Friday

Gleason Gras

Champions Square, 1 Lasalle St.

4 p.m.

GleasonGras.org

When the season started, pairing Gleason Gras with a Saints pep rally seemed like a good idea. The season’s making us less peppy by the Sunday, but the lineup for the free concert is still exciting with Anders Osborne, Rebirth Brass Band, Royal Teeth, John Michael, Honey Island Swamp Band, and Paul Varisco and the Milestones, all performing to benefit the Gleason Family Trust.

Monday

Ray LaMontagne

Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St.

7:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Color30 p.m.

(504) 525-1052

Psychedelic country/folk singer Ray LaMontagne will never be accused of oversharing. On stage or off, he stays focused on his songs and lets the stories behind them be mysteries. His voice and phrasing suggests that he’s seen more than he’s telling. As “Airwaves” on this year’s “Supernova” shows, he comes to you not with radio’s boisterousness but like a whisper in your ear..

Thursday

Moon Taxi

House of Blues, 225 Decatur St.

8 p.m.

(504) 310-4999

HouseOfBlues.com

The Voodoo Music Experience begins Friday, October 31, and the festival has partnered with the House of Blues to present a Voodoo pre-show with Moon Taxi. The Nashville-based band has jam and country roots, but on its last two albums, “Cabaret” and “Mountains Beaches Cities,” it became more concise, harder, and even more melodic.