What should be on your radar this week?
Friday: Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars, 8 p.m., Rock 'n' Bowl: Roddie Romero, Eric Adcock and company have been working for a while now on the follow-up to their excellent La Louisianne Sessions. They incorporate a broad swath of Louisiana's musical history, always performed as if they thought of it the first time.
Saturday: The Iguanas, Country Fried, 10 p.m., Tipitina's: The Iguanas released their most album, Sin to Sin, just in time for Jazz Fest, and marked a return to the combination of garage rock with Latin grooves that made their reputuation. (tickets)
Sunday: The Drive Tour with College, Anoraak, Electric Youth, KG Accidental., 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks: The 2011 film Drive features original soundtrack music by Cliff Martinez and modern electropop by a number of the bands on this tour. You can hear them on This Week's Soundtrack. (tickets)
Wednesday: Shovels & Rope, MyNameIsJohnMichael, Folk Family Revival, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks: The South Carolina duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst draw from Americana, folk and vocal musical traditions, but the recent O' Be Joyful is less strummy than that might suggest. They make sense on a bill with MyNameIsJohnMichael. (tickets)
Thursday: Jimmy Robinson and Michael Skinkus, 6 p.m., The Ogden Museum of Southern Art: Guitarist Jimmy Robinson's Guitarworks album attests to his abilities, but you appreciate them more in person and when he has a foil such as percussionist Michael Skinkus.
Also, Michael Pellera Trio Plays a Birthday Tribute to Bill Evans, 8 & 10 p.m., Snug Harbor
Want to attend The Iguanas's show at Tipitina's? My Spilt Milk and Tipitina's have two pairs of tickets to give away. To win, email the name of another band on The Iguanas' first label to email@example.com. First two correct answers win.
On Sunday, photographer Zach Smith is hosting a BBQ and Print Sale. He has made a project of documenting the New Orleans music scene - not only the bands, but the fans and those behind the scenes, me included. He has set up homemade photo booths of one kind or another at Chaz Fest, Voodoo and other shows, and he's selling prints in an informal atmosphere, accompanied by food and a keg.
Siberia is trying to find ways to bring in audiences until they can get their live music paperwork straightened out, and on Sundays they're presenting cult film double features. This week, they're showing two by the great Russ Meyer, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls and Supervixens. The former is a send-up of swinging Hollywood in the late 1960, while the latter is simply out of control - both dominated by women with remarkably large breasts. First show starts at 9.
On Monday, Cafe Istanbul at the New Orleans Healing Center presents a free screening of That's the Way of the World at 7 p.m., the movie from 1975 starring Harvey Keitel and Earth, Wind & Fire. Hosted by DJ Soul Sister.