6 Boston concerts that are close to selling out

Don’t sleep on these tickets if you want to get into the show.

Elvis Costello performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I. in 2011.
Elvis Costello performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I. in 2011. –AP Photo / Joe Giblin

Do you ever assume you can wait to get tickets at the door to your favorite shows, only to find that they already sold out? We consulted promoters from different venues around town — Christine Varriale of Bowery Boston, Bridget Gillis of Crossroads Presents, and Ryan Agate of RTT Presents — to warn you about which Boston concerts are running low on tickets. If you snooze this time, don’t say we never told you so.

Art Thieves
South shore punks Art Thieves are celebrating the release of their second album, “Russian Rats.” With a stacked bill that also includes Worcester rockers Michael Kane and The Morning Afters, Somerville trio Blood Built Empire, and local quartet Stemwinder, Agate said that this show will likely sell out soon. (Saturday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m.; O’Brien’s Pub, Boston; $8; 21+; with Michael Kane and The Morning Afters, Blood Built Empire, Stemwinder; tickets available here)


Sheer Mag
Philly basement punks Sheer Mag have created an enormous buzz since last year’s release of their debut full-length, “Need to Feel Your Love.” Having played bigger rooms in previous trips to Boston, the band will surely fill up the modestly sized Great Scott, and Varriale said that’s happening fast. (Sunday, Oct. 7 at 9 p.m.; Great Scott, Boston; $15-$17; 18+; with The Number Ones; tickets available here)

Kali Uchis
Soul pop songwriter Kali Uchis has been touring and performing since 2012, producing popular singles like “Get Up.” She’s headlining her first Boston show since the release of her highly anticipated debut album, “Isolation,” and Gillis said that the hype has tickets moving quickly. (Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m.; House of Blues, Boston; $29.50; all ages; tickets available here)

Tigers Jaw
Scranton emo rockers Tigers Jaw will tour to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their self-titled record. The momentous occasion calls for two consecutive shows at The Sinclair, and Varriale said they’re both nearing capacity. (Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m.; The Sinclair, Cambridge; $18-$20; all ages; with The Sidekicks, Cherry; tickets available here)

Canadian rocker Afie Jurvanen has gained steady popularity performing under the name Bahamas since 2009. Riding the success of his fourth album, January’s “Earthtones,” Bahamas will headline The Paradise, and Gillis said the show is close to sold out. (Friday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m.; Paradise Rock Club, Boston; $25; 18+; with Kacy and Clayton; tickets available here)


Elvis Costello and The Imposters
British songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Elvis Costello is bringing his band The Imposters to Boston. Costello had to take some time away from touring due to illness, and he rarely performs in rooms as small as the Wang Theatre. It is for these reasons — and his enormous catalog of classics — that Gillis believes this show will sell out soon. (Saturday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m.; Boch Center Wang Theatre, Boston; $43-$129; all ages; tickets available here)