- Photo credit Nick ZinnerJoachi
Tue. June 13 | Swedes Christian Karlsson and Pontus WInnberg produced and wrote songs for an array of stars, including Madonna, Britney Spears and Kylie Minogue, before forming their own indie pop band with American singer-songwriter Andrew Wyatt. Its 2016 release, iii, delivers a polished but breezy flurry of ambient electropop. At 8:30 p.m. at Republic.
- Photo by Kacie Tomita
Thu. June 15 | Scratching a dormant '90s indie-rock itch on its second LP
Powerplant (Anti-), Philadelphia-cum-Los Angeles duo Girlpool hits tenuous harmonies over twisting guitar crescendos like twin-female Conor Obersts covering Interstate 8-era Modest Mouse. Snail Mail and New Holland open at 9 p.m. at Republic.
Sat. June 17 | The old saw about first impressions doesn't apply to Aldous Harding. On her 4AD debut, May's coming-out Party, the ethereal New Zealander makes nine of them: Cate Le Bon-like farmhouse folk, blurry saxophone slurs, underwater electronic percussion and bubble-popping background shouts. Sexy Dex and the Fresh and The Lostines open at 10 p.m. at Gasa Gasa.
- Photo by Zack Smith
Deacon John & The Ivories
Sat. June 17 | As a studio musician, guitarist Deacon John performed on a slew of hits by artists including Irma Thomas and Lee Dorsey. The 2017 Big Easy Lifetime Achievement award winner leads his band at 9 p.m. at Tipitina's.