The Week In Rawk, 11.01.09: Coming Up Roses

Live: Rose Melberg — my hero, Rose Melberg (left; photo by David Greenwald) — played two rare, intimate shows in Los Angeles.

News: It was a real Vampire Weekend as the band hit Los Angeles for Halloween; release dates for long-awaited albums from Spoon and Midlake; Pavement is pretty much booked for Coachella.

Jams: 10 hits and misses from CMJ’s lengthy lineup; a First Look at Weezer’s inexplicable Raditude.