My Spilt Milk picks the week's highlights, including Kevin Gordon's alt-country poems, Bill Kirchen's new album, The Tontons, and getting "Naked!" with Hank & Cupcakes.
Friday: Kevin Gordon, 5:30 p.m., Chickie Wah Wah: Kevin Gordon is known for his lyricism, turning Americana songs into vivid short stories. His Gloryland album revisits his formative years in North Louisiana. (tickets). Also on Friday: Dr. John and the Nite Trippers, John "Papa" Gros, 10 p.m., Tipitina's (tickets); Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue, Kelcy Mae,10 p.m., Prytania Bar; Cortland Burke, Lynn Drury, 9 p.m., Gasa Gasa (tickets); ArchAnimals, Growl, Yelaphants, Sharks' Teeth, 10 p.m., Circle Bar
Saturday: Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun, 9 p.m., Chickie Wah Wah: Saturday, trucking, country and rockabilly picker Bill Kirchen plays from his good-humored new album, Seeds and Stems. Also on Saturday: The Honorable South, Mykia Jovan, DJ RQAWAY, 10 p.m., Tipitina's (tickets); Terry McDermott and the Bonfires, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks (tickets)
Sunday: The Tontons, My Father's Rifle, Dominique LeJeaune, 8 p.m., Gasa Gasa: The Tontons have made a name for themselves in Houston, mixing indie-rock with jazz and blues influences. Sunday, they show off their chops at Gasa Gasa (tickets). Also on Sunday: Hot 8 Brass Band, 10 p.m., Howlin' Wolf's Den (tickets); Amy Trail Band CD-release party, 7 p.m., Siberia (tickets)
Tuesday: Icona Pop, K. Flay, Sirah, 9 p.m., House of Blues: The Swedish duo became EDM icons after the release of their hit single, "I Love It (I Don't Care)." Tuesday, they bring the dance party to HOB (tickets). Also on Tuesday: Jonathan Freilich, 10 p.m., Circle Bar
Wednesday: Hank & Cupcakes, Stoop Kids, Sun Year, 10 p.m., The Howlin' Wolf's Den: The husband-wife electropop combo play songs from their first full-length album, Naked! (tickets).