For Krewe’s 26th Boston Mardi Gras Ball, Respond nonprofit benefits from the party

From soulful turns to ‘Parks and Rec’ theme, Gaby Moreno is Passim songstress with range

Mark waning winter with Mardi Gras party led by four festive bands March 5 at Lilypad

The week in music, from a rare chanteuse to raucous Sickert & Army of Broken Toys

The week in music, capped by local groups Something Sneaky and Busted Jug Band

The week in music, from Districts’ alt rock to an exploration of failure by Julian Velard

The week in music, from tough Black Beach to The Silks, blues rockers from Providence

The week in music, from Matthew Frantz acoustic to Western Den’s progressive folk

The week in music, with Black Tie Stereo and prog-bluegrass Mamma’s Marmalade

This week in music, from indy-rock Jakals to Americana orchestra of Spuyten Duyvil