Shows to Watch for Nov. 23, 2012

The Shows to Watch calendar is a listing of events taking place in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas from Nov. 23-29, 2012. It covers rock, reggae, jazz, country and everything in between.

ROCK

NOV. 23

THOMAS JOHNSON AND THE PEOPLE: Chelsea's Café

NOV. 24

CHRIS LEBLANC BAND: Roux House

THE SWORD/EAGLE CLAW/GYPSY HAWK: Spanish Moon

SHOTGUN LEBOA AND THE LIVESTOCK SHOW REUNION: Varsity Theatre

DEBBIE LANDRY BAND: Clicks

NOV. 28

VOX AND THE HOUND/LUXLEY/MAPS AND MAKERS: Varsity Theatre

NOV. 29

CRUSHED OUT/RONDO HATTON: Hartley/Vey Theatres at the Shaw Center for the Arts (8 p.m.)

AKIL THE MC/KLADNI FIGURES: Club Culture

BLUES/RHYTHM AND BLUES

NOV. 23

BIG RED AND THE SOUL BENDERS: Teddy's Juke Joint (Zachary, 8 p.m.)

NOV. 24

BIG RED AND THE SOUL BENDERS: Teddy's Juke Joint (Zachary, 8 p.m.)

NOV. 25

LIL' RAY NEAL: Teddy's Juke Joint (Zachary, 6 p.m.)

VARIETY

NOV. 23

LITTLE BAYOU BAND: Club Coozan

AFTER 8: Park Place (Gonzales)

SWEET ROOT: Cadillac Café

SOUL JUKEBOXX: L'Auberge Edge bar

THE CHANGES BAND: Southpaws (La. 73)

TODD AND CORY: Southpaws (La. 42)

FLOYD BROWN: Jones Boys' Hall of Fame (Denham Springs)

LA. 1: Backstreet Lounge

BIG DADDY T: On the Half Shell (Prairieville, 6:30 p.m.)

BURNIN' KANE: Onezia Lounge (Gonzales)

SILVERHOOK: T&T Lounge (Zachary)

RUN JANE RUN: George's (George O'Neal Road, 7:30 p.m.)

NOV. 24

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Club Coozan

LOUISIANA: Park Place (Gonzales)

TRUE SPIN: Cadillac Café

SOUL JUKEBOXX: L'Auberge Edge bar

TIMEWARP: Backstreet Lounge (2 p.m.)

JUSTIN AND JOHNNY: Southpaws (La. 73)

DEE BREW: Southpaws (La. 42)

LA. 1: Kristenwood (Central, 7 p.m.)

ROCKY SAXON: Heads and Tails (6 p.m.)

DALE SELLARS AND BACK ROADS: The Bear's Den (Moganza)

NOV. 25

OPEN MIC: Brew HaHa (6 p.m.)

GARY BELLO AND FRIENDS: West Baton Rouge Relay for Life (Port Allen, 2 p.m.)

JUSTIN MCCOY: Southpaws (La. 73)

ROCKY SAXON: VFW Hall (2 p.m.)

NOV. 26

THE MIDTOWN MEN: Baton Rouge River Center Theatre

NOV. 27

EBONY PRESTON SINGS DUKE ELLINGTON, SPIRITUALS, BROADWAY, MAURICE RAVEL AND MORE: Southern University, Debose Recital Hall (7:30 p.m.)

EDDIE SMITH BAND: On the Half Shell (6:30 p.m.)

ROCKY SAXON: VFW Hall (5 p.m.)

NOV. 28

CELTIC AND GARLIC NIGHT WITH BOBBY LANERO AND NEW ORLEANS EXPRESS, AINE O'DOHERTY AND CHICAGO AL: Phil Brady's (6 p.m.-10 p.m.)

NOV. 29

BRYCE AND NEAL: Park Place (Gonzales)

TRICKY DICKIES: Cadillac Café

THE BRETON SOUND: L'Auberge Edge bar (8:30 p.m.)

ACOUSTIC

NOV. 23

DEBBIE LANDRY: Pelican Club (Gonzales)

NOV. 24

STEVE HOLLAND: On the Half Shell (6:30 p.m.)

NOV. 25

DEBBIE LANDRY: On the Half Shell (6:30 p.m.)

KIRK HOLDER: Beausoleil Restaurant (noon)

MIKE HOGAN: Spanky's Daiquiris (Prairieville)

NOV. 26

DEBBIE LANDRY: On the Half Shell (6:30 p.m.)

NOV. 27

MICHIGAN AVENUE: Cadillac Café

NOV. 28

KEVIN AND DENNIS: On the Half Shell (6:30 p.m.)

DIXIE ROSE ACOUSTIC CIRCLE: Teddy's Juke Joint (Zachary, 7 p.m.)

COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS

NOV. 23

THE BELLAMY BROTHERS: Belle of Baton Rouge Casino atrium (8 p.m.)

NOV. 24

JACK JONES WITH TOMMIE FRENCH AND THE HALL OF FAME BAND: Jones Boys' Hall of Fame (Denham Springs)

JAZZ

NOV. 25

BUDDY BOUDREAUX'S XL-ACOUSTIC JAZZ COMBO: Copeland's Restaurant

NOV. 28

NICK ABRAHAM: Renaissance Hotel (5:30 p.m.)

DANCE

NOV. 23

DANCE LESSONS: Jones Boys' Hall of Fame (Denham Springs, 6:30 p.m.)

NOV. 26

TEDDY'S OLD TIME BLUES 'N' SOUL RECORD SPIN: Teddy's Juke Joint (Zachary, 8 p.m.)

NOV. 27

TEDDY'S OLD TIME BLUES 'N' SOUL RECORD SPIN: Teddy's Juke Joint (Zachary, 8 p.m.)

NOV. 28

JITTERBUG LESSONS: Onezia Lounge (Gonzales, 7:30 p.m.)

NOV. 29

TEDDY'S OLD TIME BLUES 'N' SOUL RECORD SPIN: Teddy's Juke Joint (Zachary, 8 p.m.)

KARAOKE

NOV. 23

KARAOKE: Thai Kitchen

NOV. 25

KARAOKE: Park Place (Gonzales)

NOV. 26

KARAOKE: Park Place (Gonzales)

NOV. 27

KARAOKE: Park Place (Gonzales)

NOV. 28

KARAOKE: Park Place (Gonzales)

KARAOKE: Cadillac Café

NOV. 29

KARAOKE: Park Place (Gonzales)

OUTLYING

NOV. 23

WILLIE TEE AND CYPRESS: Paragon Casino Pelican Stage (Marksville)

RON ANTOON: Paragon Casino atrium bar (Marksville, 7 p.m.)

GARY BELLO AND FRIENDS: Mule's Hitch (Ponchatoula, 8 p.m.)

NOV. 24

BOOGIE FOR THE BAYOU WITH LOUISIANA EXPRESS, JOHNNIE ALLEN, T.K. HULIN, TOMMY MCLAIN, TRAVIS MATTE AND CHRIS ARDOIN: Paragon Casino (Marksville, 3 p.m.)

WILLIE TEE AND CYPRESS: Paragon Casino Pelican Stage (Marksville)

RON ANTOON: Paragon Casino atrium bar (Marksville, 7 p.m.)

SILVERHOOK: WeeDee's (Greensburg)

NOV. 28

RON ANTOON: Paragon Casino atrium bar (Marksville, 6 p.m.)

NOV. 29

RON ANTOON: Paragon Casino atrium bar (Marksville, 6 p.m.)

LAFAYETTE AREA

NOV. 24

SKYLINERS BIG BAND: Petroleum Club (7:30 p.m.)

THE HUVAL FAMILY BAND FEATURING BRAZOS HUVAL: Liberty Theater (Eunice, 6 p.m.)

STEVE RILEY AND THE MAMOU PLAYBOYS: Lakeview RV Park (1717 Veterans Memorial Highway, 7 p.m.)

NEW ORLEANS AREA

NOV. 23

JON CLEARY AND THE ABSOLUTE MONSTER MEN/JOE KROWN TRIO WITH WALTER "WOLFMAN" WASHINGTON AND STANTON MOORE: Tipitina's

BUCKTOWN ALL-STARS: Rock 'n' Bowl

DUANE TRUCK'S FLANNEL CHURCH: Maple Leaf Bar

PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND WITH MARK BRAUD: Preservation Hall (8 p.m.)

MATT LEMMLER WITH ROBIN BARNES (5 P.M.)/PRIMA JAZZ QUARTET (9 P.M.)/LENA PRIMA BAND (10 P.M.): The Carousel Bar (Hotel Monteleone)

LARRY SEIBERTH (5 P.M.)/LEON "KID CHOCOLATE' BROWN (8 P.M.)/BURLESQUE BALLROOM (MIDNIGHT): Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse (Royal Sonesta Hotel)

MESCHIYA LAKE AND THE LITTLE BIG HORNS: Irvin Mayfield's I Club (614 Canal St., enter through Common Street)

LEVEL/BIG FREEDIA: House of Blues

MADA/THE WANDERERS/DIRTY COTTON: Banks Street Bar and Grill

LINNZI ZAORSKI (6 P.M.)/PINE LEAF BOYS (10 P.M.): d.b.a.

NOV. 24

WIZ KHALIFA: UNO Lakefront Arena

GRAVITY A: Maple Leaf Bar

MIKE ZITO: Rock 'n' Bowl

JOHN BOUTTE (8 P.M.)/MARK MULLINS (10 P.M.): d.b.a.

TRIBUTE TO RALPH JOHNSON FEATURING CALVIN JOHNSON: Preservation Hall (8 p.m.)

PRIMA JAZZ QUARTET (9 P.M.)/LENA PRIMA BAND (10 P.M.): The Carousel Bar (Hotel Monteleone)

LEROY JONES QUINTET (8 P.M.)/BRASS-A-HOLICS (MIDNIGHT): Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse (Royal Sonesta Hotel)

FREE AGENTS BRASS BAND: Irvin Mayfield's I Club (614 Canal St., enter through Common Street)

STEPHANIE JORDAN: Old U.S. Mint (400 Esplanade Ave., 5 p.m.)

THE SCORCESES/HARVEY CASTLE/DIRTIEST PLAYERS: Banks Street Bar and Grill

NOV. 25

JOE KROWN TRIO WITH RUSSELL BATISTE AND WALTER "WOLFMAN" WASHINGTON: Maple Leaf Bar

GOSPEL BRUNCH WITH THE WIMBERLY FAMILY GOSPEL SINGERS: House of Blues (10 a.m.)

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ SERENADERS WITH CLIVE WILSON: Preservation Hall (8 p.m.)

TYLER'S REVISITED WITH GERMAINE BAZZLE AND PAUL LONGSTRETH: Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse (Royal Sonesta Hotel, 8 p.m.)

JAPANDROIDS/SWEARIN'/KG ACCIDENTAL: One Eyed Jacks

SOUTH JONES (3:30 P.M.)/RON HOTSTREAM (8 P.M.): Banks Street Bar and Grill

PALMETTO BUG STOMPERS: d.b.a. (6 p.m.)

NOV. 26

JON CLEARY: Chickie Wah Wah

PRESERVATION HALL LIVING LEGENDS WITH MAYNARD CHATTERS: Preservation Hall (8 p.m.)

PAPA GROWS FUNK: Maple Leaf Bar

OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW/CHUCK MEAD AND HIS GRASSY KNOLL BOYS: House of Blues (8 p.m.)

GERALD FRENCH AND THE ORIGINAL TUXEDO BAND: Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse (Royal Sonesta Hotel, 8 p.m.)

THE ART OF FUNK: Banks Street Bar and Grill

NOV. 27

REBIRTH BRASS BAND: Maple Leaf Bar

PRESERVATION HALL-STARS WITH SHANNON POWELL: Preservation Hall (8 p.m.)

THE WOOD BROTHERS/CARSIE BLANTON: The Parish at House of Blues (8 p.m.)

PAUL LONGSTRETH: The Carousel Bar (Hotel Monteleone, 5 p.m.)

KHARI ALLEN LEE AND THE NEW CREATIVE COLLECTIVE: Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse (Royal Sonesta Hotel, 8 p.m.)

CARLOS AND FRIENDS: Banks Street Bar and Grill

LIONEL BATISTE JR. (6 P.M.)/THE TREME BRASS BAND (9 P.M.): d.b.a.

NOV. 28

COREY LEDET AND HIS ZYDECO BAND: Maple Leaf Bar

INGRID LUCIA AND FRIENDS: Preservation Hall (8 p.m.)

SWING NIGHT WITH JOE KROWN: Rock 'n' Bowl (8:30 p.m.)

curren$y's jet lounge: The Parish at House of Blues (8:30 p.m.)

MATT LEMMLER (4:30 P.M.)/SASHA MASAKOWSKI QUARTET (8 P.M.): The Carousel Bar (Hotel Monteleone)

KIPORI WOODS (5 P.M.)/NOJO JAM (8 P.M.): Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse (Royal Sonesta Hotel)

BRASS-A-HOLICS: Irvin Mayfield's I Club (614 Canal St., enter through Common Street)

MAJOR BACON: Banks Street Bar and Grill

THE TIN MEN (6 P.M.)/WALTER "WOLFMAN" WASHINGTON AND THE ROADMASTERS (10 P.M.): d.b.a.

NOV. 29

THE TRIO WITH JOHNNY VIDACOVICH, GEORGE PORTER JR. AND SPECIAL GUESTS: Maple Leaf Bar

ZYDECO NIGHT WITH NATHAN AND THE ZYDECO CHA CHAS: Rock 'n' Bowl (8:30 p.m.)

IHOBF'S BRINGIN' DOWN THE HOUSE YOUTH MUSIC COMPETITION: House of Blues (6:30 p.m.)

POPPA'S HOUSE PARTY: House of Blues (11 p.m.)

DAVID TORKANOWSKY (4:30 P.M.)/GEORGE FRENCH TRIO FEATURING ELLEN SMITH (8 P.M.): The Carousel Bar (Hotel Monteleone)

DELICATE STEVE: Circle Bar

ROMAN SKAKUN (5 P.M.)/THE JAMES RIVERS MOVEMENT (8 P.M.): Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse (Royal Sonesta Hotel)

GLEN DAVID ANDREWS: Irvin Mayfield's I Club (614 Canal St., enter through Common Street, 8 p.m.)

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT: Banks Street Bar and Grill

LAGNIAPPE BRASS BAND: d.b.a.

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