Tue. March 15 | The North Carolina trio embraces its bongwater-logged stoner-sludge on 2015's Goliathan, a soundtrack for red-eyed nights spent in foggy crypts. Opening is metal machine music man Author & Punisher (literal industrial artist Tristan Shone, whose open-source engineered machines dispense brutal sound), along with Today Is the Day and Lord Dying, at 10 p.m. at Siberia.
Bach Around the Clock
Fri.-Sat. March 18-19 | The celebration of Johann Sebastian Bach's 330th birthday features Ellis Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis, Calvin Johnson, Lula Elzy and New Orleans Dance Theater, musicians from the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Micaela Fiesta Flamenca, Albinas Prizgintas and many others. The 29-hour marathon begins at 7 p.m. Friday at Trinity Episcopal Church.
Sat.-Sun. March 19-20 | The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's free festival features The Overtakers, Rebirth Brass Band, Tank & the Bangas, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians, Casa Samba, Kumbuka African Dance Ensemble, Bamboula 2000 and others. There also are food vendors and a craft market. From 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Congo Square.
Sat. March 19 | Inspired by the ebb and flow of the Mississippi River, New Orleans singer-songwriter Sarah Quintana's Miss River deftly weaves jazz around and into the Mississippi River itself. Quintana put microphones in its current, performed duets with seabirds and turned raindrops into soulful R&B siren songs. Her album release is at midnight at Preservation Hall.