Tue.-Fri. May 29-June 1 | The chamber music festival features British cellist David Waterman, local clarinetist Jonathan Cohen, returning violinists Kristopher Tong (pictured) and Clara Kim and many others in concerts exploring jazz's influence on classical music, klezmer-inspired works and more. There also are open rehearsals and late-night events at venues across the city. Visit www.birdfootfestival.org for schedule.
Fri. June 1 | May's Nihilism EP follows the brooding singer-songwriter's acclaimed low-key 2017 killer Door Girl with Alice Cooper's unlikely feminist anthem "Is It My Body" — snugly fitting into her rollicking, offbeat New York rock 'n' roll heartache. At 9 p.m. at Poor Boys.
- Photo by Zack Smith
Lost Bayou Ramblers
Sat. June 2 | A bittersweet symphony — a homecoming performance on a semi-swan song tour from Louisiana's reigning Cajun rock 'n' rollers, which announced a hiatus following their Grammy Award for 2017's genre-hopping Kalenda. The Iceman Special opens at 10 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.
- Photo by Greet Druyts
Sun. June 3 | After international tours and two acclaimed albums on Fat Wreck Chords, hometown heroes and hyperactive hardcore punk rock goofballs PEARS close out a U.S. tour with New Orleans compatriots High at 9 p.m. at Santos Bar.