Curren$y

Wed. April 4 | A week after the hyper-prolific New Orleans rapper released his nine-song EP Parking Lot Music, he celebrates his birthday at the weekly Jet Lounge showcase highlighting the MCs and producers in his Jet Life stable. At 11 p.m. at House of Blues.

Tunesfest

Sun. April 8 | From backyards to city streets to a musical village: Tunesfest, the local Littlepalooza organized by Midriff's Kenny Watson, combines a storybook development path and homespun, grassroots appeal. This year welcomes Quintron and Miss Pussycat as headliners, with proceeds benefiting The Link Stryjewski Foundation. From 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Music Box Village.

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

Mon. April 9 | Liverpudlian synth-pop legends (and '80s end-credits maestros) OMD reformed in 2006 and have gained strength on three albums since: History of Modern, English Electric and last year's The Punishment of Luxury (White Noise). GGOOLLDD opens at 8 p.m. at Civic Theatre.