Mayhem and Watain
Thu. Nov. 5 | The truest electric Mayhem — the blackest of metal bands and progenitors of the Norwegian black metal epidemic — kicks off a U.S. tour in New Orleans with Swedish black metal stalwarts Watain, which recently released a tribute album to both bands' forebears, the legendary metal Vikings Bathory. Rotting Christ opens at 8 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.
The King Khan & BBQ Show
Sat. Nov. 7 | After feigning a breakup and inventing a fictional new band, Montreal-cum-Berlin doo-woppers King Khan and BBQ twisted and shouted as always on last February's Bad News Boys (In the Red). Milk Lines, Giorgio Murderer and Planchettes open at 10 p.m. at Siberia.
Mon. Nov. 9 | Parquet Courts can't stand still: The Brooklyn punkers dropped one of last year's top LPs, Sunbathing Animal; rejiggered themselves as Parkay Quarts for an almost-as-good inside-project (Content Nausea); teamed up with PC Worship on the alphabet-supergroup PCPC; and now has a new noise-addled EP, Monastic Living (Rough Trade). So that's how they're doing it. At 9 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.