September 09, 2016

Fall concerts: 50 shows you won't want to miss

Summer has come and gone, but who cares about that when you’ve got this much incredible live music to look forward to? From arenas to sweaty little holes in the wall, from flawless pop hooks to spaceway trippers to noise grinders, from locals to international superstars, there’s no limit to the reasons for you to go out and catch a gig. See you in the pit!

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Oct. 2
Destroyer
6:30 p.m. at the Social, thesocial.org, $15-$17
This solo outing from Destroyer guiding light Dan Bejar – as part of a lengthy U.S. tour – promises a fragile and intimate, though winding and uncertain, traipse through Bejar's chameleonic sensibilities and aesthetic. A vulnerable, pinched voice masks a restless artistic sensibility that has seen Destroyer lineups change drastically and dalliances in music ranging across the pop and avant spectrums. But tonight it's just him and his vast body of work, and it's up to your ears to find the connective tissue between them.

Oct. 2

Destroyer
6:30 p.m. at the Social, thesocial.org, $15-$17

This solo outing from Destroyer guiding light Dan Bejar – as part of a lengthy U.S. tour – promises a fragile and intimate, though winding and uncertain, traipse through Bejar's chameleonic sensibilities and aesthetic. A vulnerable, pinched voice masks a restless artistic sensibility that has seen Destroyer lineups change drastically and dalliances in music ranging across the pop and avant spectrums. But tonight it's just him and his vast body of work, and it's up to your ears to find the connective tissue between them.

Oct. 5
Lil Yachty
8 p.m. at Hard Rock Live, hardrock.com, $33
One of a cadre of young aesthetic/sonic boundary-trippers in hip-hop music, Lil Yachty recently lit the Social up at the end of August. Now, as opening act for Rae Sremmurd within the more roomy and widescreen environs of Hard Rock Live, having already proven his live bonafides in our city, you can expect even more chaos, adulation, red hair, incredible fashion and Yachty's idiosyncratic sing-rapping style. (MM)

Oct. 5

Lil Yachty
8 p.m. at Hard Rock Live, hardrock.com, $33

One of a cadre of young aesthetic/sonic boundary-trippers in hip-hop music, Lil Yachty recently lit the Social up at the end of August. Now, as opening act for Rae Sremmurd within the more roomy and widescreen environs of Hard Rock Live, having already proven his live bonafides in our city, you can expect even more chaos, adulation, red hair, incredible fashion and Yachty's idiosyncratic sing-rapping style. (MM)

Oct. 6-9
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood
7 p.m. at Amway Center, amwaycenter.com, $74.98
This monstrous four-night stand at the Amway Center is like pop-country's version of Sinatra at the Sands – the master showman and elder statesman proving that he can still show the young punks a thing or two on a grand scale, in front of no doubt sold-out crowds. Expect all of Brooks' KISS-inspired show stopping antics to be updated and in force – though the wig of Chris Gaines is still locked away in an undisclosed location, never to be seen again – and to hear the songs that basically formed the template for modern radio country as it stands today.

Oct. 6-9

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood
7 p.m. at Amway Center, amwaycenter.com, $74.98

This monstrous four-night stand at the Amway Center is like pop-country's version of Sinatra at the Sands – the master showman and elder statesman proving that he can still show the young punks a thing or two on a grand scale, in front of no doubt sold-out crowds. Expect all of Brooks' KISS-inspired show stopping antics to be updated and in force – though the wig of Chris Gaines is still locked away in an undisclosed location, never to be seen again – and to hear the songs that basically formed the template for modern radio country as it stands today.

Oct. 7
Junior Boys
9 p.m. at The Social, thesocial.org, $15-$17

Oct. 7

Junior Boys
9 p.m. at The Social, thesocial.org, $15-$17

Oct. 12
The Dear Hunter
7 p.m. at The Social, thesocial.org, $20-$50

Oct. 12

The Dear Hunter
7 p.m. at The Social, thesocial.org, $20-$50

Oct. 13
Ludacris
8 p.m. at the CFE Arena, cfearena.com, $25

Oct. 13

Ludacris
8 p.m. at the CFE Arena, cfearena.com, $25

Oct. 14
Bleached
7 p.m. at Backbooth, backbooth.com, $15-$17
In 1976 the Runaways put out an album steeped in sex and sunshine, and it is in that band's wake that Bleached emerged 40 years later. Digging their way out from under the weight of eviction notices, unhealthy relationships and the temptations of the party life, the L.A. trio is a band for anyone who's ever been torn between being productive or getting high. Their words will hit home, their sound will make you dance, and their live show is sure to be the highlight of a very stacked October of concerts. Oh, and they're co­-headlining the bill with freakin' Beach Slang! This will be the show you'll be hating yourself the next day for not attending.

Oct. 14

Bleached
7 p.m. at Backbooth, backbooth.com, $15-$17

In 1976 the Runaways put out an album steeped in sex and sunshine, and it is in that band's wake that Bleached emerged 40 years later. Digging their way out from under the weight of eviction notices, unhealthy relationships and the temptations of the party life, the L.A. trio is a band for anyone who's ever been torn between being productive or getting high. Their words will hit home, their sound will make you dance, and their live show is sure to be the highlight of a very stacked October of concerts. Oh, and they're co­-headlining the bill with freakin' Beach Slang! This will be the show you'll be hating yourself the next day for not attending.

Oct. 14
MC Chris
8 p.m. at The Social, thesocial.org, $15-$17

Oct. 14

MC Chris
8 p.m. at The Social, thesocial.org, $15-$17

Oct. 15
RX Bandits
6:30 p.m. at The Beacham, thesocial.org, $22.50-$25

Oct. 15

RX Bandits
6:30 p.m. at The Beacham, thesocial.org, $22.50-$25

Oct. 17
Kataklysm
7 p.m. at The Haven Lounge, thehavenrocks.com, $17-$22

Oct. 17

Kataklysm
7 p.m. at The Haven Lounge, thehavenrocks.com, $17-$22