2 Chainz and Migos
Tue. Feb. 9 | Hip-hop's metaphor king (his verse on the earth-splitting "Mercy" has as many jokes as an episode of Arrested Development) continues his absurd, slick line delivery on his latest mixtape, Felt Like Cappin. And after countless teens enjoyed dabbing on the parade route, viral progenitors Migos also perform at 8 p.m. at the Saenger Theatre.
and OBN IIIs
Tue. Feb. 9 | New Orleans punk trio Trampoline Team's 2015 full-length Make It Faster (Pelican Pow Wow) is a 20-minute blast to the gut — a perfect Mardi Gras matinee match with OBN IIIs, the stale beer-soaked Van Halen of Austin, Texas. Heavy Lids, Giorgio Murderer, Planchettes and Black Abba stack the bill at 3 p.m. at Siberia.
Christian Scott Quintet
Sat. Feb. 13 | On his fall 2015 release Stretch Music (Ropeadope), trumpeter Christian Scott tinkers with jazz conventions. He's joined by his quintet for a rare hometown show. At 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Snug Harbor.
Sat. Feb. 13 | Martin Sexton's
Mixtape of the Open Road (Kitchen Table) — an on-the-nose interpretive catalog of classic American musical detours, from barbershop quartet to twangy country — doesn't fall inside Republic's typical velvet-roped purview, which only makes this booking more charming. Brothers McCann open at 8 p.m.
Wavves with Best Coast
Sat. Feb. 13 | It's no wonder Nathan Williams (Wavves) and Bethany Cosentino (Best Coast) became a romantic item — if they hadn't, California's office of tourism would've insisted on it. The pacifico rockers collaborated on a split single and tour in 2011 ("Summer is Forever"); with this Valentine's eve sequel, they prove it. At 8:30 p.m. at the Joy Theater.