10 concerts you shouldn’t miss in November

Drive-By Truckers
Wednesday, Nov. 2
Headliners Music Hall
One of the most prolific and dynamic rock bands of the last two decades, the Drive-By Truckers have built a collection of Southern rock that attaches itself to the grittier side of things, painting pictures of characters who live on the fringes.

Frederick The Younger, Joann & The Dakota
Thursday, Nov. 3
The New Vintage
Frederick The Younger plays sweeping indie rock that doesn’t stay in one place for very long, all through the lens of vintage pop. Joanne & The Dakota’s style of folk-rock steps in and out of various genres and is all held together by powerful vocals.

Robert Randolph & the Family Band 
Thursday, Nov. 3
Headliners Music Hall
Pedal steel savant Robert Randolph and his band combine gospel, soul and the blues in a nod to the past and a focus on the future, producing a sound that dwells in tradition, but pushes in innovative directions — and it’s best heard live.

Thursday, Nov. 3
Haymarket Whiskey Bar
On Anagnorisis’ latest album, Peripeteia, the black metal band uses walls of sound that balance power and melody with a masterful touch. It’s a chilly album, with audio samples that add to the darkness, that features long, dense songs, but they do it all in such a captivating, balanced way.

American Aquarium 
Monday, Nov. 7
The New Vintage 
American Aquarium, a country-leaning rock band that has moved from a roots-heavy approach to a wider range of ideas and styles in their more than a decade of releasing albums, play the sort of emotionally-charged, Lucero-like anthems that are best heard in a room this size.

Crown Larks, Doctor Girlfriend, New Mother Nature 
Wednesday, Nov. 16
Kaiju Bar
A night of experimental rock, featuring Chicago’s Crown Larks — who exist somewhere between jazz and electro-pop — as well as Louisville-based Doctor Girlfriend — who’s excellent debut album Silent Screen bleeds together oddball ideas and compelling hooks. Another Louisville band, New Mother Nature, an atmospheric band that pulls you in a lot of different direction, rounds out the bill.

John Prine 
Friday, Nov. 18
Louisville Palace 
I’m not even sure what you can say about legendary folk artist John Prine at this point, but with a track record that dates back to his excellent 1971 self-titled debut record that instantly flashed his witty, sharp writing style, you should probably buy a ticket.

Little Heart Records 11th Anniversary Spectacular 
Saturday, Nov. 19
The Cure Lounge 
The passing of Little Heart Records Founder Bryan Puckett in September was an enormous loss to the Louisville music community. Celebrate the label that Puckett built on Saturday, Nov. 19, with performances by Skyscraper Stereo, Late Ones, Shadowpact, Dick Titty Blood Punch and more.

Frontier Ruckus 
Sunday, Nov. 20
Frontier Ruckus, a Michigan-based folk rock project that leans into that early-’00s indie sound a bit, play a dreamy, melancholy brand of roots music.

Jim James, Twin Limb 
Friday, Nov. 25
Louisville Palace 
Jim James brings his solo project to the Palace, with Twin Limb supporting — if you haven’t heard their new record, Haplo, yet, listen to it below: