Tue. Feb. 10 | England's venerable head-tripping troubadour issued what amounts to a career retrospective with last year's The Man Upstairs (Yep Roc), covering himself and others (Bryan Ferry, Jim Morrison) in spare, unguarded performances. Emma Swift opens at 10 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.
Fri. Feb. 13 | The Deslondes' honky tonk family band looks west and south for its campfire blues and folk-streaked country music, with bandleaders Sam Doores and Riley Downing polishing smoky mountain jewels with full-band harmonies and timeless sounds. The band's first official full-length album is due out June 9 on New West Records. The band performs a Valentine-friendly "Unlucky in Love Revue" with Twain at 8 p.m. at Chickie Wah Wah.
Fri. Feb. 13 | It's been a dozen years since solo comeback Baby I'm Bored and nearly six since the last Lemonheads record (2009 covers surprise Varshons), but Evan Dando still counts both as active, largely — and thankfully — through small club tours like this one. Sara Johnston and Lovey Dovies open at 10 p.m. at Circle Bar.
Thur. Feb. 11 | Regular Carnival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival visits have helped build a local following for Brooklyn's groove-heavy brass band fusing Punjabi music and American funk and hip-hop. The band just released Gaadi of Truth. New Breed Brass Band opens at 10 p.m. at Tipitina's.
Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers and Feufollet
Fri. Feb. 13 | Rockabilly band Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers (aka Aurora Nealand, Spencer Bohren, members of Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes) released the raucous album The Age of Exploration in October 2014. The band shares a bill with young Cajun rockers Feufollet at 10 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.
Lundi Gras at the Riverfront
Mon. Feb. 16 | The Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club introduces its parade royalty and characters and presents music by Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers, Rebirth Brass Band and others all day in Woldenberg Park. Rex arrives by train at Spanish Plaza at 6 p.m., and there's fireworks and music by Soul Rebels and The Topcats.