There was a bloody great turnout for the festivities last weekend. Unfortunately for this weekend, some planned shows have been canceled. The punk/metal-friendly bar Siberia does not have a live music permit at the moment and are trying hard to get it back, so some of their scheduled shows are being shifted around to other clubs. They are still open in the meantime serving drinks and Slavic food and need your support. You can also sign a petition to show City Hall that Siberia deserves live music here.
On Wednesday, Michael Graves of Misfits fame performs at Chekpoint Charlie's with likewise punk bands The Pallbearers, Sci-Fi Zeros, and Secret Society at 10 p.m. The School of Burlesque's Student Showcase is back again at the Allways Lounge on Thursday night. The best and brightest of Bella Blue's students from the School of Burlesque will show off what they've learned from one of NOLA's finest. The cover is only $5 and begins at 9 p.m.
Black metal madness moves over to Hi Ho Lounge from Siberia on Friday night. Verkslaven, Impressionable Youth, Abduktion and Gasmiasma perform at 10 p.m.
There's a lot going on Saturday all day and night. First, there will be a Record Raid between Siberia and the Hi Ho Lounge on St. Claude Avenue beginning at 11 a.m. and going until 5 p.m. The event is free and you can find some great music. Deep in the Quarter, Torche headlines a show with local support by Solid Giant, Ponykiller, and The Dropout at One Eyed Jacks at 9 p.m. Cover is $12. If you missed the gothy goodness last weekend, you can make up for it at Fangtasia II at 1135 Decatur at 10 p.m. The party will include a full lineup of DJs, an acoustic set by troubadour Aurelio Voltaire, and lots more surprises. The cover at the door is $15.
Legendary rock/metal bands Toadies and Helmet are performing a late one on Sunday night at Tipitina's with Ume at 9 p.m. The show is $20. Also on Sunday night, a benefit for Miss Kitty Lynn has been moved from Siberia farther down St. Claude Avenue to Saturn Bar. Singer Kitty Lynn is undergoing treatment for breast cancer and will be attending this fundraiser that features bands including Clockwork Elvis, Happy Talk Band, and many more as well as auctions, DJs and more. The door is $10, but give more if you can.