- Faith Healer
Anemone and Faith Healer
Tue. March 20 | The SXSW exodus into eastern territories brings a double dose of Canadian pop to New Orleans. The Stereolabbed sonic swirls and gushy power pop on Faith Healer's 2017 release Try ;-) pairs with Anemone's ethereal Quebecois-core. New Orleans synth pop duo Video Age opens at 9 p.m. at Poor Boys.
Book of Love
Sat. March 24 | Synth pop first-wavers Book of Love flirted with reunions in 2000 and 2009 before falling back in for good in 2013. Two rose-touching retrospectives followed: MMXVI — Book of Love — The 30th Anniversary Collection in 2016 and this year's The Sire Years: 1985-1993 (Notefornote/Rhino). DJ Sneauxball opens at 10 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.
- Caroline Rose
with The Weeks
Sun. March 25 | There's little resemblance between the protagonist of 2014 debut I Will Not Be Afraid and the thorny Caroline Rose that arrived on this month's LONER (New West), a genre-sampling, chain-smoking, one-woman pop showcase drawing blood from her former country/rock persona. The Weeks headlines at 9 p.m. at Gasa Gasa.