New Orleans’ latest dreamy, shoegazing rock outfit Natural Blonde — blasting Deerhunter-esque Nuggets with big, psychedelic hooks and textured guitars — headlines a bill with Portland, Oregon, garage psych-pop band Genders. Local alt-country quintet Gold & the Rush opens at 10 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks. | Mon. Sept. 15
Joesph Dunn, director of market and public relations at Laura Plantation, discusses Louisiana transition from French to Spanish to American and the differences between Cajun and Creole cultures.
The event includes a cover set of The Beatles by the Fab Four, along with an Ed Sullivan lookalike and available concessions. Tickets $35.http://www.wyes.org/concert
As if hip-hop innovator DJ Shadow didn’t have enough records (reportedly more than 60,000), he and Cut Chemist pulled from Afrika Bambaataa’s far-ranging collection of more than 40,000 for this tour. At 8 p.m. at House of Blues. | Tue. Sept. 16
Koz's will make a donation to St. Rita's food pantry in Harahan when diners mention the name of the charity when ordering. The volunteer-staffed, donation supported food pantry (375 Oak St., Harahan) helps people in need of assistance.http://www.stritaharahan.com