Quintron is lending Velcro, the Wednesday night dance party at the Spanish Moon, a bit of his swamp tech funk that has the crowds writhing at the Saturn Bar and Q’s own Spellcaster Lounge in New Orleans. There is no word as to whether the puppet show will be staged, but expect the rhythms of the Drum Buddy, a drum machine of his own invention involving a coffee can, a light bulb and perhaps a pinch of High John the Conqueror root to get the mojo boogie breakdown moving.
Speaking of mojo boogie, hi-octane swingers the Detroit Cobras will thrown down their jams excavated from the dark side of the Vandellas at the Spanish Moon, along with former Flat Duo jet member Dexter Romweber and his duo. You might have to retire your dancing pants after these two shows.
Boston hip-hop provocateur Mr. Lif will be raising consciousness over at Chelsea’s on Friday. Classic rock revisionists Barisal Guns and friends will be on hand to celebrate North Gate tavern’s fifth birthday on Saturday, and perennial reader favorite Chris LeBlanc will be throwing down with Big Luther Kent at Phil Brady’s on Saturday.
The most curious thing on the docket is DRUMCART vs. Glory Bee on Saturday at Chelsea’s. Glory Bee I know as a New Orleans performance-art-ish cabaret trio, but I will let DRUMCART explain themselves:
I am a member of the three-man drum corps is at the heart of the DRUMCART project. We are in essence a mobile rock show! DRUMCART will start things off Saturday night with an extended set of live dance beats followed by a GLORYBEE set, also a trio rock group -- multiple members cross over between the two bands. We are accompanied by a Dancing Thai Chef and a three-woman flag corps with various other supporting cast members. We are a full-blown multimedia performance art group with beats you can get down to... believe me. The DRUMCART wraps up the show with some encore drumming and parading about. PLENTY OF BANG FOR YOUR BUCK.
Wednesday, May 27
Velcro with special guest Quintron at Spanish Moon
Thursday, May 28
The Vettes at Chelsea’s
Friday, May 29
Manchester Orchestra at Spanish Moon
Mr. Lif at Chelsea’s
Streamline and Tyler Read at The Varsity
Mary Lasseigne & Ron Hotstream, John Lisi and Delta Funk at Boudreaux & Thibodeaux’s
Slightly Off at Phil Brady’s
Gary Bello & Friends at Teddy’s Juke Joint
Saturday, May 30
DRUMCART vs. Glory Bee at Chelsea’s
Barisal Guns, Here is Why, and The Last Chalaron at North Gate Tavern
The Mike Dean Band at Boudreaux & Thibodeaux’s
Chris LeBlanc Band with Luther Kent at Phil Brady’s
John Lisi at Teddy’s Juke Joint
Sunday, May 31
Selwyn Cooper & Teddy’s Sharecroppers at Teddy’s Juke Joint
Monday, June 1
The Detroit Cobras and Dexter Romweber Duo at Spanish Moon
Wednesday, June 3
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and Neil Haggerty (early show) at Spanish Moon