My Spilt Milk picks this week's favorites, including EDM specialists PANTyRAiD, southern rockers Natural Child, Nintendo pop stars Anamanaguchi, and punk veteran Sonny Vincent.
Friday: Anamanaguchi, Kitty Pryde, Trampoline Team, 10 p.m., Hi-Ho Lounge: Armed with only a Nintendo, drum kit, and a couple guitars, Anamanaguchi prove that good pop can come from the most surprising of places. (tickets). Also on Friday: Good Enough for Good Times, Chris Mulé and the Perpetrators, 10 p.m., Tipitina's (free); Morning 40 Federation, Norco Lapalco, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks (tickets).
Saturday: BASSIK: PANTyRAiD, Quickie Mart, 10 p.m., Tipitina's: Combining talents in PANTyRAiD, Martin Folb and Josh Mayer create dance hits that crisscross electronic genres. Saturday night, they perform from their latest album, PillowTalk (tickets). Also on Saturday: The Honorable South, 8 p.m., Gasa Gasa (free); Papa Mali feat. Johnny Vidacovich, Cassandra Faulconer, Dave Easley, 10 p.m., Chickie Wah Wah; Walter "Wolfman" Washington, 10 p.m. Publiq House; N.O. Capo Summer Bash feat. F1, Lucci Lou, Flawless, & friends,10 p.m., House of Blues' Parish (tickets); Caleb Caudle, Killer Whale, 10 p.m., Circle Bar; George Porter Jr. and His Runnin' Pardners, 11 p.m., d.b.a.
Sunday: Natural Child, King Louie's One Man Band, Trampoline Team, 10 p.m., Siberia: The Nashville-based, southern rock trio perform at Siberia with two new albums added to their setlist, Hard in Heaven and For the Love of the Game (tickets).
Tuesday: Sonny Vincent, Die Rotzz, Texas Funeral, 10 p.m., Siberia: 70's NYC legend, Sonny Vincent, headlines for a night of classic punk rock (tickets).
Socio-political comedian, W. Kamau Bell, has appeared on a number of television shows, including his FX original series Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. See him perform stand-up, Thursday, 9 p.m. at the Howlin' Wolf (tickets).