Tue. Aug. 8 | The latest album from politically charged Chicago punks Voice of Addiction is July's The Lost Art of Empathy, a fiery blast of damn-the-man sing-alongs from hardy Rust Belters. Baton Rouge-New Orleans anarchic rock 'n' roll trio Melters and Diplocrats open at 8 p.m. at AllWays Lounge.
The Rolling Elvi's Summer of Love
Sat. Aug. 12 | The Krewe of Rolling Elvi commemorate the death of the King (actually Aug. 16) with a Summer of Love-themed party. There's entertainment by Clockwork Elvis, Carport Prophet, The Little Big Band, Disco Amigos, Jail House Rockers, Oui Dats and ReBelles. At 7 p.m. at The Willow.
Sat. Aug 12 | Brothers Sam and Collin McCabe resurrect ancient glam riffs and pray at the altar of their rock god predecessors on Bantam Foxes' four-song Pinball EP, bouncing from stoned fuzz to slinky, '70s-inspired grooves. Kali Masi and Quintessential Octopus open at 10 p.m. at Gasa Gasa.
Sat. Aug. 12 | Dylan LeBlanc's soft-rocking Cautionary Tale (Single Lock) arrived quietly in the first fortnight of 2016, a Bermuda Triangle for album releases that dulled what should've been a spotlight shine for the Shreveport native. The Artisanals and Motel Radio open at 10 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.
Update: This show has been postponed to Oct. 19.
Sun. Aug. 13 | Lil Yachty's pop-weaseled hip-hop requires a certain amount of surrendering principles, but once you do, there's no return. Teenage Emotions (Universal) qualifies as the year's most shamelessly showy and pleasure-centered major-label release. At 8 p.m. at The Joy Theater.