My Spilt Milk picks the week's favorites, including Stooges Brass Band, Drake, Lee Fields, Flux Pavillion, The Head and the Heart, Bonobo, big laughs at Hell Yes Fest, the release party for "Roll With It," and a festival for the ladies.
Friday: Stooges Brass Band, Pinettes Brass Band, 10 p.m., Tipitina’s: Tip's hosts the best of brass Friday night, featuring the hip-hop and R&B inspired Stooges, and New Orleans' all-female brass band, the Pinettes (tickets); Also on Friday: Washed Out, Ponderosa, 9 p.m., The Republic (tickets); Sarah Quintana, 7:30 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center (free); The Plowboys reunion, 10 p.m., Circle Bar; Honorable South, Tank and the Bangas, 8 p.m., Gasa Gasa (tickets); Dolo Jazz Suite, 10 p.m., The Big Top
Saturday: Drake, 7 p.m., New Orleans Arena: The rapper's latest album, Nothing Was the Same, has hushed skeptics, receiving praise from hip-hop and indie fans alike. Saturday night, he takes the stage in New Orleans Arena (tickets); Also on Saturday: Laura Marlin, Willy Mason, 8 p.m., Civic Theatre (tickets); Black Joe Lewis, Guitar Lightnin’ Lee and His Thunder Band, 10 p.m., Tipitina’s (tickets); Lost Bayou Ramblers, Sweet Crude, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks (tickets); The Hood Internet, Hot 8 Brass Band, Naughty Professor, 10 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf (free); Papa John Gros’ Saturday Night Special, 10 p.m., The Maple Leaf; Peter Case, 10 p.m., Chickie Wah Wah; Toy Soldiers, Kid Carsons, Julie Odell, 8 p.m., Gasa Gasa (tickets)
Sunday: Flux Pavilion, SKisM, Kthulu Prime, 10 p.m., The Republic: The British dubstep DJ branches out on his latest EP, Blow the Roof, experimenting with the sounds of electro house (tickets); Also on Sunday: Sol Cat, Kansas Bible Company, Blind Texas Marlin, 10 p.m., Circle Bar;
Monday: Lee Fields and the Expressions, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks: Since 1969, Lee Fields has released some of the great soul tracks. His 2012 album, Faithful Man, finds him in the company of young soul fans dedicated to recreating the classic sound. (tickets); Also on Monday: Magnetic Ear, 8 p.m., Gasa Gasa (tickets); Bernhoft, Sivert Hoyem, 8 p.m., House of Blues’ Parish (tickets); Geographer, Royal Bangs, 10 p.m., Hi-Ho Lounge (tickets ); Saint Rich, The Grasshoppers, 10 p.m., Circle Bar; Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, Cafe Au Lait, 10 p.m., Howlin’ Wolf’s Den (tickets)
Tuesday: Bonobo, 8 p.m., Civic Theatre: Bonobo's fifth studio album, The North Borders, features more of the soulful, downtempo jams that first led the artist to electronic prominence (tickets).
Wednesday: The Head and The Heart, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Quiet Lif, 8:30 p.m., Tipitina’s: The indie-folk band sticks to their roots on their sophomore album, Let's Be Still, creating dreamy, sing along tracks, while experimenting with going electric (tickets); Sarah Jarosz, Brian Wright, 8 p.m., House of Blues’ Parish (tickets)
Thursday: Kronos Quartet, 8 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center: The San Francisco-based string quartet, revered for their adventurous arrangements covering numerous genres, celebrate their 40th anniversary (tickets); Also on Thursday: Jamey Johnson, 8 p.m., Civic Theatre (tickets); Nappy Roots, Shay Briggs, Audyo Dope, Tony Wilson, 9 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf (tickets)
Ladyfest, the non-profit music, spoken word, and arts festival, takes place November 7-10. All proceeds benefit local women's groups and charitees.
The Hot 8 Brass Band, Los Po-Boy-Citos, and Willie Birch help celebrate the history of New Orleans brass bands at the Roll With It book party, Friday night, at Sweet Lorraine’s.
Hell Yes Fest, the annual comedy festival, comes to the New Movement Theater, November 12-18. This year, headliners include Todd Barry, Sara Schaefer, Eric Andre Show, and Sean Patton.