Concert calendar stalled in October? Not a chance

Last month was so packed with great shows that it would seem fair for October to give us a minute to catch our breath. Spoiler: It’s not going to work out that way—October is stacked, too.

I’ve mentioned before that I need a clone to catch all the shows I want to see. This month, there are two must-see shows on Oct. 15 and two more on Oct. 27. Where are the scientists when you need them?

From dark and brooding songwriters like Angel Olsen and Mitski to the confetti and awe of Arcade Fire to the total unknown surrounding Death Grips, check out our highlights below.

10/05 Angel Olsen/Mount Moriah at The Granada

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Angel Olsen’s groovy “My Woman” earned a lot of recognition on Best of 2016 lists.


Angel Olsen was born in St. Louis where she was adopted by a foster family that raised her from birth. You’d think she would’ve gigged through KC a lot over the years, but my notes only show her playing one KC show back in 2014 at Riot Room. With three albums under her belt in only five years and a spot on Jagjaguwar Records (home of Bon Iver, Sharon Van Etten and Dinosaur Jr),Olsen has made a name for herself among music fans and critics everywhere. Her 2016 album, “My Woman,” was in the top ten albums of the year according to Paste, Pitchfork, Stereogum and AV Club.

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