MUSIC: Well-curated music festivals, touring national acts and emerging locals make fall the best time to go out and enjoy live music 

click to enlarge Janelle Monae, Hard Rock Live
  • Janelle Monae, Hard Rock Live

Maybe the fall is best loved for pumpkins, but there’s a fat, round lineup of bands coming to town this season that’s making us turn colors too. We’ll be treated to not just today’s most daring (and stunning) pop artist, Janelle Monáe, but also the hugely influential Pointer Sisters will be jumping for our love at Epcot in October. Later that month, Nine Inch Nails come toting that darkwave prince Gary Numan, arriving for a freaky industrial dance party on Halloween night. And did we mention that the noodle-armed Nerdapalooza gets a little more muscle this year, including huge headliner They Might Be Giants?! Add to that Matador darling Kurt Vile, up-and-coming Seattle tropical punk band Week of Wonders and an intimate show at the Acre with John Vanderslice, and we’re tempted to prematurely start puffing our breath to check if maybe, just maybe, the air has cooled already.

Sept. 25

Colin Hay 7 pm; The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave.; $27.50-$37.50; 407-228-1220.

STRFKR Indie-electro on Polyvinyl. 8 pm; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.; $17-$20; 407-246-1419.

The Chop Tops Rockabilly punk. 9 pm; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; $10.

Sept. 26

Blues Traveler 8:30 pm; Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa; $33; 866-502-7529.

BT Trance music. 9 pm; The Beacham, 46 N. Orange Ave.; $20-$35; 407-648-8363.

Cowboy Mouth New Orleans rock. 7 pm; The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave.; $20; 407-228-1220.

Dope Operatic Hosted by DJ Cub 10 pm; The Peacock Room, 1321 N. Mills Ave.; $5; 407-228-0048.

Ra Ra Riot Synth pop band on Barsuk Records. 8 pm; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.; $18-$20; 407-246-1419.

Velvet Sessions With Bret Michaels 6:30 pm; Velvet Bar, Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando; $29-$35; 407-351-7625.

Sept. 27

Boney James 7 pm; The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave.; $26.50-$52.50; 407-228-1220.

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Starship starring Mickey Thomas ’80s rock. 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

Flows Like Wine CD Release Party With Fiery Sushi, Marcellus, Ariday, False Narrative 7 pm; Backbooth, 37 W. Pine St.; $8; 407-999-2570.

Kamelot, Delain, Eklipse Power metal. 5:30 pm; House of Blues, Downtown Disney West Side, Lake Buena Vista; $25-$28; 407-934-2583.

Kattya Graham Album Release Party With Urbe Prima, Abdias Ernesto Garcia 9 pm; Lil Indies, 1036 N. Mills Ave.; free.

O’Brother, Daylight Post-rock. 7 pm; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.; $10-$12; 407-246-1419.

Orlando Rocks! With Kill the Sound, Not Tonight Josephine, Story’s End, Through the Glass 7 pm; House of Blues, Downtown Disney West Side, Lake Buena Vista; $5; 407-934-2583.

Stoned on Wax: A Stones Throw Records Inspired Vinyl Only Night True-school DJ’ing. 10 pm; Spacebar, 2428 E. Robinson St.; free-$5; 407-228-0804.

The Bloody Jug Band 10 pm; The Peacock Room, 1321 N. Mills Ave.; $5; 407-228-0048.

The Kidney Stones CD Release Show Irish punk. 9 pm; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; $5.

The Luna Bellum & Tosspot 9 pm; Orlando Brewing, 1301 Atlanta Ave.; free; 407-872-1117.

The Weeknd Alternative R&B singer. 7 pm; Hard Rock Live, 6050 Universal Blvd.; $39.50-$48.50; 407-351-5483.

Sept. 28

DJ Snake, David Heartbreak, Aluna George, Major Lazer 10 pm; Roxy Nightclub, 740 Bennett Road; call for price; 407-898-4004.

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Starship starring Mickey Thomas ’80s rock. 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

Harmony Music & Arts Festival 11 am-7 pm; Harmony Town Square, 3500 Harmony Square Drive West, Harmony; free; 407-891-2606.

Napoleon Complex 9 pm; World of Beer, 1125 TownPark Ave., Lake Mary; free; 407-878-6693.

Neil Alday & Further South, Six Time Losers 8:30 pm; The West End Trading Company, 202 S. Sanford Ave., Sanford; $7-$8; 407-322-7475.

Orjan Nilsen Norwegian trance producer-DJ. 10 pm; Firestone Live, 578 N. Orange Ave.; $10-$20; 407-872-0066.

Orlando Metro Friendship Movement Concert Featuring Gordon Chambers 7 pm; Majestic Event Center, 801 N. John Young Parkway; $40; 407-300-9124.

Refried Confusion Roots music. 9 pm; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; $10.

The Pretty Reckless 6 pm; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.; $15-$50; 407-246-1419.

The Red Eye Tour Featuring Young Roddy, Corner Boy P, Fiend Hip-hop. 7 pm; Backbooth, 37 W. Pine St.; $15-$30; 407-999-2570.

Sept. 29

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Starship starring Mickey Thomas ’80s rock. 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

Enter the Haggis Indie-folk. 6 pm; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.; $13-$15; 407-246-1419.

Harmony Music & Arts Festival Three stages of live music and family-friendly activities. 11 am-7 pm; Harmony Town Square, 3500 Harmony Square Drive West, Harmony; free; 407-891-2606.

Indoor Folk Music House Concert Featuring Claude Bourbon, Al Poindexter 2:30 pm; Villa ConRoy, 1521 W. Ivanhoe Blvd.; $12; 407-679-6426.

Kevin Spears 7:30 pm; Timucua White House, 2000 S. Summerlin Ave.; free; 407-595-2713.

Tesla Boy Russian New Wave electro-pop. 9 pm; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; $10.

Sept. 30

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: The Go-Go’s ’80s New Wave pop. 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

Hooknosegrandpa Presents Low Dough Mondays Pedal Challenge No. 6 music competition with $100 prize. 9 pm; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; $3.

Michal Menert, Odesza, Mickey Thunder Electronic music. 8 pm; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.; $15; 407-246-1419.

Oct. 1

Casey Brents 9:30 pm; World of Beer, 3402 Technological Drive, Suite 201; free; 321-235-9741.

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: The Go-Go’s ’80s New Wave pop. 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

Sick Puppies Australian modern rock. 6:30 pm; House of Blues, Downtown Disney West Side, Lake Buena Vista; $23-$25; 407-934-2583.

The So So Glos, Flashlights Brooklyn indie. 10 pm; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.; $10; 407-246-1419.

Tunes on Tuesday With Redwax Acoustic Duo 7 pm; Orlando Brewing, 1301 Atlanta Ave.; free; 407-872-1117.

Yellow Claw Amsterdam club music. 10 pm; Roxy Nightclub, 740 Bennett Road; $10; 407-898-4004.

Oct. 2

Anamorphic Orchestra One-time-only experimental performance. 8 pm; The Venue, 511 Virginia Drive; $5-$25; 352-409-7641.

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Air Supply ’80s Australian soft rock. 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

Oct. 3

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Air Supply ’80s Australian soft rock. 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.


Wortzinol Trio 8 pm; Dandelion Communitea Café, 618 N. Thornton Ave.; free; 407-362-1864.

Yogurt Smoothness Tour Kickoff Noise rock two-piece. 9 pm; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; willspub.org.

Zoso – A Tribute to Led Zeppelin 7:30 pm; House of Blues, Downtown Disney West Side, Lake Buena Vista; $15-$17; 407-934-2583.

Oct. 4

Alter Bridge 7 pm; House of Blues, Downtown Disney West Side, Lake Buena Vista; $25-$28; 407-934-2583.

Country Megaticket featuring Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Dustin Lynch 7 pm-midnight; MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, at the Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa; $199-$998; 813-740-2446.

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Air Supply ’80s Australian soft rock. 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

Saves the Day, Into It. Over It, Hostage Calm Power-pop rock. 7 pm; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.; $15-$18; 407-246-1419.

Winter Garden MusicFest Featuring Dominic Gaudios, Stolen Idols, Meka King, Acoustic Tonic and others 6-11 pm; Downtown Winter Garden, West Plant Street and South Park Avenue, Winter Garden; free.

Oct. 5

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Sister Hazel ’90s rock. 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

Rottenness, Servants of the Mist Metal show and costume party. 9 pm; The Peacock Room, 1321 N. Mills Ave.; $6; 407-228-0048; thepeacockroom.com.

The Black Crowes Rock band on Def American. 6:30 pm; St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine; $33.50-$41; 904-471-1965.

City and Colour 7 pm; House of Blues, Downtown Disney West Side, Lake Buena Vista; $32; 407-934-2583.

Winter Garden MusicFest Featuring Dominic Gaudios, Stolen Idols, Meka King, Acoustic Tonic and others Noon-11 pm; Downtown Winter Garden, West Plant Street and South Park Avenue, Winter Garden; free.

Oct. 6

Black Taxi, SWIMM, Easter Island New York rock band. 8 pm; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; $6.

Dying Fetus, Exhumed, Devourment, Waking the Cadaver, Abiotic Metal. 2 pm; Backbooth, 37 W. Pine St.; $15-$18; 407-999-2570.

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Sister Hazel ’90s rock. 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

Eve 6 Punk-pop. 6 pm; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.; $20-$25; 407-246-1419.

Jaap Blonk and Jeb Bishop Dutch avant-garde composer. 7:30 pm; Timucua White House, 2000 S. Summerlin Ave.; free; 407-595-2713.

Winter Garden MusicFest Featuring Dominic Gaudios, Stolen Idols, Meka King, Acoustic Tonic and others Noon-5 pm; Downtown Winter Garden, West Plant Street and South Park Avenue, Winter Garden; free.

Oct. 7

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Sugar Ray Reggae pop. 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

Oct. 8

A Skylit Drive, For All Those Sleeping, Wolves at the Gate, I the Mighty, PVRIS 6 pm; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.; $15; 407-246-1419.

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Sugar Ray Reggae pop. 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

Portugal. The Man 6 pm; House of Blues, Downtown Disney West Side, Lake Buena Vista; $24; 407-934-2583.

Sarah Brightman Broadway singer. 8 pm; Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.; $35-$1,184.50; 800-745-3000.

Sigur Rós, Julianna Barwick Winter is coming! The Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós changed their tune a bit aggressively on this year’s release Kveikur, but the decision was met with critical acclaim. This is their first time appearing in Orlando, and you can expect their visuals to be as spacey as their sound. No doubt experiencing Jónsi Birgisson’s unique falsetto live will make it even more fun watching him and the rest of the band when they appear in the next season of Game of Thrones. 8 pm; CFE Arena, University of Central Florida; $27.50-$47.50; 407-823-6006.

Oct. 9

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Restavrant Rock & roll. 8 pm; The Beacham, 46 N. Orange Ave.; $25-$35; 407-648-8363.

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Sugar Ray Reggae pop. 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

Rusko, Roni Size, Dynamite MC Dubstep. 7 pm; House of Blues, Downtown Disney West Side, Lake Buena Vista; $30-$33; 407-934-2583.

Oct. 10

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Edwin McCain Singer-songwriter. 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

Fehrplay, Jeremy Olander, Phoenix Jagger 10 pm; The Beacham, 46 N. Orange Ave.; $15; 407-648-8363.

The English Beat Ska. 7 pm; The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave.; $20-$25; 407-228-1220.

The Wholetones, Loves It! Folk. 8 pm; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; $7.

Oct. 11

95.7 The Beat’s Birthday Bash With Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, RaVaughn 5 pm; MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, at the Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa; $25-$65; 813-740-2446.

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Edwin McCain Singer-songwriter. 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

Example Electronic dance MC. 8 pm; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.; $15; 407-246-1419.

Here Come the Mummies Nashville funk. 7 pm; The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave.; $23; 407-228-1220.

India.Arie Neo-classic soul. 7 pm; House of Blues, Downtown Disney West Side, Lake Buena Vista; $25-$27; 407-934-2583.

The Browning, This or the Apocalypse, Honour Crest, Tear Out the Heart, Myka Relocate Metal. 7 pm; Backbooth, 37 W. Pine St.; $12-$14; 407-999-2570.

Oct. 12

16th Annual Lake County Folk Festival 2013 Traditional Americana. 10 am-9 pm; Ferran Park, Ferran Park Drive, Downtown Eustis; free; 352-408-9800.

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: The Manhattan Transfer 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

Frightened Rabbit 6:30 pm; The Beacham, 46 N. Orange Ave.; $15-$18; 407-648-8363.

Jonny Craig, Mod Sun, Kyle Lucas 5 pm; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.; $15; 407-246-1419.

Siren Sea, Adee Dallas indie rock. 9 pm; Lil Indies, 1036 N. Mills Ave.; free.

The Absence, Thrashaholica 7 pm; Backbooth, 37 W. Pine St.; $8; 407-999-2570.

Oct. 13

16th Annual Lake County Folk Festival 2013 Traditional Americana; 11 am-4 pm; Ferran Park, Ferran Park Drive, Downtown Eustis; free; 352-408-9800.

Charlotte Reillo 7:30 pm; Timucua White House, 2000 S. Summerlin Ave.; free; 407-595-2713.

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: The Manhattan Transfer ’60s-’70s jazz. 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

Hinder, Candlebox, Devour the Day, Open Air Stereo Post-grunge. 5 pm; House of Blues, Downtown Disney West Side, Lake Buena Vista; $25-$28; 407-934-2583.

Stray From the Path, Backtrack, Gideon, No Bragging Rights, Rescuer 3 pm; Backbooth, 37 W. Pine St.; $13-$15; 407-999-2570.

Voodoo Glow Skulls, the Toasters, Left Alone, Caffiends Ska. 7:30 pm; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; $13-$15.

Oct. 14

Centuries West Palm Beach hardcore band on Southern Lord. 9 pm; The 13, 4822 S. Orange Ave.; $5; facebook.com/npopresents.

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Wilson Phillips 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

Mount Kimbie Electronic music from London. 8 pm; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.; $15; 407-246-1419.

Oct. 15

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Wilson Phillips 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

Oct. 16

Avenged Sevenfold Rock. 7 pm; Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.; $27.50-$47.50; 800-745-3000.

Baths Electronic musician on Anticon. 8 pm; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.; $12-$15; 407-246-1419.

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: The Pointer Sisters ’70s and ’80s pop. 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

Oct. 17

Ben Rector, Tyrone Wells 7 pm; House of Blues, Downtown Disney West Side, Lake Buena Vista; $16-$18; 407-934-2583.

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: The Pointer Sisters 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

Izzy and the Catastrophics, Gravel Kings Rockabilly. 9 pm; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; $8.

Oct. 18

Atlas Genius, Family of the Year 7 pm; House of Blues, Downtown Disney West Side, Lake Buena Vista; $20; 407-934-2583.

Austin Mahone, Becky G, Midnight Red 6 pm; Hard Rock Live, 6050 Universal Blvd.; $29.50-$32; 407-351-5483.

Chicago Rock band. 8 pm; King Center for Performing Arts, 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne; $57.50; 321-242-2219.

DJ Vadim, DJ BMF 9 pm; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.; $10-$13; 407-246-1419.

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Night Ranger Classic rock. 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

MazzMuse: An Evening With Mazz Swift 7:30 pm; Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Ave., DeLand; $18; 386-736-7456.

Paddington Ambush CD Release Party With Hu$$y and I-Resolution Reggae. 9 pm; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; $10.

The Gangly Youth, Caribou King, Forms Math dream rock. 9 pm; The 13, 4822 S. Orange Ave.; $5.

The Lumineers, Dr. Dog, Nathaniel Rateliff Denver folk rock. 5:30 pm; St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine; $27.50-$45; 904-471-1965.

Oct. 18-Oct. 20

Nerdapalooza 2013 Nerdapalooza is your friend. Not your only friend. But a little glowing friend. It seems if all jocks think about is sports, then all these nerds think about is music, because this year’s lineup is beefed up, including They Might Be Giants and Nerf Herder as headliners. The festival also features more than 40 bands over three days, as well as an indie game showcase, vendors and visual artists. Plus – bonus item – the first day is free. It’s a stupid fun time that makes us wish we could always be stupid! Forever! 5 pm; Orange County Convention Center, 9990 International Drive; nerdapalooza.org; free single day; $70 weekend pass.

Oct. 19

Dizzy Wright Las Vegas hip-hop on Funk Volume. 6 pm; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.; $15-$30; 407-246-1419.

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Night Ranger Classic rock. 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

Matt Nathanson, Joshua Radin 7 pm; House of Blues, Downtown Disney West Side, Lake Buena Vista; $25; 407-934-2583.

Wild J and the Phantoms Pajama Party Garage rock. 9 pm; Uncle Lou’s Entertainment Hall, 1016 N. Mills Ave.; $5; 407-898-0009; free if you wear pajamas.

Oct. 20

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Night Ranger Classic rock. 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

Finch Post-hardcore band on Geffen Records. 6 pm; The Beacham, 46 N. Orange Ave.; $20-$25; 407-648-8363.

Savannah, Valise, Mountain Sounds 4 pm; Backbooth, 37 W. Pine St.; $6-$8; 407-999-2570.

Tower of Power Soul. 6:30 pm; The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave.; $26.50; 407-228-1220.

Oct. 21

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Boyz II Men ’90s R&B. 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

Oct. 22

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Boyz II Men ’90s R&B. 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

We Came As Romans, Silverstein, Chunk! No Captain, Chunk!, the Color Morale, Dangerkids Detroit post-hardcore. 5 pm; House of Blues, Downtown Disney West Side, Lake Buena Vista; $20-$22; 407-934-2583.

Oct. 23

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Boyz II Men ’90s R&B. 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

Jay Brannan Texas singer-songwriter. 8 pm; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.; $12-$14; 407-246-1419.

Oct. 24

A Day to Remember, All Time Low, Pierce the Veil Hardcore metal. 6:45 pm; CFE Arena, University of Central Florida; $27.50-$36.50; 407-823-6006.

Datsik Dubstep and drum & bass. 10 pm; Firestone Live, 578 N. Orange Ave.; $20; 407-872-0066.

Draco Rosa 7 pm; House of Blues, Downtown Disney West Side, Lake Buena Vista; $52; 407-934-2583.

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Survivor ’80s rock. 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

Mike Stud Rapper. 8 pm; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.; $13-$14; 407-246-1419.

The Deer Tracks, Saskatchewan Swedish indie pop. 9 pm; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; $8.

Oct. 25

Country Megaticket featuring Luke Bryan, Thompson Square, Florida Georgia Line 7 pm; MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, at the Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa; $199-$998; 813-740-2446.

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Survivor ’80s rock. 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

Halloweenie Roast Featuring Alice Cooper, Bullet for my Valentine, Black Veil Brides, Papa Roach, Pop Evil, Heaven’s Basement Heavy metal. 6 pm; CFE Arena, University of Central Florida; $19.50-$49.50; 407-823-6006.

Otep, Stolen Babies, New Years Day, Kill the Sound, the Hate Tank 8 pm; Backbooth, 37 W. Pine St.; $15; 407-999-2570.

Return of the Living Punk: The Shitfits, Totalimortal, Skeletons of Society 9 pm; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.; $5; 407-246-1419.

Reverend Horton Heat, Wayne “The Train” Hancock Psychobilly. 6 pm; The Beacham, 46 N. Orange Ave.; $20; 407-648-8363.

Oct. 26

2 Cellos Classical; rock. 7 pm; The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave.; $30; 407-228-1220.

Beatles Express – A Tribute Concert 7:30 pm; Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Ave., DeLand; $20-$25; 386-736-7456.

Built to Spill, Slam Dunk, Genders ’90s indie rock. 6 pm; The Beacham, 46 N. Orange Ave.; $20-$25; 407-648-8363.

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: 38 Special Southern rock band. 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

Holly Hunt, Hollow Leg Drone metal. 9 pm; Uncle Lou’s Entertainment Hall, 1016 N. Mills Ave.; $5; 407-898-0009.

Jessie Ware Electronic R&B. 7 pm; House of Blues, Downtown Disney West Side, Lake Buena Vista; $20-$23; 407-934-2583.

Morgan Page Electronic music DJ. 10 pm; Firestone Live, 578 N. Orange Ave.; $30-$50; 407-872-0066.

Tribute to the Blues Brothers 7:30 pm; Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, 201-203 S. Magnolia Ave., Sanford; $20-$27; 407-321-8111.

Oct. 27

Beatles Express – A Tribute Concert 2:30 pm; Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Ave., DeLand; $20-$25; 386-736-7456.

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: 38 Special 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

Oct. 28

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Smash Mouth Rock. 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

Oct. 29

Barenaked Ladies, Whitehorse Pop rock. 7 pm; Hard Rock Live, 6050 Universal Blvd.; $35-$50; 407-351-5483.

Candy Hearts, Teen Agers, Mockingbird Wish Me Luck, Placeholder Indie punk. 7 pm; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; visit willspub.org for details.

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Smash Mouth Rock. 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

The Movement, Natural Vibrations, Fear Nuttin Band Early ’90s Los Angeles rave music. 8 pm; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.; $12; 407-246-1419.

Week of Wonders, Hot Hands Seattle tropical punk. 9 pm; Uncle Lou’s Entertainment Hall, 1016 N. Mills Ave.; call for price; 407-898-0009.

Oct. 30

Divided Heaven, Joe Briggs Acoustic punk. Midnight; Backbooth, 37 W. Pine St.; free; 407-999-2570.

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Smash Mouth Rock. 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

John Fogerty 7 pm; Hard Rock Live, 6050 Universal Blvd.; $37.50-$125; 407-351-5483.

Michael Bublé 8 pm; Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.; call for price; 800-745-3000.

Real Friends 6 pm; Backbooth, 37 W. Pine St.; $12-$14; 407-999-2570.

Selena Gomez 7 pm; Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa; $26-$66; 813-301-6500.

Story of the Year Rock. 5:30 pm; The Beacham, 46 N Orange Ave.; $20-$25; 407-246-1419.

Tim Kasher Saddle Creek indie rock. 8 pm; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.; $12-$15; 407-246-1419.

Tiny Engines Pre-Fest Featuring Restorations, Dikembe, Direct Effect, Signals Midwest, Little Big League Punk. 7:30 pm; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; $8.

Oct. 31

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Spin Doctors 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

Halloween Party Featuring RJ Harman and Company Blues. 10:30 pm; Tanqueray’s, 100 S. Orange Ave.; free; 407-649-8540.

Jacuzzi Boys Lo-fi garage rock band on Hardly Art; 9 pm; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; $10.

The Green, Shwayze, Kimie Hawaiian reggae. 7 pm; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.; $17-$20; 407-246-1419.

Velvet Sessions With Gin Blossoms ’90s rock. 6:30 pm; Velvet Bar, Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando; $29-$35; 407-351-7625.

Nine Inch Nails, Gary Numan We’re not sure which blew our minds more, when the Associated Press embarrassingly printed that Nine Inch Nails covered Johnny Cash’s “Hurt” on this tour or the fact that we get to hear that throbbing wound of a song live on Halloween night. Plus, Nine Inch Nails has a storied live show that rumor has it will make those KISS and Paul McCartney Amway shows from earlier this year look like shadow puppet plays. May everyone in attendance come back haunted. 7:30 pm; Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.; $35.50-$99.50; 800-745-3000.

Nov. 1

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Spin Doctors Alternative rock band. 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

J. Robbins, War on Women, the Pauses Rock. 9 pm; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; $10.

R5 Pop rock on Hollywood Records. 6:30 pm; The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave.; $22.50; 407-228-1220.

The Green, Shwayze, Kimie Hawaiian reggae. 8 pm; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.; $17-$20; 407-246-1419.

Nov. 2

Benny Benassi, Timeflies 7 pm; CFE Arena, University of Central Florida; $23; 407-823-6006.

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Christopher Cross ’80s pop. 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

Jake Miller, Action Item, Air Dubai Miami rapper. 6 pm; House of Blues, Downtown Disney West Side, Lake Buena Vista; $25-$28; 407-934-2583.

Kevin Greenspon, Big Waves of Pretty 9 pm; The Peacock Room, 1321 N. Mills Ave.; $6; 407-228-0048.

Minus the Bear, INVSN, Slow Bird 6 pm; The Beacham, 46 N. Orange Ave.; $20-$32; 407-648-8363.

Kurt Vile and the Violators, Beach Fossils Touring on Wakin’ on a Pretty Daze, Kurt Vile is finally, finally coming to Orlando five albums into his mumbling but notable indie rock rise to fame. On Matador and citing Pavement as an influence, Vile offers a breed of lo-fi home recordings that features introspective social commentary over fuzzy, fast guitars. His new album might be his calmest yet, but fingers crossed we’ll hear some of the more charged older tunes as well from the constant hitmaker. 6:30 pm; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.; $17; 407-246-1419.

Nov. 3

And So I Watch You From Afar, This Town Needs Guns, Mylets 6 pm; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.; $12-$14; 407-246-1419.

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Christopher Cross ’80s pop. 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

In This Moment, Motionless in White, Kyng, All Hail the Yeti Metal rock. 5 pm; Firestone Live, 578 N. Orange Ave.; $23.75; 407-872-0066.

OBNIII’s, the Blind Shake 9 pm; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; $8

Virginia Schenck Jazz singer. 7:30 pm; Timucua White House, 2000 S. Summerlin Ave.; free; 407-595-2713.

Nov. 4

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Hanson ’90s pop mmm-bop. 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

New Found Glory, Alkaline Trio, H20 Punk-pop. 6:30 pm; House of Blues, Downtown Disney West Side, Lake Buena Vista; $26-$28; 407-934-2583.

Sleigh Bells Experimental pop. 8 pm; Firestone Live, 578 N. Orange Ave.; $20-$35; 407-872-0066.

Nov. 5

Anberlin, the Maine 5:30 pm; House of Blues, Downtown Disney West Side, Lake Buena Vista; $20-$23; 407-934-2583.

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Hanson ’90s pop mmm-bop. 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister Garage country. 8 pm; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.; $12; 407-246-1419.

Paramore Rock; 7:30 pm; CFE Arena, University of Central Florida; $27.50-$42.50; 407-823-6006.

Sublime With Rome, Dirtyheads 7 pm; Hard Rock Live, 6050 Universal Blvd.; $41.50-$67.50; 407-351-5483.

Nov. 6

Drake, Miguel, Future 7 pm; Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa; $37-$97; 813-301-6500.

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Dennis DeYoung (of Styx) 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

Michael Franti & Spearhead Hip-hop and R&B. 7 pm; House of Blues, Downtown Disney West Side, Lake Buena Vista; $20-$25; 407-934-2583.

Toubab Krewe, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad West African rock. 8 pm; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.; $12-$15; 407-246-1419.

Nov. 7

3OH!3 Electronic pop. 6 pm; House of Blues, Downtown Disney West Side, Lake Buena Vista; $20-$23; 407-934-2583.

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Dennis DeYoung (of Styx) 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

Streetlight Manifesto, Mike Park, Dan Potthast Ska-punk. 7 pm; The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave.; $18; 407-228-1220.

Nov. 8

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Dennis DeYoung (of Styx) 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

Electric Daisy Carnival Call for time; Tinker Field, 287 S. Tampa Ave.; $119-$249; 407-649-7297.

Passion Pit, Two Door Cinema Club, the Joy Formidable, St. Lucia Pop. 5 pm; St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine; $33-$42.50; 904-471-1965.

Sie7e Latin Grammy-winning artist. 7:30 pm; House of Blues, Downtown Disney West Side, Lake Buena Vista; $25-$28; 407-934-2583.

Nov. 9

Braids, Hundred Waters 7 pm; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.; $12; 407-246-1419.

Chase Rice, Sam Hunt Country. 7 pm; House of Blues, Downtown Disney West Side, Lake Buena Vista; $15-$18; 407-934-2583.

Coastline Festival Featuring Passion Pit, Two Door Cinema Club, Matt & Kim and others Pop. Noon; MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, at the Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa; $20-$55; 813-740-2446.

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy ’90s big band music. 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

Electric Daisy Carnival Call for time; Tinker Field, 287 S. Tampa Ave.; $119-$249; 407-649-7297.

Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls Folk punk. 5:30 pm; The Beacham, 46 N. Orange Ave.; $20-$25; 407-648-8363.

Josh Groban Pop. 8 pm; Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.; $47.50-$97.50; 800-745-3000.

Nov. 10

Accidental Music Festival Presents the Tekalli Duo Classical. 7:30 pm; Timucua White House, 2000 S. Summerlin Ave.; free.

Cyndi Lauper ’80s pop. 7 pm; House of Blues, Downtown Disney West Side, Lake Buena Vista; $35.50-$38.50; 407-934-2583.

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy ’90s big band music. 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band Emo, indie rock. 6 pm; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.; $12-$15; 407-246-1419.

Vanna, Alpha and Omega, Betrayal, the Greenery 4 pm; Backbooth, 37 W. Pine St.; $12; 407-999-2570.

Nov. 11

Eat to the Beat Concert Series: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy ’90s big band music. 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8 pm; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-939-1289.

Nov. 12

Encore! Concerts: Guitar and Percussion Concert 7:30 pm; Seminole State College Fine Arts Concert Hall, 100 Weldon Blvd., Sanford; free; 407-708-2040.

John Vanderslice, Alexander & the Grapes Gainesville songwriter and Tiny Telephone founder John Vanderslice prefers to play in intimate settings, and this special night brings him to outdoor venue the Acre and includes lots of local bonuses, like collaborations with notable area musicians and circus antics from visual spectacle extraordinaire Fun-Dipped Productions. Nights like these don’t come often, and fans will probably want to buy a ticket in advance: They are handmade and feature personal photographs from Vanderslice’s past decade of touring. 7 pm; The Acre, 4421 Edgewater Drive; $10; 407-704-5161.

Nov. 13

O.A.R. Roots rock. 6:30 pm; House of Blues, Downtown Disney West Side, Lake Buena Vista; $32.50-$35.50; 407-934-2583.

Nov. 14

Gungor Folk rock. 7 pm; The Beacham, 46 N. Orange Ave.; $18-$40; 407-648-8363.

The Chariot Hardcore punk. 6 pm; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.; $12-$15; 407-246-1419.

Nov. 15

Adventure Club, DVBBS, Dallask, Hunter Siegel Dubstep. 8 pm; House of Blues, Downtown Disney West Side, Lake Buena Vista; $25; 407-934-2583.

Flatbush Zombies, Bodega Bamz 8 pm; Backbooth, 37 W. Pine St.; call for price; 407-999-2570.

Nov. 16

Classics Albums Live Featuring Led Zeppelin II 7 pm; Hard Rock Live, 6050 Universal Blvd.; $15-$30; 407-351-5483.

Hoodie Allen Hip-hop. 7 pm; House of Blues, Downtown Disney West Side, Lake Buena Vista; $23-$26; 407-934-2583.

The Avett Brothers Alt-country. 7 pm; CFE Arena, University of Central Florida; $35-$45; 407-823-6006.

The Virus, the Rawtones, Moral Decline Punk. 8 pm; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; $10.

Nov. 17

Mike Doughty Former frontman of Soul Coughing. 6 pm; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.; $22-$25; 407-246-1419.

Suga Wack Experimental jazz. 7:30 pm; Timucua White House, 2000 S. Summerlin Ave.; free; 407-595-2713.

Nov. 18

William Control, Davey Suicide, Fearless Vampire Killers Electronic music. 6 pm; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.; $12; 407-246-1419.

Nov. 20

Charli XCX Experimental pop from London on IAMSOUND. 7 pm; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.; $12-$14; 407-246-1419.

Rusted Root Rock jam band. 7 pm; The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave.; $20; 407-228-1220.

Nov. 21

Ab-Soul, Joey Bada$$, Pro Era, the Underachievers, Chevy Woods Hip-hop artist on Top Dawg Entertainment; 7 pm; The Beacham, 46 N. Orange Ave.; $25-$60; 407-648-8363.

Bro Safari Drum & bass DJ-producer. 10 pm; Firestone Live, 578 N. Orange Ave.; $10-$20; 407-872-0066.

JD Wilkes and the Dirt Daubers Rockabilly-blues. 8 pm; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; $8-$10

Straight No Chaser 7:30 pm; King Center for Performing Arts, 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne; $29.50-$49.50; 321-242-2219.

Nov. 22

John Denver Country-folk singer-songwriter. 7 pm; The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave.; $34.50; 407-228-1220.

Twenty One Pilots, Robert Delong, Sirah Pop. 7 pm; House of Blues, Downtown Disney West Side, Lake Buena Vista; $20-$23; 407-934-2583.

Janelle Monáe It’s rare that a musician makes her debut with a concept album that meets critical acclaim as well as commercial success, but that’s how Janelle Monáe does. And as incredible as The ArchAndroid was, her most recent release is its prequel, and by going back, The Electric Lady is poised to push the concept even further. It’s funky R&B: spooky, thrilling, cerebral and blissfully danceable. Monáe is unquestionably brilliant, and this show will undoubtedly be a bright spot to the fall. 7 pm; Hard Rock Live, 6050 Universal Blvd.; $27.50-$45; 407-351-5483.

Nov. 23

A Beatles Era Tribute 7:30 pm; Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, 201-203 S. Magnolia Ave., Sanford; $20-$27; 407-321-8111.

DiamondRocks! 8 pm; Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St., Winter Garden; $25; 407-877-4736.

Eagles ’70s classic rock band from California. 8 pm; Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.; $49.75-$177.25; 800-745-3000.

Jonny Lang Blues guitarist. 7:30 pm; House of Blues, Downtown Disney West Side, Lake Buena Vista; $24; 407-934-2583.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Rap. 7:30 pm; USF Sun Dome, Tampa, 4602 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa; $32.50-$42.50; 813-974-3002.

Nov. 24

Clint Black Country. 7 pm; Peabody Auditorium, Daytona Beach, 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach; $39-$49; 904-258-3169.

Nov. 25

Johnny Marr, Alamar Singer-songwriter formerly of the Smiths. 7 pm; The Beacham, 46 N. Orange Ave.; $27.50-$35; 407-648-8363.

Reggae Mondae 10:30 pm; Tanqueray’s, 100 S. Orange Ave.; free; 407-649-8540.

Nov. 26

The Groove Orient 10:30 pm; Tanqueray’s, 100 S. Orange Ave.; free; 407-649-8540.

Nov. 27

The Business, the Attack Punk. 8 pm; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; $10-$12; willspub.org.

Acoustic Song Circle 7-10 pm; Sleeping Moon Café, 495 N. Semoran Blvd., Winter Park; free; 321-295-7844.

Step Leader 10:30 pm; Tanqueray’s, 100 S. Orange Ave.; free; 407-649-8540.

Nov. 29

Control This 10:30 pm; Tanqueray’s, 100 S. Orange Ave.; free; 407-649-8540.

Mayday Parade Emo-pop. 5:30 pm; House of Blues, Downtown Disney West Side, Lake Buena Vista; $21-$23; 407-934-2583.

Nov. 30

Lee Brice, the Chris Lane Band Country rock. 7 pm; House of Blues, Downtown Disney West Side, Lake Buena Vista; $26-$28; 407-934-2583.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra 60-piece orchestra with a rock chorus. 8 pm; Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.; $30-$68.50; 800-745-3000.

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