Monday July 21
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
This one’s a no-brainer. Australian goth-rock legend Nick Cave is playing along with his Bad Seeds in Louis Armstrong Park. Will he play songs from The Birthday Party? Grinderman? Does it matter? Be there.
Tuesday July 22
A Sunny Day In Glasgow (w/ Cardinal Sons)
These Philadelphia dream-poppers took five years to release a follow-up to their stone-cold classic album, Ashes Grammar. Believe it or not, the album was worth the wait. Let their floating brand of fuzz rock wash over you.
Wednesday July 23
High Anxiety (w/ Dangerous D, The Conrads)
It doesn’t get more reliable than Circle Bar on a Wednesday. Rawk. $5. You know you want to.
Circle Bar. 1032 St. Charles Ave. Show starts at 10 p.m.
Thursday July 24
The Coathangers (w/ White Fang, Trampoline Team, Bottom Feeders)
This week’s can’t miss show (Sorry, Nick). The Coathangers are an ATL-based punk band that’ll make you feel less bad that you weren’t old enough to catch Bikini Kill. White Fang are Portland’s DIY kingpins. Trampoline Team make fierce garage-rock and have a 7” out on local label Pelican Pow Wow. Bottom Feeders make a special kind of trash-rock that sounds distinctly NOLA. All in all, you won’t see a bill this solid for at least another week.
Friday July 25
The Hood Internet (w/ Jermaine Quiz)
Wanna hear some dance music that you won’t be embarrassed about in 5 years? Catch these genre-bending weirdos at the Hi-Ho Lounge.
2239 St. Claude Ave. Doors at 9 p.m. Tickets are $12
Chipper Jones (w/ Pope, Yelephants)
For: People who want to dance without abrupt shifts between R. Kelly and Modest Mouse. These Austin post-rockers will help you get rid of that involuntary cringe you do every time you hear the phrase “post- rock.”
Circle Bar. 1032 St. Charles Ave. 10 p.m. Tickets are $5.
Saturday July 26
Bob Log III (w/ Black Irish Texas, Texas Funeral, DJ Pasta)
If you don’t want to see a man in a space helmet and velour track suit absolutely crush some Delta Blues, you may need to check your pulse. Come because you need to know what “Irish punkabilly” sounds like, stay because the slide guitar has grabbed a hold of your soul.
Sunday July 27
MKTO (w/ Action Item, Tiffany Houghton)
We spend a lot of time at RB&L advocating for small punk gigs and tiny folk shows. Just to show you we’re not snobs, we’ll give the nod to former Nickelodeon stars and current “Classic” hitmakers MKTO. Tell people you bought tickets for your little sister. Your secret’s safe with us.