue. Aug. 13 | Texas greaser Jim Heath's 28-year-old punk-inspired rockabilly outfit signed on to Chicago punk label Victory Records in 2012, and later this year the label will release the Reverend's follow-up to 2009's Laughin' & Cryin' With the Reverend Horton Heat. Dirtfoot and Deke Dickerson open at Tipitina's.

Candye Kane
Thu. Aug. 15 | Punk rocker, porn star, pinup, pancreatic cancer survivor — Los Angeles-based "Diva La Grande" Candye Kane lapped nine lives several lifetimes back. Borrowing two of the best pages from her plus-size catalog, the burlesque blueswoman is both the toughest female alive and 200 pounds of fun. At Chickie Wah Wah.

Dr. John
Fri. Aug. 16 | Given his guests for the "Props to Pops" Louis Armstrong tribute at the Hollywood Bowl in late July (Terence Blanchard, Nicholas Payton, Dee Dee Bridgewater and the Blind Boys of Alabama), it's natural to speculate who might be the "TBA" performing here with Dr. John. As his 2012 LP Locked Down (Nonesuch) proved, surprises haven't begun to cease. At Tipitina's.

The Shine Brothers
Sat. Aug. 17 | Los Angeles' lo-fi garage-pop outfit The Shine Brothers drag The Everly Brothers' sunshining harmonies through down-and-dirty Nuggets psychedelics. The band released Hello Griefbirds! on Burger Records earlier this year. The group performs a free show with Birthstone and Royal Attire at Siberia.

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