With school already starting and Labor Day fast approaching, the Pasadena Daydream Festival, at Brookside Park (at the Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena) sends summer off with a nostalgic farewell Saturday, Aug. 31. Headlined by still vital goth-rock veterans the Cure, the lineup also includes the Pixies, Deftones, Mogwai, Throwing Muses, The Joy Formidable, Chelsea Wolfe, The Twilight Sad, Emma Ruth Rundle, and Kælan Mikla. pasadenadaydream.com, rosebowlstadium.com..    

After that, the autumn promises an array of one-off concerts, festivals, community musical events, and proper concerts. Grand Performances presents “Voices Making Waves: Native American Women” at Center for the Arts Eagle Rock (2225 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock) on Sept. 5 — a “first-time collaboration” by Ulali Project members Layla Locklear and Charly Lowry and storyteller/singer Teresa Bear Fox. The free concert is part of a weeklong series of performances and workshops. grandperformances.org, cfaer.org

Scrappy troubadour Peter Case and Bay Area buddy Bob Hillman will once again perform their conscientious tunes to benefit the Autism Think Tank, at the Wild Honey Backyard Amphitheatre in Eagle Rock on Sept. 15. Petercase.com, bobhillmanmusic.com, autismthinktanknj.org, bpt.me/4286504?fbclid=IwAR3EHKt3eYVTCJlsggZorL8c_3VStI5URMZ5Lmf-biOGylZMMH4F-Kyatao

Ken Stringfellow, co-founder of Seattle power-pop veterans the Posies, is bringing his solo tour performing his 2001 album “Touched” to All Saints Church (132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena) on Oct. 27 — part of his stated effort to perform in “nonvenue spaces … mostly with real pianos.” kenstringfellow.com

Retro R&B, soul, funk and Afro-Cubano grooves will fill the air in downtown Glendale when headliner Nick Waterhouse, take-no-prisoners diva Jen Awad, the genre-defying Sister Mantos, dynamic bandleader Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca, and East LA ensemble Thee Sinseers take the stage outside the Alex Theatre at the fourth Open Arts & Music Festival (216 N. Brand Ave., Glendale) on Sept. 14. The all-day event is family friendly and also includes art installations and workshops. openartsmusic.com

Pasadena’s twice-yearly ArtNight returns on Oct. 11, which means galleries, museums, shops, sidewalks, buses and other unexpected spaces will be transformed into virtual pop-up stages by a variety of performers across town throughout the evening. Keep an eye on artnightpasadena.org for artist announcements and updates.

Jazz, classical and experimental music have a nurturing home at Boston Court Pasadena (70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena). This fall’s programming includes the conductor-free Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra (Sept. 21); Brightwork NewMusic’s music-theatre piece “Falling,” inspired by James Dickey’s poem (Oct. 5); the Grammy-nominated Los Angeles Percussion Quartet (Oct. 17); LA chamber ensemble Bridge to Everywhere’s exploration of Hindustani and Western classical traditions, Arabic music, jazz, and Mexican and West African folk (Oct. 19); electric guitarist Alexander Miller’s multimedia project “To…Oblivion,” inspired by “indelibly altered or destroyed” LA landmarks (Oct. 25); and Après un Rêve, a collaboration between jazz pianist Josh Nelson and vocalists Kathleen Grace and Lillian Sengpiehl (Oct. 26). bostoncourtpasadena.org

Caltech (332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena) remains a reliable host of quality folk and classical music from around the world. Los Angeles-based women’s folk ensemble Nevenka celebrates Eastern European music and traditions (Sept. 21); former Leonard Cohen backup singer Perla Batalla honors her mentor with a tribute concert (Oct. 19); former “Prairie Home Companion” stalwarts Robin & Linda Williams return with their trademark harmonies and stories (Oct. 26); Northumbrian smallpiper Dick Hensold keeps it traditionally Celtic with Irish guitarist/singer Patsy O’Brien (Nov. 9); “more than a cappella” septet Naturally 7 mix harmonies and showmanship (Nov. 17); and vocalist Kiran Ahluwalia fuses African desert blues, Indian rhythms and Western melodies (Dec. 14). caltech.edu, pasadenafolkmusicsociety.org

Lodge Room Highland Park (104 N. Ave. 56, Highland Park) has an eclectic slate lined up for coming months. Among the rock, soul, Americana and jazz artists booked to perform: jazz trumpeter Theo Croker (Sept. 14), genre-tripping Londoner Nilüfer Yanya (Oct. 2), progressive bluegrass guitarist Billy Strings (Oct. 4), alt-country groundbreakers Son Volt (Oct. 9), rocking sober sisters Jessie and Jennifer Clavin aka Bleached (Oct. 12), an Angel City Jazzfest stop by David Binney & Makaya McCraven (Oct. 13), resilient Memphis rockers Lucero (Oct. 17 and 20), Austin soul-rockers Black Pumas (Oct. 24), mellow country-groover Brent Cobb (Oct. 25), veteran Bay Area folk-rockers Mother Hips (Nov. 1), Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad’s soul-jazz-hip-hop collaboration The Midnight Hour (Nov. 21), and LA rockers Death Valley Girls (Nov. 23). lodgeroomhlp.com

Cal State LA’s Harriet & Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex (Cal State LA, 5151 State University Drive, LA) will be hosting Guatemalan balladeer (and 2007 “Latin American Idol” winner) Carlos Peña y Su Big Band (Sept. 28) and sultry Venezuelan singer-songwriter Nella Rojas (Oct. 12). They will be followed by Flamenco Fantasies: The Paco de Lucía Project (Oct. 27) — the legendary flamenco guitarist’s original band, which includes de Lucía’s guitarist nephew Antonio Sánchez and dancer Farru. luckmanarts.org

The Music Circle continues to bring together noteworthy Indian classical artists and local audiences. Sarod player Rajeev Taranath and tabla master Anindo Chatterjee perform a “living legends” concert at Occidental College’s Herrick Chapel (Sept. 21), and the Dhrupad Sisters, touted as the first all-female Dhrupad ensemble (vocal duo and pakhawaj) to perform in the United States, make their debut in a domestic setting (Nov. 10). Musiccircle.org

Comfort and comforting, well-loved music make for a reliable combo at The Rose (Paseo Colorado, 245 E. Green St., Pasadena). Fall highlights include veteran Jersey Shore rocker Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes (Sept. 12), guit-steel twanging Texan Junior Brown (Sept. 15), ’80s pop survivor Martha Davis & the Motels (Sept. 20), jazz-fusion guitarist Al Di Meola performing music by Astor Piazzolla and the Beatles (Sept. 21), glam-rockers L.A. Guns (Oct. 4), Pasadena-raised R&B balladeer Jon B. (Oct. 12), the annual-but-early Oingo Boingo Former Members Halloween Dance Party (Oct. 18), Cleveland hitmakers Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (Nov. 2), folk legend Judy Collins (Nov. 10), Texas roots-rocking siblings Los Lonely Boys (Nov. 16), LA heroes Ozomatli (Nov. 17), and new ska-punk tunes from Cherry Poppin’ Daddies (Nov. 21). wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com.

Wild Honey Backyard Amphitheatre

in Eagle Rock

petercase.com • bobhillmanmusic.com


All Saints Church

132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena

(626) 796-1172 • allsaints-pas.org.

Alex Theatre

216 N. Brand Ave., Glendale

(818) 243-2539 • alextheatre.org

Boston Court Pasadena

70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena

(626) 683-6801, • bostoncourtpasadena.org


332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena

(626) 395-6811 • caltech.edu

Lodge Room Highland Park

104 N. Ave. 56, Highland Park

(323) 509-2861 • lodgeroomhlp.com

Cal State LA’s Harriet & Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Cal State LA

5151 State University Drive, LA

(323) 343-6600 • luckmanarts.org

Occidental College’s Herrick Chapel,

Occidental College

1600 Campus Road, Eagle Rock

(323) 259-2621 • oxy.edu

The Rose, Paseo Colorado

245 E. Green St., Pasadena

(888) 645-5006