Catch these acts on tour this fall

Jack White
JEFF KRAVITZ/GETTY IMAGES

September

Gotye
The “Somebody That I Used To Know” singer continues his bid to  be more than just somebody that you used to know. The French   musician’s live show features elaborately timed film projections and an artsy delivery that will reward attendees who go to the show just to see him play that one song. Sept. 22, Bank Of America Pavilion    

David Byrne with St. Vincent
David Byrne kind of owned “Love This Giant,” the collaborative album he just released with St. Vincent. But the dude is a giant of sorts, having helped give birth to America’s new wave movement in the late 1970s. That said, we hope Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) will step to the front more for the live shows, as she is a real monster on the guitar.
Sept. 23, The Orpheum

Peter Gabriel
The “Back to Front” tour promises to deliver what its title suggests, with songs that span his entire career, and probably draw heavily from his 1986 classic, “So,” which comes out in a big 25th anniversary edition next month.  Sept. 24, TD Garden    

A$AP Rocky
Promoting his eagerly anticipated “LongLiveA$AP” album, which wasn’t quite eagerly anticipated enough to put in our albums section, the 23-year-old rapper does put on an impressive show, and this may be the last time you’ll be able to see him at a venue of this size. Sept. 28, House Of Blues

Jack White
Will he have his female backing band with him, or his male backing band? Who knows and who cares? What White’s gender experiment has proven is that it doesn’t matter what chromo-somes you have as long as you can rock. And both of the bands he has backing him on his “Blunderbus” tour do indeed rock. Sept. 28, Agganis Arena

October

Alabama Shakes
This bluesy rock band blew everybody away who saw them this spring. Then all of those people told all their friends about it. Now the Shakes are back (and at bigger venues), ready to accommodate all of those people and their friends.  Oct. 5, House Of Blues

Dispatch
Dispatch was once a jammy Boston band that seemed like a fluke success story. They had earned a loyal following but decided to call it quits in 2004 and played a farewell show at the Hatch Shell. That show closed off Storrow Drive! Because that show drew 100,000 people! Ever since then, they’d get together to play occasional reunion shows, but now with a brand-new album, “Circles Around the Sun,” they appear to be in it to win it again. Cape Cod-based “don’t miss this by any means” act the Parkington Sisters open. Oct. 6, Agganis Arena

Morrissey
The more you ignore him, the closer he gets, and apparently you haven’t been paying enough attention to the former Smiths singer, because he gets very close next month. Oct. 5, Wang Theatre – Citi Performing Arts Center

Waka Flocka Flame
Watching Waka live is kind of like seeing a one-man Wu-Tang. It’s not always easy to know what is going on if you don’t know the tracks already, but it’s guaran-teed fun. Oct. 14 , House Of Blues    

Beach House
Fall is a chill season that awakens somber feelings of death and a hope for renewal. That’s’ kinda what Beach House do as well.  Oct. 15, Wilbur Theatre   

The Walkmen
“Heaven,” the Walkmen’s recent mainstream effort, didn’t feel quite as deep as their previous releases, but watching singer Hamilton Leithauser in-person may change the way you feel about that. The way he expels perfect-pitch yells will make you wonder why they didn’t just do the album live.  Oct. 19, Royale

 Rush
If you haven’t already checked out setlists for the shows that Rush have played on this tour so far, you’ll be relieved to know that a concert earlier this week included these notes:  “Where’s My Thing?” (with drum solo), “Headlong Flight” (with drum solo) and “Drum Solo” (The Percussor). Not only do they do two songs with drum solos, but Neil Peart plays one drum solo so immense that it has its own title! Oct. 24, TD Garden     

Father John Misty
Josh Tillman has played on his own and with bands like Fleet Foxes, but under his current moniker he seems to have really found his voice. His songs are folky, confident and evocatively weird. Consider this lyric: “Pour me another drink and punch me in the face/you can call me Nancy.” And go see him before everybody else learns how cool he is. Oct. 25, The Paradise, Boston

Smashing Pumpkins
Billy is back, with musicians who didn’t play on the original recordings of the songs that made his band famous. So what? They’ll still play all those songs. Need proof? The first three songs from a set in South Korea last month were “Zero,” “Bullet With the Butterfly Wings” and “Today.”    
Oct. 27, Agganis Arena    

John Legend
John Legend’s loverman soul music is the perfect date night concert, setting the mood for what happens after the show, but if you catch opening act Lianne La Havas, you might have to leave to get intimate with whoever you brought with you before the headliner even takes the stage.
Oct. 30, Wang Theatre – Citi Performing Arts Center
             
November

Justin Bieber
The Biebs! If you’re going, you already bought tickets to this show months ago. If you’re not planning on going, there’s really not much we can tell you to persuade you to say, “Hmmm, I think I’m going to go out and buy Justin Bieber tickets.” Carly “Call Me Maybe” Rae Jepsen is opening! Did that work?
Nov. 10, TD Garden

Dan Deacon
Dan Deacon makes beautiful colossal electronic music and his shows are fittingly beautifully colossal. If you’ve ever been to see Girl Talk, it’s that kind of messy party, but most of the music coming from Dan Deacon’s console are of his own design, rather than samples. What’s most exciting, though, is that lately he’s been bringing a drummer with him! Does he do “Drum Solo” (The Percussor)? No. Not yet at least. Nov. 13, The Paradise

Catch ‘em while you can

“Hope I die before I get old”? Yeah, right. Many of these musicians have entered their seventh decade. They may have hearing problems but none of them seem to have rocking problems. Actually, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen don’t “rock” per se, in the traditional way, but their poetry rocks!
 
The Who, Nov. 16, TD Garden    

Bob Dylan, Nov. 18, TD Garden

Neil Young & Crazy Horse (with Patti Smith), Nov. 26, TD Garden

Leonard Cohen, Dec. 15-16, Citi Wang Performing Arts Center



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Drive charged in fatal hit and run, police…

The NYPD has arrested a man they say is responsible for a fatal hit and run in Manhattan last weekend. Doohee Cho, 33, was hit…

Local

Mayor de Blasio raises minimum wage for some…

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order Tuesday morning that will raise the minimum wage for workers employed by private companies that receive more…

National

3 myths about the working poor

Linda Tirado works to debunk some common stereotypes about the working poor in her new book, "Hand to Mouth."

Money

Lawsuit funding advances: friend or foe?

Reporter was commissioned to write this in-depth article Many plaintiffs awaiting resolution of their lawsuit or legal claim often find themselves in a tricky financial…

Going Out

Which NYC restaurant lost its three-star Michelin rating?

A record 73 restaurants in New York City collected coveted Michelin stars on Tuesday as a mix of trendy spots and fine-dining stalwarts underscored the…

Entertainment

Interview: Metro chats with filmmaker Meir Kalmanson, man…

A New York filmmaker hands out smiles to its residents.

Television

TV watch list, Tuesday, Sept. 30: 'Selfie,' 'Utopia'…

'Selfie' This modern day take on the "My Fair Lady" story stars John Cho in the Henry Higgins role. Perhaps instead of "the rain in…

Music

Can't-miss weekend events continue to attract the masses

Reporter was commissioned to write this in-depth article Earlier this summer, the Firefly Music Festival drew crowds of tens of thousands of people to Dover, Delaware.…

MLB

Mets 2014 report card

The Mets wrapped up their eight straight season without a playoff appearance last weekend. Needless to say, they fell a bit short of general manager…

NFL

NFL Power Rankings: Cowboys, Packers, Ravens, Chargers climb

NFL Power Rankings: Cowboys, Packers, Ravens, Chargers climb

NFL

Ryan Quigley making a big impact for Jets…

Ryan Quigley, now in his second year as the Jets punter, had an exceptional afternoon with six punts for an average of 51.7 yards per punt.

NFL

3 positives to take from Jets loss to…

The Jets suffered another loss Sunday — 24-17 to the Lions — but the reason why it hurts so much for Jets fans is that…

Style

Products that support breast cancer awareness and research

Asics GT-1000, $100 Asics’ third pink collection in collaboration with Christina Applegate’s Right Action for Women includes this pink-accented version of its best-selling GT-1000 3…

Wellbeing

Dr. Marisa Weiss: Where we stand on breast…

As an oncologist and a survivor herself, Dr. Marisa Weiss knows the urgency felt by those diagnosed with breast cancer. Genetic testing has accelerated the…

Wellbeing

Bees' stingers hold new hope for cancer cure

A promising new lead in the search for a cancer cure has turned up in a place that most people naturally avoid. A team from…

Home

Emily Henderson on small space design

Design expert Emily Henderson shows us how to upgrade our cramped quarters.