Our highlights for the week leading up to Thanksgiving include Foo Fighters in a club show, Stanton Moore, Sweet Crude, Garfunkel and Oates, "Space Rites," Wong and Minekawa, and more.
Friday: Foo Fighters, 8 p.m., House of Blues: The Foos have been returning to the Sonic Highways cities this fall, and there’s a good chance that they’ll still be playing Friday night when the New Orleans episode airs on HBO. (tickets) Also on Friday: Rich Homie Quan, Young Thug, 8 p.m., UNO Lakefront Arena; Caribou, Jessy Lanza, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks (tickets); Tyler Kinchen and the Right Pieces, Loose Willis, Righteous Jones, 10 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf (tickets); Vox and the Hound, King Rey, Tinnarose, 10 p.m., Gasa Gasa (tickets); Soul Creole, The Creole Stringbeans, 8:30 p.m., Rock ’n’ Bowl; Ike Stubblefield Organ Trio, 10 p.m., d.b.a.
Saturday: Dustin Wong and Takako Minekawa, Open Fields, The Gotobeds, Woozy, 10 p.m., Siberia: Japanese vocalist Takako Minekawa made her name as part of the “shibuya-kei” scene that merged pop, electronic music and lounge jazz. She’s married to Cornelius, one of the biggest stars in that scene, and she’s on tour with Ponytail’s Dustin Wong in support of the album they cut this year, Savage Entertainment. (tickets) Also on Saturday: Brass Bed, Kid Carsons, 10 p.m., Freret Street Publiq House (tickets); Reliant K, Blondfire, From Indian Lakes, 8 p.m., House of Blues (tickets); Eyehategod, Pig Destroyer, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks (tickets); James Andrews and the Crescent City All-Stars, New Breed Brass Band, 10 p.m., Tipitina’s (tickets); Naughty Professor, Stoop Kids, 10 p.m., Maple Leaf Bar; Sam Doore, Luke Allen, Luke Winslow King, 9 p.m., Chickie Wah Wah
Tuesday: Stanton Moore Trio, 8 & 10 p.m., Snug Harbor: On Tuesday night, Moore will be joined in his trio by David Torkanowsky and James Singleton for a more-jazz-than-groove show highlighting material from their Conversations album.
Wednesday: Sweet Crude, DJ Fancy Pants, Saint Bell, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks: You’re about to spend a day with the family you have; spend the night before with the family you wish you had. (tickets) Also on Wednesday: Sabotage: A NOLA Tribute to the Beastie Boys, 9 p.m., Freret Street Publiq House (tickets); Uptown Get Down feat. Tony Skratchere, Unicorn Fukr, Kidd Love, and Mat, 10 p.m., Tipitina’s (tickets); Michael J. O’Hara (The Sheik), 8 p.m., House of Blues (tickets
Garfunkel and Oates seem so nice, but the wrongest things come out of their mouths in their songs. The comedy duo rose from a cult act to a bigger cult act now that the first season of their IFC Channel has aired. Saturday night, they’ll play the House of Blues. (tickets)
Taylor Lee Shepherd’s “Alterpiece” features refurbished televisions that respond to audio stimulus. To help show what the piece can do, New Orleans Airlift has organized “Space Rites,” a series of show in St. Maurice Church where the work is housed. Percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani knows a startling number of ways to make sound with a gong, and on Saturday night he and the Nakatani Gong Orchestra will perform in the church. (information)