Last year, it was the Black Keys. This year, my "I can't afford to pull away from things for a concert right now, but I must do so anyway" show is Andrew Bird, a perennial favorite of mine. A full Saturday in the Journal office is worth the prize.
And he's playing at Tips, which ranks very close to the top of my "quintessential NOLA places you haven't yet been for some inexplicable reason."
I hope to share a few photos tomorrow.