Chevelle has been compared to bands like The Cure and Tool. Sorry guys, but there’s no way you could croon like Robert Smith or Maynard. However, this Chicago-based trio has created radio-friendly tunes with their edgy rock ballads. The guys co-produced their new album, Sci-Fi Crimes, with producer Brian Virtue (Jane’s Addiction, 30 Seconds To Mars, Deftones). They will be performing at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ, on Sept. 18. All ages. chevelleinc.com.