& Nicholas Payton
Thu. June 25 | Trumpeter Nicholas Payton joins drummer Johnny Vidacovich at his Thursday night series at 10:30 p.m. at the Maple Leaf Bar.
Cymbals Eat Guitars with Say Anything and Modern Baseball
Sat. June 27 | Staten Islanders Cymbals Eat Guitars recall indie rock's '90s heyday on third LP Lose (Barsuk). like Death Cab For Cutie before the cute overload. Modern Baseball opens and Say Anything headlines at 7 p.m. at House of Blues.
Deacon John & The Ivories
Sat. June 27 | Guitarist "Deacon" John Moore performed on classic New Orleans tunes as a studio musician and waited years to release blues albums under his own name. He celebrates his 75th birthday at 9 p.m. at Tipitina's.
Sun. June 28 | Aggro-rapper Sage Francis isn't everyone's bag, but for those who get his spoken-word rants, they're a revelation. All-caps New Orleans groovist AF THE NAYSAYER opens at 9 p.m. at Gasa Gasa.