Rockers Cake, comedian Sinbad and the New Orleans Film Festival highlight the week ahead in New Orleans.
Cake headlines the Mahalia Jackson Theater Saturday, October 15, 2011.
In the clubs this week, banjo-man Bela Fleck is at the House of Blues, Glen David Andrews blows out the Ogden, The Tin Men rock d.b.a., Luke Winslow King serenades at The Three Muses, Germaine Bazzle swings-out at Snug Harbor and Guitar Shorty dispenses a heaping dose of Blues at Rock and Bowl.
Also this week, the Crescent City Blues and Barbecue Festival returns to Lafayette Square Park, Chris Brown headlines the Arena and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art hosts its annual "O, What a Night" gala.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Bluegrass Pickin' Party
Hi Ho Lounge, 8 p.m.
2239 St. Claude Avenue, Marigny/7th Ward
Resources: Hi-Ho's website
As far as eclectic goes, banjos and bluegrass at a Bywater lounge score pretty high on the list. Monday's at the Hi-Ho are quickly becoming the place to see and be seen for bluegrass lovers throughout the city. So pack up your gut-buckets and head on down for some moonshine.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
The House of Blues, 8 p.m.
225 Decatur Street, French Quarter
Resources: House of Blues' website | More from Keith Spera
In 1988, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones debuted as a wholly original hybrid. Fleck was an ace banjo picker with established bluegrass bonafides. - Keith Spera, The Times-Picayune