Wed. Nov. 8 | If "Feels Like Heaven," the straight-faced, '80s-swaying single off Ariel Pink's latest funhouse mirror of an album, Dedicated to Bobby Jameson (Mexican Summer), makes you think the AM-radio resuscitator has given up the ghost in the machine, stay tuned for "Death Patrol," in which he pants percussion and performs as various Lonely Farts Club bandmates. Bite Marx and Trance Farmers open at 9 p.m. at Tipitina's.
- Photo by Maki Matsushima
Boris with Thou and Endon
Fri. Nov. 10 | Japan earthmover Boris celebrates both its chasmic new album Dear (Sargent House) and 25 years of upending every hard-rock convention. Brutalist countrymen Endon and New Orleans dark lords Thou open at 9 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.
Fri. Nov. 10 | Early in 2017, Vancouver garage rockers Japandroids and Cleveland indie rockers Cloud Nothings released their latest albums on the same day (Jan. 27), Near to the Wild Heart of Life (Anti-) and Life Without Sound (Carpark), respectively, and finish the year on tour together. At 8 p.m. at Republic.
- Photo by Edward Colver
Fri.-Sat. Nov. 10-11 | Asphalt Serenade's Elegy Highway is a road trip movie — edited live as a collage of found footage, home movies and more — about a road trip seen through the eyes of a Boy Scout and is accompanied by a live musical score. The band includes drummer David Lovering (The Pixies), Helen Gillet, James Singleton and others. At 7 p.m. at Music Box Village.
Mon. Nov. 13 | British indie rockers alt-J's latest release, June's Relaxer, combines eerie beats, indiefolk instrumental jams and more straightforward indie pop. At 8 p.m. at Orpheum Theater.