Grab tickets to these 5 shows before they sell out

The shows are coming up soon, too.

INGLEWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 09:  Judah Akers of Judah & The Lion performs onstage during KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2017 at The Forum on December 9, 2017 in Inglewood, California.  (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for KROQ)
Judah Akers of Judah & the Lion performs onstage during KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2017 at The Forum on December 9, 2017 in Inglewood, California. –Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for KROQ

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Few things are more frustrating to a music fan than hearing that a favorite act is coming to town, only to find out that the show is sold out. We’re here to help you avoid that pitfall — and the overpriced secondary ticket market — by consulting local experts Christine Varriale of The Sinclair and Bridget Gillis of Live Nation. Below, check out a handful of live shows we’ve heard are dangerously low on tickets.

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Guitarist/vocalist Alex Luciano had never picked up a guitar before drummer Noah Bowman coaxed her into forming a band in 2014. Now, Gillis said, the up-and-coming duo is close to selling out their BMH date. (Saturday, March 3 at 7 p.m.; Brighton Music Hall, Brighton; all ages; $15; with Great Grandpa, Spook School; tickets available here)

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Ezra Furman
This singer-songwriter just kicked off the North American leg of his tour in St. Louis, and shows are selling out already. Having the buzzworthy Anna Burch opening for him is likely helping move tickets, too. (Monday, March 5 at 9:30 p.m.; Great Scott, Allston; 18+; $16; with Anna Burch; tickets available here)

The Mowgli’s
These LA alt-rockers roll six strong on stage, so seeing them live is like being at a house party where the guests just start jamming. Gillis said tickets are moving fast, so grab a pair soon to get into the party. (Tuesday, March 6 at 7 p.m.; Brighton Music Hall, Brighton; all ages; $20; tickets available here)

Judah and the Lion
That they called their latest album “Folk Hop N’ Roll” gives you a pretty clear idea of what they sound like. And the fact that the only tickets left for purchase are on the House of Blues balcony tells you that you should buy yours now. (Saturday, March 10 at 7 p.m.; House of Blues, Boston; all ages; $25; with Colony House, Tall Heights; tickets available here)

Beth Ditto
Ditto started her musical career as the frontwoman of indie rock outfit Gossip. Now solo, her powerful voice is inspiring a growing legion of fans, and Varriale said that this show will sell out. (Thursday, March 15 at 8 p.m.; The Sinclair, Cambridge; all ages; $20; with SSION; tickets available here)

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