The Album Leaf Jimmy LaValle’s transportive post-rock outfit returns to town, hopefully with a set previewing upcoming album, Between Waves. With Hidden Levels, Moonboots, The Art Kids. November 14, 8 p.m., $10-$15, Backstage Bar & Billiards.
In The Valley Below It took Jeffrey Jacob Mendel and Angela Gail Mattson’s somber earworm “Peaches” almost two years to hit the airwaves. Catch the dream-pop duo during the Sayers Club’s penultimate Bunkhouse Series show. November 13, 9 p.m., $13.
Las Vegas Jam Band Society 15th Anniversary Know what’s longer than a good jam? The groove-filled run of the LVJBS. The local improv-rock enthusiasts celebrate 15 years with a show headlined by Arizona cosmo-funk outfit Spafford. November 13, 8 p.m., $10-$15, Vinyl.
Timmy’s Organism The Detroit garage/fuzz-rock trio just released its Heartless Heathen LP on Jack White’s Third Man Records. Frontman Timmy Vulgar and company ought to play some of it at the Dive Bar. With Leather Lungs, Strange Mistress. November 15, 9 p.m., $5.
The Consul Sin City Opera presents Gian Menotti’s Pulitzer-prize winning, Cold War-era opera about a political dissident who flees his totalitarian European country and tries to retrieve his family. November 13, 14, 20 & 21, 7 p.m.; November 22, 2 p.m.; $15; Winchester Cultural Center.
Xtreme Drone Circuit Picture this: 48 “pilots” wearing high-tech goggles linking them to the view from their crafts racing around the Western Hotel. The DTP-hatched drone race’s “party-like” atmosphere includes a bar, and screens will live-stream the action for those bellied up. November 15, noon-6 p.m., free for spectators.
Tenaya Creek Brewery Sweet 16 One of the city’s original beermakers marks its birthday by giving you the presents, like half-off booze and potential prizes—a party at the new Downtown location among them. November 14, 6 p.m.-midnight, free entry.