Upcoming Concerts: Explosions In The Sky, Frank Turner, Hatebreed

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Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls play the Calvin Theatre this fall. (Dan Griffiths / Handout)

Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls play the Calvin Theatre this fall. (Dan Griffiths / Handout)

Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls have been picking up steam this year since the release of their latest album, Tape Deck Heart. That momentum is bringing them on tour to Northampton this fall, where they perform at the Calvin Theater on Nov. 24. Tickets to the show are $23.50, and go on sale Friday at iheg.com.

Explosions In The Sky will be playing Toad’s Place in New Haven on Aug. 9. A seated venue may be better suited for their beautiful yet heavy brand of live post rock meanderings, it’s still definitely a show worth catching. Tickets are on sale Friday at noon for $18 via toadsplace.com.

Explosions In The Sky have a show at Toad's Place. (Handout)

Explosions In The Sky have a show at Toad’s Place. (Handout)

On the post-rock instrumental kick, Japanese band toe are playing shows in the United States for the first time. They perform at The Space on Sept. 29 for $10. Tickets are on sale now at manicproductions.org.

Connecticut’s hardcore flag bearers Hatebreed are playing a big show at The Webster Theatre on Sept. 27. Shadows Fall, The Acacia Strain, and Battlecross open up. Tickets are on sale Friday at 10 a.m. for $20 at webstertheatre.com.

If you’ve ever wondered what a “twerk” is… uh, google it. Or go see the Ying Yang Twins on their “Keep Calm And Twerk” tour at Toad’s Place on July 28. Tickets are on sale now for $20 at toadsplace.com.

New Haven’s Center Church On The Green is hosting another indie rock show, with Ra Ra Riot playing on Oct. 12. Tickets are $18. Pinback has a show at Spaceland Ballroom on Sept. 12 for $18, and The Feelies play the Hamden venue on Sept. 28 for $20. Tickets to all those shows are on sale now at manicproductions.org.

Soft Metals play one of the free Wednesday night shows at BAR in a couple weeks. (Handout)

Soft Metals play one of the free Wednesday night shows at BAR in a couple weeks. (Handout)

Infinity Hall announced a slew of new shows this week. New Wave fans can stop the world and melt with Modern English on Aug. 21 for $34 and $49. Doors guitarist Robby Krieger is there the next day, with tickets at $39 and $59. Mike Ferris is there Aug. 18 ($20, $30), Adam Ezra Group on Aug. 30 ($25, $40), and Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds rock some funky blues on Aug. 29 for $25 and $35. All those shows go on sale Thursday morning at infinityhall.com.

Electronica act Soft Metals play the free show at BAR on Aug. 21. Ska group The Toasters are at Cafe Nine on Oct. 1, with $10 advance tickets available at cafenine.com.

Mercies are playing Arch Street Tavern on July 13 along with Oh, Cassius! and The DuPont Brothers. Tickets are $7 at ticketfly.com, or $10 at the door.

The Iron Horse Music Hall has Joy Kills Sorrow performing Aug. 11, followed a few days later by Gangstagrass, who perform the theme song of the hit show ‘Justified,’ on Aug. 14. The Motet play Sept. 4. Tickets to each of those shows are $12.50 at iheg.com, or $15 at the door.

Coming Up This Week:

Blake Schwarzenbach of Jawbreaker and Jets To Brazil is at Toads Place’s Lilly’s Pad Friday night. Dirty Heads play the big room there Monday.

Bruno Mars is at Mohegan Sun Thursday night. Everlast plays the Wolf Den on Saturday.

Saturday is the Battle for the Warped Tour at the Webster Theatre. Local bands compete for a slot on the annual punk tour.

Cory Chisel is at Cafe Nine on Sunday night.

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