Atlantic Thrills and Ravi Shavi
Wed. Sept 3 | Rhode Island garage outfit Atlantic Thrills — equal parts dirty beach surf rock and weekend mushrooms basement pop — pair up with fellow Ocean State garage rockers Ravi Shavi. Local fuzz punks Trampoline Team and Native America open at 9 p.m. at Saturn Bar.
Bipolaroid with The Junior League and Lovey Dovies
Fri. Sept. 5 | With its fourth LP, Twin Language (Get Hip), New Orleans psych/rock institution Bipolaroid gets high on a slurry of warbling pinwheeled pop and grubby garage workouts. The Junior League and Lovey Dovies complete the area trifecta at 10 p.m. at the Circle Bar.
Fri. Sept. 5 | Oakland, Calif., native Gerald Gillum is in the midst of a moment: After years of mixtapes and self-released singles, the Loyola University product released his major-label debut, These Things Happen (RCA), in July, fine-tuning his manicured flow over a plush red carpet of measured club beats. PELL and DXXXY open at 11 p.m. at Republic.
Fri. Sept. 5 | Following the release of its shimmering breakout dance-pop album Glow (Dangerbird), the Lafayette/New Orleans sextet — powered by songbirds Nora Patterson and Gary Larsen — embarked on a nonstop tour and, in March, appeared on American Idol. New Orleans alt-country outfit Coyotes opens at 9 p.m. at Freret Street Publiq House.
Sat. Sept. 6 | Members of The Band, the Levon Helm Band and Bonnie Raitt's band perform songs from The Band. The lineup features The Band's Jim Weider and Randy Ciarlante, along with Marty Grebb, Jimmy Vivino and Byron Isaacs. Papa Mali opens at 9 p.m. at Tipitina's.