I hope you had a fun, wintry weekend at Rudolph’s Revenge or the Running of the Santas, but it’s time to come back to hot, humid reality. To ease your pain, there are some great shows celebrating new albums and fantastic films showing in nice, cool theaters.
Ivan Neville’s band Dumpastaphunk is celebrating the release of their latest album with a show at the Maple Leaf on Oak Street at 10 p.m. You can get the new CD Dirty Word there and have it signed by the band.
A group of Where Y’at personnel got some friends together and made a movie last weekend for the 48 Hour Film Fest. Team Sinista with an A will be showing their short film Crossing in the group B showcase at the Solomon Victory Theater this Thursday at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 to view the showcase. You can view the trailer here. To celebrate the success the film will no doubt have, you can attend Star & Dagger’s album release show for Tomorrowland Blues with R. Scully’s Rough 7 at Tipitina’s at 10 p.m. for $15.
We are exiting July and entering August in the middle of the week, and First Fridays on Fulton is already here again! The free fest takes place on the pedestrian mall of Fulton Street by Harrah’s Casino beginning at 5 p.m. The country/soul-fused Amy Trail band releases their new album Cold Springs at Chickie Wah Wah at 8 p.m. on, and it’s also Fabulous Friday at Gasa Gasa with Miss Pro Fanity at 10 p.m. for $5.
The latest bands to be creating a buzz in the indie rock scene in NOLA are playing together at Tipitina’s on Saturday night. Big History, Sports & Leisure, and The Breton Sound start their show at 10 p.m. Moving further north, Jimmy Anselmo is hosting another Bring Back Jimmy’s Defense Fund concert at Carrolton Station with The Unnaturals, Ivan Neville, Brian Stoltz and many more for just $10 at 8 p.m. Jimmy Anselmo is using the money to help reopen his legendary rock club that has run into legal troubles.