The Rundown: Live Music In September

Gin Blossoms (Courtesy of the artist)


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Gin Blossoms

September 8 @ Foxwoods Premier Theater
350 Trolley Line Boulevard, Mashantucket
8 p.m.

With ‘90s hits that include “Follow You Down”, “Hey Jealousy” and “Found Out About You”, Gin Blossoms are one of a wide assortment of bands from that decade that are still going strong. Lead vocalist and guitarist Robin Wilson is one of the most underrated songwriters over the past 30 years and the songs that he wrote during that time period still hold up. Fellow ‘90s bands Sugar Ray, Tonic and Fastball are going to be taking part in this show as well so make sure to show up if you’re feeling nostalgic.

Adam Weiner from Low Cut Connie (Courtesy of the artist)

Low Cut Connie

September 12 @ Space Ballroom
295 Treadwell Street, Hamden, CT
8 p.m.

The alter ego of Adam Weiner, Low Cut Connie has evolved from starting out as a piano rock act in Philadelphia to becoming a full fledged musical force. This is true with the upcoming full-length release Art Dealers, which is due out on September 8. Folks will get to see Weiner and his band perform a bunch of songs off of the album with New York City folk-rockers Fantastic Cat kicking off the show.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (Courtesy of the artist)

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

September 16 @ Mohegan Sun Arena
1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville
7:30 p.m.

“The Boss” and his band are still one of the best live acts on the planet and they lived up to this claim when they recently performed two nights at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts on August 24 & 26. They’re going to be coming back to New England for this gig in a more confined environment and it should be something special. Make sure to be prompt with your arrival because there isn’t an opener listed on the bill.

Cedric Bixler-Savala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez from The Mars Volta (Credit: Clemente Ruiz)

The Mars Volta

September 23 @ College Street Music Hall
238 College Street, New Haven, CT
8 p.m.

Another great live act on this list is The Mars Volta from El Paso, Texas. Formed by vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala and guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez after the initial break-up of the post-hardcore band At the Drive-In back in 2001, this band melds together progressive and psychedelic rock with a Tex-mex aesthetic that’s absolutely fantastic. Teri Gender Bender from the Guadalajara based garage punks Le Butcherettes is going to be starting off the night so show up early.

The Fleshtones (Credit: Zig Criscuolo)

The Fleshtones

September 29 @ Café Nine
250 State Street, New Haven CT
9 p.m.

The punk rock movement during the ‘70s was a big deal in New York City and The Fleshtones were one of the many bands who took part in it. Led by original members Keith Streng on guitar and Peter Zaremba on lead vocals, harmonica & organ along with Bill Milhizer on drums and Ken Fox on bass, these guys are still performing live today and they’re still awesome. Boston punk legends The Nervous Eaters are going to be performing as well so come get a double dose of rock history.