Monday, August 4
Glish + Vetter Kids
Glish have been pretty accurately described as “shoegazy indie pop,” and I’d say that’s pretty accurate. Mixing airy, almost celestial sounding guitar work with on-point and tight drumming and melodic vocals, you really don’t want to miss these guys as they start their summer tour in their hometown.
Dragon’s Den Upstairs. 425 Esplanade. 10pm.
Tuesday, August 5
What would happen if early RHCP were Japanese? This is what would happen. I really can’t describe it better than they do on their website: “Who is the Otonana Trio? They are from Japan. The Guitar is absolutely dynamite. The Bass has the groove going hard. The Drum has the solid backbeat you can’t deny. The Singing has the heaviest accent. What more do you need?” Yes please.
Circle Bar. 1032 St. Charles Ave. 10pm.
Wednesday, August 6
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Before The Beatles, America had their own domestic heartthrobs. The group has evolved into a sort of brand these days, and while Valli is the only original member you’ll see live, the songs are all the same. So, if you haven’t seen your grandma in a few weeks and you’re a big fan of 60s pre-British Invasion rock, bring her along, tie one on and cut loose. You young whipper snappers, you.
Thursday, August 7
Jeremy Joyce & The River Kings
This songwriting veteran has been around the block, spending time in Philadelphia with fellow musician Adam Arcuragi, Brooklyn, St. Louis, and finally, New Orleans. Throughout his career, he’s played post-punk, country, folk, and now has settled into to playing (beautifully, I’ll add) roots rock. It’s Americana at its finest.
Banks Street Bar & Grill. 4401 Banks Street. 10pm.
Friday, August 8
Miniature Tigers + The Griswolds + King Rey
You may remember these guys from the buzz they drew from back in the Myspace days and with their coverage from Spin. Despite that horrible introduction, I’d highly suggest seeing them. These synth pop/indie rockers put on an energetic show and know the perfect formula for getting a song stuck in your head. Also, if you listen to SiriusXM Alt Nation or have seen any commercials lately, you’ll definitely recognize Australian synth rockers The Griswolds.
Saturday, August 9
Walter “Wolfman” Washington & The Roadmasters + Soul Project
If you only had the opportunity to see a few New Orleans music legends in your lifetime, I’d highly suggest one of those be Walter “Wolfman” Washington. He and The Roadmasters skillfully blend soul, jazz, and R&B to form what can only be described as ear pleasures. Treat yourself to this one.
Sunday, August 10
OFF! + Gay Kiss + Bad Antics
What’s a RB&L concert preview without mentioning a show at Siberia? OFF! is a hardcore punk supergroup consisting of members from Black Flag/Circle Jerks, Rocket From The Crypt, among others. They’re notably close with RHCP frontman Anthony Kiedis, who’s been really good friends with OFF!’s Keith Morris since they both started making music.
Siberia. 2227 St. Claude. 9pm. Tickets are $12