Fall Concert Guide: Our 22 top picks for autumn’s best live music in Orlando

Autumn is here, and the leaves are ... perhaps greener than ever! But while we don't really get a fall season per…

By Matthew Moyer, Grayson Keglovic

    Sunday, Oct. 1: Kim Petras          Pop sensation Petras' promo people (we love alliteration) have boldly declared 2023 "the year of Kim Petras" ... and y'know what? It ain't hyperbole for the first time in human history. Her smash hit "Unholy" with Sam Smith cleaned up on the charts and at the MTV VMAs. She played the Grammys and SNL and even posed for the cover of Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue. Petras is a thoroughly modern pop-culture phenomenon, yes, but she has the songs to back it up. Newest album Feed the Beast offers up anthems like "King of Hearts" and "Claws." Expect to hear all of that and more.           Addition Financial Arena, 12777 N. Gemini Blvd., additionfiarena.com, $46-$66.
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Matt and Kim went hard at the Beacham last night and we were there

Indie-pop daredevils Matt and Kim returned to Orlando and treated the Beacham like it was a house venue, holding nothing back. And…

By Ian Suarez

Matt and Kim live at the Beacham
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Everything and everyone we saw when Kes played the Beacham this weekend

Kes brought the Caribbean vibes to Orlando's Beacham as part of their "Man With No Door Tour" Saturday night. Known for instant…

By J.D. Casto

Jimmy October live at the Beacham
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K-pop sensation Dreamcatcher brings a tuneful ‘apocalypse’ to Orlando

Notorious K-pop band Dreamcatcher took their apocalyptic world tour to Orlando on Wednesday evening.  The "Apocalypse: From Us" world tour consisted of…

By Grayson Keglovic

K-pop sensation Dreamcatcher brings a tuneful ‘apocalypse’ to Orlando
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Everyone we saw at Figurehead Encore Weekend parties at the Orange Country Regional History Center

After a heady year, the History Center is slowly winding down their Music and Mayhem Figurehead exhibition, and waved a long (though early)…

By Jim Leatherman

Figurehead Night Out at the History Center
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Will’s Pub rattled and shook with live music to mark 28th anniversary

For four loud nights last week, Will's Pub celebrated their 28th anniversary with a packed calendar of live music. On Friday night,…

By Jim Leatherman

M.A.C.E. live at Will's Pub
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Everything we saw at the Dethklok and Babymetal show at the Orlando Amphitheater

Multimedia metal outfits Dethklok and Babymetal played the Orlando Amphitheater on Saturday with guitarist Jason Richardson in tow. The "Babyklok" tour combined…

By Jacquelin Goldberg

A Dr. Rockzo fan at the Orlando Amphitheater
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Jordan Foley and the Wheelhouse threw an album-release honky-tonk at Will's Pub last weekend

Jordan Foley and the Wheelhouse rambled on in to Will's Pub on Saturday for an epic CD release show. Supporting on the…

By Jim Leatherman

Jordan Foley and the Wheelhouse live at Will's pub
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Andrew McMahon entered the wilderness of Disney Springs to play with Starting Line and Flor at House of Blues

As always, Andrew McMahon plated a very well-balanced set consisting of new material and music from Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin. Opening…

By Ian Suarez

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness live at the House of Blues
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Gouge Away and friends got loud at Will’s Pub while Tierney Tough kept it melancholy next door

It was a night of homecomings at the Will's Pub complex on Saturday night. Hardcore titans Gouge Away played a homecoming show…

By Jim Leatherman

Gouge Away live at Will's Pub
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Deantoni Parks, White Sands and Kurt Rambus wove dark (literally) atmospheric spells in Orlando

Deantoni Parks at long last was able to bring his Technoself experimental-percussion guise to Will's Pub on Thursday night. Adventurous support came…

By Michael Lothrop

Deantoni Parks and friends
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Everything we saw at Sam Smith's 'Gloria' tour stop at the Amway Center

Despite being in the heart of DeSantis' increasingly anti-queer Florida, Sam Smith's "Gloria" North American tour made its second stop in Orlando.…

By J.D. Casto

Sam Smith live at the Amway Center
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Man on Man, Stiletto and Flagman presented a night of fearless and loud sound at Will's Pub

Man on Man — the musical union of IRL couple Roddy Bottum (Faith No More, Imperial Teen) and Joey Holman — brought their frenetic fuzz-rock…

By Jim Leatherman

Stiletto live at Will's Pub
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Hello Rockv … Orlando! Less Than Jake mark anniversary of classic album with Voodoo Glow Skulls live

Florida's Own Less Than Jake brought Voodoo Glow Skulls and Devon Kay and the Solutions to the House of Blues' stage on…

By Ian Suarez

Less Than Jake live at the House of Blues
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Orlando Girls Rock Camp gave a stage to the future of local music at annual showcase concert

Dear Orlando Girls Rock Camp, Thank you for the two-hour therapy session. It was an unexpected and much needed respite from watching…

By Matthew Lehman

Orlando Girls Rock Camp Camper Showcase live concert at Conduit
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What’s our age again?: A reunited Blink-182 stormed into Tampa’s Amalie Arena

The highly anticipated reunion of Blink-182 with Tom DeLonge at Amalie Arena in Tampa was an unforgettable night of punk-rock bliss. The…

By Ian Suarez

Blink 182 at Tampa's Amalie Arena
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Paramore took over Orlando's Amway Center with some rock and rage

Orlando screamed its heart out as Paramore hit the Amway Center stage Tuesday night as part of the iconic rock band's This…

By J.D. Casto

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Narrow Head, Graham Hunt, Stripmallravestarrr brought heavy moments of clarity to the Abbey Wednesday

A reminder: It's OK to disengage from the table chat amongst friends to look down and Shazam what's playing above. Something nostalgic,…

By Matt Keller Lehman

Stripmallravestarrr live at the Abbey
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Swamp Sistas threw a party for a good cause with their La La fundraiser at Orlando Fringe

Local folk and roots-music collective Swamp Sistas took over the Orlando Fringe Festival Lawn this weekend to hold their big La La…

By Jim Leatherman

Swamp Sistas live at Fringe
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Everything we saw at this year’s Welcome to Rockville fest in Daytona, Florida

Welcome to Rockville took over the Daytona International Speedway over the weekend with some of the biggest names in, yes, rock and…

By Jacquelin Goldberg

Tool live at Welcome to Rockville
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Tove Lo and Slayyyter inspired fervent devotion at Orlando’s House of Blues this week

Tove Lo and Slayyyter went down a storm at a House of Blues jam-packed with beautiful people on Wednesday night. With top-notch production,…

By Jim Leatherman

Tove Lo and Slayyyter inspired fervent devotion at Orlando’s House of Blues this week
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Future Bartenderz go full-band at Will's, Cradle of Judah enchant next door at Indie’s — all on a Monday, no less!

For a Monday night, it was unusually sonically busy at Will's Pub, with two very different shows in adjoining rooms. Lil Indie's…

By Jim Leatherman

Future Bartenderz at Will's Pub
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Release the bats: Leatherette said a very loud and emotional goodbye to Orlando at Will's Pub

On the eve of a move to Chicago, Orlando band Leatherette played a farewell show over the weekend at Will's Pub. The…

By Jim Leatherman

Release the bats: Leatherette said a very loud and emotional goodbye to Orlando at Will's Pub
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100 Gecs and Machine Girl summoned up the feral future of music at their Orlando show

We sent Matt Keller Lehman in cold to shoot 100 Gecs' and Machine Girl's apocalyptic team-up at Hard Rock Live (on theme…

By Matt Keller Lehman

100 Gecs live at Hard Rock Live
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Florida sludge: Metal monsters Mastodon and Gojira at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Mastodon, Gojira and Lorna Shore brought their Mega-Monsters Tour to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Friday, May 5. The heavy threesome sold…

By Jacquelin Goldberg

Mastodon live at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
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Everything we saw at You Blew it!’s wild reunion shows in Orlando

Orlando's own You Blew It! got back together for one weekend only in Orlando — and Orlando showed up. The band played two sold-out…

By Jim Leatherman

You Blew It! live reunion at Will's Pub, night one
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The Za-Boo-Zays regrouped and played a sold-out Lil Indie’s show this weekend

Central Floridian all-star folk ensemble the Za-Boo-Zays — Kaleigh Baker, Olivia Wynn Roche and Hannah Harber Wynn — regrouped for some live work,…

By Jim Leatherman

The Za-Boo-Zays with Thomas Wynn, live at Lil Indies
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Hayley Kiyoko gave her fans a ‘Panoramic’ show at Orlando’s House of Blues

Hayley Kiyoko brought her "sexy" and "loud" new Panorama tour into Orlando's House of Blues on Thursday, April 27. Emmy Meli opened,…

By Gianna Aceto

Hayley Kiyoko at House of Blues Orlando (April 27, 2023)
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Wilco and the A's brought Orlando an evening of inventive, emotional Americana

Wilco and The A's rambled into the Hard Rock Live on Tuesday, April 18, for an evening of emotional and inventive Americana…

By Jim Leatherman

Wilco at the Hard Rock Live
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Indigo Girls did double duty in Orlando this weekend at the Plaza Live and the Enzian

The Indigo Girls did double duty in Orlando on Sunday, April 16, playing a headliner at the Plaza Live and making a…

By Jim Leatherman

The Indigo Girls headlined the Paza Live on Sunday night
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