Tue. Oct. 7 | For her third solo album, July's The Voyager, the former Rilo Kiley frontwoman partnered with producer Ryan Adams for a slick pack of dark pop and bitter AM-influenced L.A. folk. Nashville's Nikki Lane — moody singer-songwriter and Dan Auerbach protege — opens at 9 p.m. at the Civic Theatre.
Fri. Oct. 10 | The singer/bassist performs music from her June album Comet, Come to Me, a tribute to Nina Simone. At 7:30 p.m. at Contemporary Arts Center.
Lagunitas Couch Trippin'to New Orleans
Sun. Oct. 12 | Besides crafting delicious beer, California's Lagunitas Brewing Company knows how to make an entrance: This party for the brand's introduction to the New Orleans market features Philadelphia kitchen-sinkers Man Man and San Francisco folk-rockers Thao & the Get Down Stay Down. Little Hurricane and Houndmouth open at 6 p.m. at Republic.
Mon. Oct. 13 | Even if others don't take David Macklovitch and Patrick Gemayel's music seriously, it doesn't mean they won't. As Canadian duo Chromeo, they've made a career out of mostly ironic, fully committed synth pop with enough dug-up '80s fertilizer to regrow John Oates' mustache. May's White Women (Last Gang) is their latest. Wave Racer opens at 10 p.m. at Republic.