Before I get to the usual recommendations from our Soundboard page, I’d like to remind you about a few shows mentioned elsewhere. The Logan Launch Festival, which celebrates the opening of the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago, runs Fri 10/12-Sun 10/14. The Spektral Quartet—whose new residency at the U. of C. is the subject of Three Beats item—plays the fest on Friday. Richard Lerman’s Travelon Gamelon, which uses piezo disk transducers and microphones attached to bicycles to create abstract rhythmic music, will be performed in the wild on Saturday at 1:30 PM and in the courtyard of the Logan Center at 3:30 PM.

The Swan King, Bell Witch, Night Terror, and Michael Vallera play the Burlington on Sat 10/13 as part of a benefit to help Indiana-based label Captcha beef up the sound program at artists’ residency program ACRE; there’s more on that in Three Beats too.

Beach House and openers Poor Moon (authors of yesterday’s 12 O’Clock Track) are at the Riviera Theatre on Thu 10/11, and A$AP Rocky, Schoolboy K, and Danny Brown hit the Congress Theater (one of our Fall Arts Best Bets) on Thu 10/11.

And that’s not even all. Trumpeter Corey Wilkes plays the Jazz Showcase Thu 10/11-Sun 10/14; Bill Frisell plays the Symphony Center on Fri 10/12 with Ron Miles, Tony Scherr, and Kenny Wollesen; Robyn Hitchcock plays three shows, two on Sat 10/13 at the Old Town School’s Maurer Hall and one at SPACE in Evanston on Sun 10/14; the RZA plays Double Door on Sat 10/13; and Indian classical slide guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya plays the Old Town School’s Szold Hall on Sun 10/14.

Now on to those Soundboard picks!