Our picks for the week include Wynton Marsalis' benefit for Tipitina's Foundation, the Bounce party at the Republic, Chris Smither at Chickie Wah Wah, and the return of the Daiquiri Festival.
Friday: King Buzzo, Dax Riggs, Emma Ruth Rundle, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks: As a member of The Melvins, King Buzzo has been a fly in the soup of rock 'n' roll for more than two decades now, and on Friday he applies his perverse talents to the acoustic guitar. (tickets) Also on Friday: The Hood Internet, Jermaine Quiz, 10 p.m., Hi-Ho Lounge (tickets); Quincy Mumford, 10 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf’s Den (tickets); Eddie Roberts & Friends, 10 p.m., Tipitina’s (free); The Q Dot Davis R.E.A.L. Tour feat. Ivprofen, ShaqD, Jiggy, Jimi Clever, Lyriqs da Lyraciss, Jungle Versailles, 9 p.m., Gasa Gasa (tickets); Mike Dillon Band, Dirtfoot, 10 p.m., d.b.a.; Bob Log III, Black Irish Texas, Texas Funeral, DJ Pasta, 10 p.m., Siberia (tickets)
Saturday: Chris Smither, 8 p.m., Chickie Wah Wah: The Boston-based folk and blues singer was born in New Orleans, and returned here last year to record a two-disc, 50-year career retrospective, Still on the Levee. Also on Saturday: Zepparella, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks (tickets); Omar Sosa, 8 & 10 p.m., Snug Harbor; Gristle Candy feat. John Gros, Alex McMurray, Jake Eckert, Russ Broussard & Casandra Faulconer, 10 p.m., Maple Leaf Bar; City Zoo, The Last New Beginning, Dylan Davis, 9:30 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf’s Den (tickets); Bantam Foxes, 7 p.m., The Old U.S. Mint; Michael O’Hara from The Sheiks, 7 p.m., The Willow; Bonerama, 9:30 p.m., Rock ’n’ Bowl; Rik Slave birthday party feat. The Cons and Prose, Beware of Bear, Next Level Midriff, 10 p.m., Circle Bar
Sunday: The Cons and Prose CD-release show, Jesse Tripp and The Nightbreed, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks: Rik Slave remains committed to an old school New York punk rock sensibility, and on the band's new Famous Last Words, his current band plays hard, fast, and shows an appropriately bad attitude. (tickets) Also on Sunday: MKTO, Action Item, Tiffany Houghton, 6:30 p.m., House of Blues (tickets); Jesse Stockton, Moonlight Company, 10 p.m., Circle Bar
Wednesday: Dawn and Hawkes, 8 p.m., The BEATnik: The Austin-based Americana duo were impressive last season on The Voice with their harmonies and the way they genuinely seemed to be singing to each other. (tickets) Also on Wednesday: The Dirty Nil, Pears, High, 9 p.m., Gasa Gasa (tickets)
Thursday: Bounce 4-year anniversary, 10 p.m., The Republic: The Republic's bounce party celebrates its fourth year with its mainstays, including Big Freedia, Sissy Nobby, DJ Jubilee, Walt Wiggidy, Hasizzle, Killy Keys, and DJ Lil Man (tickets) Also on Thursday: Clairy Browne and The Bangin’ Rackettes, The Honorable South, Will Vance, 8:30 p.m., House of Blues (tickets)
The members of Steely Dan were never young men. Musically and lyrically, the band has embraced a number of musical values, impetuous youth not being one of them. The upside of that is that Becker and Fagan's musical home hasn't dilapidated with age, unlike those of many of their peers. They play the UNO Lakefront Arena Saturday night. (tickets)
Saturday and Sunday, the 4th Annual New Orleans Daiquiri Festival takes place at 548 Marigny St. It will feature food, snowballs, craft daiquiris, and music from The Hot 8 Brass Band, The Original Pinettes Brass Band, Tank and the Bangas, The Honorable South, Cardinal Sons, Micah McKee & Little Maker, MadFro, YUGEN , Quincy Mumford and the Reason Why, Rhymeschemepatternz, and ian a. Louis.
Sunday night, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will play a benefit show for Tipitina's Foundation at the Saenger Theatre. Marsalis' recent visits to New Orleans have been with big, ambitious projects, so it will be nice to see him do something less conceptual. (tickets)