9 p.m. Saturday, December 15, at Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, 713-226-8563 or www.lastconcert.com.
If you think New Orleans music can't show you something new, or that the Neville Brothers, Meters, and the Radiators have funkdafied you as much as they can, give the New Orleans Suspects a try. As many N.O. musicians' do, the five Suspects' résumés can get a little lengthy and — surprise! — include familiar names like Professor Longhair, the Nevilles ("Mean" Willie Green has been the Brothers' drummer since the early '80s), Dr. John and Allen Toussaint. On keys is the most excellently and truthfully named CR Gruver, who helps the Suspects' self-titled 2012 album light one more fiyo on the bayou.