Upcoming Concerts: Primus, David Gray, Frankie Valli

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Primus and the Chocolate Factory arrives in Waterbury on Oct. 28.

Primus and the Chocolate Factory arrives in Waterbury on Oct. 28.

The original lineup of Primus — bassist/vocalist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander, who had open heart surgery only a week ago — are booked for a gig at Waterbury’s Palace Theater on Tuesday, Oct. 28. Continue reading

Primus and the Chocolate Factory Coming to Waterbury

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Primus and the Chocolate Factory arrives in Waterbury on Oct. 28.

Primus and the Chocolate Factory arrives in Waterbury on Oct. 28.

The original lineup of Primus — bassist/vocalist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander, who had open heart surgery only a week ago — are booked for a gig at Waterbury’s Palace Theater on Tuesday, Oct. 28, according to manicproductions.org. Continue reading

Glastonbury Apple Harvest Festival Adds Three Stages of Local Music

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Branchwater is one of 30 bands to appear at the Glastonbury Apple Harvest Festival on Oct. 17-19. (Promotional Image.)

Branchwater is one of 30 bands to appear at the Glastonbury Apple Harvest Festival on Oct. 17-19. (Promotional Image.)

For four decades, the Glastonbury Apple Harvest Festival, which takes place this year on Oct. 17-19, has been a popular local attraction. Continue reading

Upcoming Concerts: Toad the Wet Sprocket, Creature Carnival Tour

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Toad the Wet Sprocket plays Infinity Hall in Hartford on Aug. 28. (Promotional Image.)

Toad the Wet Sprocket plays Infinity Hall in Hartford on Aug. 28. (Promotional Image.)

Infinity Hall announced the opening of its Hartford location on Front Street with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 21 and the venue’s first performer — Toad the Wet Sprocket — on Thursday, Aug. 28 at 8 p.m. Folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step ($35-$50) follows on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. Purchase tickets at infinityhall.com or by calling 866-666-6306. Continue reading

Upcoming Concerts: Jason Mraz, Jesse McCartney

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Jason Mraz will perform at Hartford's Bushnell Center on Sept. 14. (Eric Morgensen Photo.)

Jason Mraz will perform at Hartford’s Bushnell Center on Sept. 14. (Eric Morgensen Photo.)

Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz’s “YES!” tour swings through the Bushnell in Hartford on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m., backed by all-girl pop band Raining Jane (they played behind him on the “YES!” album too). Tickets ($25-$75) for Mraz’s Bushnell performance go on sale this Friday, July 18 at 10 a.m. at bushnell.org or by phone at 860-987-5900. Continue reading

Upcoming Concerts: Judas Priest, Godsmack, The Wailers

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Judas Priest plays Foxwoods on Oct. 11. (JOCHEN LUEBKE/AFP/Getty Images)

Judas Priest plays Foxwoods on Oct. 11. (JOCHEN LUEBKE/AFP/Getty Images)

A revamped lineup of British metal outfit Judas Priest plays Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket on Saturday Oct. 11 at 8 p.m., as part of their Redeemer of Souls Tour. (Singer Rob Halford, guitarist Glenn Tipton and bassist Hill are the only members remaining from the classic quintet.) Tickets ($55, $75) go on sale this Friday, July 11 at 10 a.m. through foxwoods.com. Continue reading

Upcoming Concerts: Amy Helm, Puss N’ Boots, Bernie Worrell

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Amy Helm plays FTC's StageOne on July 27. (Promotional Photo.)

Amy Helm plays FTC’s StageOne on July 27. (Promotional Photo.)

(Note: this post was authored by Mike Sembos, our associate editor.)

Amy Helm ($37), daughter of legendary Band drummer Levon, plays StageOne Sunday, July 27 at 7 p.m. If she plays drums during the show, watch how her shoulder bobs up and down, just like her dad’s did. Continue reading

Song Premiere: The Guru, ‘Real Nice’

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"Pretty Things," by Waterbury band The Guru, drops on July 2. (Artist Image.)

“Pretty Things,” by The Guru, drops on July 2. (Artist Image.)

Step 1: Grab a cold drink (it doesn’t have to be alcoholic), take a deep breath and listen to “Real Nice,” a typically wonderful, summer-y track from “Pretty Things,” the new album by Watertown’s The Guru, which comes out on July 2 on Seagreen Records. Continue reading