New Orleans Live Music Tonight: Weekend Forecast December 14-16, 2012

Hungry for live music… Look no further. Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top shows for this weekend, December 15-17, 2012…

Friday, December 14
Who: Benefit for WFMU featuring Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Katey Red, Happy Talk Band, Lonely Lonely Knights, Guitar Lightnin’ Lee and the Thunder Band, Die Rotzz, Babes, Alynda Lee and others
Where: Siberia (map)
When: 8:00 p.m.
Why: New Orleans’ top independent radio station rallies the city’s top DIY acts to aid struggling, free-form radio champion WFMU.
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Who: Honey Island Swamp Trio + Alvin Youngblood Hart
Where: Chickie Wah Wah (map)
When: 8:00 p.m.
Why: A down-home good time is sure to be had as the Honey Island Swamp band strips down to a three-piece, and Grammy-winning roots man Alvin Youngblood Hart hit the stage at one of the city’s most intimate venues.
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Who: The Honeypots
Where: Buffa’s Lounge (map)
When: 8:00 p.m.
Why: This collaboration of local songwriters is one of the sweetest surprise acts of the year. Their soulful performances and engaging suites leave a lasting impression.
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Saturday, December 15
Who: Dash Rip Rock album release party with the Cons and Prose, King Louie’s One Man Band
Where: Siberia (map)
When: 9:00 p.m.
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Watch: The original bad boys of New Orleans rock and the only band to play every SXSW ready the release of Black Liquor, their first album in two years.

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Who: Ever-Expanding Elastic Waste Band featuring members of Morphine
Where: d.b.a. (map)
When: 11:00 p.m.
Why: The former leader of the Deltabilly Boys and the remaining members of Morphine resurrect the unheralded rock-jazz outfit’s heavy, downbeat hymns.
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Who: Brassft Punk CD-release party featuring the Madd Wikkid
Where: Preservation Hall (map)
When: 12:00 a.m.
Why: Producer and Preservation Hall recording engineer Earl Scioneaux III turned to his alter ego the Madd Wikkid to conjure up Brassft Punk, a brassy tribute to electronic music superheroes Daft Punk that doubled its $10,000 Kickstarter goal. Saturday night, he brings his vision to life and pulls out all the stops at the city’s most sacred music venue.
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Sunday, December 16
Who: Lucien Barbarin and Sunday Night Swingsters
Where: Palm Court Jazz Cafe (map)
When: 8:00 p.m.
Why: Trombone great Barbarin takes his indelible swing to the French Quarter’s snazziest jazz spot.
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Who: Debbie Davis
Where: Three Muses (map)
When: 8:00 p.m.
Why: With one of the most beautiful voices in town, singer Davis fills sparse melodies with a subtle yet supple touch as she strums her ukulele.
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Who: Rosanne Cash
Where: Tipitina’s (map)
When: 9:00 p.m.
Why: A memorable evening is in store as the late Johnny Cash’s daughter’s warm voice and wise words resonate throughout Fess’ hallowed hall.
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