Yonatan Gat with Rob Cambreand Jay Steigner,
Tue. March 17 | Fresh off his Siberia visit in January, ex-Monotonix freak Yonatan Gat — named by The Village Voice the best New York City guitarist of 2013 — meets his match in New Orleans improv noise mavens Rob Cambre and Jay Steigner. Danny opens at 10 p.m. at Circle Bar.
Wed. March 18 | Ava Luna is for art-rock fans who think Dirty Projectors got a bit too conventional. The Brooklyn quintet's second record, last year's Electric Balloon (Western Vinyl), pitches its self-proclaimed "nervous soul" between early David Byrne and a downed power line. Locals Native America and Krill open at 10 p.m. at Saturn Bar.
Feufollet album release
Sat. March 21 | On its latest album Two Universes, Lafayette genre-benders Feufollet combines Acadian rock 'n' roll with psychedelic pop (on the swirling '60s swing of single "Know What's Next") and its explosive, trademark Cajun roadhouse sound. Little Maker and The Kid Carsons featuring new kid in town, Nashville songwriter W.B. Givens, open at 9:30 p.m. at Tipitina's.
Congo Square New World
Sat.-Sun. March 21-22 | The Jazz & Heritage Foundation festival features the Rebirth and Hot 8 brass bands, Tank & the Bangas, Cha Wa, Kumbuka African Dance Collective, percussionist Alexey Marti and many others. There also are kids' activities, an art market and food vendors. From 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Louis Armstrong Park's Congo Square.