There’s just something about the new year and a lingering football season that makes everyone want to listen to raucous, righteous country tunes because there is a lot of it this week. Perhaps it’s the sports-fueled testosterone in the air.
Our local bounce artists are holding their annual fundraiser to try and make it to SXSW in Austin. Katey Red, Sissy Nobby, Magnolia Rhome, and many more will be shaking it down at Siberia on Friday at 10 p.m. for $10. Next door at the Hi Ho Lounge Matt Scott and Quickie Mart are holding a dance party that includes, but is not limited to, bounce music. This show is free and begins at 10 p.m. If you’re a little more country, Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue is performing at Circle Bar at 10 p.m.
The Saints take on the Eagles in the first playoff game on Saturday at 7 p.m. I’ll bet that the city will be very quiet before ten, but after that time, you can see a whole lot of Southern Louisiana blues and rock at Siberia with Freetown Hounds, Brother Dege (his music was famously featured in the film Django Unchained), Large Marge, and Ryan McKern beginning at 10 p.m. for $7. The game will be playing on the flatscreen at the bar before the show is you want to show up early.
Drive down the old dirt road to see Whiskey Highway at Circle Bar at 10 p.m. on Sunday. And there’s even more country tunes at Siberia with Country Fried, Pat Reedy and the Long Time Goners at 9 p.m. for $7. Gene’s Music Machine, Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses, and Chicken Waffles play at Maison on Monday night beginning at 5 p.m.