July 11 – Between The Buried and Me @ Freebird Live

On Saturday, July 11, progressive metal veterans will return to the Bold City after nearly two years. Coma Ecliptic, Between The Buried and Me’s upcoming seventh full-length studio album, is planned to be released this year. If BTBM isn’t enough of a reason for you, then perhaps the concert’s opening acts will be. Opening for BTBM is The Contortionist and Animals As Leaders, a metal group from D.C. that should be on everyone’s now playing list. Come for the first two acts and stay for the headliner on this one. Doors open for the concert at 7 p.m. and the tickets are $20.

Mod Mouse

July 17 – Modest Mouse @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre

After just releasing their sixth album, Strangers To Ourselves, in recent months after an eight-year break, Modest Mouse is kicking off the summer with a nationwide tour. The concert, which is Friday, July 17 will easily be one of this summer’s best performances. These tickets will cost you at around $50, but let’s be honest, this is Modest Mouse, and it’ll be worth it. That being said, by the time you’re reading this, general tickets might be all gone, but you’ll still have a chance if you browse around online, even Craigslist perhaps? Doors open at 6 p.m.

Weekend Atlas

July 25 – Weekend Atlas and Civil Brute @ Burro Bar

If you’re looking for the best local music fix this month, this one should be a must-see. Indie folk groups Weekend Atlas and Civil Brute will be performing at Burro Bar on Saturday, July 25. You can pickup tickets for a mere $10, and you know Burro Bar will have all the delicious craft beer your heart desires. The doors for this one open at 8 p.m.

Connection Fest

July 25 – Connection Festival @ Metropolitan Park

Last year’s Connection Festival hosted bands such as Surfer Blood and The Sugarhill Gang. This year, the festival aims to grow even bigger, featuring two stages, 18 bands and over 30 different vendors. The second annual Connection Festival is a one-day event with festivities that include water slides, an on-site game bus and both local food and beer. Admission for the fest will cost you about $35 with some fees. More info here.