My Spilt Milk picks the week's highlights, including indie rock from Cardinal Sons, Dale Watson's new album, twerking with Big Freedia, comedian Michael Ian Black and puppets.
Friday: Cardinal Sons, Sports & Leisure, Wooden Wings, 10 p.m., Gasa Gasa: Before taking off for a songwriting competition in NYC, the Shirley brothers will play an indie set at Gasa Gasa alongside fellow New Orleans rockers, Sports & Leisure and Wooden Wings, with former My Spilt Milk contributor Cherie LeJeune. (tickets) Also on Friday: Honey Island Swamp Band, Colin Lake, 10 p.m., Tipitina's (free); Zeds Dead, Murder Beach, DXXXY, 10 p.m., The Republic (tickets); Bearracuda, DJ Robbie Martin, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks (tickets); Dolo Jazz Suite, 10 p.m., The Big Top
Saturday: Dale Watson, 8:30 p.m., Rock 'n' Bowl: Country classicist Dale Watson premiers a new set of honky-tonk hits from his latest album, El Rancho Azul. Also on Saturday: Rebirth Brass Band, Ed Williams Brigade, 10 p.m., Tipitina's (tickets); Kaboom, The Fake Carls, 10 p.m., Howlin' Wolf's Den (tickets); 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Deadmarshes, 10 p.m., Howlin' Wolf's Den (tickets); Vox and the Hound, Coyotes, Gold and the Rush, 10 p.m., Carrollton Station; DiNola, Norco Lapalco, 10 p.m., Circle Bar; The Cult, 8 p.m., House of Blues (tickets)
Thursday: Bounce XXX w/ Big Freedia, Katey Red, DJ Jubilee, Ha Sizzle, Walt Wiggity and Rusty Lazer, 11 p.m., The Republic: Disappointed by Miley Cyrus' most recent twerking exhibition at the VMA's? Big Freedia shows us the true meaning of Bounce Thursday night with an all-star crew (tickets); Also on Thursday: Scout Niblett, Jayson Knox, Anaya, 10 p.m., Siberia (tickets)
Quintron and Miss Pussycat return to NOMA, where they had an installation, "Parallel Universes," in 2010. Friday night, he will DJ at 6 p.m. while Miss Pussycat screens her latest puppet movie, The Mystery in Old Bathbath, in the theater. She will also hold an artist walk-through of her "Anthropomorphizer!!" display of puppets at the Contemporary Arts Center on Saturday, September 14, at 2 p.m.
Known for his roles in Wet Hot American Summer and VH1's I Love the... series, comedian Michael Ian Black gives a free stand-up performance Monday, 8 p.m. at Tulane's McAllister Auditorium.