Quintron & Miss Pussycat
Fri. Oct. 31 | Three days after issuing Spellcaster II: Death in Space (Pizza Burglar) — a sort-of sequel to 1997's Spellcaster featuring a new drone-vention, the Weather Warlock — Quintron and Miss Pussycat go where everyone can hear you scream: the annual Halloween bash at One Eyed Jacks. Manatees and self-appointed West Bank royalty Ballzack and Odoms open at 10 p.m.
Fri. Oct. 31 | Portland, Oregon, duo Eric Phipps and Rocky Tinder started playing together in 2001 but didn't release their first album, Curiosity, until 2012. For September release Bazaar, they expanded Wampire's lineup and continued evolving from an electronic music focus to psychedelic-tinged, noirish rock. TOPS and DiNOLA open at 10 p.m. at Circle Bar.
Rancho de la Lunatics
Sat. Nov. 1 | Dave Catching, guitarist for Eagles of Death Metal and Queens of the Stone Age and founder of Rancho de la Luna studio in Joshua Tree, California, headlines a late-night bill with Bingo, Barrett Martin and DiNOLA at 2 a.m. at d.b.a.
Sat. Nov. 1 | Whoever's brainchild it was to have metal brutalists Thou play a spine-tingling All Saints' Day matinee inside the main branch of the New Orleans Public Library (219 Loyola Ave.): a thousand bravos. Rough Shape, picking a great spot for its debut show, opens at noon.
Mon. Nov. 3 | Guitarist/vocalist Ruben Dobbs and upright bassist/kick drummer Joey Mitchell are the bare-bones, relentlessly touring hill country blues duo Swampcandy. Its third album, 2013's Midnight Creep/NoondaySwamp, is a broad sweep of Americana, from dirty, foot-stomping blues to Southern folk ballads. The band makes its New Orleans debut at 10 p.m. at Circle Bar.