My Spilt Milk lists our favorites for the week, including a Rhythm & Blues showcase, the comedic stylings of Steven Lynch, partying with Tha Alkaholiks, pop-punk performances, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and a number of downtown festivals.
Friday: The New Orleans Rhythm & Blues Throwback feat. Irvin Mayfield and Davell Crawford, 9 p.m., Tipitina's: Two of the Big Easy's finest team up to play tribute to Fats Domino, Art Neville, Irma Thomas, and Clarence "Frogman" Henry. Thomas and Charmaine Neville will be on hand as well. (tickets) Also on Friday: The Happy Talk Band, Adem and the Boppin' Bandsaws, 10 p.m., Circle Bar; Juvenile, Skip, Crix Green, 10 p.m., Howlin' Wolf (tickets); Missing Monuments, Youth Bitch, Candy Shack DJs, 6 p.m., Siberia; Strange Roux, The Colossal Heads, Sol Cat, 9 p.m., Gasa Gasa (tickets)
Saturday: Steven Lynch, 8 p.m., Civic Theatre: The comedian musician who brought us classic tracks like "Ugly Baby" and "I Think You're a Nazi," performs songs from his latest comedy album, Lion (tickets). Also on Saturday: Man Man, Sylvan Esso, ImagineIAM, 10 p.m., The Howlin' Wolf (tickets); Sweet Crude, 10 p.m., Chickie Wah Wah; The Revivalists, Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers, Tumbleweed Wan, 10 p.m., Tipitina's (tickets)
Sunday: Sick Puppies, Redlight Kings, Charming Liars, 7:30 p.m., House of Blues: The Australian rockers return to New Orleans to play songs from their recently released album, Connect. (tickets) Also on Sunday: Murder by Death, Larry and His Flask, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks (tickets); Darwin Deez, TBD, 9 p.m., Gasa Gasa (tickets)
Monday: Tha Alkaholiks, Casual, 10 p.m., Hi-Ho Lounge: The Alkaholiks bring their '90s hip-hop, party anthems to Hi-Ho Lounge (tickets).
Tuesday: Yellowcard, 8 p.m., House of Blues: 10 years since the release of their hit album, Ocean Avenue, Yellowcard tours again playing accoustic renditions of the songs that made them famous (tickets). Also on Tuesday: Why?, Astronautalis, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks (tickets)
Wednesday: Hurray for the Riff Raff, The Spirit Family Reunion, Deslondes, 9 p.m., One Eyed Jacks: New Orleans folk rock band Hurray for the Riff Raff make a hometown stop while on a nationwide tour. Recently, they've been previewing material from their upcoming album, due out in February. (tickets). Also on Wednesday: Alt-J, Lord Huron, 8 p.m., House of Blues (tickets); Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys, 8:30 p.m., Rock 'n' Bowl
Thursday: Dolo Jazz Suite, 10 p.m., The Big Top: The showcase that specializes in jazz influenced hip-hop and electronic music comes to The Big Top Gallery; Also on Thursday: Free Pepper Spray for Women Fundraiser with The Kid Carsons, Gravy Flavored Kisses, Dana Abbott, Caleb Caudle, 9 p.m., The Howlin' Wolf (tickets)
The Timecode: NOLA Indie Film Festival continues for this weekend, from Friday to Sunday at One Eyed Jacks and other venues around New Orleans.
The fifth annual New Orleans Burlesque Festival takes place Friday and Saturday at different venues in the French Quarter, offering workshops, shows, and ultimately the crowning of "Queen of Burlesque."