8 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Riverside Theater, Milwaukee. $25. pabsttheater.org.
Slacker rock? Yacht rock? Blue wave? Whatever you call Mac DeMarco’s unique brand of indie rock, the multi-instrumentalist will be bringing it to a much bigger venue than anyone expected, thanks to ticket sales blasting him out of the Pabst and into the Riverside. On albums like 2014’s Salad Days and new release Another One, DeMarco has proved he’s got chops, and his live show should be the nail in the coffin to anyone writing him off as just another 20-something singer-songwriter. Alex Calder and The Courtneys open.
Punk Rock Maskerade
9 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Majestic Theatre, Madison. $10. majesticmadison.com.
Break out your best mask. Deliberately anonymous pop punk band Masked Intruder is hosting a “maskerade” ball, but there won’t be any waltzes or gavottes — just good old rock ’n’ roll. Allegedly, Masked Intruder is from Madison — though they won’t admit it — so consider this a hometown show and rock out accordingly. Also on the bill are Smoke or Fire, The Copyrights, Not Scientists and Help Desk.
8 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Barrymore Theater, Madison. $35. barrymorelive.com.
Gypsy punk act Gogol Bordello has so many international influences these days, bandleader Eugene Hutz has stopped trying to identify the band as any one thing. That’s what makes them so exciting, 10 years on — you’re getting a lot of everything, all at once. The band is currently touring to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike, but they’ll surely squeeze in some hits from the rest of their 15-year discography too.
9 p.m. Nov. 14 at Cactus Club, Milwaukee. No cover. cactusclub.dostuff.info.
Milwaukee band Midnight Reruns rocked out so hard on their self-titled 2013 debut album, Tommy Stinson of The Replacements decided to produce their follow-up. And it’s here: Force of Nurture, another power pop gem that proves they’re more than just a one-time hit. They’ll celebrate the new record at this release party, with Space Raft, Sat Nite Duets and DJ Chris Schulist along for the ride.
9 p.m. Nov. 15 at Liquid, Madison. $25 to $30. segredomadison.com.
You know “#Selfie,” the surreal, viral hit that made The Chainsmokers unexpectedly famous in early 2014. Now the EDM duo is working on broadening their reputation beyond that single song, one show at a time — and one of those shows is at downtown Madison lounge Liquid. They’ll appear with producer and DJ Matoma, as well as Shaun Frank and Louis the Child.
8 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Majestic Theatre, Madison. $25. majesticmadison.com.
Drive-By Truckers has been performing for nearly three decades, but their current iteration is one of their tightest lineups yet, with a stripped down feel that brought them rave reviews for their latest album, English Oceans. It should also be well-suited to the Majestic Theatre, where they’ll have a chance to prove that their reputation as one of the greatest live shows touring today is well deserved. The Dexateens — including DBT bassist Mike Patton — will open.
8 p.m. Nov. 19 and Nov. 20 at the Northern Lights Theater, Milwaukee. $39, $45, $49. paysbig.com.
BoDeans frontman Kurt Neumann has vowed to continue playing as long as the Waukesha-born band still has fans coming out to sing along, and that situation shows no signs of changing anytime soon. The alternative rock band helped define a genre and is considered one of the best bands to come out of the Midwest, so they’ll surely be making the most of their two-night residency here in Milwaukee. Expect “Fadeaway,” “Only Love,” “Dreams” and all the rest of their hits.