The Shredder

Pierced Arrows: Portland garage-rock legends Dead Moon reborn; with Rustler and Alvin instro-rockers Motion Turns It On. (Friday, Rudyard's)

Thievery Corporation: D.C. guerrilla dance duo wants the airwaves on this year's Radio Retaliation (Eighteenth Street). (Friday, House of Blues)

Dan Electro's 20th Anniversary: North Heights mainstay marks two decades of hot licks and cold beer. (Friday-Saturday, Dan Electro's Guitar Bar)

Crüxshadows: Immortal Florida industro-Goths lead Havok's Halloween mass with I: Scintilla, Opulent, DJ Naika Whisperwish and more. (Saturday, Meridian)

Offspring: OC punk vets enter their 25th year riding high on smash hit "Hammerhead"; with Saving Abel, 10 Years, Hawthorne Heights and more. (Sunday, Verizon Wireless Theater)

Rabid Rabbit: Chicago prog-metaleers murk up Rice Military with local droners A Thousand Cranes. (Sunday, Walter's on Washington)

Polysics: Japanese Devo devotees rebel against their robot masters on the new We Ate the Machine (MySpace); with Jaguar Love and Black Gold. (Sunday, Meridian)

Flametrick Subs: Austin psychobillies torch Main Street with locals Sean Reefer & the Resin Valley Boys. (Saturday, Continental Club)

Rick Springfield: Find a woman like that — maybe several — right here. (Sunday, House of Blues)

Tina Turner: The one and only.(Monday, Toyota Center)

Ozomatli: Fiery multi-culti L.A. hip-­hoppers warn Don't Mess With the Dragon (Concord) on 2007 CD; with DeLeon and studio aftershow by D.R.U.M. (Monday, Warehouse Live Ballroom)

Magnolia Electric Co.: Pensive Chicago indie-rockers channel Neil Young and John Doe on last year's box set Sojurner; with David Vandervelde and Tre Orsi. (Tuesday, Walter's on Washington)

Danzig: Diminutive Jersey-born bellower still warning children not to walk his way; with Dimmu Borgir ("Dark Cities" in Icelandic) and more. (Tuesday, House of Blues)

Galactic: Fat, sassy swamp-funk from New Orleans jammers. (Wednesday, Warehouse Live Ballroom)

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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