New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: December 5 – 11, 2013

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of December 5 – December 11, 2013 featuring: Jon Cleary, Deadeye Dick, Anders Osborne, Margie Perez, Alexis and the Samurai, the Rebirth Brass Band and Helen Gillet.

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  • d.b.a.: Jon Cleary (PI) 7p, Otra (LT) 10p
  • Howlin’ Wolf (the Den): The Heard (VR) 10p
  • New Orleans Arena: Kanye West (HH) 7p
  • Rock ‘n’ Bowl: Leroy Thomas (ZY) 8:30p
  • St. Louis Cathedral: Harmonouche (GS) 6p

Jon Cleary plays d.b.a. on Thursday.



  • Carousel Bar (Hotel Monteleone): Robin Barnes Jazz Quartet (JV) 5p, Tom Hook and Wendell Brunious Band (JV) 9p
  • d.b.a.: Hot Club of New Orleans (JV) 6p, Rebirth Brass Band (BB) 10p
  • Howlin’ Wolf: Deadeye Dick 20-Year Reunion, Paul Sanchez performs Jet, Black and Jealous (RK) 10p
  • Maple Leaf: Big Sam’s Funky Nation (FK) 10:30p
  • Old Point Bar: Rick Trolsen (JV) 5p, Rick Trolsen Christmas Show (VR) 6:30p, Chapel Blues (BL) 10p
  • One Eyed Jacks: Sweet Crude CD-release party, Big History, Luxley (RK) 10p

Deadeye Dick plays the Howlin’ Wolf on Friday.


  • Chickie Wah Wah: Butch Hancock and Jimmy Dale Gilmore (CW) 10p
  • d.b.a.: John Boutte (JV) 8p, Little Freddie King (BL) 11p
  • Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse: Glen David Andrews (JV) 8p, New Orleans Swamp Donkeys (JV) 11:59p
  • Little Gem Saloon (Ramp Room): Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs (FK) 9p
  • Palm Court Jazz Café: Lionel Ferbos and Palm Court Jazz Band (TJ) 8p
  • Tipitina’s: Anders Osborne’s 2nd Annual Holiday Spectacular feat. Irma Thomas, Cyril Neville, Monk Boudreaux, John Gros, Johnny Sansone and others (VR) 10p

Anders Osborne’s 2nd Annual Holiday Spectacular feat. Irma Thomas, Cyril Neville, Monk Boudreaux, John Gros, Johnny Sansone and more takes place at Tipitina’s on Saturday.


  • Kajun’s Pub: Margie Perez (JV) 5p
  • Three Muses: Raphael Bas and Norbert Slama (JV) 5:30p, Matt Johnson (JV) 8p
  • Tipitina’s: Cajun Fais Do Do feat. Bruce Daigrepont (KJ) 5:30p

Margie Perez plays Kajun’s Pub on Sunday.


  • Chickie Wah Wah: Alexis and the Samurai (ID) 8p
  • d.b.a.: Luke Winslow King (JV) 7p, Glen David Andrews (JV) 10p
  • St. Louis Cathedral: the Roots of Music (BB) 6p
  • Three Muses: Bottoms Up Blues Gang (BL) 7p

Alexis and the Samurai play Chickie Wah Wah on Saturday.


  • Civic Theatre: A John Waters Christmas (VR) 9p
  • Maison: Gregory Agid, Messy Cookers Jazz Band (JV) 6p
  • Maple Leaf: Rebirth Brass Band (FK) 11p
  • Rock ‘n’ Bowl: Sean Chambers (BL) 8:30p
  • Snug Harbor: Geoff Clapp Quartet (MJ) 8 & 10p

The Rebirth Brass Band plays the Maple Leaf on Tuesday.


  • Chickie Wah Wah: Meschiya Lake and Tom McDermott (JV) 8p, Indian Blue feat. Johnny Sansone, John Fohl and Monk Boudreaux (MG) 10p
  • d.b.a.: Tin Men (RK) 7p, Walter “Wolfman” Washington and the Roadmasters (BL) 10p
  • Rock ‘n’ Bowl: Rocky’s Hot Fox Trot Orchestra Christmas Show (SI) 8:30p
  • Siberia: Helen Gillet, Leyla McCalla (MJ) 9p
  • Three Muses: New Orleans Nightingales (JV) 7p

Helen Gillet plays Siberia on Wednesday.