POOR MOON, THE STATE ROOM, Friday, Nov. 2, 9 p.m., $12
Poor Moon is made up of a couple of members of Fleet Foxes--Christian Wargo and Casey Wescott--along with their buddes Ian and Peter Murray (a brother tandem), and is based around Wargo's songwriting. Their self-titled debut arrived this year, and its a savvy blend of garage-rock, psychedelia and chamber-folk. Fans of the Fleet Foxes will find plenty to love--and a little more raucous energy than that band. For this show, local favorite Cory Mon opens up, so be sure to get there on time.
FATHER JOHN MISTY, THE URBAN LOUNGE, Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 p.m., $13
Father John Misty is the brainchild of one Joshua Tillman, a 31-year-old singer and multi-instrumentalist who has played and toured with the likes of Fleet Foxes, Damien Jurado and David Bazan before breaking through on his own via his 2012 debut album, Fear Fun. The folk-rock opus landed Tillman some primo TV spots on Letterman, and he covered the Flaming Lips' "Do You Realize" for the Onion's AV Club to memorable effect. With a fine band at Tillman's disposal, the Father John Misty show has the potential to be one of the best of the year--his album certainly will be getting that kind of hype come December and the deluge of critics' Top 10 lists.