Alexis & the Samurai
Fri. Aug. 21 | Splitting time between their duo and the bright and sunny indie pop of Sweet Crude, Alexis Marceaux and Sam Craft have squeezed in some recording and released a new single. Freddy Beach and Painted Hands open at 9 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.
Fri. Aug. 21 | Makonnen Sheran got a major boost when Drake remixed his song "Club Goin' Up on a Tuesday" from his 2014 self-titled EP. Drake's "Tuesday" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, and the EP was remastered and rereleased with extra material on Drake's OVO Sound label. CRNKN opens at 11 p.m. at Republic.
Sat. Aug. 22 | The "Titan of the Telecaster," ambassador for Americana and sideman to everyone from Emmylou Harris to Elvis Costello leads his band Too Much Fun at 9 p.m. at Chickie Wah Wah.
Rickie Lee Jones
Sat. Aug. 22 | In June, Rickie Lee Jones released The Other Side of Desire, her first album of new material in 10 years. The collection of ballads features many local collaborators, including Jon Cleary's take on Fats Domino's style and fiddling by Louis Michot. At 8 p.m. at Tipitina's.
High on Fire
Sun. Aug. 23 | Though Matt Pike still performs with '90s stoner metal outfit Sleep, his Oakland, California trio's latest album, June release Luminiferous, is a focused, nine-track, punishing, sludgy fury. Pallbearer, Lucifer and Venimous Maximous open at 8 p.m at One Eyed Jacks.
Mon. Aug. 24 | The punk-inspired, stripped-down rock trio and pride of New Brunswick, New Jersey, emerged from the college town's basement show rock scene a decade ago and recently released a very limited-edition 10th anniversary box set of casette tapes — in a clamshell case. Vacation and Heat Dust open at 6 p.m. at Siberia.