Despite Halloween falling on Hump Day, late-night parties persist. Here are a few highlights for All Hallow's Eve.
At 9 p.m. at Siberia is Trust, shadowy synth-pop from Canada, the darkest and spookiest of countries. In February, the minimal Toronto duo — Robert Alfons and Austra's Maya Postepski — released its debut full-length TRST, featuring Alfons' sulking, Vincent Price-esque vocals and thick, vintage synthesizer washes and over-driven pulses, evoking vaporous dance floors. Stream TRST here.
Opening is New Orleans duo Shannen Doherty Eyes and Nancy, a glitchy dance-pop duo from Baton Rouge. Stream the band's 2012 release Violent Boys here. Tickets are $12.
New Orleans funk mammoths Galactic and the Soul Rebels Brass Band hit the Tipitina's stage at 10 p.m. Living Colour's Corey Glover will join Galactic — watch the band's video for "Move Fast" (featuring Mystikal and Mannie Fresh) below.
At 10 p.m. at Maison, Dirty Bourbon River Show performs with Big History. Bounce godfather DJ Jubilee and bounce misfit Sissy Nobby also join the party.
Self-described "gypsy brass circus rock music" outfit Dirty Bourbon River Show's latest is Volume Three, a sprawling, weird and raucous blend of jazz and folk. Stream it here. Download soulful synth-pop outfit Big History's All at Once EP here.
At 9 p.m. at House of Blues is Delta Spirit, a San Diego indie pop quintet that has made waves in New Orleans for its driving, energetic live shows. Its self-titled third LP was released in March — get a free download of the single "California" here, or watch the video here. Tickets are $18.
Australia's The Jezabels are at Circle Bar at 10 p.m. Listen to sweeping single "Trycolour" from the band's Prisoner here.
The Revivalists, fresh from a 2012 Voodoo Experience high, perform with The Scorseses at One Eyed Jacks at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.