Alt-J with Lord Huron
Wed. Sept. 25 | Alt-J won the Mercury Prize — England's top honors for pop music — with last year's An Awesome Wave (Infectious Music), the debut from the Leeds quartet weirding its trip-hopped folk rock into nearly unrecognizable shapes. Lord Huron opens at 9 p.m. at House of Blues.
and Orleans Avenue
Wed. Sept. 25 | Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews has been everywhere since releasing Say That to Say This Sept. 10, including performing the national anthem for the New Orleans Saints' opener. He plays a free show at the Harvest the Music series in Lafayette Square. New Breed Brass Band opens at 5 p.m.
The Pine Leaf Boys
Fri. Sept. 27 | The Cajun band spent late summer globe trotting from the Rainforest World Music Festival in Malaysia to shows in Denmark and France. The band pulls into d.b.a. for a 10 p.m. show.
Men of Soul
Sun. Sept. 29 | The tour features top soul and R&B singers Jeffrey Osborne ("On the Wings of Love," "You Should Be Mine"), Freddie Jackson ("You Are My Lady"), Peabo Bryson ("Beauty and the Beast") and former Shalamar frontman Howard Hewitt. At the Saenger Theatre at 7 p.m.
Viva L'American Death Ray Music with Harlan T. Bobo's The Fuzz
Sun. Sept. 29 | Harlan T. Bobo is Goner Records' Leonard Cohen, if Cohen was focused only on the one who got away. His first two albums were loveless affairs that brought out the best in Bobo; on 2010's Sucker and with Memphis punk conglomerate The Fuzz, he's figuring out what comes after the blues. Fellow Goners Viva L'American Death Ray Music headline and Bipolaroid opens at 10 p.m. at Siberia.