Wed. Feb. 17 | On Kyle Kinane's 2015 stand-up special I Liked His Old Stuff Better, the gutter-voiced, beer-battered comedian finds his bliss in everyday garbage and misfortune. Kinane begins a 2016 tour in New Orleans at 9 p.m. at The Howlin' Wolf.
Thu. Feb. 18 | The actor, director and writer of Sordid Lives, Southern Baptist Sissies and Daddy's Dyin': Who's Got the Will? tells stories and entertains at 8 p.m. at AllWays Lounge.
Hamid Drake with Mars Williams, Dave Rempis, James Singleton and Rob Cambre
Thu. Feb. 18 | Guitarist Rob Cambre's Anxious Sound Thursday residency lands a whale of a free-jazz ensemble from Chicago: time-traveling drummer (and Monroe native) Hamid Drake with Vandermark Five legacy saxophonists Mars Williams and Dave Rempis. Cambre and bassist James Singleton welcome the crew and work the strings at 8:30 p.m. at AllWays Lounge.
Death Ray Music
Fri. Feb. 19 | This cherished band of Memphis roustabouts and castaways (Nicholas Ray, Harlan T. Bobo, Jeffrey Bouck, et. al) is an anomaly: buskers at the desolate intersection of leering glam rock, stoned psych rock and sour kraut-rock. The Luxurious Faux Furs and The Brainstems open at 9:30 p.m. at Circle Bar.
Sat. Feb. 20 | Dozens of collectors, DJs and record stores assemble Louisiana's largest record fair, a crate digger's dream offering new releases and rarities, obscure finds and classics in all genres and formats (7-, 10- and 12-inch records and LPs, cassettes, cassingles and, yes, even CDs). From 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market.