Kings of Leon
April 11 | Tennessee's Followill family — brothers Caleb, Jared, Nathan and cousin Matthew — climbed from Southern garage rockers to big-in-Europe arena rockers and drew four Grammy nominations for 2008's Only by the Night. After it stumbled with 2010's Come Around Sundown, the band regrouped with 2013's Mechanical Bull. At 8 p.m. at the Smoothie King Center.
Tue. April 8 | The Queens hip-hop duo of MCs Havoc and Prodigy formed in 1992 and established itself as one of the lords of the East Coast rap kingdom with albums like 1995's The Infamous. The rappers split up in 2012 but reunited for a 20th anniversary tour and a double album, The Infamous Mobb Deep, released this month. Ja So Rude and DJ Quickie Mart open at 9:30 p.m. at The Parish at House of Blues.
S. Carey with White Hinterland
Wed. April 9 | Justin Vernon's right-hand man in Bon Iver, Sean Carey recorded his delicate second solo record, Range of Light (Jagjaguwar), at Vernon's April Base Studios in Wisconsin. White Hinterland, whose new Baby (Dead Oceans) could be a cryonic Fiona Apple, opens at 10 p.m. at Circle Bar.
Thais Clark album release
Thu. April 10 | Thais Clark made a name for herself singing early blues (and starred in the original cast of One Mo' Time) and traditional jazz. She releases a new album at Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro with performances at 8 p.m and 10 p.m.
Fri. April 11 | Lafayette's Brass Bed, author of 2013's breakout Louisiana rock record The Secret Will Keep You (Crossbill), has turned Freret Street into its own open studio. Likeminded New Orleanians Cardinal Sons and Vox and the Hound open at 9 p.m. at Gasa Gasa.