- Photo by Zackery Michael
Tue. Oct. 17 | Hot Thoughts, the ninth stellar album in a row by Spoon, is both homecoming and new beginning for America's most consistent rock band. It's the group's first on Matador Records since debut Telephono, and its first without multi-instrumentalist Eric Harvey since 2002's Kill the Moonlight. Mondo Cozmo opens at 7:30 p.m. at House of Blues.
Thu.-Mon. Oct. 19-23 | Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey pianist Brian Haas kicks off a scattered monthlong residency with a scattered, smothered and covered guest list (including Mark Southerland, Simon Lott, Chris Combs, Helen Gillet, Carly Meyers and Annie Ellicott) at AllWays Lounge (9 p.m. Thursday), Mag's 940 (10 p.m. Friday), Marigny Recording Studio and SideBar NOLA (8 p.m. & 10 p.m., respectively, on Saturday), and the Hi-Ho Lounge (10 p.m. Monday).
- Photo by Kenneth Cappello
Thu. Oct. 19 | Cruising on the simpler-pleasures appeal of his first major studio release, Teenage Emotions, hip-hop star Lil Yachty makes up a postponed August show at 8 p.m. at The Joy Theater.
Sat. Oct. 21 | Danish producer Anders Rhedin synthesizes lush dance pop on New Work (Captured Tracks), his latest album since moving Dinner to Los Angeles, which inspires his moody soundtrack for late nightlife. Babes and Crush Diamond open at 10 p.m. at Circle Bar.