1111 Canal St.
Flamenco and Spanish guitar group The Gipsy Kings last played New Orleans during 2013’s rainy, swampy Jazz Fest. Their show Saturday night in the comfort of the Saenger Theatre should be substantially less muddy but equally engaging as the Grammy Award-winning band brings its 25th anniversary tour to town.
4920 Freret St.
Electropop duo Sylvan Esso were last in town in the spring when they played The Republic with tUnE-yArDs. Since then, they’ve become one of the break-out indie rock bands of the year and got a lot of attention for their self-titled debut album, and most of the dates on the tour are sold out, including this one. Nick Sanborn’s songs are attractive with an endearing amount of sonic space around singer Amanda Meath, who humanizes each song. Dana Buoy opens.
UNO Lakefront Arena
6801 Franklin Ave.
The mainstream pop band from Colorado Springs has never been a critics’ favorite, but it makes hits. Last year’s “Native” was the band’s top-selling album, and “Counting Stars” reached number two on Billboard’s pop charts. The songs aren’t distinctive, owing a clear debt to Coldplay among others, but the breadth and currency of their influences means their pop is effective if rarely surprising. With Christina Perri, and Jamie Scott and the Town.