My Spilt Milk picks the week's highlights, including psychedelic rock from NAAM, Bryan Adams' latest tour, Reverend Horton Heat, and a tribute to Officer Rodney Thomas.
Friday: NAAM, Radkey, 10 p.m., Siberia: (tickets) The psychedelic rockers get heavier on their latest album, Vow. Also on Friday: Designer Drugs, Michael Medina, Beat Walker, 10 p.m., The Republic (tickets); Alvin Youngblood Hart's Muscle Theory, 9 p.m., Chickie Wah Wah
Saturday: Bryan Adams, 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts: Adams takes New Orleans back to the summer of '69 on his Bare Bones Tour. (tickets) Also on Saturday: Flow Tribe, 10 p.m., Gasa Gasa (tickets); Trina, Young Gabe, 10 p.m., The Howlin' Wolf (tickets); The Cons and Prose, The Unnaturals, Bipolaroid, 10 p.m., Tipitina's (tickets); Redlight King, Icon for Hire, 7 p.m., House of Blues' Parish (tickets)
Tuesday: Rev. Horton Heat, Dirtfoot, Deke Dickerson, 9 p.m., Tipitina's: The Reverend and his psychobilly band rock Tip's with Shreveport's little-bit-of-everything band Dirtfoot opening (tickets). Also on Tuesday: Ours, Luna Arcade, 10 p.m., Circle Bar
Thursday: Officer Rodney Thomas Life Celebration & Benefit feat. Dash Rip Rock, The Wiseguys, Rich Collins & the Kangaroo Assassins, The 610 Stompers, 9 p.m., Tipitina's: Officer Thomas was tragically killed in a hit-and-run while directing traffic on Interstate-10. Thursday night, roots rockers Dash Rip Rock pay him tribute along with The Wiseguys, Rich Collins and NOLA's favorite stompers (tickets). Also on Thursday: Candye Kane, 8 p.m., Chickie Wah Wah; Soundclash Beat Battle: KicksNSnares Edition,10 p.m., Hi-Ho Lounge
Saturday night, One Eyed Jacks gets dirty hosting the infamous but always hilarious Air Sex Championships . Think "air guitar" but where sex is concerned. Air Sex Championship founder Chris Trew managed to even revolt Howard Stern when he performed air sex on America's Got Talent.