My Spilt Milk celebrates Christmas with our list of the week's best, including a crunktacular with Flow Tribe, Trombone Shorty, Dee-1, Rebirth and Andrew Duhon, Gaunga Dyns, a live reproduction of The Last Waltz, and a Christmas concert at HOB.
Friday: Flow Tribe’s Christmas Crunktacular, Mississippi Rail Company, 10 p.m., Tipitina’s: The Tribe celebrates this holiday season with their brand of high-energy funk-rock, backed by Mississippi Rail Company's fresh take on old school rhythm-and-blues (tickets); Also on Friday: Meagan Simone, The Shepherd Band, Tank and The Bangas, 9 p.m., Freret Street Publiq House; Cyril Neville’ Swamp Funk CD-release party, 10 p.m., Blue Nile; Autotomii, The Invisible Czars, 9 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf (tickets)
Saturday: Trombone Shorty and Orleans Ave., Original Pinettes Brass Band, 9 p.m., House of Blues: For the third year in a row, Trombone Shorty has routed his touring so that it brings him home for a gig before Christmas. This year, he's got some new material from his R&B-heavy record, Say That To Say This (tickets); Also on Saturday: R. Scully’s Rough 7, 10 p.m., Allways Lounge; Gravity A, 10 p.m., Maple Leaf Bar; Chris Mulé and The Perpetrators, Funk Monkey, 10 p.m., Tipitina’s (tickets)
Monday: Dee-1, 9 p.m. The Republic: With seven mixtapes in his catalogue, including 2012's revered The Focus Tape, and years of touring including one last year with Macklemore, local rapper, Dee-1, has finally announced a record deal with RCA Inspiration (tickets).
Wednesday: Rebirth Brass Band, Andrew Duhon, 10 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf: Rebirth and Andrew Duhon wrap up the holiday with a Christmas Throwdown, mixing brass band jams and bluesy folk rock (tickets); Also on Wednesday: Naughty or Nice Christmas with DJ Poppa and DJ Jubilee, 11 p.m., House of Blues (tickets)
Thursday: Gaunga Dyns, 8:30 p.m., Chickie Wah Wah: Teen stars of New Orleans' '60s, garage-rock scene, Gaunga Dyns reunite to play their classic, psych-rock hits along with some new tracks. Also on Thursday: Bounce XXXIII feat. Big Freedia, Nicky Da B, Rusty Lazer and more, 10 p.m., The Republic (tickets)
Saturday at 9 p.m., One Eyed Jacks hosts a live, song-for-song reproduction of The Band's epic farewell concert. The Last Waltz: The Legendary Concert performed by Little Maker and friends features guest performances by Andrew Duhon, Alexandra Scott, The Kid Carsons, Guitar Lightning Lee, and more.
House of Blues puts together an all-star bill with Home for the Holidays, a Christmas concert featuring The Andrews Family with Trombone Shorty & James Andrews, Herlin Riley, John Boutte, Rebirth Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers, Shamar Allen & The Underdawgs, John Michael, and the Eric Lindell Band, Monday at 7:30 p.m.