Tue. Feb. 3 | The Once balladeer duets with Eddie Vedder and covers Bruce Springsteen (with help from E Street Band descendant Jake Clemons) on his safe-sax 2013 EP, Drive All Night (Anti-). The Lost Brothers open at 8 p.m. at The Civic Theatre.
Fri.-Sun. Feb. 6-8 | The festival along the Metairie parade route has a musical lineup including The Beach Boys, LeAnn Rimes, Allen Toussaint, Amanda Shaw and others. There's also an art market and food and drink vendors. On the neutral ground of Veterans Memorial Boulevard at Lakeside Shopping Center.
Christian Scott Quintet
Sat. Feb. 7 | Fresh off a four-night stint at New York's Blue Note jazz club, trumpeter Christian Scott is home for a local show with his quintet. At 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Snug Harbor.
Sat. Feb. 7 | Memphis punk scenesters Natalie Hoffman and Charlotte Watson have played together for years, but their debut as Nots, expertly titled We Are Nots (Goner), sounds like it was thrown together in an afternoon: 26 minutes of nonstop spiky riffs and shouty roundabouts. Gino & the Goons and Buck Biloxi & the F—ks open at 9:30 p.m. at Saturn Bar.
Mon. Feb. 9 | The seven-MC-deep hip-hop collective behind 2011's masterful Wugazi (merging Wu-Tang Clan classics with Fugazi) released its third full-length album All Hands Jan. 27. The diverse team blends punk ferocity with head-bouncing production and mile-a-minute, socially conscious flows. Open Mike Eagle and MadFro open at 10 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.