Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
1 Lasalle St.
Recently, Justin Moore was named the Academy of Country Music’s Best New Artist after three Top 10 hits and three albums since 2009. Last year’s “Off the Beaten Path” opens with “Old Back in the New School,” which advocates traditional values but with a ZZ Top-like arena rock band sound behind his twang. His songs can be aggressively defensive of country ways, but that hasn’t stopped him from performing Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” or Motley Crue’s “Home Sweet Home.”
Freret Street Publiq House
4528 Freret St.
Earlier this year, blues label Alligator Records released “Refuse to Lose,” the strong debut album by Mississippi’s Jarekus Singleton. He was the starting point guard at University of Southern Mississippi in 2009 until an ankle injury forced him to trade basketball for funky blues and hot guitar. With long-time local blues man Little Freddie King.
Three Now Four Reunion
626 Frenchmen St.
8 & 10 p.m.
Three Now Four — or 3Now4 — as it was often written during the band’s heyday in the early 2000s—went through some lineup changes around mainstays James Singleton from Astral Project and pedal steel wizard Dave Easley. The group walked the line between jazz and less defined genres with a focus on the shifting sounds and textures Easley could create. Astral Project drummer Johnny Vidacovich performed with the group, as well as horn players Charlie Miller and Tim Green among others, so the reunion show could have a few surprises.