The Polyphonic Spree
Thu. July 10 | Jefferson's Southport Hall can lay claim to the month's most diverse lineup of music: Bag of Donuts, Goatwhore and The Polyphonic Spree, Tim DeLaughter's candy-coated cult of robed choirboys and Girl Scouts. The band issued its fifth serotonin sermon, Yes, It's True (Good), in 2013. Sarah Jaffe opens at 8:30 p.m. at Southport Hall.
Fri. July 11 | Entering its 30th year as one of the greatest (and heaviest) still-standing American death metal bands, Florida's Morbid Angel kicks off its nationwide Summer Slaughter tour with South Carolina's VadimVon and New Orleans' Ossacrux. At 10 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.
Under the Boardwalk
Fri.-Sun. July 11-26 | A quartet, featuring a rotating cast of singers, stars in a musical featuring hits of the 1950s and '60s by the Four Seasons, The Beach Boys and Motown stars. At 8 p.m. (3 p.m. Sundays) at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre.
Ballzack and Odoms
Sat. July 12 | Re-emerging from the cocoons of their alternate universe hesher personas Ace N Ernie, the best Best Bank emcees host their annual mid-summer show, presented by WTUL-FM. Peanut Butter and Jerry opens at 10 p.m. One Eyed Jacks.
The Lost Bayou Ramblers
Sat. July 12 | Two years after the release of Mammoth Waltz, the ripples of the Lost Bayou Ramblers' multilingual music are still being felt. Who else but Lafayette's most rocking Cajuns could have slapped an "eaux" on Gordon Gano and strapped a washboard on Scarlett Johansson? Kid Carsons and Brian Hyken & the Wanderlust open at 10 p.m. at Tipitina's.