Today is Labor Day, and that means it’s time to look forward to fall. The festival season is drawing to a close, along with its sprawling mult-stage musical smorgasbords. But if you ask me, the best way to hear live music is in smaller, more intimate venues—when the weather gets chilly, that’s when things get serious. As this week’s Soundboard proves, there are already plenty of options on tap. Read about a few of them after the jump.