Sept 26 | The British folk-turned-indie rock crooner spent the years around the turn of the millennium regularly topping the charts in the U.K. with albums including White Ladder and A New Day at Midnight. He released Mutineers in June. At 8 p.m. at Saenger Theatre.
Wed. Sept. 24 | Singer/songwriter Richard Buckner wrote his 10th album, last year's Surrounded (Merge), on an autoharp he was still learning how to play. On it he's as alluring as ever, Buckner's oaken vocals sway in gentle winds of country and folk classicism. HAWN opens at the BEATnik.
How to Dress Well
Thu. Sept. 25 | Tom Krell's ethereal vocals and ambient and spare electronic sound bend ever so gently toward pop on his June release What is This Heart? At 9 p.m. at Hi-Ho Lounge.
Thu. Sept. 25 | Bounce heavyweight and Fuse TV reality star Big Freedia, Partners N Crime and 5th Ward Weebie headline a birthday party show for Q93's DJ Ro. At 10 p.m. at Tipitina's.
Sat. Sept. 27 | The young road dogs of New Orleans funk, Earphunk recently released the band's third album Sweet Nasty, blending progressive rock, fest-ready jam band grooves and hard-edged New Orleans funk. The band returns from a massive tour with a hometown gig at 10 p.m. at Tipitina's.
The Bad Plus
Sun. Sept. 28 | Best known for attitudinal, improvisational jazz covers of pop and rock hits from Tears for Fears to Nirvana, wild virtuosos The Bad Plus went old-school for March's faithful interpretation of Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. Its latest original work, Inevitable Western (Okeh/Sony Masterworks), followed in August. At 9 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.
Sun. Sept. 28 | Golden age hip-hop pioneer and genre forefather as founder of Boogie Down Productions, KRS-One has maintained a steady solo output of politically and socially charged hip-hop since the early '90s. He meets New Orleans' leader of politically provocative hip-hop, Truth Universal, who released his fourth album Invent the Future last year. Marcel P. Black opens at 10 p.m. at Maison.