My Spilt Milk picks our favorites for the week, including alt-country Futurebirds, indie bands The Eastern Sea and Speedy Ortiz, the rocking brothers of Filligar, and synth sounds from The Octopus Project.
Friday: Earphunk, The Quickening, 10 p.m., Tipitina’s: The New Orleans "phunk" force plays a free show Friday at Tip's (free); Also on Friday: Amy Trail CD-release party, 8:30 p.m., Chickie Wah Wah; The Junior League, 8 p.m., Siberia; Bas Clas, 10 p.m., The Maple Leaf Bar; Egg Yolk Jubilee, Bunny and the Playboys, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks (tickets)
Saturday: Futurebirds, Diarrhea Planet, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks: Somewhere in the spectrum of indie rock and alt-country, you can find the Georgia-based Futurebirds. Saturday night they play songs from their latest album, Baba Yaga (tickets); Also on Saturday: Kevin Costner & Modern West, 8 p.m., House of Blues (tickets); Rebirth Brass Band, Tyler Kinchen and the Right Places, 10 p.m., The Howlin' Wolf (tickets); Big History, Sports & Leisure, The Breton Sound, 10 p.m., Tipitina's (tickets); P.A.I.N.T.: Performance Art Integrating New Technologies feat. Nathan Weidenhaft , Sasha Masakowski, Cliff Hines, Eric Gold and Monika Heidemann, 10 p.m., Howlin' Wolf's Den (free); C.O.G., Commie Hilfiger, and a jazz funeral for Dr. Milo T. Pinkerton III, 10 p.m., Siberia (tickets)
Sunday: Speedy Ortiz, Opposable Thumbs, 10 p.m., Circle Bar: The Massachusetts-based quartet led by Sadie Dupuis take on an indie sound similar to Pavement, with an emphasis on lyrics. Sunday night, they play songs from the new album, Major Arcana.
Monday: The Eastern Sea, Roadkill Ghost Choir, The Kid Carsons, 9:30 p.m., Gasa Gasa: Gasa Gasa dedicates a night to indie rock up-and-comers from Austin. (tickets).
Wednesday: Filligar, Mikaela Davis, ArchAnimals, 7:30 p.m., House of Blues' Parish: Named "One of Music's Next Big Things" by Spin Magazine, the Mathias brothers show off their rock n' roll aptitude in Filligar's latest album, Hexagon (tickets).
Thursday: The Octopus Project, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks: The Austin-based electronica, psychedelic pop band provide plenty of sound in their newly released album, Fever Forms (tickets); Also on Thursday: MiMOSA, Kthulu Prime, SugarBear, Klutch, 10 p.m., The Republic (tickets)
The 13th Annual Satchmo SummerFest starts this Friday at noon and continues through Sunday night with seminars focusing Louis Armstrong's life and impact, along with live performances from New Orleans greats including Kermit Ruffins, Allen Toussaint, and Ellis Marsalis. For more information, click here.
White Linen Nightcelebrates its 19th anniversary this Saturday night, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Julia Street. With over two dozen open galleries, live music, and food and drink stands catered by local restaurants, this is one event that art connoisseurs and block party enthusiasts shouldn't miss. An afterparty will be held at the Contemporary Arts Center until midnight.
Sunday night, the local chapter of the Jazz Journalists Association will finish Satchmo SummerFest with a salute to Louis Armstrong, Jazz Journalist. Chuck Perkins, Jonathan Freilich, John Swenson and My Spilt Milk's Alex Rawls will be among those who'll read from Armstrong's journals at Cafe Istanbul starting at 8 p.m.