International Spanish folk touring act Sangre de Muerdago plays the Sanctuary tonight at 8 p.m. For a sliding scale fee of $10-$25, come enjoy the Galician-inspired sounds of the multi-instrumental acoustic act.
On the Bywater side of St. Claude Avenue in New Orleans is a quirky little two-story building with — if memory serves — red trim, peeling white paint and cast-iron fencing that made the structure look like a 3D Victorian playing card. It was called the Spellcaster Lodge and I sometimes biked there after work to catch a cool show in those beautiful pre-Katrina evenings of my much-abused youthful years. This was — and is after restoration — the headquarters of Quintron and Miss Pussycat, the married duo of mad genius music inventor Q and cool-as-can-be artiste and puppeteer Miss P. They will present their deliriously fun dance pomp and theater act to the lucky few who can get to the Miniplex early and stuff the room. If this one doesn't sell out, you have failed yourselves, Humboldt. I will go even further and call it my inner sports writer's LOCK OF THE WEEK for best in show. At 8:30 p.m. ($10).