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The Tijuana Panthers are among the bands playing the Bunkhouse on October 29.
    • JAM BAND WEEKEND AT BROOKLYN BOWL

      Even with Phish’s staggering four shows this weekend, the party won’t stop for “phans” and groove enthusiasts. Starting the five-night faux-fest are The Disco Biscuits, pioneers of the electronic dance/jam fusion sound and all-too-infrequent Vegas visitors. The quartet returns with a three-night run ($40-$42 per night), comprised of late Friday and Saturday after-Phish shows (11 p.m.) and a prime-time Thursday gig (8:30 p.m.), the latter including underrated live electronic trio The New Deal. On the opposite end of the musical spectrum, Greensky Bluegrass and its drum-less, all-acoustic aesthetic takes over the Brooklyn Bowl stage late Sunday (11 p.m.; $28-$35) and Monday afternoon (2 p.m.; $23-$28), the latter a benefit for Phish’s Waterwheel Foundation. For those still shuffling after Phish’s three-set throwdown, Vermont quartet Twiddle will close out the weekend with a late Halloween night show (11 p.m.; $20-$25). Saturday afternoon features a free exhibition/bazaar offering Phish-inspired art and swag (noon), and Sunday’s Lunch You in the Eye Bowling Tournament (noon; $99 entry fee per team) will test both the faithful’s tenpin skills and endurance. Exhausted yet? –Mike Prevatt

    • DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 AT HOUSE OF BLUES

      We checked in with the dance-punk duo’s drummer/vocalist, Sebastien Grainger.

      It’s been five years since DFA 1979 returned from hiatus. How is version 2.0 different? Obviously, social media has changed the way people communicate and interact with art. There was a time when we were just judged on our recordings and the show as it was happening. Now people are experiencing this really two-dimensional, crummy version through YouTube and other sites. I don’t know if you’ve ever attempted to video yourself having sex. You may have had a great time having sex at that moment; then you watch and you’re like, “Oh, man, I’ve got a zit on my ass.” That’s kind of the experience people are having with music.

      And the things people say on bands’ Facebook pages, they would never say to someone’s face. It’s this bizarro version of themselves they’re presenting online. Let’s say we post our dates: “Hey, we’re so excited to come on tour. We can’t wait to see you.” And then, like, three comments down: “Where’s f*cking Cleveland, you pieces of sh*t?” It’s not nice, you know? With Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Deap Vally, October 27, 8 p.m., $25. –Annie Zaleski

    • ABLE BAKER LAUNCH PARTY AT HARD ROCK LIVE

      Since our first taste of its innovative creations two years ago, we’ve been waiting for the brewery to make its stuff readily available. Celebrate its official launch with Five Finger Death Punch’s Chris Kael and the Saints of Las Vegas at the Hard Rock on the Strip. October 28, 3 p.m., free, RSVP at ablebakerbrewing.com. –Brock Radke

    • LONNIE HAMMARGREN’S OPEN HOUSE

      It’s Nevada Day weekend, which means Dr. Lonnie Hammargren, neurosurgeon and former lieutenant governor of our state, is holding his 21st-annual open house. Hammargren is a nonpareil collector of Nevada memorabilia, and his house is easily Vegas’ best stealth museum. October 29 and 30, noon-4 p.m., $15, 4318 Ridgecrest Drive. –Geoff Carter

    • NIGHTMARE ON 11TH STREET AT BUNKHOUSE SALOON

      Raise your hand if you miss Vegoose. If yours isn’t in the air, you must not have lived here in the mid-2000s, when that music gathering ruled Halloween weekend from Sam Boyd Stadium and the surrounding fields before pulling up stakes after its 2007 edition. This year, the Bunkhouse crew (with assists from Viva and Zappos) will try to fill some of our late-October festival void, hosting a dozen bands—from touring acts like Long Beach garage faves Tijuana Panthers and Oakland soul-rockers Fantastic Negrito to local mainstays Same Sex Mary, No Tides and Shayna Rain—along with a costume contest, carnival games, a photo booth and plates of addictive Awful Tacos. If this beta version goes well, the venue hopes to expand upon the concept for future October fests. Trick or treat? Vote for the latter, with a Hamilton and your presence. October 29, 7 p.m., $10. –Spencer Patterson

    • THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN AT BEAUTY BAR

      The Jersey metalcore outfit, famous for live antics and blast beats, dropped final album Dissociation this month and says this tour will be the last. Witness frontman Greg Puciato ravage vocal chords, climb speaker stacks and dive into the pit with reckless abandon one more time. With O’Brother, Cult Leader, Entheos, October 29, 8 p.m., $20-$22. –Leslie Ventura

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