iVardensphere w/ Ghost Twin, and Purity+Control / Fri., Nov. 10 (7 PM)
Listening to the local electronic band iVardensphere is kind of like slapping together Jamiroquai and Ministry. There’s tribal beats underneath a rave-pleasing synth, but somewhat obscured is the darkened feeling of industrial. The newest batch of songs is called Hesitation and it’s matching up to be a singularity in the electronic world. Winnpieg husband and wife synth-pop duo, Ghost Twin will open the show. (The Forge, $18)
Martha Wainwright w/ Maddie Storvold / Wed., Nov. 15 (8 PM)
The adult contemporary-folk artist Martha Wainwright has music in her blood. She’s the daughter of folk legends Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle as well as the sister of Rufus Wainwright. She has also worked with artists such as Pete Townsend and Donald Fagen. Martha strives to make every song personable to add to her career’s tapestry. (The Needle Vinyl Tavern, $28)
Children of Bodom w/ Carach Angren, Lost Society, and Uncured / Sat., Nov. 11 (6 PM)
Children Of Bodom’s enthralling mix of modern Finnish heavy metal, melodic hooks and the guitar stunts of Alexi Laiho have solidified the bands spot as one of the leading outfits of the genre. The band has been around for 20 dirty years and is celebrating with a North American tour.