Our picks for the upcoming week include another Radiators reunion, Amy Lavere, and power pop with Paul Collins' Beat.
Friday: Dent May, Native America, Pope, 8 p.m., Gasa Gasa: The indie rock singer from Oxford, Mississippi shows a love of lush, '70s pop on his recent Warm Blanket (tickets) Also on Friday: Dayna Kurtz, 9 p.m., Chickie Wah Wah
Saturday: Blackberry Smoke, 9 p.m., House of Blues: The Georgia-based band embraces the classic southern rock sound and spirit - minus the third guitar - during their two-night stand. (tickets); Rough 7, Norco Lapalco, 10 p.m., AllWays Lounge
Sunday: Hot 8 Brass Band, Partners N Crime and the Big Easy Bounce Band, 7 p.m., One Eyed Jacks: The Hot 8 were nominated for a Grammy for their The Life and Times of ... album, and they'll be joined the bounce mainstays Partners N Crime, who'll be backed by the Big Easy Bounce Band. (tickets) Also on Sunday: Jerry Joseph, 8 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf (tickets); Savoy, Dotexe, 8 p.m., House of Blues' Parish (tickets); Blackberry Smoke, 8 p.m., House of Blues (tickets)
Monday: Amy LaVere, Julie Odell, DJ Pasta, 6 p.m., Siberia: Americana bassist Amy LaVere's sweet, fragile voice adds flirtiness and fragility to almost any song she sings. (tickets)
Tuesday: Paul Collins Beat, Parasite Diet, Jack of Heart, Bipolaroid, 10 p.m., Siberia: Paul Collins Beat was part of the first generation of American power pop, and their The Kids Are the Same remains one of the most engaging half-hours in rock 'n' roll. (tickets)
Thursday: Alexandra Scott CD-release party, Kelcy Mae, 10 p.m., AllWays Lounge: Alexandra Scott's new album, I Love You So Much Always deals with loss and longing, but she's never beaten by them, and uses them to inspire smart, beautifully crafted songs. Also on Thursday: Ben Jones, Shmu, Natural Blonde, Baby Boy, 9 p.m., Gasa Gasa (tickets ); King James and The Special Men, 10 p.m., d.b.a.
The Radiators have officially broken up, but that doesn't stop them from reuniting when it suits them. They'll play Jazz Fest again this year, and they're at Tipitina's this weekend to help celebrate another anniversary for the club, just as they have for years. They play Friday and Saturday night, but both shows are sold out so you'll have to be creative to get in.