Americana, folk and psychedelic rock showcase begins monthly residence at Ace Hotel

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Motel Radio opens the Little Cosmicana series Jan. 14.
  • Motel Radio opens the Little Cosmicana series Jan. 14.

Following the inaugural daylong Cosmicana festival last fall, Simple Play Presents hosts a monthly showcase highlighting artists from a rising New Orleans psychedelic- and folk-influenced alt-country and rock 'n' roll scene. Little Cosmicana runs on the second Thursday of every month at Three Keys inside the Ace Hotel. Motel Radio — who released the breezy, harmony-filled Desert Surf Films in 2016 — and alt-country outfit Coyotes will perform the first installment at 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan 12. The shows are free with RSVP.

McGregor and Midriff perform Feb. 9, and South Carolina's The Artisanals and Jackson & The Janks — the latest from Sam Doores of The Deslondes — performs March 9. Magazine Street record shop The White Roach also pops up at each event.



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