Ticketfly Tours: Your must-see fall concerts

Cristina Peralta

Aug. 28, 2017

Just because the leaves are coming down, it doesn’t mean your musical high has to. We’ve got so many hot concerts on the way, you’ll think summer never left. Here’s just a sample of some of the awesome bands coming to a ‘fly venue near you.

The Minneapolis lyricist is known for his often aggressive delivery and bone-rattling production. That’s because the rapper is equally influenced by punk as he is hip-hop. His latest release, Chill Dummy, is more personal than political (it’s his first since receiving a kidney transplant in 2014). It has its mellow moments but when it gets heavy, run for cover. The nearly nine-minute “sleepdrone​/​superposition” will pummel you over with its drums and biting lyrics, which tackle everything from P.O.S.’s illness to racism and police brutality. We can only imagine how it takes shape live.

9.14: Ottawa Tavern – Toledo, OH
9.16: The Hi Tone Cafe – Memphis, TN
9.17: Exit/In – Nashville, TN
9.19: Barleycorn’s – Wichita, KS
9.20: Slowdown – Omaha, NE
9.21: The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
9.22: Blue Moose Tap House  – Iowa City, IA
10.4: Union Nightclub – Los Angeles, CA
10.5: Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
10.6: Neck of the Woods – San Francisco, CA
10.12: Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
10.16: The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
10.19: Hodi’s Half Note – Fort Collins, CO
10.20: Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
10.21: Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
10.25: The Red Herring Lounge – Duluth, MN
11.1: 1st Ward at Chop Shop – Chicago, IL
11.4: The Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
11.8: Rivoli – Toronto, ON
11.14: The Ballroom at The Outer Space – Hamden, CT
11.15: Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
11.16: Milkboy – Philadelphia, PA
11.18: Songbyrd Music House – Washington, DC
11.19: Jammin Java – Vienna, VA


The “s” at the end of this band name might suggest plurality, but it’s really just the stage name of Jack Antonoff—he just happens to have the work ethic of multiple people. When he’s not making 80s/90s influenced indie-pop as Bleachers, he’s playing guitar with Fun and writing songs with Taylor Swift. He co-wrote multiple hits on 2014’s Grammy Award-winning 1989. Catch him now before he starts packing arenas.

9.8: Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater – Lewiston, NY
9.13: Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN
9.17: The Beacham – Orlando, FL
9.22: Fear Farm Festival Grounds – Phoenix, AZ
9.27: Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA
10.3: Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
11.7: Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
11.11: Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL
11.14: Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON


L.A. Witch
L.A. Witch will put a spell on you. The trio has had a cauldron of dark blues, lo-fi garage, and psychedelic punk cooking for four years. They’ll finally serve it in full on their eponymous debut record, due out September 8. Listen to the album’s first single, “untitled,” and you’ll fall in love with singer’s Sade Sanchez haunting howl.

10.2: The Chapel – San Francisco, CA
10.3: The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
10.6: Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
10.9: The Shakedown – Bellingham, WA
10.12-13: Desert Daze Festival – Joshua Tree, CA
10.20: Club Dada – Dallas, TX
10.26: Gramps – Miami, FL
10.28: The Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
10.29: The Mothlight – Asheville, NC
10.31: Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
11.2: PhilaMOCA – Philadelphia, PA
11.3: Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
11.8: The Garrison – Toronto, ON
11.10: Ace of Cups – Columbus, OH
11.12: Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
11.17: Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT


Benjamin Booker
Benjamin Booker beautifully blends vintage rock, blues, soul, and gospel into records that are simultaneously rousing and poignant. His latest release, Witness, finds him at his most contemplative with songs like the Mavis Staples-assisted title track. But Booker can still bring the bounce. Be ready to move when he drops “Right On You” and “Off the Ground.”

9.8: Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
9.9: Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
9.10: Neumos – Seattle, WA
9.13: The State Room – Salt Lake City, UT
9.14: Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO
9.24: The Independent – San Francisco, CA
9.29: Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA
9.30: Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
10.3: Trees – Dallas, TX
10.10: Old Rock House – St. Louis, MO
10.11: The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS
10.18: Mod Club Theatre – Toronto, ON
10.23: 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
10.26: Saturn – Birmingham, AL


Producer and DJ TOKiMONSTA has continually evolved since emerging out of the L.A. beat scene and dropping her debut on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder records in 2010. Seven years later, she stays on the progressive front, blending everything from pop and soulful house to hip-hop and bass into her music. She must be onto something, considering she’s snagged features from the likes of Anderson .Paak, Yuna, Jessie Ware and more.

9.15: Holocene – Portland, OR
9.22-24: Life Is Beautiful Festival – Las Vegas, NV
9.26: 191 Toole – Tucson, AZ
10.3: The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
10.5: Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
10.7: El Club – Detroit, MI
10.14: U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC


Open Mike Eagle
Open Mike Eagle is soon to be a household name. The rapper has a music and stand-up show called The New Negroes coming soon to Comedy Central. Of course, he’s still dropping intelligent rhymes. His forthcoming album, Brick Body Kids Still Daydream, due out mid-September, is centered around the Robert Taylor Homes, a Chicago housing project that was demolished in 2007. The conceptual album reimagines the homes and leads into a larger conversation on politics, race relations and gentrification. He brings it to you on his “The Tour of the Robert Taylor Homes.”

9.15: RBC – Dallas, TX
9.16: The Secret Group – Houston, TX
9.20: High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
9.21: Marble Bar – Detroit, MI
9.26: Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
9.27: Black Cat – Washington, DC
9.29: Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
9.30: SPACE Gallery – Portland, ME
10.5: Barboza – Seattle, WA
10.6: Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
10.18: Aisle 5 – Atlanta, GA
10.23: Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ
10.24: The Casbah – San Diego, CA
10.25: The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
10.26: The Independent – San Francisco, CA

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