The Rundown: Live Music In October

Ceschi Ramos (Courtesy of the artist)


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There are legends, upstarts and local staples performing all over the place in the next four weeks and they can’t be overlooked.

Here’s The Rundown…

Future Teens (Credit: JJ Gonson)

Future Teens

October 14 @ State House
310 State Street, New Haven
7 p.m. All Ages

Future Teens are one of the best indie rock acts currently in Boston’s music scene with their pop leanings and honest way of crafting songs. Their third album Self Help that came out onaTriple Crown Records on September 23 is an excellent installment of their approach while examining mental health.

Florida indie rockers Camp Trash, Chicago melancholy singer-songwriter Rat Tally and local emo pop band Cinema Stare will be opening up the show.

ZZ Top (Courtesy of the artist)

ZZ Top

October 15 @ Foxwoods Premier Theater
39 Norwich-Westerly Road, Ledyard
8 p.m. All Ages

Known as “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,” ZZ Top are the greatest blues-rock power trio of all-time and they’re still going strong despite the death of bassist Dusty Hill last year.

At Hill’s request, his guitar tech Elwood Francis (not pictured) joined guitarist and vocalist Billy Gibbons and drummer Frank Beard, on bass.

The show is a stop on the band’s current tour in support of Raw — the soundtrack to their 2019 documentary that came out in July.

Lucero (Credit: Bob Bayne)


October 19 @ Space Ballroom
295 Treadwell Street, Hamden
8 p.m. All Ages

Ever since the late ‘90s, Lucero have set themselves apart with their blending of country, punk and alternative rock into a cohesive sound. The band, from Memphis, recently brought in synth and electronic with their eleventh studio album “When You Found Me” that came out in January 2021.

California singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist L.A. Edwards is going to be kicking things off.

Ceschi Ramos (Courtesy of the artist)

Ceschi Ramos

October 21st @ Cafe Nine
250 State Street, New Haven
9 p.m. 21+

For 20 years in New Haven and beyond, Ceschi has been putting his own spin on the artform, often referred to as “folk rap,” wearing his heart on his sleeve with every lyric, every beat he raps over and every strum of his guitar.

He recently put out a single called “We Don’t Stand A Chance” on Squalloscope and Loden which has more of an electronic vibe to it. This upcoming show has British emo pop artist Brightr, Brooklyn antifolk staple Brook Pridemore and London delta blues singer-songwriter Tim Holehouse joining him on stage.

Calexico (Courtesy of the artist)


October 22 @ Ridgefield Playhouse
80 East Ridge, Ridgefield
8 p.m. All Ages

Tuscon-based Calexico have a knack for fusing Tejano, indie rock, country and folk into one sound. Their latest album, El Mirador, which came out in April includes elements of Cuban music that expand the band’s artistic lens.

For the upcoming show, Montreal singer-songwriter Ada Lea will be starting the evening.