Gregory Alan Isakov
Wed. Jan. 28 | There is nothing flashy about Gregory Alan Isakov's music — just steady, painfully pretty folk tunes strung together with understated guitar strums and his conversational Paul Simon croon. The Weatherman (Suitcase Town Music) is his latest. Leif Vollebekk opens at 9 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.
Yonatan Gat with One Man Machine
Wed. Jan. 28 | This midweek psych-out pairs New York City guitar wiz Yonatan Gat (ex-Monotonix) with long-missed Louisiana eardrum-skinner One Man Machine (aka Bernard Pearce). Danny and Eastrod also open at 10 p.m. at Siberia.
Ballzack and Odoms
Sat. Jan. 31 | West Bank rappers Ballzack and Odoms make an appearance downtown. Dummy Dumpster, Peanut Buddy and Jerry and DJ Brice Nice also perform at 10 p.m. at Siberia.
Sat. Jan. 31 | Burlesque dancer Trixie Minx reigns as queen of Krewedelusion's league of krewes, including Soul Sister's Krewe of King James, the Film Krewe, Krewe of Krakatoa and many others. The parade follows Krewe du Vieux to start but continues on a different route, returning to its Bedlam Ball at the Den of Delusion on Architect Street.
Sat. Jan. 31 | Sun Hotel's farewell show also celebrates the release of Rational Expectations, its first full-length album since 2010. Recorded at The Living Room studio, the band's swan song (featuring Native America's Ross Farbe and John St. Cyr with Tyler Scurlock and Alex Hertz) blasts emotional guitar rock with big hooks for its self-described "post-gospel" punk. All People, Pope and Trampoline Team open at 10 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.