New Orleans Live Music Tonight: Thursday, December 6, 2012

Hungry for live music… Look no further. Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top shows for tonight, Thursday, December 6, 2012: Alex McMurray, the Paulin Brothers Brass Band and BOUNCE XXI, Ladies of Bounce featuring Big Freedia, Cheeky Black, Ms. T, Keedy Black with Walt Wiggidy, JC Styles, Lil Man.

Who: Alex McMurray
Where: Saturn Bar (map)
When: 10:00 p.m.
Why: On the heels of his excellent new release I Will Never Be Alone in This Land, the St. Claude Sage McMurray holds court on his home stage.
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Who: BOUNCE XXI: Ladies of Bounce featuring Big Freedia, Cheeky Black, Ms. T, Keedy Black with Walt Wiggidy, JC Styles, Lil Man
Where: Republic (map)
When: 10:00 p.m.
Why:Yaka-yaka-yaka-yaka-yaka-yaka-ya! Be prepared to drop you bootay when these bounce queens break it down.
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Who: Paulin Brothers Brass Band featuring Dwayne Paulin
Where: Preservation Hall (map)
When: 8:00 p.m.
Why: Not mentioned nearly enough, the significance of the Paulin Brothers Brass Band’s contribution to the sound and culture of New Orleans is unquestioned. Today, the late Ernest “Doc” Paulin’s sons uphold a legacy that dates back to the 1920s.
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