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6 Lancaster concerts to see this fall

Think you'd enjoy listening to "Hank Williams on speed?" No? How about a band that notoriously blends popular metals songs with instruments used in Mariachia bands?

This fall, see a wide variety of musicians take the stage in Lancaster at Tellus360, the Chameleon Club and the Chestnut House. Tickets can be purchased online for less than $25 a pop.

The Jayhawks

7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 11 at the Chameleon Club, tickets starting at $25, all ages

The Jayhawks, an alternative country rock band, hail from the Twin Cities in Minnesota. They grew to fame in the mid-to-late 1980s and their sound was once compared to "Hank Williams on speed."

The band has gone through much turmoil with its various members and has also toured extensively. After some band members left and then reunited again, the band most recently released a "Mockingbird Time" in 2011.

Steve Chambers

7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16 at Tellus360, $5 cover, 21 and over

While Steve Chambers is billed as a songwriter whose entertained renowned musicians including Hollywood celebrities, he has most recently spent time playing music for his cat. Chambers is the featured September artist for Tellus350 music showcase. The singer has worked for several local bands in punk folk and psychedelic genres.

Joey Bada$$

7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 12 at the Chameleon Club, tickets starting at $23, 18 and over

From his start in Brooklyn, New York to founding a hip-hop collective Pro Era, Joey Bada$$ has made his impact in the rap community with his raw and original lyrics. Joey released his debut mixtape titled "1999" in June 2012 to critical acclaim and recognition. This year, he released his first studio album which has found a lot of success — selling close to 54,000 copies in its first week.

The songs of Patsy Cline and Willie Nelson

7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30 at Tellus360, $10 tickets, 21 and over

Sixteen different artists will perform songs by Patsy Cline and Willie Nelson on a special night of music. The artists are both local, including Dana Alexandra of York, and from as far away as Brooklyn, New York and New Jersey. For a complete list of artists and their set times, visit Reverend TJ McGlinchey, a folk and blues band from Philadelphia, is one of the featured groups to play.


7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 18 at the Chameleon Club, $10 tickets, 18 and over

Who ever thought metal and Mariachi could go together? A quick search of Metalachi from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico online shows how the band has fused the two genres by playing popular metal songs using various instruments common with a Mariachi band. The band last year was popular enough to be featured on BuzzFeed, which called them the "best heavy metal mariachi band you'll ever hear." Earlier this year, the band auditioned on "America's Got Talent," impressing the judges with a version of "We're Not Gonna Take It."

The Blackberry Bushes Stringband

7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 25 at the Chestnut House, $15-$20 per person suggested

This Americana and bluegrass band is from Seattle, Washington. Featuring a mandolin, banjo, upright bass and guitar, the band says it likes to evoke the natural world in its songs. This summer, the band released a new album called "Three Red Feathers."

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Tickets for these shows are available online. Visit, and for more information.