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mental themes as family, love, tradition
and American ideals. Tickets $35–$75.
City National Civic, 135 W. San Carlos
St., San Jose. 408/792-4111.
Shawn Colvin and Her Band. Oct. 6,
8 p.m. Singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin
has been a prolific and moving performer,
wowing audiences with her folk-rock
melodies and cleverly crafted lyrics since
the 1980s. But it was her 1996 album
“A Few Small Repairs” that garnered her
two Grammys. Today she’s on tour with
a special program commemorating that
landmark release. Tickets $75–$120.
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo
Road, Saratoga. 408/961-5800.
Zedd. Oct. 7–8, 8 p.m. The German
musician, DJ, singer and songwriter produces
and performs electro house music.
Zedd’s best-known songs to date are
“Stay,” his highest-ranking single, featuring
Alessia Cara and charting at number
seven in the Billboard Hot 100, and
“Clarity,” featuring Foxes. Tickets $104–
$408. Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99
Grove St., San Francisco. 800/745-3000.
Lauryn Hill. Oct. 7, 7 p.m. Lauryn Hill, a
renowned singer, songwriter, rapper, record
producer, and actress, is best
known as a member of the
Fugees and for her critically
acclaimed solo album “The
Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” which
won her five Grammy Awards. Hear
fan favorites such as “Doo Wop (That
Thing),” “Ex-Factor” and many more.
Tickets $47–$449. Shoreline Amphitheatre,
1 Amphitheatre Parkway,
Mountain View. 800/448-7849.
The Mavericks. Oct. 7, 7:30
p.m. The Mavericks draw on a
mix of country and cow-punk,
adding on rhythmic fervor and
Latin machismo. After multiple
gold and platinum albums,
world tours, breakups and reformations,
The Mavericks recorded
their critically acclaimed album
“In Time,” reintroducing fans to
the band’s genre-defying melting
pot of pop music. Tickets $29.50–
$69.50. The Mountain Winery, 14831
Pierce Road, Saratoga. 408/741-2822.
Johnny Mathis. Oct. 7, 8 p.m. Best
known for his popular songs “Chances
Are,” “It’s Not for Me to Say” and
“Misty,” legendary Johnny Mathis has
recorded more than 80 albums. Join
Mathis as he returns to San Jose to
perform his greatest hits and personal
favorites, celebrating his 61
years as a recording artist.
Tickets $69–$125. City
National Civic, 135 W.
San Carlos St., San Jose.
Johnny Mathis, Oct. 7, City National Civic, San Jose; Louis Prima Jr.
& The Witnesses, Oct. 26, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga
Byrds—helped give rock both a heritage and a
vocabulary.” McGuinn’s iconic technique was
the sonic bridge between folk and rock. Tickets
$43–$48. Montalvo Arts Center, 15400
Montalvo Road, Saratoga. 408/961-5800.
Brian Wilson. Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m. Brian Wilson
is famous for the more than two dozen
Top 40 hits he co-wrote, arranged and produced
with his family band, the Beach Boys.
Join Wilson at the Mountain Winery and hear
fan favorites from the Beach Boys’ first album
“Pet Sounds.” Tickets $49.50–$129.50. The
Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga.
Luke Bryan. Oct. 14, 7 p.m. Country singersongwriter
Luke Bryan has sold more than 7
million albums and 27 million singles worldwide
and continues to wow his fans all over
the world. Join him and hear a country lover’s
dream set list, such as “Rain Is a Good Thing,”
“Someone Else Calling You Baby” and “I
Don’t Want This Night to End.” Tickets $74–
$935. Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre
Parkway, Mountain View. 800/448-7849.
Carla Morrison. Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. Singer,
songwriter and guitarist Carla Morrison has
made major inroads since releasing her selfproduced
debut EP back in 2010. She’s currently
enjoying success in her native Mexico
and has successfully toured the United States,
Europe and Latin America. Morrison has won
two Latin Grammys for her album “Déjenme
Llorar,” which went Gold. Tickets $29.50–
$69.50. The Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce
Road, Saratoga. 408/741-2822.
American Brass Quintet. Oct 15, 2:30 p.m.
Created in 1970, American Brass is in residence
at the Juilliard School and the Aspen Music
Festival. They pay their first visit to the Bing
Concert Hall with a program devoted to the
early days of the American republic. The quintet
has dedicated itself to music originally writ-
The Weeknd. Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m. Grammy
Award winner The Weeknd’s voice has a
smooth R&B-pop sound, which he’s lent to
hits like “Earned It,” “The Hills”
and “Can’t Feel My Face,” which
simultaneously held the top
three spots on the Billboard Hot
R&B Songs chart. Tickets $66–$1,152.
Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way,
Depeche Mode. Oct. 8, 7 p.m.
Depeche Mode is a household name
when it comes to electronic rock
bands of the ’80s—selling more
than 100 million records worldwide.
The band released their
debut album “Speak & Spell”
in 1981, bringing them into the
British new wave scene. Tickets
$16–$1,529. SAP Center,
525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose.
What Makes It Great? Featuring
the American Quartet. Oct.
11, 7:30 p.m. Longtime Stanford
University resident St. Lawrence
String Quartet joins Rob Kapilow
for Dvořák’s American Quartet, perhaps
his most popular work. Formally
titled Quartet No. 12 in F, it was
written in 1893, when the composer
was summering in Spillville, Iowa, an
emigrant Czech community. Tickets
$15–$55. Bing Concert Hall, 327
Lasuen St., Stanford. 650/724-2464.
Roger McGuinn. Oct. 11, 7:30
p.m. As Paul Freeman of Popmatters.
com wrote, “If Elvis
gave rock its dangerous
edge and Dylan its poetic
soul, McGuinn—as leader
and guitar maestro of the
Creepy Carrots, Oct. 13–14,
Mountain View Center for
the Performing Arts
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