My Spilt Milk picks the week's highlights, including two CD-release parties, new albums from Chelsea Wolfe, Joe Satriani and Dent May, the Black Flag reunion, and podcasting with comedian Greg Proops.
Friday: R. Skully's Rough 7 CD-release party, 10 p.m., d.b.a.: The garage gospel crew celebrate the release of the their latest album, Codebreaker. Also on Friday: Rick Springfield, 8 p.m., Joy Theatre (tickets); Andrew Duhon, Sweet Crude, Cortland Burke and The Associates, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks (tickets); Psychic Mirrors, Miami Players Club, Public Places, DJ Brice Nice, 10 p.m., Siberia (tickets); Flow Tribe, Mike Dillon Band, 10 p.m., Tipitina's (free)
Saturday: Meschiya Lake and The Little Big Horns CD-release party, 8 p.m., House of Blues: Lake and her Little Big Horns also release a new set of classic and original jazz and swing tunes titled Fooler's Gold. (tickets) Also on Saturday: Rebirth Brass Band, Ed Williams Brigade, 10 p.m., Tipitina's (tickets); Ying Yang Twins, Partners N Crime, 10 p.m., Howlin' Wolf (tickets); Annual Black & Gold Kick Off Party feat. Stooges Brass Band, DJ Capt. Charles, The Super Fans, 10 p.m., Howlin' Wolf's Den (tickets); Sexdog, The Call Girls, 9 p.m., Chickie Wah Wah; Soft Metals, Kindest Lines, 10 p.m., Circle Bar
Sunday: Chelsea Wolfe, True Widow, Woozy, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks: Chelsea Wolfe reveals a new collection of art-metal-folk in her latest album, Pain is Beauty. (tickets) Also on Sunday: Pepper, RDGLDGRN, Buji and The Highrise, 7 p.m., House of Blues (tickets); Advaeta, Blind Texas Marlin, 10 p.m., Hi-Ho Lounge
Tuesday: Joe Satriani with Steve Morse, 7 p.m., House of Blues: The Grammy Award-nominated instrumental guitarist jams to tracks from his new album, Unstoppable Momentum. (tickets) Also on Tuesday: DTCV (featuring former Guided by Voices member James Greer), The Junior League, 10 p.m., Circle Bar
Wednesday: Black Flag, Good for You, 10 p.m., The Howlin' Wolf: The punk pioneers return with a lineup that includes guitarist Greg Ginn, singer Ron Reyes, and drummer Robo, who'd eventually join The Misfits (tickets).
Thursday: Dent May, Dead Gaze, King Rey, 8 p.m., Gasa Gasa: Dent May embraces a synth-packed, Beach Boys sound on his latest pop album, Warm Blanket (tickets); Also on Thursday: Gem Sessions with Warren Wolf and Wolfpack, 8 & 10 p.m., Little Gem Saloon (tickets); Trap feat. gLAdiator, The Party Squad, KidKamillion, DXXXY, Hop Box, 10 p.m., The Republic (tickets)
Known for his work on the improv show, Whose Line Is It Anyway, comedian Greg Proops takes aim at all things taboo as he records his Smartest Man in the World podcast at The Howlin' Wolf on Friday at 10 p.m. (tickets).