Live Picks: 04.14.2011 – 04.20.2011

Chris Rehm is performing at Breezy's on April 17, 2011

04.14: Sleeping In The Aviary + The Dives + The Elevators – The Saint

04.15:  Smoke Dogg, A Tribute to Nate Dogg featuring Derrick Freeman’s Smoker’s World + Johnny Sketch + Corey Henry + Koan + M@ Peoples – Tipitina’s

04.16: Record Store Day + Community Records Block Party + Tulane Crawfest

04.17: Native America + Chris Rehm + Ben Jones – Breezy’s

Truth be told, after seeing New Grass Country Club play the grand-opening of the venue during Mardi Gras, it’s easy to recommend any show at Breezy’s, the freaked-out fun house in the burgeoning Freret Street corridor.  It’s a charming, acoustically impressive, bizarrely out-there space; an area that is a fitting backdrop for Sunday night’s Native America/Chris Rehm Split Cassette Release Party.

The album is being put out by Chinquapin Records, home to Sun Hotel, Caddywhompus and the more avant-garde side projects embarked upon by each band’s members.  While the music of Native America (helmed by Sun Hotel multi-instrumentalist Ross Farbe) and Caddwhompus vocalist/guitarist Chris Rehm is a little more spacious than that of their respective main bands, it’s littered with the kind of dreamy melodies that are still liable to get caught between your ears – and that seem custom made for the fantasy land that is Breezy’s.

The early evening show starts at 7pm and Ben Jones, formerly of Giant Cloud and Butter & Jelly, opens.

04.19: Acid Mothers Temple and The Melting Paraiso UFO + Shipla Ray and her Happy Hookers – One Eyed Jacks

04.20: Curren$y – Howlin’ Wolf

Check out our New Orleans Music Calendar for a full slate of constantly updated live picks

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