Even when you were small, you swore you would never listen to the same music your parents “forced” upon you during road trips. You dared the world to give up Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam for Echo & the Bunnymen in 1987 and grumbled when it didn’t. Country music? Yeah, but just the really classic stuff. Only the most original sounds and bands make it to your playlist, and if that’s the case, this is your month for concerts. Tulsa and Oklahoma City become hives (no, not The Hives) of indie-alt-hipster-folk fervor with a roster that includes the Lumineers (Oct. 3) at the OKC Downtown Airpark; Vampire Weekend (Oct. 5) at Brady Theater; and even more at Cain’s Ballroom – Local Natives (Oct. 6), Toro Y Moi (Oct. 8), Silversun Pickups (Oct. 9) and Portugal. the Man (Oct. 15). Check out the In Concert calendar for more on these and other hot bands basking at the fringe and headed your way in October.

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