My Spilt Milk picks our Mardi Gras weekend favorites, including Galactic, Dumpstaphunk, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Rich Homie Quan, and Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks.
Saturday: Galactic, Afroman, 11 p.m., Tipitina’s: Galactic and the weed-centric rapper team up to celebrate the Mardi Gras essentials, funk and weed (tickets); Also on Saturday: Morning 40 Federation, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks (tickets); Better Than Ezra, 10 p.m., House of Blues (tickets); 3D Na’Tee, 10:30 p.m., House of Blues’ Parish (tickets); The Soul Rebels, 9 p.m., Gasa Gasa (tickets); Rebirth Brass Band, Jermaine Quiz, 10 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf (free); Neville Gras with Cyril Neville’s Swampfunk feat. Willie Green, Cranston Clements, Nigel Hall, Carl Dufrene and special guests, 10 p.m., Maple Leaf Bar; Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Naughty Professor, 10 p.m., The Maison
Sunday: Dumpstaphunk, 10 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf: Ivan Neville and his funk purists bring some soul to the Howlin' Wolf, Sunday night (free); Also on Sunday: Trombone Shorty’s Bacchus Bash, 5th Ward Weebie, 11 p.m., Tipitina’s (tickets); Hot 8 Brass Band, 10 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf’s Den (free); The Scorseses, Gravy Flavored Kisses, 8 p.m., Gasa Gasa (tickets); New Orleans Klezmer Allstars, Rory Danger and The Danger Dangers, 10 p.m., Hi Ho Lounge
Monday: Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Dry Heaves, Ice Balloons, and DJs Vashti Windish of K-Holes and Gri9 Gri9, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks: Synth-organ virtuoso Quintron and his puppeteering wife, Miss Pussycat, carry on the Lundi Gras tradition with their Monday-night show at Jacks (tickets); Also on Monday: Valparaiso Men’s Chorus, 8 p.m., Saturn Bar; George Porter Jr. and His Runnin’ Pardners, Naughty Professor, 10 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf (free); Galactic, Eddie Roberts and the Nola Nights, 11 p.m., Tipitina’s (tickets); Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, The Scorseses, Strange Roux, 9:30 p.m., Prytania Bar; Juvenile, Hot 8 Brass Band, 10:30 p.m., The Republic (tickets); Baby Bee, Bantam Foxes, Prom Date, 10 p.m., Circle Bar; Gravity A, Nigel Hall Band, 10 p.m., Dragon’s Den
Tuesday: Rich Homie Quan, DJ Poppa, 7 p.m., Mardi Gras World: The Atlanta rapper performs tracks from his latest mixtape, I Promise I Will Never Stop Going In (tickets); Also on Tuesday: New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars, Gypsyphonic Disko, 3 p.m., d.b.a.; Pinettes Brass Band, Street Legends Brass Band, Panorama Brass Band, 21st Century Brass Band, Most Wanted Brass Band, 2 p.m., Hi Ho Lounge
Thursday: Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks, Purling Hiss, 10 p.m., House of Blues: Lead singer of Pavement, Stephen Malkmus, performs with the seasoned Jicks with tracks from the new album Wig Out at Jagbags (tickets); Also on Thursday: Steve Miller Band, 8 p.m., Saenger Theatre (tickets); G. Love and Special Sauce, Kristy Lee, 9:30 p.m., Tipitina’s (tickets)
Members of the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club host Zulu’s Lundi Gras, a Monday celebration filled with food, music, arts and crafts along the mighty Mississippi.