Sept. 17 at The Blue Note: Best Coast is an American surf band from Los Angeles that formed in 2009. The duo of Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno are sometimes joined by drummers at some live performances.
Oct. 16 at The Blue Note: Neutral Milk Hotel will perform a sold-out show in October. This indie rock band formed by singer, guitarist and songwriter Jeff Mangum in the late 1980s is known for an experimental sound and eclectic instrumentation.
Oct. 16 at Mojo's: The five-member rock group Portugal the Man is based in Portland, Ore. Prior to the Columbia gig, the band plays Hoxton Square in London.
Nov. 19 at The Blue Note: Singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson plays a blend of folk and rock on acoustic and electric guitar.
Nov. 23 at The Blue Note: Blues singer Gary Clark Jr. will be leaving his home base in Austin when he comes to Columbia in November.