- Photo by Patrick Ainsworth
April 5 | The New York City-based Japanese punk band (pictured) is a regular visitor to New Orleans, last performing at Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in November. The Peelanders bring their rowdy/zany stage show to One Eyed Jacks at 10 p.m. Sunday.
Moshe Kasher, Natasha Leggero and Joe Mande
Wed. April 1 | The standup comedy triple bill features Moshe Kasher, host of the podcast The Champs; Natasha Leggero, recent Justin Bieber roaster on Comedy Central; and Joe Mande. At 9 p.m. at The Howlin' Wolf.
Big Rock Candy Mountain album release
Fri. April 3 | The loud future rock 'n' roll outfit (c. 2008) predated the surge of New Orleans' aspiring indie rock bands and served as a de facto leader, clearing a path with its self-described "pop-metal" earworms. The band surprised everyone with February's single "Spy Boy," a teaser for the band's Brother Moon. The Serotones open at 10 p.m. at Gasa Gasa.
- Photo by Chad Kamenshine
of Montreal with Yip Deceiver
Sat. April 4 | After getting his shit together for 2013's Lousy With Sylvianbriar, Kevin Barnes loses it again on the new Aureate Gloom (Polyvinyl): back to the manic oversharing space preacher on disco skates with no brakes. Pop offshoot Yip Deceiver opens at 10 p.m. at The Howlin' Wolf.
- Photo by Erika Miyagiwa
Mon. April 6 | Henry Laufer's Shlohmo project took off with a string of better-than-the-original remixes and last year's largely overlooked Bad Vibes. The three intoxicating singles sneaked off his April release Dark Red (True Panther Sounds) sound out for blood. Purple and Nick Melons open at 10 p.m. at Republic.