My Spilt Milk picks its favorites for the week, including The Local Skank, Curren$y, Mobb Deep, Brett Dennen, Slick Rick, Gabriel Inglesias, Katt Williams, and Wrestlemania.
Friday: The Local Skank, Daria and the Hip Drops, 10 p.m., Tipitina’s: The all girl (and one guy) New Orleans ska band bring their brass and funk to Tips Friday night (tickets); Also on Friday: The Queers, Joystick, Pears, Bujie, 8 p.m., One Eyed Jacks (tickets); Coyotes, Underhill Family Orchestra, 9 p.m., Gasa Gasa (tickets)
Saturday: Curren$y’s Birthday Bash, 10 p.m., House of Blues: The laid-back New Orleans rapper celebrates 33 with a performance at House of Blues (tickets); Also on Saturday: Marnie Stern, Native America, Painted Hands, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks (free); Kadavar, Mothership, 9:30 p.m., House of Blues’ Parish (tickets); Saint Bell, Bantam Foxes, 9 p.m., Gasa Gasa (tickets); Cedric Burnside Project, 10 p.m., Tipitina’s (tickets); Brass-a-Holics, 10 p.m., Freret Street Publiq House
Tuesday: Mobb Deep, Ja So Rude, Quickie Mart, 9:30 p.m., House of Blues: The rap veterans from Queensbridge take the House of Blues with a new album, The Infamous Mobb Deep, which combines '90s style, low-fi tracks with heavily produced club jams (tickets); Also on Tuesday: White Fang, Fungi Girls, 10 p.m., Circle Bar; The Slackers, Bandulus, 10 p.m., The Maison (tickets)
Wednesday: Brett Dennen, Jeremy Messersmith, 8 p.m., House of Blues: The temperate singer-songwriter adds more feel-good, folky vibes to his latest album, Smoke and Mirrors (tickets); Also on Wednesday: Karmin, 8 p.m., Civic Theatre (tickets); The Night Janitor feat. Simon Lott, Isidro, 9 p.m., Gasa Gasa (tickets); Uncle Lucius, 10 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf’s Den (tickets); Bassik feat. Seven Lions, 10 p.m., The Republic (tickets)
Thursday: Slick Rick, 10 p.m., The Maison: One of the greatest storytellers in rap, Slick Rick performs Thursday night on Frenchmen (tickets); Also on Thursday: The Lox, 10 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf (tickets); Trap feat. Lil Debbie, Dixxxy, Parallel, Chilldren, Kayatik, 11 p.m., The Republic (tickets)
Gabriel Iglesias brings his larger-than-life comedy and Hawaiian shirts to the Saenger Theatre Friday night (tickets).
Katt Williams, the unapologetic, self-proclaimed pimp of comedy returns to the stage with his latest Growth Spurt tour Saturday night at the UNO Lakefront Arena (tickets).
Wrestlemania Weekend brings the pain to New Orleans with three days of events: Saturday the Smoothie King Center hosts the WWE Hall of Fame 2014, Sunday Wrestlemania hits the Superdome, and Monday, the wrestlers return for WWE Raw at the Smoothie King Center.
Southsounds Music Festival is one of the region's leading indie music festivals, and it takes place this weekend at clubs in Mobile, Alabama. One wristband gets you into eight venues to see bands from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and more.