Never mind Ash Wednesday because this year, the quintessential New Orleans party band is giving up Lent for Lent. Their 10th studio album and first carnival-themed release, Carnivale Electricos, dropped on Mardi Gras, featuring a stylistic neighborhood gumbo of the bead-throwing debauchery. Indian Chief Juan Pardo, rapper Mystikal, Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, the KIPP Renaissance High School Marching Band, and Brazilian samba group Casa Samba contribute a few of the zydeco-infused flavors. The sleepless cross-country tour they're embarking on will have their circadian rhythms even more syncopated than ever, but a riotous second line goes a long way to keeping the energy up. With Steel Pulse.
Sat., Feb. 25, 8 p.m., 2012
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in New York, delivered to your inbox.