Mar 26 | As Sylvan Esso (pictured), Amelia Meath of Mountain Man takes that band's female folk harmonizing and modernizes it into a one-woman show, remixed with precise pop arrangements and careful dance production by collaborator Nick Sanborn (Megafaun). Yojimbo opens at 9 p.m. at Tipitina's.
Sat. March 28 | In his 40-year career, "Titan of the Telecaster" Bill Kirchen has bridged rockabilly, blues, bluegrass and Western swing, and since moving to Austin, Texas in 2011, Louisiana sounds have crept into his music, as on 2013 release Seeds and Stems. At 9 p.m. at Chickie Wah Wah.
His Name is Alive
Sun. March 29 | Warren Defever has released 14 albums under the transforming umbrella His Name is Alive, and they might as well be by 14 different bands. His latest, last year's shifty prog suite Tecuciztecatl (London London), presents nine different narrators and a central concept about a mother pregnant with Cain-and-Abel-like twins. Direct Attack opens at 10 p.m. at Circle Bar.
YOB and Witch Mountain
Mon. March 30 | Oregon doom metal trio YOB's monolithic, four-song epic Clearing the Path to Ascend (Neurot Recordings) was one of 2014's best metal albums, a forest-clearing thunderbolt that made even the dinosaurs at Rolling Stone turn their heads. Fellow Oregonians, the bluesy metal diviners Witch Mountain, are also on the bill with New Orleans' Mars and Los Angeles' Ides of Gemini. At 9 p.m. at Siberia.