Shakedown II: A Benefit for
the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic
Thu. Feb. 13 | Andre Bohren performs a tribute to George Gershwin, and there are performances from Bonerama, Honey Island Swamp Band, Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes, and a tribute to Professor Longhair, among other acts. At 8 p.m. at The Howlin' Wolf.
The Walkmen with Lost Bayou Ramblers
Sat. Feb. 15 | This fundraising concert for the Rock On Foundation — an athletics and arts charity launched at last year's South by Southwest by NBA brothers Matt and Luke Bonner — is like a genre-mash pickup fantasy: openers Lost Bayou Ramblers, headliners The Walkmen and, for pre-game entertainment, a DJ set by Vampire Weekend drummer Chris Tomson. At 10 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.
Gardens & Villa
Sun. Feb. 16 | The self-titled 2011 debut by pointillist synth-pop band Gardens & Villa got lost in the shadow of Secretly Canadian labelmate Yeasayer. Produced by Tim Goldsworthy (Cut Copy), follow-up Dunes won't end the comparisons, but it should flip them — it's similar and superior to Yeasayer's Fragrant World. Waterstrider and King Rey open at 9 p.m. at Gasa Gasa.