New Orleans Suspects


This Crescent City supergroup consisting of bassist Reggie Scanlan (Radiators), drummer “Mean” Willie Green (Neville Brothers), guitarist Jake Eckert (Dirty Dozen Brass Band), saxophonist Kevin Harris (James Brown), and keyboardist CR Gruver recently released its third and best album. The fiery hometown gig I caught earlier this year mixed originals that could have been standards with real standards like Allen Toussaint’s “Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley” jammed out long into the night. Also: the Rad Trads.

Thu., Sept. 25, 10 p.m., 2014