Wed. Oct. 16 | Few new bands have seen a better first year-and-a-half than Denver folkies the Lumineers, who issued a winsome, winning eponymous debut in April 2012, played the Circle Bar the next month and return this week as a stadium headliner. Pennsylvania rockers Dr. Dog opens at 7:30 p.m. at UNO Lakefront Arena.
Fri. Oct. 18 | Vox and the Hound returns from a sleepy summer with campfire anthems and spaghetti Western-inspired stompers crammed with big, belting choruses and psychedelic pop hooks from the band's 2012 debut LP Courage. Americana slice Gold & The Rush and Baton Rouge alt-rockers West Without open at One Eyed Jacks. 10 p.m.
Fri.-Sun. Oct. 18-20 | Headliners include James Cotton, Jonny Lang, Shemekia Copeland, Sonny Landreth, The Lee Boys, Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton and many others on two stages in Lafayette Square. There's also barbecue prepared in regional styles from across the South.
Sat. Oct. 19 | Changing your band name on the eve of your breakthrough album sounds like the advice of a soon-to-be-fired manager. For Baton Rouge's Twin Killers — now Moon Honey — it's a way to take authorship of Hand-Painted Dream Photographs, painted with appropriately surrealistic strokes. Sun Hotel, Julie Odell and Natural Blonde open at 10 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.