The Zombie Pub Crawl was a bloody success! And I can't say enough good things about Bobcat Goldwaith's God Bless America. It was thought-provoking, witty, funny, and a bit bloody too. Is there any better combination? This week, there are quite a few concerts I'm interested in seeing, and another costume will be worn. Keep reading to see what it will be.
There's two great concerts within a close proximity on Thursday night on the ever-lively Frenchmen Street corridor. Beginning at 9 p.m., the Blue Nile hosts Dear NOLA: A Concert for New Orleans to benefit two great organizations the Gulf Restoration Network and Sweet Home New Orleans. For the mere price of $15 at the door, you can see a full night of bands including Bonerama with Sunpie Barnes. Later that night beginning at midnight, rockabilly band Koffin Kats will rock Checkpoint Charlies with local rock/surf bands The Rotten Cores and The Unnaturals.
Slow, sludgy, stoner metal bands from Texas Rust and Bay of Pigs are performing with NOLA natives Ponykiller and Endall at Siberia on Friday night at 10 p.m. for $7. Saturday night is a intriguing lineup of very different bands at Siberia again. Back home from a tour, Quintron and Miss Pussycat will put on their one-of-a-kind show with the help of opening bands Zydeco masters The Lost Bayou Ramblers and Hardhat DJs. The show is $10 and begins at 10 p.m.
This weekend, one of the most beloved festivals will pack the grounds of the Greek Orthodox Church on Robert E. Lee Blvd. I'm going to Greek Fest on Sunday when you can wear a toga and get in for free. The entrance fee is only $5 if you don't have a toga, and you have access to very delicious Greek food and Ouzo, wonderful traditional dancing, and tours of the gorgeous church. Women need to cover their shoulders in the church in modesty, but they will have shawls available. From Greece to Ireland, the Irish play Hogan's Goat is being performed at The Irish House on St. Charles Avenue at 8 p.m. for $10. After that performance, Black Cobra, Gaza, and Lord Dying perform at Siberia at 10 p.m. The show is opened by local band Dazein and the cover is $10.