The Spilt Milk team picks our favorites for the week, including Voodoo, STS9, a Ball for Ballers, Chelsea Light Moving, Lupe Fiasco, Thee Oh Sees, Robert Glasper, two more nights of Widespread Panic, and Fess Fest 2013.
Friday: STS9, 11:59 p.m., The Joy Theater: Sound Tribe Sector 9 are known for their fusion of rock, electronic, funk, psychedelia and hip-hop. They fly under radar except to those who love them, (tickets); Also on Friday: Gypsyphonic Disko, Unicorn Fukr, 9 p.m., Gasa Gasa (tickets); Revolution II: A Prince Dance Party with DJ Soul Sister, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks (tickets); Curren$y, 10 p.m., House of Blues (tickets); Dumpstaphunk with guests Norwood Fisher and Roosevelt Collier, 11 p.m., The Howlin' Wolf (tickets); The So So Glos, 10 p.m., Circle Bar; Rotary Downs, Happy Talk Band, Crystal Joy, 10 p.m., Siberia (tickets)
Saturday: The Ballers Ball featuring Mannie Fresh, Rebirth Brass Band, Boyfriend, Lagniappe Brass Band, 10 p.m., The Maison: The godfather of Cash Money Records teams up with the always funky Rebirth Brass Band for a night of horns, beats, and too much swag to handle (tickets); Also on Saturday: The Ready Set, Cameron Richard, 8 p.m., The Civic Theatre (tickets); Trombone Shorty and Orleans Ave., 11 p.m., Tipitina's (tickets); Bayou Gyspies (Eric McFadden, Roosevelt Collier, Eric Vogel, Terence Higgins perform Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsies), 11 p.m., Maple Leaf Bar; Monsters of Funk Super Jam feat. George Porter Jr, Nigel Hall, June Yamagishi, David Shaw, Marco Benevento, Norwood Fisher, Eric McFadden, Mike Dillon, Jermal Watson, Ed Williams, Rob Ingraham, Terrence Houston, and more, 11 p.m., The Howlin' Wolf (tickets)
Monday: Chelsea Light Moving, Merchandise, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks: Chelsea Light Moving, fronted by Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, reflects his affection for unusual tunings and Beat poetry, paired with a muscular band. (tickets); Also on Monday: Tristen, D. Watusi, 10 p.m., Circle Bar; Streetlight Manifesto, Mike Park, Dan Potthast, 8 p.m., House of Blues (tickets);
Tuesday: Lupe Fiasco, Stalley, The Boy Illinois, 9 p.m., Tipitina's: The Chicago rap king tours in preparation for the release of his latest album, Tetsuo & Youth (tickets); Also on Tuesday: Kurt Vile and the Violators, Beach Fossils, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks (tickets); Coheed and Cambria, Balance and Composure, I the Mighty, 8 p.m., Civic Theatre (tickets)
Wednesday: Thee Oh Sees, OBN III's, Blind Shake, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks: The San Fran-based, garage-psych crew hit the road with a new album, Floating Coffin (tickets); Also on Wednesday: King Khan and The Shrines, Hell Shovel, Native America, 10 p.m., Siberia (tickets)
Thursday: Robert Glasper Experiment, 8:30 p.m., Civic Theatre: The Houston jazz pianist nabbed a Grammy in 2012 for his stand out R&B album, Black Radio. Thursday night, he plays songs from the newly released sequel, Black Radio 2 (tickets); Also on Thursday: Uz, Kid Kamillion, Ritual, Hyphee, Carmine P. Filthy, 10 p.m., The Republic (tickets); Cro-Mags, Classhole, Fat Stupid Ugly People, Toxic Rott, 10 p.m., Siberia (tickets)
The fifteenth-annual Voodoo Music + Arts Experience kicks off Friday morning in its new location on City Park's Festival Grounds. Headliners this year include Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, The Cure, Calvin Harris, Bassnectar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Afrojack, and Big Gigantic.
Jam band giants, Widespread Panic, play their final two Halloween shows at UNO Lakefront Arena, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.
Special guests, Hugh Laurie and Joe Jackson, team up with local legends, including Jon Cleary, Donald Harrison, Jr., George Porter Jr., Mark Mullins, Shannon Powell, Detroit Brooks, and Tracy Griffin at Fess Fest 2013 in an effort to raise money for the restoration of Professor Longhair's home, Thursday, 8 p.m., at Tipitina's.