KID CONGO POWERS, née Brian Tristan, holds a musical pedigree that boasts a lifetime spent frequenting as guitarist for sultry punkish acts the Cramps, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and the Gun Club. Now fronting the Pink Monkey Birds, Powers' latest album, Dracula Boots, marries haunted gymnasium sounds, funk and frat rock, possessed by a supernatural south-of-the-border flair that's as alluring as it is dangerous. These songs fill the air with a sparse and spooky garage/lounge sound. Atlanta acts the Subsonics and Derek Lyn Plastic open. $10-$12. 9 p.m. Star Bar, 437 Moreland Ave. 404-681-9018. www.starbaratlanta.com. For an interview with Kid Congo Powers, visit www.clcribnotes.com.