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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

Louis C.K. Headlines Huge Hartford Comedy Blowout

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Louis C.K. headlines the  Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival on Aug. 23. (Promotional Photo.)

Louis C.K. headlines the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival on Aug. 23. (Promotional Photo.)

The Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival, featuring some of the funniest people on the planet, will head to Hartford’s Xfinity Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 5 p.m., according to a Live Nation press release.

Check out this lineup, which will vary from show to show: Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari, Sarah Silverman, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Hardwick, Amy Schumer, Marc Maron, Reggie Watts, Jeff Ross, Bill Burr, Hannibal Buress, Brent Morin, Chris Hardwick, Dave Attell, Whitney Cummings, Demetri Martin, DJ Trauma, Jermaine Fowler, Jerrod Carmichael, Jim Jefferies, Julian McCullough, Michael Che, Moshe Kasher, Nate Bargatze and Ron Funches. It’s like Bonnaroo, only funnier.

Tickets ($19-$93.75) go on sale this Saturday, June 28 at 10 a.m. through ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. There’s also a full second stage and the much-heralded return of the Cut Throat Freak Show. Scroll down for the full tour schedule.

FUNNY OR DIE PRESENTS THE ODDBALL COMEDY & CURIOSITY FESTIVAL 2014

DATE CITY VENUE
Aug. 8 Tampa, FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Aug. 9 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
Aug. 10 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Aug. 15 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
Aug. 16 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 17 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 21 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 22 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 23 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre
Aug. 29 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 30 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Aug. 31 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sept. 5 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
Sept. 6 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Sept. 7 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sept. 12 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sept. 13 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Sept. 14 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Sept. 19 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sept. 20 Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sept. 21 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater

Tom Petty, Steve Winwood Heading To XL Center In Hartford

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers head to Hartford's XL Center on Sept. 13. (Mary Ellen Matthews Photo.)

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers head to Hartford’s XL Center on Sept. 13. (Mary Ellen Matthews Photo.)

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ 2014 North American tour kicks off in San Diego, Calif. on Aug. 3 and includes a stop at Hartford’s XL Center on Saturday, Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m., according to a press release.

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Steely Dan To Play Toyota Oakdale Theatre In September

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Steely Dan will perform at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford on Sept. 16. (Danny Clinch Photo.)

Steely Dan will perform at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford on Sept. 16. (Danny Clinch Photo.)

Steely Dan, the decades-old brainchild of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker with millions of album sales under its belt, will head to the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($35-$95) go on sale Friday, May 2 at 10 a.m. through oakdale.com or ticketmaster.com. Continue reading

Upcoming Concerts: Drive-By Truckers, Old Crow Medicine Show

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Drive-By Truckers play Toad's Place in New Haven on March 18. (Promotional Photo.)

Drive-By Truckers play Toad’s Place in New Haven on March 18. (Promotional Photo.)

With just over a month to wait until the arrival of Drive-By Truckers’ 12th album, “English Oceans,” it’s not too early to grab tickets for their upcoming show Toad’s Place in New Haven, which happens on Tuesday, March 18 at 8:30 p.m. Continue reading

Prince Closes Out Stint At Mohegan; Refunds Offered For After Party

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Prince plays three December shows at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Promotional Photo.)

Prince plays three December shows at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Promotional Photo.)

Sunday was the third and final night of Prince’s weekend stint at the Mohegan Sun Arena.

The series of shows marked his only East coast performances, and some of his only shows in advance of a new album in 2014.

Following up on the weekend of well attended and well received performances came an after party that left some fans revolting against the purple throne.
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