My Spilt Milk picks our favorites for the week, including Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, a Dr. John tribute, Say Hi, M. Ward and an acoustic show at First Presbyterian Church.

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M. Ward

[Updated] Friday: Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, 9 p.m., House of Blues’ Parish: Dave Portner, lead vocalist for Animal Collective, dives into '60s garage-rock and horror themes with his latest project (tickets); Also on Friday: Drive-By Truckers, Benjamin Booker, 9 p.m., Civic Theatre (tickets); Lost Bayou Ramblers, Mississippi Rail Company, 9 p.m., Gasa Gasa (tickets); Rory Danger and the Danger Dangers, Valparaiso Men’s Chorus, 10 p.m., Hi-Ho Lounge (tickets); Wild Fiya feat. Stephen Perkins, Bernie Worrell, and many more, 1:30 a.m., One Eyed Jacks (tickets); The Bally Who?, 1 a.m., Circle Bar; Galactic, 2 a.m., Tipitina’s (tickets); Feufollet, Sweet Crude, Pine Leaf Boys, 10 p.m., Siberia (tickets); Rising Appalachia, Cedric Watson, Cafe Istanbul, 10 p.m.; Buddy Guy, Quinn Sullivan, 8 p.m., House of Blues (tickets); The Funky Meters, St. Paul and Broken Bones, California Honeydrops, 8:30 p.m., Tipitina’s (tickets); Gov’t Mule, North Mississippi Allstars, 8:30 p.m., Saenger Theatre (tickets); 12th Annual Bayou Rendezvous, 10 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf (tickets); Garage a Trois, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks (tickets); The New Mastersounds, 1 a.m., House of Blues (tickets); Robert Walter’s 20th Congress with Karl Denson & Carly Meyers, DJ Quickie Mart, 10 p.m., (tickets); The Iguanas, Kermit Ruffins, Bonerama, 8:30, Rock ’n’ Bowl


Saturday: Tribute to Dr. John, 9 p.m., Saenger Theatre: This all-star tribute to the Dr. features performances by Gregg Allman, Mavis Staples, Allen Toussaint, Widespread Panic, Lucinda Williams, and many more (tickets); Also on Saturday: Alejandro Escovedo, Andrew Duhon, 9 p.m., House of Blues (tickets); Grouplove, MS MR, Smallpools, 7 p.m., House of Blues (tickets); Drive-By Truckers, Benjamin Booker,9 p.m., Civic Theatre (tickets); Gravity A feat. Joey Porter, 8 p.m., Dragon’s Den; JD McPherson, Kristin Diable and The City, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks (tickets); Flow Tribe, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, 9 p.m., Gasa Gasa (tickets); Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Nigel Hall and Nth Power feat. Nikki Glaspie, 9 p.m., Cafe Istanbul; Black Lips, Natural Child, Kajun SS, Planchettes, Hard Hat DJs,10 p.m., Siberia (tickets); Cardinal Sons, TYSSON, Coyotes, The Kid Carsons, 9 p.m., Freret St. Publiq House (tickets); Trampled by Turtles, Spirit Family Reunion, 9 p.m., Tipitina’s (tickets); Mike Dillon Band, Naughty Professor, The Heard, 10 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf’s Den (tickets); James Hall, The Gnarltones feat. Dave Catching, 10 p.m., Circle Bar; Crossfiya feat. Fyre Dept., De La Soul Rebels, Break Science, 10 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf (tickets); Alvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory, 1 a.m., Circle Bar; The Revivalists, The Motet, Earphunk, 10 p.m., Joy Theater; The New Mastersounds, 1 a.m., House of Blues (tickets); Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and Friends, 2 a.m., Tipitina’s (tickets); Dead Fest, 10 p.m., The Republic (tickets

Sunday: Stanton Moore Trio, 10 p.m., d.b.a.: Drummer and founding member of Galactic, Stanton Moore plays with his other funk and jazz outfit Sunday night. Also on Sunday: Dumpstaphunk, Royal Southern Brotherhood, DJ Soul Sister, 9 p.m., Tipitina’s (tickets); Ghost, King Dude, 8:30 p.m., Civic Theatre (tickets); Eric Lindell, Seth Walker, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks (tickets); Rebirth Brass Band’s CD-release party, Zigaboo Modeliste and The Funk Revue, 10 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf (tickets); Black Irish Texas, My Graveyard Jaw, This Stunted Sextet, 10 p.m., Siberia (tickets)


Tuesday: Deer Tick, Steelism, 9 p.m., Tipitina’s: UPDATE: This show has been cancelled.  (tickets); Also on Tuesday: Dillinger Escape Plan, Tera Melos, Vattnet Viskar, 8 p.m., One Eyed Jacks (tickets


Wednesday: Say Hi, Big Scary, 8 p.m., Gasa Gasa: Multi-instrumentalist Eric Elbogen takes his indie band on the road in preparation for the release of their eighth studio album, Endless Wonder (tickets); Also on Wednesday: Bionica, Biglemoi, 10 p.m., AllWays Lounge

Thursday: M. Ward, Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Mount Moriah, 8 p.m., One Eyed Jacks: Taking time from his other collaborations, She & Him and Monsters of Folk, singer-songwriter M. Ward plays a solo set Thursday at Jacks. Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger is led by Sean Lennon, and its new Midnight Sun is very heavy. (tickets); Also on Thursday: Kishi Bashi, Plume Giant, 8 p.m., Gasa Gasa (tickets); The Revelers, 10 p.m., d.b.a.

Other Stuff:

First Presbyterian Church will hold an intimate accoustic set featuring Hurray for the Riff Raff, The Como Mamas, and The Deslondes, Friday at 8 p.m. 

Updated May 3 5:15 a.m.

The Deer Tick show has been cancelled. A note to that effect was added to the story.