During what must be the slowest weekend in terms of your music options on any given night, I have found some delightful gems for you, New Orleanians. As I fill in for Jay during his awesome vacation, I welcome the task of doing your dirty legwork. Here are my picks.
“Recreating the glamorous nightclub entertainment once found on Bourbon St.,” Bustout Burlesque seems to be the talk of Friday night at House of Blues. It may not be your typical band in a bar, but being named one of the Top Ten Burlesque Shows in the World by the Travel Channel is seriously impressive. New Orleans is full of ‘em, yet Bustout Burlesque stands out with performers revealing it all, backed by a live, traditional jazz band. Strip dat!
Of course, if you read my interview yesterday on Walt McClements’ new one-piece, Lonesome Leash, you already know where you can find me on Saturday. AllWays Lounge is hosting the accordion king for his debut release I Am No Captain, which Brooklyn Vegan proclaimed, “a freaky, folky album that should appeal to people who like their Decemberists / Mountain Goats, cut with a little Gypsy flavor.”
I think it’s important to support fifteen years of hard work, so catch Nola natives, Coot, for their record Release at DBA this Sunday. They’ve graced stages at Voodoo and French Quarter Fests playing their New Orleans-inspired soulful rock.
One of my favorite venues and a good ‘ole time with friends to end the weekend? Yes, please.