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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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

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

Jeff Bridges Has a Band Called The Abiders. For Real.

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Jeff Bridges and the Abiders will play two Connecticut dates in September. (Courtesy CO5 Media.)

Jeff Bridges and the Abiders will play two Connecticut dates in September. (Courtesy CO5 Media.)

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.

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Upcoming Connecticut Concerts: Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Sublime With Rome

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Sublime With Rome heads to the Dome at Oakdale in Wallingford on Aug. 10. (Paradigm Agency Photo.)

Sublime With Rome heads to the Dome at Oakdale in Wallingford on Aug. 10. (Paradigm Agency Photo.)

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.

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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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