Leo Nocentelli

Dec. 17, Tipitina’s (501 Napoleon Ave.)

After more than 30 years living as a Louisiana expatriate in California, original Meters guitarist Leo Nocentelli celebrates his move home with an all-star revue. Guests announced so far include Irma Thomas, the Soul Rebels, both Dave and Don Bartholomew, David Torkanowsky, James Andrews and many more.

9 p.m. Tickets $17.

Spider Stacy’s Poguetry with the Lost Bayou Ramblers

Dec. 18, One Eyed Jacks (615 Toulouse St.)

The Pogues’ Spider Stacy has been living in New Orleans for several years, but had performed infrequently (beyond a recurring character on HBO’s “Treme”) until pulling together the first edition of “Poguetry” — interpretations of the Irish folk-meets-punk band dreamed up with its Louisiana counterpart, the folk-meets-punk Lost Bayou Ramblers. 9 p.m. Tickets $15.

Charles Kelley

Dec. 19, House of Blues (225 Decatur St.)

A founding member of the chart-topping contemporary country trio Lady Antebellum strikes out on his own. His first solo single, September’s “The Driver,” features Dierks Bentley and Texas singer Eric Paslay. 8 p.m. Tickets $25.


Dec. 20, Hi Ho Lounge (2239 St. Claude Ave.)

The hip, young R&B/pop singer-songwriter and former child star takes steps toward a soulful adult persona with a new label (Atlantic) and a new, well-received EP (“III”) in 2015. With Aaron Camper. 9 p.m. Tickets sold out quickly; check hiholounge.net closer to the event to see if more are released.

The Radiators

Jan. 14, 15 & 16, Tipitina’s (501 Napoleon Ave.)

New Orleans’ favorite hippie barroom blues band returns for what’s becoming an annual reunion concert. Based on previous years, expect late, ecstatic nights with multiple sets and a packed house of longtime, die-hard fans. 10 p.m. Tickets $60 on Thursday, Jan. 14 and $70 Friday and Saturday, Jan. 15 & 16. 3-night passes are currently listed as sold out.

Eliades Ochoa y Babarito Torres

Jan. 15, House of Blues (225 Decatur St.)

Two guitar stars from the star Cuban Buena Vista Social Club ensemble hit the road as a duo. 8 p.m. Tickets $40.

Killing Joke

Jan. 18, Republic (828 S. Peters St.)

The influential, hard and heavy 1980s-vintage British post-punk group hits US shores for the first time in three years in support of its 15th album, this fall’s “Pylon.” With the Soft Moon and Cretus. 9 p.m. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 day of, $100 VIP.


Jan. 20, Gasa Gasa (4920 Freret St.)

This Ohio-based ensemble is endlessly curious with instrumentation (bouzouki, banjo played with a bow, ukulele, balalaika) and the boundaries of genre, making recordings and performances a trip through innovative folk, pop, rock and psychedelia.

9 p.m. $10.

The Hillbenders

Jan. 29, House of Blues (225 Decatur St.)

The Missouri bluegrass ensemble puts on an epic string interpretation of The Who’s rock opera “Tommy,” with more banjo than Pete Townshend likely ever dreamed possible. 8 p.m. Tickets $12.

Barry Manilow

Jan. 29, Smoothie King Center

The septuagenarian soft-rock songwriting giant delivers all the hits on his “One Last Time” tour, which — as the name suggests, though it’s already been extended once — will be his last adventure on the road. 7:30 p.m. $17.75 and up.


Jan. 30, Joy Theater (1200 Canal St.)

California native G-Eazy graduated from Loyola University’s music industry program in 2011, and apparently learned something of use there: He hit the top of the hip-hop/R&B chart three years after graduation with his independently released “These Things Happen” album. His latest is this fall’s “When It’s Dark Out,” on RCA. 9 p.m. $49.50 and up.

Tool with Primus

Jan. 31, Smoothie King Center

The playful, virtuosic and springy bass-driven jamband favorite Primus opens for heavy, proggy alt-metal kingpins Tool. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $57.50 and up.

Naughty By Nature

Feb. 2, Republic (828 S. Peters St.)

The veteran ’90s hip-hop crew, which was last in New Orleans (which ascribes a slightly different meaning to the abbreviation “O.P.P.”) for the 2014 Essence Festival, celebrates its 25th anniversary. A new EP and a documentary are also on the way, according to reps, to mark the milestone. 9 p.m. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 day of show.


Feb. 6, One Eyed Jacks (615 Toulouse St.)

Minimalist, melancholy indie-pop veterans Low appear in support of their 11th album, September’s “Ones and Sixes.” (Sub Pop) 9 p.m. Tickets $20.