Rory Danger and the Danger Dangers
There’s surprisingly little rockabilly in New Orleans’ musical mix, but Rory Danger and the Danger Dangers address that shortcoming nicely. On “The Age of Exploration,” the band’s new debut album, their rockabilly picks up the insistent hardness of The Clash covering Eddie Cochran, but the Danger Dangers prefer acoustic instruments like the first generation heroes.
The band’s rockabilly encompasses more than purists may accept, but it has the same freewheeling spirit.
Friday, 10 p.m.
One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St.
(504) 569-8361, OneEyedJacks.net
Paul McCartney is now 72 and has to have made unholy deals to have time touch him so gently, and largely cosmetically. He still makes new albums, but McCartney has taken on the role as keeper of the sacred Beatle legacy.
The current tour is comprised of more than 50 percent Beatles songs, but he’s not afraid to ask fans to hear some of his own recent material. It will be interesting to see if the eminent digital reissues of more of the Wings’ catalogue will bring some of those songs into the show as well.
Saturday, 8 p.m.
Smoothie King Center, 510 O’Keefe Ave.
(504) 272-0865, CivicNola.com
Lost Bayou Ramblers
This show is a CD-release party for “Gasa Gasa Live,” a spontaneously recorded document of the Lost Bayou Ramblers’ rock-inflected Cajun music. The sound is a step above bootleg quality, but Andre Michot’s accordion and Cavan Carruth’s guitar drone with electric sheets of sound that owe as much to The Velvet Underground as The Balfa Brothers. Singer Louis Michot’s voice is as country as they come, while his fiddle crackles with wiry distortion that’s oddly true to the instrument’s historical place in the Cajun sound.
Saturday, 10 p.m.
Gasa Gasa, 4920 Freret St.