Pianist and composer Horace Silver, who passed away on Wednesday at home in New Rochelle, N.Y., spent more than a year living in Hartford as he worked to get his music career off the ground. Continue reading
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
Drake and Lil Wayne announced a co-headlining U.S. tour that stops at Hartford’s Xfinity Theatre on Wednesday, Aug. 13, according to a press release.
El Duderino (and Blue Note recording artist) Jeff Bridges brings his group, the Abiders, around to the East Coast for a first-ever tour of these parts, according to a press release. They’ll play two Connecticut shows in September.
As part of his first major tour in four years, soul singer Maxwell heads to Foxwoods Resort Casino in Uncasville on Friday, July 11 at 8 p.m. Tickets ($55-$85) are on sale now at foxwoods.com or by calling 800-200-2882. Continue reading
Sublime with Rome – Sublime bass player Eric Wilson’s revamped project with vocalist Rome Ramirez — heads to the Dome at Oakdale in Wallingford on Sunday, Aug. 10 at 7:30 p.m. The band played its first big gig in 2009 at Cypress Hill’s annual Smokeout Festival and has since toured extensively. They also released an album, “Yours Truly,” in 2011. GA tickets ($35.50) go on sale starting Friday, May 23 at 10 a.m. through oakdale.com or ticketmaster.com.
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.
“You do this every night?” a winded Steven Van Zandt asked Bruce Springsteen, only five songs deep into the E Street Band’s three-hour concert at Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday night.
“Every [expletive] night,” Springsteen answered. Continue reading
Down-under country star Keith Urban performs at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m., with special guests Jerrod Niemann and Brett Eldredge. Tickets ($29.75-$59.75) go on sale starting this Friday, May 16 at 10 a.m. Visit livenation.com or ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000. Continue reading
Construction continues apace at the Front Street location of Infinity Music Hall & Bistro in Hartford.