The Rundown: Live Music in November

Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets (Photo: Jim Herrington)


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Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets

November 2 @ The Warehouse
70 Sanford Street, Fairfield
8 p.m. All Ages $48-$57

There are certain musical combinations that might seem strange at first but they’re actually brilliant, and this is true with Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets. Lowe has become one of the most important songwriters to come out of Britain ever since he gained fame during the rise of power pop and new wave music during the late ‘70s. Los Straitjackets are an instrumental rock act from Nashville whose members wear lucha libre masks and together these two entities create one heck of a show. 

SunDub (Photo: Courtesy of the artist)


November 4 @ Arch Street Tavern
85 Arch Street, Hartford
9 p.m. 21+ $12.79

Hailing from Brooklyn, SunDub is a reggae band that’s rising fast in the live music circuit. The act consisting of both Finn Singer and Jose Lopez on guitar, Eric “The General” Toussaint and Sidney Mills on the keys, Derrick Bourne on bass, Ben Teters on drums and Joanna Teters on vocals has been drawing some major crowds as of late. This might be one of the last times you’ll be able to see them in a small venue so it’s recommended that you take advantage of the opportunity. 

Tool (Photo courtesy of Tool)


November 10 & 11 @ Mohegan Sun Arena
1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville
7:30 p.m. All Ages $233-$660

For a band who have always been outliers within the rock music realm, Tool surely have some legit hits under their belt. Songs such as “Sober”, “Stinkfist”, “Schism”, “Parabola” and “The Pot” are bangers and the animated music videos that accompany them are still pretty cool to this day. If you want to see these guys, you have two chances and from my experience I’ll tell you that they’re very well worth the price of admission. 

Jake La Botz (Photo: Joshua Black Wilkins)

Jake La Botz

November 15 @ Cafe Nine
250 State Street, New Haven
8 p.m. 21+ $15

Chicago blues singer-songwriter Jake La Botz has performed in all sorts of places ranging from street corners and bars to churches and tattoo parlors. This time around, he’s going to be performing at one of the coolest venues in New Haven while going through his vast discography that he’s built up since the ‘90s. La Botz has also acted in a few films and TV shows, notably Ghost World, 13 Moons, True Detective and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, so he’ll probably tell some stories about that side of his career while on stage. 

Marty Stuart (Photo: Courtesy of the artist)

Marty Stuart

November 17 @ Wall Street Theater
71 Wall Street, Norwalk
8 p.m. All Ages $49-$68

When it comes to country music, Marty Stuart has been doing things his own way since the late ‘60s. He and his band always have some flashy outfits on while performing and they also stay true to the craft. Stuart incorporates bluegrass and rockabilly elements into his music, which is a nice departure from the pop leaning country that’s on the radio.