Wed. Nov. 18 | "Metal" no longer much applies to Austin, Texas, heavies The Sword, whose fifth LP High Country (Razor & Tie) hews closer than ever to the '70s hard rock-and-rolling papers of Black Sabbath and Blue Cheer. Royal Thunder opens at 9 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.
Fri. Nov. 20 | Los Angeles psych-rockers Wand follow the same scorched-earth trail as Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall: California compadres fond of melted guitars, smoke-ringed vocals and warlock-ed mysticism. Golem (In the Red) is the band's latest. Shade, Gland and Druids open at 10 p.m. at Siberia.
Bionica album release show
Sat. Nov. 21 | On its 2010 debut EP Take Your City, a group of jazz musicians took an ambitious turn into eclectic electronic music. The band's latest incarnation — James Westfall, Rex Gregory and Jenna McSwain on keyboards and synthesizers with bassist Nick Solnick and drummer Devin Kerrigan — releases its first full-length album, Future Settlers. Rotary Downs and Biglemoi open at 10 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.