Tue. Oct. 27 | The veteran Los Angeles rapper's 2015 album Have a Nice Life opens with a simple piano riff, a spare snare-based beat, and MURS' velvet flow — his rhymes are a reminder of the rapper's endurance through hip-hop's golden age and as an underground head amid the genre's many trends. Red Pill and King Fantastic open at 8 p.m. at House of Blues.
Lonesome Leash album release
Thu.-Fri. Oct. 29-30 | Walt McClements served as bandleader for Why Are We Building Such a Big Ship? As Lonesome Leash, the multi-instrumentalist leads a one-man band of ecstatic accordion cabaret. He releases his 2015 album Precious Features with two nights of shows at 7 p.m. at The Tigermen Den.
Mastodon with Corrosion of Conformity
Sat. Oct. 31 | For those without costume ideas, Mastodon's timely arrival suggests this, straight outta Game of Thrones' Westeros: "White Walker," a deathly march contributed to the HBO series' Catch the Throne Vol. 2 mixtape. (Or just go as the redundant heavy-metal wildling, as played by the Atlanta band in last season's eighth episode.) Corrosion of Conformity opens at 11:30 p.m. at the Civic Theatre.
Quintron and Miss Pussycat
Sat. Oct. 31 | Those who can't get enough of Peaches at her Halloween set at Voodoo Music + Arts Experience can get another bite at Quintron and Miss Pussycat's annual throwdown. The electroclash star released her latest, Rub, in September. White Mystery and DJ Pasta open at 10 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.
Weather Warlock and Timmy's Organism
Sun. Nov. 1 | Quintron builds his Weather Warlock band around its namesake instrument: a droning, meditative weather-controlled synthesizer. Longtime Detroit punk hero Tim Lampinen fronts Timmy's Organism, which releases Heartless Heathen on Jack White's Third Man Records on Oct. 30. The show benefits New Orleans Congo Kids. New Orleans garage punks Babes play at 5 p.m. at Port Street Art Space.