New Orleans music calendar, May 2-8, 2013

THURSDAY

  • THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT SERIES: 5 p.m., gates open; 6 p.m., performance begins, New Orleans Botanical Garden, City Park, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans. With Patrice Fisher and Arpa with special artists from Mexico and Germany. $10, adults; $3, children ages 5-12. http://www.neworleanscitypark.com.
  • JERMAL WATSON-WITH EDDIE ROBERTS WEST COAST SOUNDS: 8 p.m., Tipitina’s Uptown, 501 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans. $15, advance; $17, door. http://www.tipitinas.com.
  • THE PRESERVATION HALL BRASS BAND FEATURING MAYNARD CHATTERS: 8 p.m., Preservation Hall, 726 St. Peter St., New Orleans $28.63. http://www.preservationhall.com.
  • ROYAL FAMILY BALL FEATURING SOULIVE, LETTUICE, THE LONDON SOULS AND MORE: 9 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf New Orleans, 907 S. Peters St., New Orleans. http://www.thehowlinwolf.com.
  • IKE STUBBLEFIELD & FRIENDS AND HONEY ISLAND SWAMP BAND: 9 p.m., doors; 10 p.m., show, Blue Nile Balcony Room, 532 Frenchmen St., New Orleans. (504) 948-2583.
  • KUNG FU: 10 p.m., Blue Nile, 532 Frenchmen St., New Orleans. http://www.bluenilelive.com.
  • THE TRIO +1 LATE NIGHT AND KHRIS ROYAL: 10 p.m., Maple Leaf, 8316 Oak St., New Orleans. (504) 866-9359.
  • JOHN MOONEY AND BOB ANDREWS JAZZFEST SHOW WITH SPECIAL GUEST KIM CARSON: 10 p.m., Circle Bar, 1032 Saint Charles Ave., New Orleans. (504) 588-2616.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

  • MIDNIGHT PRESERVES 2013: midnight, Preservation Hall, 726 St. Peter St., New Orleans. Featuring exclusive midnight performances by The Preservation Hall Jazz Band and The Treme Brass Band (Friday only). Proceeds to benefit the Preservation Hall Foundation. $25. http://www.preservationhall.com/tickets.

FRIDAY

  • NATALIE CRESSMAN-FIYA FEST WITH KARL DENSON & THE DIRTY DOZEN HORNS: 1 p.m., Mardi Gras World, Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans. (504) 361-7821.
  • THE HOLY CHILD: 4 p.m., Checkpoint Charlie’s, 501 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. http://www.myspace.com/checkpoints.
  • STOOGES BRASS BAND-NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL: 5:45 p.m., New Orleans Fairgrounds, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. http://www.nojazzfest.com.
  • MILLIONAIRES, ASHLAND HIGH, BENEATH THE SUN, & LANCIFER: 6 p.m., The Cypress, 3612 Hessmer Ave., Metairie. $10. http://www.facebook.com/thecypressvenue.
  • ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND: 7 p.m., House of Blues New Orleans, 225 Decatur St., New Orleans http://www.hob.com.
  • JOE KROWN: 7 p.m., Le Bon Temps Roule, 4801 Magazine St., New Orleans (504) 895-8117. http://www.myspace.com/4801magazine.
  • THE SCORSESES, DIRTIEST PLAYERS AND HECTOR WARD & THE BIG TIME: 9 p.m., Banks Street Bar, 4401 Banks St., New Orleans. Free. http://www.banksstreetbar.com.
  • BACHACO: 9 p.m., Blue Nile, 532 Frenchmen St., New Orleans. http://www.bluenilelive.com.
  • ELLIS MARSALIS: 9 p.m., Snug Harbor, 626 Frenchmen St., New Orleans. $40. (504) 949-0696. http://www.snugjazz.com.
  • THE FUNKY METERS: 9 p.m., Tipitina’s Uptown, 501 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans. http://www.tipitinas.com.
  • CHEICK HAMALA DIABATE-THE MALI CONNECTION: 9:15 p.m., Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. $20. (504) 568-6993.
  • BONERAMA: 9:30 p.m., Publiq House, 4528 Freret St., New Orleans. $15. http://www.publiqhouse.com.
  • GOVT MULE: 10 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.
  • JOHNNY SKETCH & THE DIRTY NOTES CD RELEASE + 7TH ANNUAL JAMES BROWN TRIBUTE: 10 p.m., Maple Leaf, 8316 Oak St., New Orleans. (504) 866-9359.
  • GRAVITY A: 10 p.m., The Hi Ho Lounge, 2239 Saint Claude Ave., New Orleans. http://www.hiholounge.net.
  • STEVE LAWLER WITH SLEEPY & BOO: 11 p.m., Preservation Hall, 726 St. Peter St., New Orleans. $30-$40. http://www.preservationhall.com.
  • CHEICK HAMALA DIABATE AND MARDI GRAS INDIAN ORCHESTRA: 11 p.m., The Hi Ho Lounge, 2239 Saint Claude Ave., New Orleans $20. http://www.hiholounge.net.
  • HEADFAKE FT. VERNON REID + COREY GLOVER: 11:50 p.m., Blue Nile, 532 Frenchmen St., New Orleans. $20. http://www.bluenilelive.com.
  • KUNG FU: 11:50 p.m., Publiq House, 4528 Freret St., New Orleans. $15. http://www.publiqhouse.com.
  • BLACK JOE LEWIS & THE HONEYBEARS: 11:55 p.m., One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St., New Orleans. http://www.oneeyedjacks.net.
  • THE FANTASTIC FOUR: 11:59 p.m., House of Blues New Orleans, 225 Decatur St., New Orleans. http://www.hob.com.

SATURDAY

  • SIXTH ANNUAL CRAWFISH BOIL WITH FISHHEAD STEW & SPECIAL GUEST KARL DENSON: 6 p.m., doors open; 7 p.m., show, Manning’s Restaurant &; Courtyard, 519 Fulton St., New Orleans. $35.
  • PANORAMA JAZZ BAND: 6 p.m., The Spotted Cat, 623 Frenchmen St. New Orleans. (504) 943-3887.
  • MARNIE STERN WITH HABITAT: 7:30 p.m., New Orleans Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. $12. (504) 568-6993.
  • SISU-: 8 p.m., Gasa Gasa, 4920 Freret St., New Orleans. http://www.gasagasa.com.
  • TAJ MAHAL: 8 p.m., House of Blues New Orleans, 225 Decatur St., New Orleans. http://www.hob.com.
  • KRAZ & FRIENDS FEATURING ERIC KRASNO, ADAM DEITCH, NIGEL HALL AND CALVIN TURNER PLUS THE LONDON SOULS AND SCHMEEANS & THE EXPANDED CONSCIOUSNESS: 8:30 p.m., doors; 9:30 p.m., show, Freret Street PubliQ House, 4528 Freret St. New Orleans. (504) 826-9912.
  • ROYAL POTATO FAMILY ALL-STARS WITH MARCO BENEVENTO, MIKE DILLON, SKERIK, JOHN SPEICE AND REED MATHIS/ ROBERT WALTER’S 20TH CONGRESS: 9 p.m., doors; 10 p.m., show, Blue Nile, 532 Frenchmen St., New Orleans. (504) 948-2583.
  • JERMAL WATSON-WITH OUT OF THE MOUTH/PAUL SANCHEZ: 9 p.m., Carrollton Station, 8140 Willow St., New Orleans. http://www.carrolltonstation.com.
  • DEL MCCOURY BAND: 9 p.m., House of Blues New Orleans, 225 Decatur St., New Orleans. http://www.hob.com.
  • JAZZFEST BY NITE WITH ERYKAH BADU, MOS DEF, ROBERT GLASPER, HOT 8 BRASS BAND: 9 p.m., Sugar Mill, 1021 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. Ages: 18+. http://discodonniepresents.com or http://www.sugarmillevents.com.
  • COWBOY MOUTH: 9 p.m., Tipitina’s Uptown, 501 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans. http://www.tipitinas.com.
  • JOE ASHLAR-COREY HENRY AND THE TREME FUNKTET: 9 p.m., Vaughans Lounge, 4229 Dauphine St., New Orleans. (504) 947-5562.
  • THE METER MEN: 10 p.m., Republic, 828 S. Peters St., New Orleans.
  • KHRIS ROYAL-WIMBASH FT. DARK MATTER AND DOUG WIMBISH, WILL CALHOUN, VERNON REID AND MORE: 10 p.m., Blue Nile (Upstairs), 532 Frenchmen St., New Orleans. http://www.bluenilelive.com.
  • THE BLACK CROWES: 10 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin Street Louis Armstrong Park, New Orleans. $49.50-$99.50. http://www.kicktickets.com.
  • JON CLEARY & THE ABSOLUTE MONSTER GENTLEMEN +BENEVENTO, DILLON, STANTON, JV: 10 p.m., Maple Leaf, 8316 Oak St., New Orleans. (504) 866-9359.
  • CHEICK HAMALA DIABATE AND MARDI GRAS INDIAN ORCHESTRA: 11 p.m., The Hi Ho Lounge, 2239 Saint Claude Ave., New Orleans. $20. http://www.hiholounge.net.
  • STEVE LAWLER WITH SLEEPY & BOO: 11 p.m., Preservation Hall, 726 St. Peter St., New Orleans. $30-$40. http://www.preservationhall.com.
  • PIMPS OF JOYTIME: 11:55 p.m., The Little Gem Saloon, 445 S. Rampart St., New Orleans $17. http://www.littlegemsaloon.com.
  • THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS: 11:59 p.m., House of Blues New Orleans, 225 Decatur St., New Orleans. http://www.hob.com.

SUNDAY

  • GEORGE CLINTON: 8 p.m., House of Blues New Orleans, 225 Decatur St., New Orleans. http://www.hob.com.
  • DUMSTAPHUNK: 8 p.m., Tipitina’s Uptown, 501 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans. $24, advance; $25, door. http://www.tipitinas.com.
  • FUNKY BUT BETTER-WITH BIG SAM WILLIAMS, MARCO BENEVENTO, ROOSEVELT COLLIER, KHRIS ROYAL & MORE: 9 p.m., doors; 10 p.m., show, Blue Nile, 532 Frenchmen St., New Orleans. (504) 948-2583.
  • THE MOTET: 9 p.m., Maison On Frenchmen St., 508 Frenchmen St., New Orleans. $20.
  • CHEICK HAMALA DIABATE: 10 p.m., Gasa Gasa, 4920 Freret St., New Orleans. http://www.gasagasa.com.
  • DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND WITH DJ LOGIC, EDDIE ROBERTS, REED MATHIS, JOHNNY V: 10 p.m., Maple Leaf, 8316 Oak St., New Orleans. (504) 866-9359.
  • LIVING COLOUR VIVID 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR: 10 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf New Orleans, 907 S. Peters St., New Orleans 30. http://www.thehowlinwolf.com.

MONDAY

  • FREE CONCERTS: noon to 6 p.m., Louisiana Music Factory, 210 Decatur St., New Orleans. Noon, Jim McCormick and Ben Sandmel – Book Signing: e_SDLqErnie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of N.O.e_SDRq; 1:30 p.m., Miss Sophie Lee and Jay Mazza – Book Signing: e_SDLqUp Front and Center: N.O. Music at the End of the 20th Centurye_SDRq; 2 p.m., Davell Crawford; 3 p.m., Alex McMurray and Elsa Hahne – Book Signing: e_SDLqThe Gravy – In the Kitchen with New Orleans Musicianse_SDRq; 4:30 p.m., Dave Jordan; 6 p.m., New Birth Brass Band. (504) 586-1094.
  • CHARMAINE NEVILLE: 8 p.m., Snug Harbor, 626 Frenchmen St., New Orleans. $15. (504) 949-0696. http://www.snugjazz.com.
  • GLEN DAVID ANDREWS: 9:30 p.m., Dba, 618 Frenchmen St., New Orleans. $5. http://dbabars.com.
  • PAPA GROWS FUNK: 10 p.m., Maple Leaf, 8316 Oak St., New Orleans. (504) 866-9359.

TUESDAY

  • THE ROOTS OF AMERICAN MUSIC: 6:30 p.m., The Ellis Marsalis Center for Music, 1901 Bartholomew St., New Orleans. Performance by OperaCreole. $3, general admission; $35, advanced reserved seating. (504) 940-3400 or http://www.ellismarsaliscenter.org.
  • THRONES: 10 p.m., The Circle Bar, 1032 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. $7. (504) 588-2616.
  • RODRIGUEZ: 7 p.m., Tipitina’s Uptown, 501 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans. http://www.tipitinas.com.
  • BEN TAYLOR: 8 p.m., House of Blues New Orleans, 225 Decatur St., New Orleans. http://www.hob.com.
  • CHARLES NEVILLE QUARTET: 8 p.m., Snug Harbor, 626 Frenchmen St., New Orleans. $20. (504) 949-0696 or http://www.snugjazz.com.

WEDNESDAY

  • DUMPSTAPHUNK AT LAFAYETTE SQUARE: 4:30 p.m., YLC Wednesday at the Square, 545 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Free. http://www.wednesdayatthesquare.com.
  • COLLIE BUDDZ: 8 p.m., House of Blues New Orleans, 225 Decatur St., New Orleans. http://www.hob.com.