Four years have passed since Chicago nu metal-ers Dope released No Regrets, their fifth album, because, well, founder Edsel Dope (pictured) needed a break. Now, he's returning to performing and recording in a big way: a new, self-produced album, Blood Money, drops in March, and he'll back on tour all over the East Coast and Midwest. They'll play the Webster on Tuesday, along with fellow Chicagoans SOiL.
Dope w/ SOiL, Leaving Eden, Sakara and John Monstro
Oct. 1, 6 p.m. doors, $20, Webster Underground, 31 Webster St., Hartford, (860) 525-5553, webstertheater.com