The New Iberians, one of Portland’s premier zydeco-blues bands are going to hold a fais do do at The LaurelThirst Public House in celebration of their latest CD release, Pingaddamidy! Join them Friday May 17th. You’re always guaranteed a good time when it comes to The New Iberians, who just dare you to try to sit still while they play their infectious dance tunes flavored with the hot sauce of Louisiana-based themes and rhythms. Led by the sensational trio of Evan Shlaes on accordion/vocals, Claes Almroth on harmonica and Paul Bassette on rubboard, they present a authentic sound that proves that you do not need to travel to Louisiana to hear some of the best renditions of this genre when you’ve got a band like The New Iberians right here in the Northwest. Grab your Mardi Gras beads and second line over to The LaurelThirst for a rousing party.

The LaurelThirst Public House is located at 2958 NE Glisan. Showtime is 9:00 pm.