Our highlights for the week include Ash, Superchunk, Futurebirds, Dom Kennedy, the New Orleans Comic Con and a benefit for musician Doug Potter.

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Friday: Ash, Deaf Havana, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks: The Northern Irish, alt-rock band revolutionized the music industry when it chose to set up its own label and release singles at will. Twenty-two years later, it is still cranking out hits in the UK (tickets); Also on Friday: The Soul Rebels, Mississippi Rail Company, 10 p.m., Tipitina’s (tickets); Trey Anastasio Band, 8 p.m., House of Blues (tickets); Wooden Wings, Mobley/Social Set, 9 p.m., Gasa Gasa (tickets); Hello Negro, 10 p.m., The Circle Bar; The Winter Sounds, The Silent Game, First Fracture, Too Soon for Symmetry, 10 p.m., Siberia (tickets)

Saturday: Superchunk, Waxahatchee, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks: The band that put the Chapel Hill music scene on the map, Superchunk blends '90s indie-rock and DIY punk rock. Saturday night, the band play songs from its tenth studio album, I Hate Music (tickets); Also on Saturday: New Orleans Tribute to J Dilla, 9 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf’s Den (tickets); The Airborne Toxic Event, 9 p.m., Civic Theatre (tickets ); Trey Anastasio Band, 8 p.m., House of Blues (tickets); Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, 10 p.m., Tipitina’s (tickets); Mahayla CD-release party, Meschiya Lake, 10 p.m., Gasa Gasa (tickets); The Derailers, Hill Country Hounds, 9 p.m., Mid-City Lanes; The Mercy Brothers, 9 p.m., Chickie Wah Wah; Tab Benoit and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, 9 p.m., Freret Street Publiq House; Jayke Orvis and The Broken Band, Carrie Nation and The Speakeasy, My Graveyard Jaw, 10 p.m., Siberia (tickets); Christian Scott, 8 & 10 p.m., Snug Harbor

Sunday: Futurebirds, Promised Land Sound, Tedo Stone, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks: Futurebirds have been on a relentless touring schedule since the release of their last album in 2011. Sunday, the Athens-based rockers return to New Orleans putting their psychedelic twist on laid back Americana (tickets); Also on Sunday: Mike Dillon Band, King James and The Special Men, Lil Current Vocal Club, 9 p.m., Gasa Gasa (tickets); Guttermouth, Authority Zero, Piñata Protest, Bujie and The Highrise, 10 p.m., Siberia (tickets); Ruby Fray, Johanna Warren, 10 p.m., Circle Bar

Monday: Russian Circles, Ken Mode, Inter Arma, 8 p.m., House of Blues’ Parish: The three-piece metal and rock band from Chicago play material from their new album, Memorial (tickets).

Tuesday: Sebadoh, Octagrape, High, 9 p.m., Gasa Gasa: Pioneers of lo-fi indie music, Sebadoh returns after a 14-year hiatus with a new album, Defend Yourself and no noticeable change in its tightness or lack thereof;(tickets); Also on Tuesday: Big Boy Records: Daddy Money album-release party with Young Gabe, Mystikal, Juvenile, 9:30 p.m., House of Blues’ Parish (tickets

Wednesday: Dom Kennedy, Skeme, Malli Benjamin, 8 p.m., House of Blues: The LA rapper has been an underground sensation since the release of his first mixtape in 2008. Wednesday, Kennedy performs songs from his second studio album, Get Home Safely (tickets); Also on Wednesday: Purple, The Breton Sound, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks (tickets)

Other Stuff:

Friday through Sunday, the New Orleans Comic Con will take place in the Convention Center. To celebrate the convention, The Howlin' Wolf hosts an All Nerd Rock-a-Thon: Chewbacchus’ Comic Con After Party, Friday, starting at 10 p.m. with performances by The Consortium of Genius, Sci-Fried, and Space Metal.

UNO Lakefront Arena hosts a night of comedy with Let the Laughter Roll feat. Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Earthquake and more, Saturday starting at 8 p.m. (tickets).


On January 21, local jazz musician Doug Potter was the victim of severe beating in the French Quarter while walking home from a gig. A Benefit for Doug Potter, featuring performances by Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns, Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, Showarama, Tim Robertson, John Boutté, and the Doug Potter All-Stars, with food catered by Commander's Palace, will be held Sunday, 2 p.m., at d.b.a.

Shakedown II: a Benefit for the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic, will be held Thursday, 8 p.m., at The Howlin’ Wolf, with performances by The New Orleans Suspects, Bonerama, Ed Volker, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, Honey Island Swamp Band, Tommy Malone, and more.