Music South Florida Can Look Forward to This Fall

Will you look at that! The temperature has dropped from ninety two degrees to eighty seven, it's getting darker a little earlier, and football is on television. This can mean only one thing! It's already Fall.

So as you fuss over important issues like how to get your Miley Cyrus or Robin Thicke Halloween costume just right, and where exactly to buy your Tofurkey for Thanksgiving, New Times has you covered on what music South Florida has to look forward to this coming Autumn season.

September 17, MGMT releases self-titled album

Yes, we know Fall doesn't officially begin until September 22, but we wanted to throw a bone to music fans who needed some instant gratification, and the sticklers can wait until Summer officially ends on Sunday. After the sophomore psychedelic slump of Congratulations, the Brooklyn based MGMT dive into full art rock form with the help of producer Dave Fridmann whose previous work with The Flaming Lips shows which direction MGMT hopes to head.

September 24, Mazzy Star releases Seasons of Your Day

Seventeen years in the wilderness without the quiet lonely brilliance of a Mazzy Star album is way too long. If the already released track from that album California is an indication of what's to come, time has not healed all wounds, and we have another classic tune for any rainy day. Get a preview at NPR.

See also: Mazzy Star Releases New Song "California" and Announces New Album

September 27, Brian Wilson with Jeff Beck perform at Hard Rock Live

A few years ago, it seemed an impossibility that the Beach Boy's Brian Wilson would become a touring staple. But after years of being a recluse, he comes to town again. You're never sure when it might be your last chance to hear him sing "God Only Knows."

October 9, The Breeders at Grand Central

Not only has it been 20 years since the Breeders came in town to open up for Nirvana at Bayfront Park, it's also 20 years since their ageless album Last Splash was released. To celebrate, the original line-up led by twin sisters Kim and Kelley Deal, will be performing the classic album in its entirety.

October 27, Built to Spill at Culture Room

Only a year removed from their last visit to South Florida, Boise, Idaho's greatest rock band make a return to our friendly warm environs.

October 29, John Fogerty at Hard Rock Live

Creedence Clearwater Revival's singer and songwriter brings the goods, singing songs that give you Vietnam flashbacks, or at the very least flashbacks to The Big Lebowski.

October 29, Arcade Fire release Reflektor

How does the band that has topped all others in indie rock keep their crown? By joining forces with their only competition, LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy, then have him produce their newest work Reflektor. The title song showed Murphy's influences with its electronic dance beats while still finding space to bring in David Bowie as a back up singer.

See also: Arcade Fire's New Single and Videos for "Reflektor" Reflect the Past and Future of Indie Music

November 3, John Legend at the Fillmore

The recently married soulful standout will be jamming his hits on his Made To Love 2013 tour.

November 10, Coastline Festival at Cruzan Amphitheatre

Take advantage of living in one of the few places that can have an outdoor festival in November headlined by indie darlings Passion Pit and noise rock duo Matt & Kim.

November 26, Johnny Marr plays Culture Room

How soon is November 26? Not soon enough! Former Smiths guitarist and occasional member of Modest Mouse and The The released his first solo album The Messenger earlier this year after thirty years in the music business, but everyone will be holding their breath on whether he will play any Smiths songs.

There's more! Stay abreast of shows coming to town with our nifty Concert Calendar.

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David Rolland is a freelance writer for New Times Broward-Palm Beach and Miami New Times. His novel, The End of the Century, published by Jitney Books, is available at many fine booksellers.
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