One Eyed Jacks truly held down the rock 'n' roll fort this year in New Orleans. The venue grabbed up an endless string of marquee indies (search for the "One Eyed Jacks" on our blog to get an idea). Baroness, Jay Reatard and The Slackers all headlined just this past week (on separate nights, even).
But Red Stick's Spanish Moon will be treating crowds to a generous helping of road trip-worthy gigs, kicking off tonight with reverb-loving pop-up-and-comers Surfer Blood (pictured above), with support from NOLA boys MyNameIsJohnMichael. Things get heavier tomorrow night with a reunited New Orleans punk rock supergroup the Faeries (with BR's metal monsters Thou). Next week, stay tuned for Crystal Antlers (Dec. 16); Bill Callahan of SMOG (!!!) (Dec. 17), and Lafayette's answer to Dirty Projectors, GIVERS (Dec. 19). Look for Bowerbirds and RJD2 in February.
Baton Rouge has thrown down the gauntlet. What you got in 2010, New Orleans?