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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: 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

After Boston Incident, Avicii’s Next Stop is Mohegan Sun

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Avicii is scheduled to perform at Mohegan Sun on June 27. (Christopher Polk, Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc.)

Avicii is scheduled to perform at Mohegan Sun on June 27. (Christopher Polk, Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With a number of concertgoers rushed to area hospitals during Avicii’s Wednesday night concert at the TD Garden in Boston, there’s no word yet on how it all might affect the Swedish DJ’s appearance at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. on Friday, June 27.

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Video Premiere: Little Ugly, ‘Earnest’

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This is pretty cool: if you’re a music fan living in the Hartford area, you’ve probably caught more than a few shows at Arch Street Tavern. You’re also likely to be familiar with Little Ugly, a local quartet that’s really at the top of its game right now, with a recent EP, “Where the River’s Born,” funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign, tours all over the map and a shelf full of music awards. Continue reading

Hartford Wagner Festival Postponed Amid Controversy

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Richard Wagner in 1871. (Wikimedia Commons.)

Richard Wagner in 1871. (Wikimedia Commons.)

A brief statement appeared on the Hartford Wagner Festival website today, announcing a yearlong postponement of their production of “Das Rheingold” in response to “vicious and coordinated attacks” by the American Federation of Musicians. Continue reading