- Photo by Chris McBride
Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
July 27 | Wynton Marsalis and the 14-piece band perform in a benefit for the Tipitina's Foundation. The performance is copresented by the Orpheum Theatre and Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. At 7:30 p.m. at the Saenger Theatre.
A Sunny Day in Glasgow
Tue. July 22 | It took five years, but Philadelphia's A Sunny Day in Glasgow finally followed 2009 debut Ashes Grammar with a worthy successor. June's Sea When Absent (Lefse) is another prismatic pop vision that speaks its own architectural language. At 9 p.m. at Gasa Gasa.
Wed. July 23 | Named the best guitarist of 2013 by Village Voice, Gat (formerly of Israeli garage rockers Monotonix) teamed with Portuguese drummer Igor Domingues to make May's Iberian Passage EP (Joyful Noise), a largely instrumental showcase. DANNY and Birthstone open at 10 p.m. at Siberia.
Thu. July 24 | The "Tripple Dippers Comedy Tour" features comics Andre Hyland, Mikey Kampmann and DJ Douggpound, aka Doug Lussenhop, whose editing (and writing) credits have made him essential to comedy duo Tim and Eric's projects and Portlandia. As Douggpound, he jams on NPR themes and remixes knock-knock jokes. At 8 p.m. at House of Blues.
Bog Log III
Sat. July 26 | One-man-band spaceman/bluesman Bob Log III shows off wicked slide guitar and finger-picking set to stage diving and crowd surfing. Black Irish Texas, Texas Funeral and DJ Pasta open at 10 p.m. at Siberia.
Sat. July 26 | Donald Fagen and Walter Becker put together the jazzy rock group in the late 1960s and it turned out a slew of hits ("Reelin' in the Years," "Rikki Don't Lose That Number") and popular albums (Aja) in the '70s. The band broke up in 1981 and reunited for a couple of albums and a tour. At 8 p.m. at UNO Lakefront Arena.