Tue. Feb. 23 | New Orleans-raised rapper Jared Pellerin had his head in the clouds on 2014's decidedly Richard Linklater-inspired Floating While Dreaming, and his quirky wordplay meets effervescent hooks on 2015's Limbo. Daye Jack opens at 8 p.m. at House of Blues.
The Fred Hersch Trio
Wed. Feb. 24 | The innovative jazz pianist and bandleader emerged from AIDS-related dementia, a coma and intensive therapy with a theatrical masterwork, My Coma Dreams, and his latest efforts: Free Flying's introspective duets, and, with his trio, the playful, delicate dreamworld of Floating. At 7:30 p.m. at NOCCA
Wed. Feb. 24 | Melissa Etheridge has beaten breast cancer and the pop-culture peanut gallery that used her heartland-ish rock as a kind of musical LGBT shorthand. The artist and activist self-released her 13th LP, This is M.E., in 2014. At 8 p.m. at the Orpheum Theater.
Radiation City with Deep Sea Diver and Mariine
Fri. Feb. 26 | This indie-pop triptych teams Pacific Northwest lights Radiation City and Deep Sea Diver — each fresh off new releases, Synesthetica (Polyvinyl) and Secrets (High Beam), respectively — with New Orleans breakout candidate Mariine. At 9 p.m. at Gasa Gasa.