New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: December 12 – 18, 2013

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of December 12 – December 18, 2013 featuring: the Gaunga Dyns, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, the Mike Dillon Band, Vox and the Hound, Maze feat. Frankie Beverly, Aurora Nealand, the George Porter Jr. Trio, Jason Marsalis, and Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra.


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  • Carrollton Station: Papa Mali, Mark Mullins and Dave Malone (BL) 10p
  • d.b.a.: Jon Cleary (PI) 7p, Strange Roux, Gravy-Flavored Kisses (FK) 10p
  • Kerry Irish Pub: Beth Patterson (FO) 9p
  • Old Point Bar: the Gaunga Dynns (RK) 8p
  • Snug Harbor: Brian Seeger’s Organic Trio CD-release party (MJ) 8 & 10p
  • St. Louis Cathedral: Davell Crawford (JV) 6p

The Gaunga Dyns play the Old Point Bar on Thursday.




  • Chickie Wah Wah: Paul Sanchez and friends (RR) 8p, Whiskey Rockettes, Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue (CW) 11p
  • d.b.a.: Linnzi Zaorski (JV) 6p, Chubby Carrier (ZY) 10p
  • Gasa Gasa: the Tangle Holiday Party (ID) 9p
  • Howlin’ Wolf: 5th Annual Hamp Fest feat. Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Mike Dillon Band, Vox and the Hound (VR) 9p
  • Little Gem Saloon: Raw Oyster Cult (FK) 10:30p
  • One Eyed Jacks: George Porter Jr. and his Runnin’ Pardners (FK) 10p
  • Rock ‘n’ Bowl: Six Strings of Christmas feat. Jonathon “Boogie” Long and Samantha Fish (BL) 9p

Quintron and Miss Pussycat, the Mike Dillon Band, and Vox and the Hound play Hamp Fest at the Howlin’ Wolf on Friday.




  • Chickie Wah Wah: Susan Cowsill Covered in Vinyl (VR) 10p
  • d.b.a.: Tuba Skinny (JV) 7p, Joe Krown Trio feat. Russell Batiste and Walter “Wolfman” Washington (FK) 11p
  • House of Blues: NOFX (PK) 7:30p
  • Howlin’ Wolf: Nolarado Benefit for Colorado Flood Relief feat. New Orleans Suspects, Bonerama, Billy Iuso and the Restless Natives, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes (FK) 10p
  • Little Gem Saloon (Ramp Room): Kid Merv (JV) 7p
  • Rock ‘n’ Bowl: Eric Lindell and the Sunliners, the Mulligan Brothers (FO) 9p
  • Saenger Theater: Maze feat. Frankie Beverly (RB) 8p

Maze feat. Frankie Beverly plays the Saenger Theatre on Saturday.



  • Civic Theatre: Aaron Neville Christmas (RB) 8p
  • Maison: Dave Easley, Linnzi Zaorski (JV) 4p, Soul Project (JV) 10p
  • Siberia: Storyville Happy Hour (VR) 6p, the Grasshoppers, Aurora Nealand (FO) 9p
  • Snug Harbor: Ed Volker & Trio Mollusc (MJ) 8 & 10p
  • St. Louis Cathedral: Amanda Shaw (JV) 6p
  • Three Muses: Raphael Bas and Norbert Slama (JV) 5:30p, Debbie Davis (JV) 8p

Aurora Nealand plays Siberia on Sunday.



  • Hi-Ho Lounge: Bluegrass Pickin’ Party (BU) 8p, Kelcy Mae (FO) 10p
  • Maple Leaf: George Porter Jr. Trio (FK) 10:30p
  • Three Muses: Washboard Rodeo (BL) 7p

The George Porter Jr. Trio plays the Maple Leaf on Monday.



  • Chickie Wah Wah: Osborne, Fohl and Sansone (RR) 8p
  • Gasa Gasa: Progression hosted by Sasha Masakowski (ID) 8p
  • Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse: Jason Marsalis (JV) 8p
  • Maison: Gregory Agid, the Billionaires (JV) 6p
  • Snug Harbor: Tim Laughlin and Connie Jones (MJ) 8 & 10p

Jason Marsalis plays Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse on Tuesday.



  • d.b.a.: Tin Men (RK) 7p, Walter “Wolfman” Washington and the Roadmasters (BL) 10p
  • Rock ‘n’ Bowl: Jerry Embree (SI) 8:30p
  • Snug Harbor: Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra (MJ) 8 & 10p
  • St. Louis Cathedral: Jeremy Davenport (JV) 6p
  • Three Muses: Schatzy (JV) 7p

Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra play Sung Harbor on Wednesday.