After a buzzing summer that saw many stars return to bigger indoor stages, the autumn calendar continues to deliver, with even more options and many artists giving back-to-back concerts to satisfy eager fans.
Brooklyn Steel hosts an exciting, diverse collection of shows. On October 1, the twins behind Ibeyi share their touching experimental soul. Newly reunited avant-pop band Stereolab explore twenty years of post-rock jams across two nights (October 10-11), and smooth-talking Compton native Channel Tres juggles his mix of West Coast rap and house- music (October 15). On October 28, laid-back British bedroom pop musician beabadoobee will present his second album, “Beatopia.” And on Nov. 8, Nashville-based singer-songwriter Sophie Allison unveils the O.P.N.-produced “Sometimes, Forever,” her latest album as Soccer Mommy.
At Radio City Music Hall, cross-generational pop divas grace the stage: dance icon Diana Ross brings her decades of splendor (September 13), flamenco innovator Rosalía makes two stops on her “MOTOMAMI” world tour (September 18-19) ), and multimedia fan Lil Nas X continues to milk his debut album, “Montero” (Sept. 20-21). Stadium shows offer a colorful variety of music, mostly oriented around movement. Baroque-pop outfit Florence and the Machine celebrates its first album in four years, “Dance Fever,” at Madison Square Garden (September 16-17). A few days later, on September 20, reggaetón pioneer Daddy Yankee will perform there on his farewell tour. For electronic-dance enthusiasts, the English d.j.s and producers Jamie xx and Four Tet play Forest Hills Stadium (September 23). And Gorillaz, the virtual project of Damon Albarn, best known as Blur’s frontman, sets up shop at the Barclays Center (October 12).
Elsewhere, unconventional sounds from out-of-town musicians find a home: Bowery Ballroom features gothic Americana artist Ethel Cain (September 9-10) and Shabaka Hutchings-led jazz fusion band The Comet Is Coming (October 19); Terminal 5 dispatches kamikaze rapper Denzel Curry (Oct. 6); BAM’s Howard Gilman Opera House hosts experimental Brainfeeder founder Flying Lotus (October 6-7); and Webster Hall presents burgeoning Travis Barker-endorsed punk KennyHoopla (Oct. 14), sludge-pop group Let’s Eat Grandma (Nov. 4) and sleek synth-pop duo Magdalena Bay (Nov. 15). ♦