This week's highlights include We Were Promised Jetpacks, comedy with Tom Segura, Chris D'Elia and Hell Yes Fest, indie psych with Tele Novella and chill/glitch/step with Minnesota.
Friday: We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Twilight Sad, 9 p.m., One Eyed Jacks: The Scottish indie rock band’s recent album Unravelling broadens the band’s sound, adding tighter, more urgent songs to its post-rock slow-builds. (tickets) Also on Friday: The Whigs, 10 p.m., Gasa Gasa (tickets); Bonerama, PH Fred, 10 p.m., Tipitina’s (tickets); Kenny Brown, 10 p.m., d.b.a.
Saturday: Cha Dooky Doo: the Music of Art Neville, Treme Brass Band, 10 p.m., Tipitina’s: Fans of Art Neville including members of Juice, Honey Island Swamp Band, Bonerama and more will join Neville in this rare show focused solely on Art and his music as a solo artist, Meter and Neville. (tickets) Also on Saturday: Native America record release show, Planchettes, Compasse, DJ/VJ Gris Gris, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks (tickets); Dent May, Bent Denim, Sharks Teeth, 10 p.m., Gasa Gasa (tickets); Susan Cowsill and Bill Kirchen play Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited, 9 p.m., Chickie Wah Wah; Superwater Sympathy, Luxley, Coyotes, 10 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf (tickets)
Monday: Tele Novella, Summer, Ben and D.C., 10 p.m., Circle Bar: Austin’s psychedelic pop band Tele Novella loves the classic textures of ‘60s pop, but not so much that they forget to write songs.
Tuesday: Method Man and Redman, B-Real, Berner, and Mick Jenkins, 8 p.m., House of Blues: Once, the top of this bill—including Cypress Hill’s B-Real—were outlaws for their open affection for weed. Now, all the cool kids are doing it. (tickets) Also on Tuesday: Allah-Las, Tashaki Miyaki, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks (tickets); Alvvays, Absolutely Free, Yuppie Teeth, 9 p.m., Gasa Gasa (tickets)
Thursday: Minnesota, Jackal, G Jones, Boogie-T, 9:30 p.m., The Republic: California’s Minnesota combines elements of glitch-hop and chillwave in his dubstep. (tickets) Also on Thursday: The Dirty Bourbon River Show plays Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, 10 p.m., d.b.a.
The New Movement’s comedy festival Hell Yes Fest started Wednesday at a number of Bywater venues, but its signature show takes place Friday at the House of Blues when stand-up comic Tom Segura plays shows at 6:30 p.m. (tickets) and 8:30 p.m. (tickets)
“This is NOLA” is a new free series drawing attention to up and coming talent in New Orleans. Its second event takes place Friday at the Joy Theater with Crash (featuring members of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes), Tank and The Bangas, Bent Denim, and Quickie Mart. Show starts at 8 p.m. and is free with RSVP (information)
Saturday night, The Prytania Bar will host “Highway to the Danger-Free Zone,” a benefit for APEX Youth Center with The Honorable South, The Local Skank, Kelcy Mae Band, Micah McKee and Little Maker, Fo on the Flo with Slangston Hughes, and Jonathan Brown Music (information)
Saturday night, Wilco guitarist Nels Cline and Rob Cambre will perform an improvised duo show at Saint Maurice Catholic Church where Taylor Lee Shepherd’s Prospect.3-related art installation “Alterpiece” made from refurbished televisions will present a visual representation of their music. The show starts at 7 p.m. (information)
Hell Yes Fest ends on Saturday night, but comedy will continue to come to New Orleans. On Thursday, stand-up and actor Chris D’Elia, who co-starred on Whitney and is currently on Undateable on NBC, will play the Civic Theatre. (tickets)