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 Bridget Gillis of Live Nation and Christine Varriale of Bowery Presents. Below, check out a handful of live shows we’ve heard are dangerously low on tickets.
Matt and Kim
This indie rock duo has built a loyal following of fans, due in part to their high-energy live show. (Kim does backflips off of her kickdrum; it’s pretty awesome.) So it’s no surprise that Gillis listed this show as close to sold out. (Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m.; House of Blues, Boston; all ages; $30; with Tokyo Police Club, Future Feats; tickets available here)
French electronic artist Franck Hueso keeps things mysterious and records under the pseudonym Carpenter Brut. But people are finding him out, and they like what they’re hearing — Varriale said tickets to his show are going fast. (Monday, April 30 at 8:45 p.m.; The Sinclair, Cambridge; 18+; $25-30; with Gost; tickets available here)
These Jackson, Mississippi, rockers are anchored by twin brothers Cyle and Cain Barnes. Their sound draws from the same well as fellow pop-leaning Southern rockers Kings Of Leon, and while their show isn’t sold out, it’s getting there, according to Varriale. (Thursday, May 3 at 9 p.m.; Great Scott, Allston; 18+; $12; with Becca Mancari; tickets available here)
For the first time in 25 years, these alt-rock standard-bearers have reunited with the “classic lineup” featured on their breakthrough album, 1993’s “Last Splash.” Gillis said tickets are going fast, which is no surprise given the group’s Boston roots. (Friday, May 4 at 7 p.m.; House of Blues, Boston; 18+; $30; with Melkbelly; tickets available here)
This English singer-songwriter regularly sells out venues in her native U.K. Gillis said Ware is pretty close to doing the same for her show at the Paradise. (Saturday, May 5 at 8 p.m.; Paradise, Boston; 18+; $25; with Albin Lee Meldau; tickets available here)