My Spilt Milk picks the week's highlights, including Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Dylan LeBlanc, Darkside, Nipsey Hussle, comedian Ralphie May, a benefit concert for Gary Druihet, and an epic jazz ensemble.
Friday: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, 9 p.m., House of Blues: Considered one of the best rap groups of all time, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony might be getting older, but they haven't lost their edge (tickets); Also on Friday: Mississippi Rail Company launch party, Coyotes, 9 p.m., Gasa Gasa (tickets); Bonerama, Marc Stone Band, 10 p.m., Tipitina’s (tickets); Rebirth Brass Band, Hotel Oscar, 10 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf (tickets); Luke Winslow King, Sam Doores and The Deslondes, 10 p.m., d.b.a.; The Beaumonts, Gay Sportscasters, Norco Lapalco, 10 p.m., Siberia (tickets);
Saturday: Dylan LeBlanc, Daniel Smalley, 10 p.m., The Circle Bar: The 22 year-old, Shreveport singer-songwriter dabbles with alt-country and folk on his upcoming third album. Also on Saturday: Naughty Professor’s Open House Party feat. Sexual Thunder, Stoop Kids, Loose Willis, The Big Excuse, 10 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf (tickets); Zach Deputy, Hotel Oscar, 9 p.m., House of Blues’ Parish (tickets); The Junior League & Pontchartrain Wrecks double CD-release party, Idle Hour Club, 9 p.m., Gasa Gasa (tickets); Uptown Get Down feat. Unicorn Fukr, Tony Skratchere, DJ G, 11 p.m., Tipitina’s (tickets); Mahayla, 7 p.m., The Rusty Nail; Bill Kirchen, 9 p.m., Chickie Wah Wah; Khris Royal and Dark Matter, 9 p.m., Freret Street Publiq House (tickets)
Sunday: Darkside, 9:30 p.m., House of Blues: The electronic duo blend blues, dubstep and ghostly pop on their most recent album, Psychic: (tickets) Also on Sunday: My Education, Lazarus Heart, 7 p.m., Gasa Gasa (tickets); Dam-Funk, DJ Soul Sister, 10 p.m., The Maison (tickets)
Monday: Skinny Puppy, DJMREX, 8:30 p.m., Tipitina’s: Vancouver's Skinny Puppy, cited as one of the founders of electronic-industrial music, recently discovered that their music was used as an instrument of torture by the U.S. government in Guantanamo and sent the government an invoice. The incident inspired they title of their most recent album, Weapon (tickets); Also on Monday: Richie Ramone, 10 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf’s Den (tickets); Sick/Sea, Sun Year, Lance Shipp, 10 p.m., The Circle Bar
Tues: J Boog, Los Rakas, T-Roy, 9 p.m., House of Blues’ Parish: Raised in Compton, J Boog blends reggae and Island music with hip-hop influences (tickets).
Thursday: Nipsey Hussle, 10 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf: The L.A. rapper, who has been featured on tracks by nearly every West Coast legend, found success with his last mixtape, Crenshaw. He plans to release his debut studio album later this year (tickets).
Larger than life comic, Ralphie May, has gone far since finishing runner-up on the first season of Last Comic Standing. Saturday night he performs stand-up at the Civic Theatre (tickets).
Musically Speaking presents Moro No Brasil, a documentary that explores the diversity of Brazilian music, particularly the country's eclectic rhythms, Monday, 7 p.m. at Gasa Gasa (tickets).
Thursday at 7 p.m., House of Blues holds a benefit for long time sound engineer, Gary Druihet, who suffered from a stroke while working a benefit concert in late December. The show will feature a solo performance by Dr. John.
Four legendary jazz musicians (drummer Jack DeJohnette, saxophonist Joe Lovano, bass player Esperanza Spalding, and pianist Leo Genovese) perform as the Spring Quartet along with the Christian Scott Sextet, Thursday night at the Civic Theatre (tickets).