5 concerts that are selling out fast

A few of these shows are coming up soon.

Fitz and the Tantrums headlined the 23rd EarthFest event at the DCR Hatch Shell on May 21, 2016.
Fitz and the Tantrums headlined the 23rd EarthFest event at the DCR Hatch Shell on May 21, 2016. –Jay Connor

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 like Bridget Gillis, of Live Nation, Christine Varriale, of Bowery Boston, and Shawn Robidoux, of The Wilbur. Below, check out a handful of live shows we’ve heard are dangerously low on tickets.

San Cisco

These Aussie indie-poppers have spent the last decade slowly and steadily building an ever-growing fanbase, hummable hook by hummable hook. They bring their boy-girl harmonies to Allston on Thursday night. Varriale advises you not to expect to pick up a ticket at the door; they’ll likely be sold out by then

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(Thursday, June 20 at 9 p.m.; Great Scott, Allston; $15; 18+; with Carla Geneve; tickets available here)

Fitz and The Tantrums

Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick and his Tantrums do an ace job of blending neo soul and pop, incorporating piano, sax, and soulful vocals in a way that’s old school and new school. Their summer-long, co-headlining jaunt with rockers Young The Giant comes to the Pavilion this weekend. Gillis said there are still some tickets left.

(Friday, June 21 at 7 p.m.; Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion, Boston; $39.50 and up; all ages; tickets available here)

Third Eye Blind

Speaking of co-headlining tours, 90s hitmakers Third Eye Blind are hitting the road this summer with emo rockers Jimmy Eat World for the aptly-titled “Summer Gods Tour,” which comes to Boston in July. Indie-pop mainstay Ra Ra Riot opens, so expect a night full of sunny, summery sounds. Gillis says to grab tickets sooner as opposed to later.

(Monday, July 8 at 7 p.m.; Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion, Boston; $80 and up; all ages; with Jimmy Eat World and Ra Ra Riot; tickets available here)

Dionysia

This Boston-based alt-rock act is coming off a handful of sold-out shows. They sold out their last local gig at Great Scott back in March. Now they’re playing a bigger room — The Sinclair in Cambridge — and the venue is tweeting that tickets are almost sold out. So get yours and see an up-and-coming local band on the rise.

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(Saturday, July 27 at 8:45 p.m.; The Sinclair, Cambridge; $14-$16; 18+; with Los Elk; tickets available here)

Chris Issak

It’s likely you know Chris Issak from one of two places: the sultry video for his 1989 single “Wicked Game” or his cameo as Special Agent Chet Desmond in the 1992 film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me. Issak has parlayed his fame into a decades-spanning musical career that brings him to Boston in August for a show that Robidoux says will “certainly” sell out.

(Saturday, August 3 at 8 p.m.; The Wilbur, Boston; $77 and up; 21+; tickets available here)