Wed. Nov. 11 | Violently funky after his rockabilly-goat-gruff turn on Lousy With Sylvianbriar, Kevin Barnes is tuned into an Of Montreal weathervane on 13th LP Aureate Gloom (Polyvinyl) — a directionless spin through blood-scrawled songbooks of hard rock, Martian disco and elfin pop. Diane Coffee, aka Foxygen drummer Shaun Fleming, opens at 9 p.m. at the Howlin' Wolf Den.
Thu. Nov. 12 | For Wallflower, an album of covers released earlier this year, pianist and singer Diana Krall rendered mellow, jazzy versions of hits by Elton John, Jim Croce and the Eagles, as well as a previously unreleased tune Paul McCartney wrote for her. At 8 p.m. at Saenger Theatre.
- Photo by James Rexroad
Fri. Nov. 13 | Portland, Ore-goner Mike Scheidt bends doom metal into new twisted shapes on YOB's seventh foray Clearing the Path to Ascend (Neurot), a Pink Floyd voyager bruised blackish-purple: four tracks, 62 minutes, zero pity. Muscle and Marrow, Author & Punisher and Black Cobra open at 8 p.m. at Siberia.
- Photo by Sesselind
Mon. Nov. 16 | HEALTH returned this year with its first album since Get Color, 2009's balancing act in teeth-grating discord and abrasive dance music filling the buzzing experimental noise scene of the 2000s. Death Magic dials down the static with arena-sized electronics guided by Jacob Duzsik's soft, melodic voice and Nine Inch Nails-inspired industrial pop. At 9 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.