Like listening to a really cool sci-fi movie that’s made out of music – that’s the best we could do to describe the progressive, ambient, instrumental rock of Maserati.
The band had enjoyed significant buzz in the psych-rock community, and the 2009 accidental death of drummer and driving force Jerry Fuchs was cause for concern.
But Maserati VII, the band’s new release and first with drummer Mike Albanese, allayed those concerns, as the band’s trademark driving rhythms and epic song lengths remain in full force.
Maserati plays Cafe Bourbon Street Friday, Nov. 9. Majeure, Stations and I Mustache You A Question open. Tickets are $7. Visit cafebourbonstreet.tumblr.com.
Anberlin is one of just a handful of bands who first caught The Beat’s ear as an opening act.
Curiosity piqued, we dug a little deeper and developed a fondness for the intense, melodic modern rockers, whose tunes were chock full of power chords and solid melodies – think little pieces of 30 Seconds to Mars, Taking Back Sunday and Further Seems Forever.
Anberlin has a brand new record, Vital, and is on the road, including a planned stop Friday, Nov. 9, at the Newport Music Hall. Morning Parade and IAMWE open.
Tickets are $17/$20. Visit promowestlive.com.
Brendon Small is once again rounding up a real-life group of musician friends and hitting the road with the music of Dethklok, the band from Metalocalypse, the animated Adult Swim TV series he co-created.
The tour celebrates the release of Metalocalypse: Dethklok Dethalbum III, a brand-new set of music, again in the band’s purposefully over-the-top manner.
The tour features always-real-life metal acts All That Remains, Machine Head and The Black Dahlia Murder, and stops at Lifestyle Communities Pavilion Friday, Nov. 9.
Tickets are $35. Visit promowestlive.com.
ProMusica Chamber Orchestra’s concerts this weekend are sneak peeks of a sort, as violinist Vadim Gluzman leads the orchestra in programs featuring the music of Mozart, Bartok and Martinu.
Gluzman, a longtime favorite of Columbus audiences and for good reason, will assume the newly created role of Creative Partner and Principal Guest Artist with ProMusica starting next season.
On this concert, he will perform as soloist and man the podium, as pianist Alessio Bax also joins the orchestra Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10-11, in the Southern Theatre.
Tickets are $49-$10. Visit promusicacolumbus.org.
Blues shredder Joe Bonamassa has a new record out, Driving Towards the Daylight.
He’s touring in support of said record, but then again, Bonamassa is pretty much always on the road. His shows are legendary for both his talent and his stamina – rarely does he have an opening act and once he hits the stage, he doesn’t take a break until his encores are completed.
The precocious Bonamassa, a native of upstate New York, started gigging at age 10, and at age 12 was asked to open for B.B. King.
Since, he’s released 10 records, eight of which have debuted in the top spot of Billboard’s Blues Chart.
Bonamassa plays the Palace Theatre Saturday, Nov. 10. Tickets are $82-$62. Visit ticketmaster.com.
Shades of The Band, Neil Young and The Jayhawks permeate the thoughtful folk-rock of City Dwelling Nature Seekers.
The Pittsburgh-based quartet offers up dusty throwback tunes played with instrumentation including mandolin and slide guitar – tunes that would feel most comfortable accompanying black-and-white images.
CDNS plays Kafe Kerouac Saturday, Nov. 10. Visit kafekerouac.com.
Israeli superstar singer-songwriter David Broza will perform at the Lincoln Theatre Wednesday, Nov. 14, in a concert presented by CityMusic.
A dynamic guitarist, playing in styles from fingerpick to flamenco to rock-and-roll strumming, Broza’s playing accompanies songs sung in multiple languages, including English, Spanish and Hebrew.
The concert is presented in partnership with the OSU Melton Center for Jewish Studies.
Tickets are $26/$13. Visit citymusiccolumbus.org.
Newgrass masters The Infamous Stringdusters deftly blend timeless sounds of bluegrass – we swear if they added a scratchy-record effect to their digital releases, people would be convinced the quintet is straight out of the ’30s – with a totally fresh energy, not to mention sweet songwriting.
Touring in support of their brand-new Silver Sky, the Stringdusters will play The Basement Thursday, Nov. 15. Tickets are $13/$15. Visit promowestlive.com.
You may not immediately think “honky-tonk outlaw country” when Flint, Mich., is referenced, but Whitey Morgan aims to change all that. Morgan and his band live in the rough edges of country, the kind cut by Waylon Jennings, David Allan Coe and Johnny Paycheck.
Top it all off with lots of flannel and denim and beer and whiskey and amps cranking out sounds from the band’s Fender Telecasters, and it’s honky-tonk heaven, friends.
Whitey Morgan and the 78’s will stop at the Woodlands Tavern for a Thursday, Nov. 15, gig. Slim White and the Averys opens. Visit woodlandstavern. com.