Hungry for live music… Look no further. Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top shows for tonight, Monday, December 10, 2012: Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers, Smoky Greenwell’s Blues Jam, and King James and the Special Men.
Who: Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers
Where: Kermit’s Treme Speakeasy Restaurant (map)
When: 6:00 p.m.
Why: Swing out early with Kermit Ruffins at his new spot… and remember to grab some red beans and rice while you’re there.
Who: Smoky Greenwell’s Blues Jam
Where: BMC (map)
When: 9:30 p.m.
Why: Bluesman Greenwell burns on the harp and the sax. On the heels of his latest album 99% Blues, he huffs and puffs all night at the BMC on Mondays.
Who: King James and the Special Men
Where: BJ’s Lounge (map)
When: 10:30 p.m.
Why: The latest incarnation of King James and the Special Men revives its late-Nineties’ Monday night romps and boogies in the Bywater to the rollicking sounds of Golden Age, New Orleans R&B.