Live music and new releases...
The International Gumbo Festival returns to downtown Jackson.
Regional picks and new releases
If you've been itching to see Bruno Mars live, this weekend is your chance. He'll be playing the FedEx Forum in Memphis on 6/6. If that's not good enough, head down to New Orleans and catch his set at the Smoothie King Center on 6/7. Either way, you're sure to have a great time. Why not just go to both shows?
If you need to stay away from the Enormodome and just want some good rock music, check out Better Than Ezra at the Golden Nugget Casino in Biloxi on 6/7.
Tupelo pays tribute to its native son, Elvis at the Tupelo Elvis Festival at the Bancorp South Arena on 6/6.
If you just want to stay home and listen to records, then there's plenty of new stuff to keep you inside all weekend long:
Miranda Lambert - Platinum (Country)
Bob Mould - Beauty & Ruin (Noise Pop)
Fucked Up - Glass Boys (Rock)
Die Antwoord - Donker Mag (Dance)
Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animal (Rock)
Meshell Ndegeocello - Comet, Come to Me (Pop/Rock)
Echo & the Bunnymen - Meteorites (Alternative)
Joe Henry - Invisible Hour (Pop/Rock)
50 Cent - Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire to Win (Rap)
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Only Run (Rock)
Camper Van Beethoven - El Camino Real (Alternative)
Dave Alvin / Phil Alvin - Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy (Americana)
Devon Williams - Gilding the Lily (Pop)
Morrissey - Vauxhall & I [20th Anniversary Edition Definitive] (Alternative)
Cypress Grove / Lydia Lunch - A Fistful of Desert Blues (Punk)
Big Smo - Kuntry Livin' (Country)
Harry Dean Stanton - Partly Fiction (Americana)