A full-service musician, Daniel Francis Doyle can do it all: write, play guitar, sing, and drum. His staggering, mad-scientist compositions testify to a creative force reminiscent of Jonathan Richman, except Doyle’s a better instrumentalist. Doyle and crew shove off for a short national tour with a performance at East Sixth Street headquarters Cheer Up Charlie’s, where he’ll be joined by fellow When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth remnants Spray Paint and Party Girl, a catchy New Wave side project featuring members of the Carrots.– Kevin Curtin
Fort Worth blues bruiser burns down historic honky-tonk with Blind, Crippled and Crazy cohort Glen Clark.
Crowned “best rapper alive” in 2005 after Tha Carter II took southern rap to crazy town, NOLA godchild Lil Wayne has since shut off his iconic syrup and gone altogether bonkers, grabbing a guitar, pushing out a fourth Carter album, and going full-on alien. His second I Am Not a Human Being release dropped in March. Beforehand, Georgia ringleaders T.I. and 2 Chainz battle for the handle of hottest hitmaker in Hotlanta. Crescent city newcomer G-Eazy opens.– Chase Hoffberger
Head-shaking, banjo-raking, one-man folk song hellraiser Possessed by Paul James kicks up dirt at the Eastside’s oldest tavern. He’s joined by the newly expanded Mockingbird Loyals, who open the show with their dark, soulful Americana, and bayou blues blasters Mrs. Glass, closing down the show on the Scoot’s inside stage. Expect PPJ, aka Konrad Wert, to work in material off his forthcoming fifth LP, There Will Be Nights When I’m Lonely, out next month on Hillgrass Bluebilly.– Kevin Curtin
ATX guitar HORDE fronted by Rockstar Patrice Pike.
Homegrown indie popsters return with You Can’t Fall Off the Floor. Slowtrain and Gorgeous Hands too.