- Photo by Zack Smith Photography
Swing in the Oaks
Tue. April 25 | Guest conductor Aram Demirjian leads the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) in the annual free concert at City Park's Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn. Students in the orchestra's Music for Life program perform at 6 p.m. The LPO performs at 7 p.m.
and Charlie Worsham
Wed. April 26 | The acclaimed second LP from prolific country singer-songwriter Brandy Clark, 2016's Grammy-nominated Big Day in a Small Town, chews on dark comedy to get through tearjerkers and somber storytelling. She's joined by complementary singer-songwriter Charlie Worsham, whose Beginning of Things is out this month. At 8 p.m. at the Parish at House of Blues.
Sinkane with Eric Slick
Thu. April 27 | Londoner-via-Sudan Ahmed Gallab heads up the all-star Atomic Bomb! Band (with David Byrne, Damon Albarn and others) as well as Sinkane, his alter-ego funk project that plays like an expertly curated, equator-diving dance party. Life & Livin' It (City Slang) is his latest. Dr. Dog drummer Eric Slick opens at 9 p.m. at Gasa Gasa.
Fri. April 28 & May 1 | Brooklyn ensemble Red Baraat — led by MC Sunny Jain and fresh off the release of March banger Bhangra Pirates (Rhyme & Reason) — brings its worldly funk to Gasa Gasa with Debauche at 10 p.m. Friday and Blue Nile with Soul Brass Band at 10 p.m. Monday.
Shannon and the Clams
Fri.-Sat. April 28-29 | The Oakland punks post up in New Orleans for a two-day revival of their rowdy doo-wop worship and fuzzed-out surf rock 'n' roll. The band performs a free show with Whitney at Tulane University 5 p.m. Friday and joins Katey Red, Details and The Gushers at 10 p.m. Saturday at Siberia.
Instruments a Comin'
Mon. May 1 | The Tipitina's Foundation fundraiser to provide musical instruments to area schools features Galactic, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Cha Wa, Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers, Fred Tackett of Little Feat, Donald Harrison Jr. and the TIP interns, high school marching bands and others. At 8:30 p.m. at Tipitina's.