Live Picks: 02.03.2011 – 02.09.2011

Native America is performing at Cafe Prytania on February 4, 2011

02.03: Bounce IV featuring Big Freedia + Katey Red + Rusty Lazer – Republic

02.04: Native America + New Grass Country Club + Bow and Arrow – Cafe Prytania

Native America, at least during the recording of debut EP Dancing About Architecture, was the epitome of a one man band. Ross Farbe played all the music (on a collection of thrift store keyboards, old guitars and other random instruments), handled all the recording (setting up a portable mic rig in abandoned warehouses, parking garages and his own bedroom), and took care of all the mixing and engineering.

To bring his dissonant dream pop to life, Farbe recruited a few of his friends from New Grass Country Club and current and former groups Sun Hotel and Mojo Method to fill out Native America: live-band edition.  Together, they add a buoyant punch and springy groove to Farbe’s compositions while still maintaining the airy, tripped out sheen that made the songs on Dancing About Architecture so compelling in the first place.

02.05: Yann Tierson + S. Carey – Republic

02.06: Why are We Building Such a Big Ship? + Ratty Scurvics and His Imaginary Quartet + Lady Baby Miss – AllWays Lounge

2.08: Los Po-Boy-Citos – Mid-City Lanes Rock & Bowl

02.09: Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns + Pokey Lefarge and the South City Three – One Eyed Jacks

Check out our [intlink id=”302″ type=”page”]New Orleans Music Calendar[/intlink] for a full slate of constantly updated live picks

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