Tue. Oct. 29 | The San Diego noise pop band released Crimes of Passion in August to some critical disaffection with its channeling of British post-punk influences. But the showcase is a chance to catch Lafayette's pop purveyors Brass Bed, as well as Royal Bangs. At 7 p.m. at the Old U.S. Mint.
Tue. Oct. 29 | The Florida rockers in Surfer Blood blend garage rock and pop hooks. The band's 2013 release Pythons echoes the 1990s alt-rock sensibilities of bands like the Pixies, with which Surfer Blood toured in 2011. Team Spirit, Andy Buoy and KG Accidental open at 10 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.
Tue. Oct. 29 | Mike Scott's Celtic folk and rock band was more influential on American and British bands than it was popular with mainstream audiences. Its literary leanings resulted in An Appointment with Mr. Yeats in 2011. The band performs at 8 p.m. at Civic Theatre.
Wed. Oct. 30 | Motown's Supreme Dreamgirl and glittering disco queen is, at 69, a diva emeritus and soul survivor. Ross' current tour has her performing selections from her 70-plus hit singles (from "Baby Love" to "I'm Coming Out") as well as covers of Billie Holiday ("Don't Explain") and Burt Bacharach ("The Look of Love"). At 8 p.m. at the Saenger Theatre.
Thu. Oct. 31 | Still searching for the perfect Halloween costume? Take a cue from PG-13 puppet noir The Mystery in Old Bathbath and go as Trixie and a Treetrunk — or from Q&P themselves, and slather yourself in rainbow paint (a la "Ring the Alarm"). zZz, Babes, Cock Hunter and DJs 9ris 9ris and Pompeii open at 10 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.