Concerts to See This Week: February 24 – March 1

Adult Mom plays Banks St. Bar this week.

The proper way to start your week should be obvious. Go out and get in the street, y’all. It’s Mardi Gras. But just in case you’re tired of the parade routes, out of costumes or have an itch only live music can scratch, we have you covered. 

While the time immediately after Fat Tuesday is meant to be for penance and reflection, there’s no law against keeping the good times going. Who needs to recover and repent when you can close out the week with a run of excellent shows?

Monday, February 24

There’s one place to be every Lundi Gras and it’s Quintron & Miss Pussycat’s One Eyed Jacks show. If you missed out on the ball this locally beloved synth-punk act puts on in their own Spellcaster Lodge, this is the next best thing. Look for support from Jack Oblivian and The Sheiks. 

What: Quintron
Where: One Eyed Jacks
When: 10 p.m.

Tuesday, February 25

Mardi Gras Day is usually over by the evening. But if you wanna soldier on, Rebirth Brass Band will keep the party going at the Maple Leaf.

What: Rebirth Brass Band
Where: The Maple Leaf
When: Doors 10 p.m., Show 11 p.m.

Wednesday, February 26

Ash Wednesday isn’t the most happening day in the city for obvious reasons. But if you’re looking to get weird, the puppet palace and sometimes punk venue Mudlark Public Theatre is putting on a night of off-kilter electronic experimentation.

What: Modal Zork, Nail Club, Three Brained Robot & Drip Switch
Where: Mudlark Public Theatre
When: 10 p.m.

Thursday, February 27

Thursday is somehow even quieter than Ash Wednesday. Why not steer into the mellowness and have a lovely evening catching an early show from John Boutte in City Park.

What: John Boutte
Where: Pavillion of Two Sisters, City Park
When:  6 p.m.

Friday, February 28

Banks St. Bar’s Mardi Gras week is absolutely huge. They host Daikaiju on Monday and Adult Mom on Sunday, making time in between for this bill that amounts to an absurd flex of local-ish talent. Matt Surfin and Palm Sunday are two of the best indie acts running in South Louisiana right now, it would be silly to miss them.

What: Matt Surfin & Friends + Palm Sunday + Hemlock + Hutch Hartford
Where: Banks St. Bar
When: 9 p.m.

Saturday, February 29

Austin rockers Xetas will join local noisemakers in High for one hell of a Saturday night on the circle. You can’t do much better for 7 American dollars.
What: Xetas + High + Keen Dreams
Where: Circle Bar
When: 9 p.m.

Sunday, March 1

Head back to Mid-City for the excellent sounds of Stevie Knipe at the insane price of free. This beloved bedroom pop act will take to the stage for what’s bound to be a special night.

What: Adult Mom + Guts Club
Where: Banks St. Bar
When: 9 p.m.

 

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