Saturday

tUnE-yArDs

The Republic

828 S. Peters St.

9 p.m.

(504) 528-8282

RepublicNola.com

Merrill Garbus performs as tUnE-yArDs, though she’s joined by a band on tour. As her recent album “Nikki Nack” shows, she has a highly developed sense of play in her nursery rhyme-like song hooks, unfettered energy, and bold, electric graphics in her live and video presentation.

Garbus’ enthusiasm marks not only her commitment to her music but social causes, which she often addresses swiftly in passing. Her music stands for something, but she doesn’t dwell on it.

The Kills

House of Blues

225 Decatur St.

9 p.m.

(504) 310-4999

HouseOfBlues.com

The Kills — duo Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart — will play one of the few club dates on their upcoming summer festival tour in New Orleans.

Last fall, they confirmed that they were recording the follow-up to 2011’s excellent “Blood Pressures” album, which expanded the band’s musical palate without sacrificing its electronic garage punk origins.

When Mosshart played Jazz Fest with Jack White’s The Dead Weather in 2010, she was a genuine rock star.

Tuesday

Jack White

Saenger Theatre

1111 Canal St.

8 p.m.

(504) 525-1052

SaengerNola.com

When Jack White last played New Orleans in 2012, his set at the Voodoo Music Experience pulled together songs from his days with The White Stripes, The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather in addition to his solo material into a guitar hero’s version of arena rock.

His new album, “Lazaretto,” will be released a few days after the New Orleans date, but the three tracks leaked so far don’t suggest that he has departed much from the musical world of 2012’s “Blunderbuss.”